Falling in Love with Scrivener 3

Scrivener 3 or Word? The thing about Scrivener is that it’s full of so many good things to the point where it seems complicated. Many writers are so mentally insecure in that they need to create some sort of writing environment which is the equivalent of blinkers. This is to stop any other distractions from interfering with the brainwaves that create the stories and so on. This can go to Read More …

Just set up the new Amazon Echo Plus

I can easily understand how a complete novice to this sort of technology could get to the point where they would want to pull their hair out. It took numerous attempts for me to register the device. The way it is supposed to work is, after switching the device on by plugging it in, you open up the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device. You then connect your phone Read More …

High Sierra Clean Install

How to do a High Sierra clean install Sometimes the iMac behaves a little bit strange. I wonder if I should do a nuke and pave install of the latest operating system. When I got this new iMac I used that Apple facility to copy everything across from the old one. It’s quick, it’s easy and pretty painless. I did think when the new OS came along shortly after getting my Read More …

Blogging on the Move

Blogging on the Move One of the possibilities for blogging on the movies to use Byword. Another possibility would be to use Ulysses with which you can blog to WordPress and also to Medium. I did try an application called Blogo but that it didn’t really cut it as far as blogging was concerned. It was too buggy to use. I do have occasional problems with Ulysses when I want Read More …

Philips Hue Wifi Switch Solved a Problem

Home Automation and Switches It’s absolutely fantastic when you can use Amazon Echo, Siri or one of the other voice AI systems to control your home. The only trouble is, it falls apart when other members of the household switch off the lights at the wall switch. The next time you want to turn on your lights using your voice nothing happens because there is no electricity going from the Read More …

New Good and Geeky Book – SteadyCam Volt – New Amazon Echo

The Good And Geeky Week I’ve been determined to get finished with the latest Good and Geeky book Dictation Expert Mac and iOS and I have made great strides with it during this week. I’ve made four videos to be included in the book which is about getting good with Mac and iOS dictation. I use dictation extensively and only use the keyboard when I really have to. If my wife’s Read More …

Affinity Photo – Best iPad Photo Editing App

Affinity Photo – Best iPad Photo Editing App Affinity Photo for iPad is an amazing app with great technical depth. So much so, I recommend watching all the tutorial videos available within the app. You could just try playing with all the menus and options, but you’ll be bound to miss a lot of what the app can do. It’s a Photoshop for iPad type of application. Affinity Photo can Read More …

Choosing Apple Carplay

I’ve just come back from a long trip in my car. I’ve decided I have good reasons for choosing Apple Carplay. I went to Les Angles which is on the French side of the Pyrenees. It was about 300 km and was basically a drive to Perpignan and turn left on the road towards Andorra. An interesting drive up the mountain to get to the camping site by the lake Read More …

Art Photo in Topaz Studio

Messing about with photos in Topaz Studio I couldn’t resist working with some of the photos I took while away in France in Topaz Studio. The last time I was using Topaz I spent most of the time just working with Topaz impression because I am used to the effects I can get from it. I thought I should spend some time with Topaz Studio to try and get used Read More …

Flic Button Switches Part Two

Flic button switches Troubles Not so happy with the Flic button switches this morning. I moved the office Flic Switch to the Mac App (It was connected to the iPad) and it’s giving me problems. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. The bluetooth connection seems to be flakey, or it could be some other problem. I just pressed one of the switches and it took half a second or Read More …