Capturing and Renaming for Free

You don’t have to spend money to get some automation with screenshots happening on your Mac. Use the built-in commands to create the captures and then you can use an application called Tiny App to do the renaming. Tiny app lives in the menu bar and just looks out for whenever you use the standard hotkeys to do a capture of the screen or a selection to a file. Wake Read More …

Collecting Data with Editorial

Fuel Tracker to Editorial Automation One of the applications I use on my iPhone is to keep a record of the fuel used by my car. It looks like the app might go the way of the dodo in the next version of the operating system. The next version of the operating system is going to be 64-bit only and this 32-bit application probably won’t get updated in time. Bringing Read More …

Shopping List App – Reminders or Anylist?

It’s a really good and geeky thing to use your mobile computers for your shopping list. It is much more useful though than writing lists of what you need to get on pieces of paper. What I needed was a shopping list app. Reminders as a shopping list app I have been using the application Reminders and lately, it’s been annoying me just a little bit. I leave completed items on the Read More …

Dragon Anywhere Problems

I’ve just managed to buy a subscription for the Dragon Anywhere product. It starts with a seven day trial version and then after that it works out at €12 per month. For my next trick I’ll have to get the application onto the iPhone. This is a bit difficult because it’s not available in the Spanish App Store. I have to get into an English/UK account I have, if I Read More …

Secure sensitive data with encryption – Wikileaks and Online Privacy

WikiLeaks – How safe is your data With the latest announcements from WikiLeaks with information they somehow got from the CIA regards how they hack your devices, should we be worried? Can governments, whether our own or foreign see what we are saying in supposedly private messaging apps? Is our data safe when we’re using apps like WhatsApp and Signal? Do we need to do anything to make ourselves more Read More …

Enough Apple Rumours to Sink a Ship

Apple News podcasts – Apple Rumours I like to keep ahead of what’s happening in the Apple news. Mainly I want to know if there are going to be new computers available especially when I’m getting to the stage where I need to upgrade the iMac computer I have on my desktop. I also write about things to do with Apple on the blog so another reason to keep up Read More …

Keybase Secure Messaging app for macOS

Secure messaging app – Keybase There are already lots of secure messaging applications to use for end to end encryption of messaging. Applications such as WhatsApp or Messages from Apple are easy to use and you don’t have to think about the encryption side of things. Wire is another secure messaging app. Then there is Telegram which also encrypts all data to provide security. So I had to wonder why there Read More …

The Good and Geeky Week

Learning how to code During this last week I have continued learning how to code in JavaScript. I have to admit on a couple of occasions with the lessons I’m working on at freeCodeCamp, I have struggled mentally. It’s been a bit of a job to get my head around the flow of the code. I’ve had to go over a couple of the lessons more than once until I Read More …

iOS Dictation – Transcription Options

Dictation and Transcription Options for iOS. I find typing to be incredibly slow compared with dictation. It’s not that I am a slow typist, it’s just that dictation really is much faster. If you have good software like the Nuance Dragon dictation software you’ll be able to easily write thousands of words per day. The big benefit is that at the end of the day you won’t have sore wrists Read More …

First Look – eBook Creator Software Kotobee

I’ve been trying out a new application which is for creating electronic books. The application eBook Creator Software Kotobee and it would be a competitor to Ulysses, Scrivener and iBooks author. It has the advantage of, like Scrivener, you are able to export out to the Kindle format. The application also gives you a proprietary format which can be accessed from a native application on Android, iOS and even on Windows Read More …