Last Apple iMac I Will Ever Buy

The Joys of a new iMac The thing with having a new iMac to replace one you been using for six years is that it doesn’t too long at all before it doesn’t seem that fantastic and different. You soon get used to the extra speed, the extra space available on an internal SSD. You soon get used to the retina quality screen. You could almost say that by the Read More …

End-to-End Encryption in Day One Journal App

Securing Your Data with End-To-End Encryption End-to-end encryption is necessary because government agencies and criminals are able to intercept your data as it travels through the Internet. It does require a certain level of sophistication technically, but it is possible. This is why we use software such as GPG encryption with our emails. This is why we use messaging services which offer end-to-end encryption. The data at each end of Read More …

2017 things to look forward to with Mac and Apple

There’s a few things I’m looking forward to with having the new 2017 iMac. There have been good improvements to the hardware since the 2011 version of the iMac I've been using. I'm looking forward to having the retina screen and also the updated Bluetooth. With this new version of Bluetooth I'll be able to use my Apple Watch to unlock my iMac. It's only a small thing but when Read More …

iMac 2017 Coming to Good and Geeky

New iMac on the way and it’s a beast Usually when buying a new computer I tend to go for the middle of the range as it seems a good compromise between the price and the capability of the computer. This time with my purchase of a new iMac I went for the top of the range. Not only that, I also added a 1 TB SSD and the i7 Read More …

Good and Geeky Thoughts on WWDC Keynote

Good and geeky thoughts about the WWDC announcements So I sat myself down with a cup of tea and a biscuit, as you do when you are a good and geeky bloke. My Apple TV is new since the previous WWDC event last year and so I had to go searching for the Apple events application. It didn’t take too long to have that installed and I was ready to Read More …

Keep your computer safe and secure

WikiLeaks – How safe is your data With the 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 secure? Read More …

Airpods Order and Other Stuff

Air Pods Order has been placed This morning I’ve put in an order for the Air Pods. It’s hard to understand why after this amount of time they are still hard to come by. The delivery date proposed is 9th of June. I’d like to think that they’re going to under promise and over deliver. I do have some Bluetooth earbuds already, but they have a wire going between the Read More …

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 …