Learning Swift coding on iOS and Xcode

Using Xcode and Learning Swift coding In the past I’ve bought books and courses to learn how to code for iOS and for the Mac. I wasn’t terribly successful and I really couldn’t get my head around using Objective-C. So when Apple announced the Swift programming language and showed how much easier it would be learning Swift coding than to use Objective-C, I was delighted. Again I got access to Read More …

iPad Educational Strategies and Life Long Learning

Lifelong learning with iPad education strategies There are some people in this world who believe when you’ve left school it’s not necessary to learn anything else. There are those people who didn’t like reading books at school and never picked up a book after they’d left. People like that we can generalise as being of low ambition. It takes all sorts to make up this world of humanity some are Read More …

Buying iMac or a MacBook

Wizardgold Mac OS news The other day I was thinking that I would round up as much money as I possibly could and by myself a new iMac. Regards buying iMac, the one I have is mostly working pretty good and not giving me too much trouble. There were some weird happenings and in the end I managed to pin it down to a malfunctioning trackpad. I love using the Read More …

TapCoding iPad Swift Lessons

Learning to code with the application TapCoding TapCoding iPad Swift Lessons – This application was recommended by the Canvas podcast. So far I’ve completed the first module and I am very impressed. I covered some of the ground I’d already covered by following an Xcode playground tutorial. It was useful in any case as this went into a little extra detail. In the previous tutorial the variables were being declared Read More …

Prisma is great with my photos.

Prisma This application was recommended by Adam Christianson of the Maccast podcast and it has quite a good few filters and effects to apply to photos. This is one I applied to a photo I took in Barcelona and gives a very arty farty style of photo. The quality of the images produced are not very high but good enough for sending to Instagram. With Instagram is now possible to do non-square Read More …

Voice First Interaction Talking to computers

Voice First interaction It’s only natural that our interactions are verbal and voice-activated. It’s been that way for thousands of years. Since the computer era has started, we’ve had to work out how to interact with computers. Going from the old days of having to use holes punched in card, moving on through tape and magnetic discs and moving further forward to using keyboards to communicate digitally. More than 98% of Read More …

The future is Artificial Intelligence

With the advent of chat bots and devices you put in your house to listen to you ask questions to do your bidding AI has to be in our futures. Like in the movie back to the future when a version of Marty enters the house and tells the TV wall to put on a load of TV channels. We’ll be able to do that sort of thing and more. Read More …