Swift Coding on the Mac and iPad

Learning to do some Swift coding. I got a book from the Apple website which gives a starter into app development with Swift. It’s fairly simple stuff, but it comes with a Playground which can be opened up in Xcode. Within the Xcode there are instructions for what to do to create some simple coding examples. I’m enjoying using the Playground as a way of immediately seeing what happens with Read More …

macOS Sierra is coming to town

macOS Sierra is coming The big news of the new Mac operating system – macOS Sierra is that we are getting Siri, our favourite personal assistant to help us do our stuff. From what I saw in the Keynote video from WWDC you just have to press a button and Siri will start listening. Maybe it’s the same button as used at the moment to have Siri dictation on your Mac, Read More …

Apple System and Talking to Your Computer

Do it with the Mac or do it with iOS? These days I think using Apple gear makes you an Apple System user rather than being either a Mac or an IOS person. It all comes together by having access to whatever you do on all of your systems. It really doesn’t matter whether you want to write, work with photos, create audio, make movies or whatever. You do what Read More …

A day in the life of my daily iOS routine

The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is to put on my Apple Watch. It’s a part of my daily iOS routine. I love my Apple Watch and I wear it all the time. I’ve been using it now for one year and one month approximately and I wouldn’t like to be without it. For the first nine months when I used it I used Read More …

Using the Adobe Spark Apps

Geeking out with photos in Adobe Spark apps I have in the past taken a bit of a dislike to Adobe and its products due to the price of them. Back in the day when I was using a PC I used to prefer using CorelDraw rather than using Adobe Photo Shop. In fairness, CorelDraw was and probably still is a very good application for vector artwork and also for Read More …

A home made Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi

A home made Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi I’ve had this raspberry Pi for a wee while now and I initially got it for using with a camera to use for security for the house. About a month ago I saw a project online where you could use the Raspberry Pi to create your own home made Amazon Echo. That left me with a dilemma has to what I Read More …

Launch Center Pro Automation Revisited

Once again messing with the automation on my iPhone During my free time this morning I’ve been fiddling about with Launch Center Pro automation. I don’t particularly want to do things to do with work during my free time, but I don’t get the opportunity while at work to set things up like this. I didn’t really mind too much because it was fun to mess about with the automation available Read More …

Great to have the iMac back on the desk

Is really good to have my Mac back on the desk and available for use. I was able to use it for about two weeks. The hard disk was replaced after it failed. When it first failed it wasn’t too bad because it wasn’t making any noise but when I started making funny noises I had to get the new hard disk put in there. I went to the Apple Read More …