Swiping for Typing

Writing On The iPhone By Swiping Really love the swipe keyboard we have now since iOS 13. It’s so much faster typing this way than tapping on the keyboard. Not quite as fast as dictation on my Mac, but impressive all the same. I’ve pulled into a nearby town to test the public electric car charging […]

Dragon Dictate vs Voice Control Dictation

Using Voice Control

Testing Voice Control Last night I did a test of Voice Control dictation. I’m now comparing it by doing this dictation using DragonDictate. The difference is kinda small and yet also kind of big. Voice Control dictation is fairly good in terms of accuracy, but not very good in terms of control. If I need to make […]

Using Telegram Secure Message App

Setting up the Poll

Working with Telegram Secure Messages When you have a group of people it’s nice to have somewhere to chat all together. There are a number of applications you could use to do this. I have used WhatsApp with a group in the past. I had to leave the group and stop using it because I […]

Technology is great when it works

Technology is great when it works This morning I’ve been delving into tech goodness. The leader of our choir asked me to take some scanned pages and put into a PDF. I decided the best way to do this would be to use the application Pages. I considered using <a href=”https://goodandgeeky.com/probably-the-best-pdf-reader-for-ipad/”>PDF Pen Pro</a> and it would […]

Easy Encryption for Technophobes

Canary Mail

You don’t have to be a tech head geek to use Encryption. In this post I share how I can encrypt and decrypt messages and files on both Mac and iOS

Shortcuts and NFC tags

The first NFC tag support came from the application Launch Centre Pro. This was before NFC was properly launched systemwide on iOS. These are pretty little NFC tags with a picture of rocket on the front. At the time and they only worked with Launch Centre Pro which could be configured to run shortcuts. Since […]

Always Learning Something New

Learned something new about Messages app – You can have a subject line too. Then played with the weirdo Clips App to make a square video with strange effects.

Catalina Voice Control

Training your DragonDictate

Disappointing Dictation First of all I tried Voice Control dictation into Drafts. This is where I normally work with DragonDictate. Nothing happened. None of the words I spoke got turned into text. I decided to give Voice Control dictation a go in Textedit. I was slightly surprised when it did actually start to work. It […]

Sanity Returns – Day after Apple Event

It’s inevitable when you’re watching the Apple event you’re thinking “Oh, that looks nice I’ll have one of those.” Everything looks so lovely and the adverts they show are just so beautiful. The lure of something pleasurable, new and sexy and you’re looking in the Apple Store to see how much it would cost. The […]

Marginally Computer Crazy

Mac OS Catalina

Finally decided I’m going to upgrade to the latest version of the Apple operating system on my Mac. This latest operating system is called Catalina. We are quite close to when the final version of the operating system will be released. There have been a good number of updates made available to the beta software. […]