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 …

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 …

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 …