Travelling in Ireland VPN and RAW Photos

So far I have only needed to add megabytes to the mobile phone data once. I couldn’t get on the Airport wifi and I needed to send a message and do some other bits and pieces. Don’t forget to use a VPN product when you are on unsecured networks like at the airports. I have Hotspot Shield VPN. Good job I sent the message because my son arrived at the Read More …

The Travelling Man with Good and Geeky Tech

So there I was camping in the French Pyrenees having a good time. The only fly in the ointment was the almost non-availability of Internet. I was paying €3.63 per 100 MB per day and I also had access to some really slow Wi-Fi at the reception of the campsite. The best use I could make of the camping site Internet was to allow the iPhone to download a couple Read More …

All Together Now – Mac20Q – NoStylus – Spondicious – Good and Geeky

It’s All Good and Geeky For about six or seven years now I’ve been writing on the Mac 20 Questions blog – Mac20Q. I’ve decided it’s better if I bring it into Good and Geeky. Same thing with the NoStylus website and also with my Spondicious website. The Spondicious site has been about my photography interest. Mac20Q has obviously been all about using the Mac, while NoStylus was all about Read More …

How to send and receive encrypted emails macOS Sierra

Problems caused by operating system upgrades As is often the case when there is an upgrade to the Mac operating system something gets broken. There are bound to be one of two things that don’t get checked when the company is sending out the beta versions of the new operating system. Some things are not quite so important to the beta testing group. This may be the case with encryption Read More …

Back in the land of the living – As far as writing is concerned

During the summertime when I only have one day off per week. I really don’t get a lot of writing done. You can just imagine how happy I get on the 1st of October when I’m suddenly free and able to get into the swing of putting words onto pages once more. It does take a couple of days to adjust to having the freedom and being able to get Read More …

Dragon Professional Individual Version 6 – First Impressions

Getting started with Dragon Professional Individual for Mac version 6 The installation of Dragon Professional Individual was pretty straightforward. The .DMG file opened itself up and all I had to do was to double-click on the icon in the window. After Dragon opened up the first time I had to upgrade the profile to this latest version. I expect this is a one-way process and just in case you have any Read More …

Good and Geeky or Bad and Geeky

Taking the good and geeky too far I like geeky stuff but I am a realist about it and I want the tech to improve my life. I have noticed some geeks of the world go a bit too far an exhibit extreme geekiness. Listening to a podcast lately in which the podcast hosts chat about Apple tech. It is often interesting due to information they come up with about Read More …

Learning to Code in Swift on the iPad

Working on learning to code on my iPad I now have three days in a row using TapCoding on the iPad Today I looked at the code for making functions. I finally started to see the light about internal and external names for the parameters. I may go through this set of lessons again in a weeks time to further reinforce these concepts into my memory and hopefully I’ll be 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 …