Raspberry Pi Geekery

Good and geeky with the Raspberry Pi On account of the fact that my iMac has been away getting fixed today I decided to connect the extra monitor to use with my Raspberry Pi. Previously, I had been using the Raspberry Pi connected to the television which is not quite so good and not very comfortable to use. In the Raspberry Pi operating system I opened up terminal. Then I Read More …

The Good and Geeky iPad Artist

The Latest Book from Good and Geeky – iPad Artist It took me long time to create Good and Geeky iPad Artist because I was spending so much time using the art tools to create art. I have the Apple iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil and it is so easy to get lost in the fantastic applications available. I found I jumped into applications like Procreate and iColorama and Read More …

Tim Cook and Apple standing up for your privacy

The FBI have got a judge to tell Apple to hack into an iPhone on the San Bernardino case. Apple has already told everybody including the law enforcement agencies that it’s not possible to comply with such a request. Apple is right to say this would set a dangerous precedent. If you are a user of an Apple iPhone you are the person in charge of the data contained within Read More …

Good and Geeky Wexting – Walking and Texting

A Good And Geeky start to the day Every day, almost without fail I have to walk the dog before I can really do anything else. Usually I use this time for listening to podcasts or audiobooks and that’s a fun thing to do. The great thing about listening to stuff while you’re walking is that generally you will walk further because you’re quite happy with your walking and not Read More …

Learning to code on Mac and iOS

Code and text editors Enjoying a couple of hours working to get the best text/code editor. I have been using Byword for my text / markdown editor and it works great, just the job and no need to look elsewhere. Then last week I got a Raspberry Pi and I need to do more coding. When writing code you want to make it easier and less likely that you’ll make Read More …

Levels of Creativity in iPad Art Applications

I’m just thinking it would be a good idea to have some sort of rating system for the applications I review in the book. The writing would assess their creativity quotient. So applications that you can use to be more creative with would get a higher rating. Applications like Pixelmator for iPad and Procreate would have the highest rating and applications such as any of the apps which just allow Read More …

Use Good and Geeky ways to Track your Time

Time tracking I got my hands on the application called Hours. I saw it because someone was looking for recommendations for applications to track time. This application is from a developer that also produces invoicing software (FreshBooks) and this app is to help people who charge by the hour. I have only used it for a short while, but it looks like it could be quite useful to help me Read More …

Always updating Apps and operating systems – iOS 9.1 Watch OS 2.0.1 and more

It is a good idea to keep everything updated, especially the operating systems. This is because of the ever present security threat. I had a year and a half with Android and I could wait to get back to Apple in the end because of the timely updates to the operating system. Whenever there is a problem you can get an update from Apple to have the latest updates as Read More …

iPad Travelling man in France

I didn’t just have my iPad with me, I also had other technology which deserves a good and geeky mention too. Of course I had my iPhone, I had an extra battery and I often use the Ravpower 14,000 mA hour battery for charging my devices. It has two USB 5V outlets, one is 1amp and the other 2 amp. I had my Apple Watch because that’s a personal device Read More …

Subtitles onto a film with Handbrake

It took me a few goes yesterday to work out how to add subtitles onto a film. I tried using ScreenFlow to do the job and although it is supposed to work it didn’t. In the end I found that the only way I could do it was with Handbrake. That’s a handy application to keep around even though I am not using it up a lot lately. I’ve been Read More …