One week with the iPad Pro

I’ve been trying to do much more with iPad Pro this week because it is new and I’d like to use it as a main computer. The only thing is, is that when I’m at home I seem to be sitting down in front of the computer and it is much easier to use DragonDictate to do the dictation of whatever I’m writing. For example, I was at my desk Read More …

Going Post–PC with the iPad Pro

I won’t be going completely without using desktop computers. This is the case because I do need to use my Mac for dictation. Dragon for Mac is the bees knees when it comes to dictation. I can do Siri dictation on the iPad and I prefer to do that, than use the keyboard for typing. Not bad but not as accurate as Dragon. It’s not that I don’t like the Read More …

The New iPad Pro

Getting setup with the iPad Pro I am quite delighted with the iPad Pro, even though it doesn’t have the same portability that I had with the iPad Air 2. It is less portable than it will be after I’ve got a cover for it. It seems like a big slippery bar of soap to carry around without having a cover. I have carried it around the house a few Read More …

Three non-mainstream iPhone apps that you may want to check out

There are loads of apps to find on the mobile market, overflowing with user favorites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, but the App Store actually has more than just the obvious ones to explore. It lists hundreds of thousands of apps that are extremely useful for everyday tasks, albeit not as popular as the aforementioned. If you want to play with some new apps that deliver fantastic usability, here Read More …

Creating art with iColorama on the iPad

I have fallen in love with the application iColorama. There isn’t a perfect art application on the iPad, but iColorama has such a lot in it. It is more than just an application for applying filters to photos. In the Apple App Store there are a huge number of photo filter type of applications of varying quality. Some of them just apply a single filter which works over the whole Read More …

Learning to use applications on iOS

More art applications on my iPad Yesterday I spent a lot of time working with various iOS drawing and painting applications. I bought a couple of new ones and I quite like them. I got one called Glaze which gives some very interesting effects that look quite painterly. I’m still trying to work out how to use the application. With some of the effects available I think it’s better to Read More …

Updated my StartSSL Email security Certificates

Email security day I got some reminder emails into tell me that my StartSSL certificates for three of my emails needed to be renewed. These certificates are free from this certification authority, but they only last for one year. If you want to pay you can make them last for longer. I haven’t found any need for paying as yet. You create the certificates through a process of validation of Read More …

Apple Prison, Ghetto or Holiday Camp

I heard on a podcast somebody suggest that we live in prisons of technology While I get the point the person was trying to make, I don’t necessarily agree with the analogy. You could possibly say we are in ghettos of technology. A ghetto being a place you can walk into, a place you can get out of although sometimes it might be a little bit difficult. Then again, I Read More …

Day One of Record a Life

Record a Life the Good and Geeky Way This latest Good and Geeky book has just been published on Amazon and is ready for you to buy. In the book I cover the how and why of journalling and recording your life using digital means. Why it’s good for your sanity and healthy to keep a journal close why did better to do it as a digital journal. I use Read More …