Assigning Keywords in Aperture

How to assign keywords in Aperture on your Mac If you are a keen photographer then it is not going to take long before you have thousands of photographs to organise on your Mac. For quite some time I was using the application iPhoto and it was sufficient for what I wanted to do with my photos. On the other hand, the application Aperture is so much better in terms Read More …

It was a lot of messing but worth it in the end

The move to Mavericks It took me a long time to download the Mavericks installer and once I had it so I put it onto a SD card and I used that to do the upgrade on my Mac. I have also just dotted to do the upgrade to maverick’s for my wife’s computer using the same SD card. That saves to having to download a large file twice. It Read More …

It’s all a bit so what! – OSX Mavericks

It’s all a bit Meh for a full OSX upgrade Although I’m sure that as soon as OS X Mavericks becomes available, I will be amongst the first in the queue to download the latest version of the Apple operating system as announced at WWDC 2013, it does seem a little bit underwhelming. There are some things that are coming within this next release that I would like to get Read More …

Delving into Alfred version 2

Delving into Alfred version 2 I have already been using Alfred for Mac OS X for a good few years. I have it set so that when I press command and spacebar, Alfred pops up and I can easily start an application by typing in a couple of characters. What is quite nice about Alfred is the fact that you have a fuzzy logic, in that I can start typing Read More …

Using Scanner Pro as part of your going paperless objective

There is one scanner which is quite popular with Mac users and that is the various versions of the Fujitsu Snapscan. Recently they have brought out a new version of their top end scanner, but to be quite honest I really can’t afford it. On the other hand, I do have the application Scanner Pro on my iPad and my iPhone and I think it cost me about a fiver Read More …

Pumping the Pixels With PixelPumper

For a long time now have been using the application MarsEdit as the interface into my WordPress blogs. It is much easier and more convenient when you have more than one blog to have an application which lets you publish to all of them from one place. Now another application has come to my attention called PixePumper and this is my first attempt at using the application. My first impressions Read More …

Joining in with App.net – ADN – Twitter Rival

You would think that the rival to Twitter could have thought of a better name than App.net, ADN, especially when it is positioning itself as a place for the elite. To get full use of ADN you have to pay to be a user of it, but now there is another way in through the freemium model. It has been recently introduced into ADN that you can join and have Read More …

Editing documents and tracking changes

Having recently been asked to do some editing for a book that a friend of mine is writing, I have been on the lookout for applications that I can use to do a job like that. Up until now when you needed to do some editing and wanted to track the changes, then the usual answer would have been to use Microsoft Word. Fortunately, there are other alternatives that do Read More …

Recording audio from your Mac with Amadeus Pro

In the past when I wanted to record something from my Mac I have been using an application called Wiretap Studio. Unfortunately, this application did not make the upgrade once Mountain Lion arrived. In fact, it is so long since I actually used Wiretap Studio that it may have got broken with Lion. I used this application all of the time for recording podcasts from Skype. It was very good, Read More …

Vinyl records to CD or iTunes – Analog to Digital Amadeus Pro

There are quite a few of us old dinosaurs around that still have vinyl LP records, possibly a couple of EP records and maybe even the odd single. I know that I have one or two vinyl albums around, from too many years ago that I care to mention. You have to decide whether you want to go down one of three routes. You can either buy the songs again Read More …