Using the Transcribe Feature in DragonDictate

There is a use case scenario that I can see where using the transcription feature in DragonDictate will be extremely useful. I know that it is possible on some iPhones to do dictation, it is one of the Siri features . In fact on my iPhone I have the dictation application from Dragon, that I could use for some limited dictating of my words. The problem with both of these Read More …

How to get started with OmniFocus

Initially I had thought that OmniFocus was far too expensive to buy and I was getting by quite nicely with using the application Wunderlist. Wunderlist is a good application and is great for making lists and most certainly was much more within my price range. Then I had some money available on my iTunes gift cards and I decided to get the iOS version of OmniFocus . I was disappointed Read More …

What’s new in iBooks Author

In the latest version of iBooks author there have been a number of improvements making the application much better for creating e-books. There are new widgets available to add for increased reader interactivity. There is support for mathematics symbols, which some say should really have been in there in the first edition on account of the fact that iBooks is so good for creating textbooks. I am sure that one Read More …

ScreenFlow 4 Review – Screencaster Software

Telling it like it is for the Mac20Q viewers and readers In one of my recent videos I did a review of the latest version of ScreenFlow . When I do a review of an application for the first time, I think an important way to go about it is to do one that is based on first impressions. A review of this type shows up how intuitive and application Read More …

More to do following the Re Install of MacOSX

Twiddling and fiddling with my Mac So now it is a couple of days later and I have still got a few things to set up on the iMac, following the reinstall of Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This morning I reset up the connections within MarsEdit to my various blogs. While I was doing this I needed to go into 1Password to collect usernames and passwords for the blogs. Read More …

Living with a grumpy slider that has to use Windows at work

My wife became a Mac user when it was time for her to get a new computer. I wasn’t surprised that she bought a MacBook Pro after hearing her make comments about Windows adverts on the television. It went something along the lines of “Yeah, and you copied that from the Apple!“ Obviously she had already seen me enjoying using my Mac and being more productive with it, following my Read More …

Review of iStudiez Pro Educational Mac App

Educational Mac app – iStudies Pro Review If you are not a student just imagine that you are, and have a think about what are the important things to keep control of for your studies. Well, the first thing that you will need to do, is to have your timetable so that you know what classes you’re doing and where you are supposed be doing them. When you are new Read More …

iCloud documents and data – mountain lion improvements

When Lion came along, it came at the about same time as iOS 5. The promise was that iCloud would let us work with a document on any device and be able to continue working when moving to another device with the exact same document. The only trouble was, that it was only a half way stage to proper iCloud documents and data synchronisation. There was no trouble at all Read More …

Playing with the Mountain Lion features

Mountain Lion dictation, my favourite Mountain Lion feature so far. One of things most interesting for me is the dictation service within the Mountain Lion, this is because I have the application DragonDictate which are used for all of my dictating of articles. DragonDictate is very good but there are one or two problems I have when I try to dictate into other applications. I am finding that I can Read More …

Accounting Software Mac – Cashculator review

Keeping a sharp eye on your money with Cashculator In these difficult days of financial crisis and the necessity of keeping a close watch on your finances, you really need to look for an accounting application which will help you keep track of your cash. Most Mac finance apps that are available for dealing with cash tend to focus on the money that you have spent or earned in the Read More …