Downloading iOS 11 Public Beta 7

Yet another update to iOS 11 public beta The latest version of the iOS 11 public beta has been working pretty well. I only had to do one reboot to sort out a problem with the keyboard not showing up with the public beta version 6. I’m so pleased to be using iOS 11 rather than iOS 10 on the iPad. The dock at the bottom of the screen is Read More …

SuperTab 3 Mac Automation

I Do Love Automation On The Mac As a part of SuperTab 3 Mac Automation – I use a number of tools on my Mac for automation. The most used tool would be the DragonDictate application which gives me excellent dictation capabilities. I never have to write anything with the keyboard if I don’t want to. I use Keyboard Maestro which is like Automator from Apple in some ways, but I Read More …

iOS 11 Beta 3 – Diving in

iOS 11 Beta 3 – I couldn’t resist it. It seems to be a fairly simple procedure to register for the Apple beta program to get iOS 11 Beta 3. This is where you can try out upcoming versions of the operating system. I have done it once before and at the end of it I wished I hadn’t. I lost a couple of days of data in an application Read More …

iPad vs iMac – Document translation Spanish to English

Which is best iPad vs iMac – iOS or macOS I had a rather long document in Spanish I needed to translate into English. I decided I would start by doing this task on my iPad. The document was a PDF, so I needed to use something which would allow me to select text copied to the clipboard ready to be translated. My PDF app of choice is PDF Expert Read More …

Last Apple iMac I Will Ever Buy

The Joys of a new iMac The thing with having a new iMac to replace one you been using for six years is that it doesn’t too long at all before it doesn’t seem that fantastic and different. You soon get used to the extra speed, the extra space available on an internal SSD. You soon get used to the retina quality screen. You could almost say that by the Read More …

End-to-End Encryption in Day One Journal App

Securing Your Data with End-To-End Encryption End-to-end encryption is necessary because government agencies and criminals are able to intercept your data as it travels through the Internet. It does require a certain level of sophistication technically, but it is possible. This is why we use software such as GPG encryption with our emails. This is why we use messaging services which offer end-to-end encryption. The data at each end of Read More …

2017 things to look forward to with Mac and Apple

There’s a few things I’m looking forward to with having the new 2017 iMac. There have been good improvements to the hardware since the 2011 version of the iMac I've been using. I'm looking forward to having the retina screen and also the updated Bluetooth. With this new version of Bluetooth I'll be able to use my Apple Watch to unlock my iMac. It's only a small thing but when Read More …

iMac 2017 Coming to Good and Geeky

New iMac on the way and it’s a beast Usually when buying a new computer I tend to go for the middle of the range as it seems a good compromise between the price and the capability of the computer. This time with my purchase of a new iMac I went for the top of the range. Not only that, I also added a 1 TB SSD and the i7 Read More …

Good and Geeky Thoughts on WWDC Keynote

Good and geeky thoughts about the WWDC announcements So I sat myself down with a cup of tea and a biscuit, as you do when you are a good and geeky bloke. My Apple TV is new since the previous WWDC event last year and so I had to go searching for the Apple events application. It didn’t take too long to have that installed and I was ready to Read More …

Keep your computer safe and secure

WikiLeaks – How safe is your data With the announcements from WikiLeaks with information they somehow got from the CIA regards how they hack your devices, should we be worried? Can governments, whether our own or foreign, see what we are saying in supposedly private messaging apps? Is our data safe when we’re using apps like WhatsApp and Signal? Do we need to do anything to make ourselves more secure? Read More …