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I Love Technology and Doing Fabulous Geeky Stuff With it

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DavidAllenWizardgold

Technology is great when it works

Technology is great when it works This morning I’ve been delving into tech goodness. The leader of our choir asked me to take some scanned pages and put into a PDF. I decided the best way to do this would be to use the application Pages. I considered using <a href=”https://goodandgeeky.com/probably-the-best-pdf-reader-for-ipad/”>PDF Pen Pro</a> and it would have worked, but I think

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DavidAllenWizardgold

Shortcuts and NFC tags

The first NFC tag support came from the application Launch Centre Pro. This was before NFC was properly launched systemwide on iOS. These are pretty little NFC tags with a picture of rocket on the front. At the time and they only worked with Launch Centre Pro which could be configured to run shortcuts. Since iOS 13 came out we

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DavidAllenWizardgold

Always Learning Something New

Learned something new about Messages app – You can have a subject line too. Then played with the weirdo Clips App to make a square video with strange effects.

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Training your DragonDictate
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DavidAllenWizardgold

Catalina Voice Control

Disappointing Dictation First of all I tried Voice Control dictation into Drafts. This is where I normally work with DragonDictate. Nothing happened. None of the words I spoke got turned into text. I decided to give Voice Control dictation a go in Textedit. I was slightly surprised when it did actually start to work. It only works with short pieces

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DavidAllenWizardgold

Sanity Returns – Day after Apple Event

It’s inevitable when you’re watching the Apple event you’re thinking “Oh, that looks nice I’ll have one of those.” Everything looks so lovely and the adverts they show are just so beautiful. The lure of something pleasurable, new and sexy and you’re looking in the Apple Store to see how much it would cost. The Apple iPhone I would want

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Mac OS Catalina
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DavidAllenWizardgold

Marginally Computer Crazy

Finally decided I’m going to upgrade to the latest version of the Apple operating system on my Mac. This latest operating system is called Catalina. We are quite close to when the final version of the operating system will be released. There have been a good number of updates made available to the beta software. I therefore think it is

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DavidAllenWizardgold

The Joys Of Beta Software

To a certain extent all software is a work in progress. There’s always something in there which needs further work to make perfect. An operating system is so complex the software engineers can’t help making bugs when they’re fixing something else. This is why we are getting updates on a regular basis of our favourite softwares. Then there are the

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DavidAllenWizardgold

Pro Writing Aid Software – For the Grammar Nazi?

Saw an offer going on MacHeist to buy two years of Pro Writing Aid for $45 – although you need to add the sales tax. Total came to $54 at the final payment screen. My previous subscription was for three years and I’ve been tempted lately into buying the lifetime subscription. The lifetime subscription at full price is $240, and I didn’t want

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DavidAllenWizardgold

Get Notes into Agenda

There’s nothing I like better than trying out new software. I’ve been looking at the software which combines notes, reminders and calendaring. It’s called Agenda and it’s a pretty little thing! It is basically a note taking application which allows you to have an emphasis on dates. You can just put a date on a note or you can connect

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