Apps to do one specialist job well

There are benefits to having an app that does one thing and performs that one purpose very well. The advantage is found in the level of detail given to performing that one specialist task. The developer of the application has considered in depth what’s needed to do a good job of that particular process. You’ll often find facilities and capabilities within these type of applications that you wouldn’t have thought Read More …

Improve learning techniques with technology

I’m still learning things because I am a lifelong learner. I’m looking to improve learning techniques with technology because that’s the way I roll. Diving deep in the subject is one way of making sure you learn things fully. So if you’re learning to speak a new language then you should go to that country and be fully immersed. This means you go there without a friend so you have Read More …

Tiled Image of the beach colours

Two versions of the photo merged together Using iColorama to turn a photo into art. Amazing what you can do with the app. You get all sorts of settings to use with the massive number of adjustments, filters and effects. It is an app for creatives because creativity is all about using the tools to create something new and exciting or interesting. I can’t help myself – I have to Read More …

Ulysses WordPress Publishing on your Mac or iOS computer

Update to Ulysses writer software Ulysses WordPress Publishing on the Mac. I tried out the update on the iPad Pro first and I was pleased to see that the Ulysses WordPress Publishing works pretty good. I tried it with putting pictures into the blog post and the picture didn’t get uploaded with the post. I don’t know if it is supposed to be sent with the text. I’ll ask the Read More …

Learning to Code in Swift on the iPad

Working on learning to code on my iPad I now have three days in a row using TapCoding on the iPad Today I looked at the code for making functions. I finally started to see the light about internal and external names for the parameters. I may go through this set of lessons again in a weeks time to further reinforce these concepts into my memory and hopefully I’ll be Read More …

Great Mac Apps to use alongside great iOS Apps

Great Mac Apps and Taking a Break by Using iOS I spent two weeks without my Mac a few months back and it got me using my iPad Pro and iPhone for more things. There are great Mac apps to use, but sometimes you just want to choose the great iOS apps instead. If I want to do any dictation my best choice is to use the Mac. Siri dictation Read More …

Scrivener versus Ulysses Part Two – Which one to choose?

I had to buy Scrivener for iOS For the last six or seven months of been using Ulysses as my go to application for writing. I love using the application especially after the last main update which made great what was already good. Now I’m looking forward to the next update which is in beta at the moment which will give me direct access to my WordPress blogging platform. I Read More …

Learning Swift coding on iOS and Xcode

Using Xcode and Learning Swift coding In the past I’ve bought books and courses to learn how to code for iOS and for the Mac. I wasn’t terribly successful and I really couldn’t get my head around using Objective-C. So when Apple announced the Swift programming language and showed how much easier it would be learning Swift coding than to use Objective-C, I was delighted. Again I got access to Read More …