Prisma is great with my photos.

Prisma This application was recommended by Adam Christianson of the Maccast podcast and it has quite a good few filters and effects to apply to photos. This is one I applied to a photo I took in Barcelona and gives a very arty farty style of photo. The quality of the images produced are not very high but good enough for sending to Instagram. With Instagram is now possible to do non-square Read More …

Voice First Interaction Talking to computers

Voice First interaction It’s only natural that our interactions are verbal and voice-activated. It’s been that way for thousands of years. Since the computer era has started, we’ve had to work out how to interact with computers. Going from the old days of having to use holes punched in card, moving on through tape and magnetic discs and moving further forward to using keyboards to communicate digitally. More than 98% of Read More …

The future is Artificial Intelligence

With the advent of chat bots and devices you put in your house to listen to you ask questions to do your bidding AI has to be in our futures. Like in the movie back to the future when a version of Marty enters the house and tells the TV wall to put on a load of TV channels. We’ll be able to do that sort of thing and more. Read More …

Swift Coding on the Mac and iPad

Learning to do some Swift coding. I got a book from the Apple website which gives a starter into app development with Swift. It’s fairly simple stuff, but it comes with a Playground which can be opened up in Xcode. Within the Xcode there are instructions for what to do to create some simple coding examples. I’m enjoying using the Playground as a way of immediately seeing what happens with Read More …

macOS Sierra is coming to town

macOS Sierra is coming The big news of the new Mac operating system – macOS Sierra is that we are getting Siri, our favourite personal assistant to help us do our stuff. From what I saw in the Keynote video from WWDC you just have to press a button and Siri will start listening. Maybe it’s the same button as used at the moment to have Siri dictation on your Mac, Read More …

Apple System and Talking to Your Computer

Do it with the Mac or do it with iOS? These days I think using Apple gear makes you an Apple System user rather than being either a Mac or an IOS person. It all comes together by having access to whatever you do on all of your systems. It really doesn’t matter whether you want to write, work with photos, create audio, make movies or whatever. You do what Read More …

A day in the life of my daily iOS routine

The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is to put on my Apple Watch. It’s a part of my daily iOS routine. I love my Apple Watch and I wear it all the time. I’ve been using it now for one year and one month approximately and I wouldn’t like to be without it. For the first nine months when I used it I used Read More …