Oct 15


I have been keeping an eye on three iOS apps that Google have been playing with over the last few years,  and they have all come to age at the same time.  I’m not sure if the timing is coincidence or some kind of subversive move by Google but Google have nailed these three wonderful iOS apps all in the last few months: Calendar, Inbox, and Google Play.

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Oct 03


In Australia at the moment they are rolling out the NBN.  If you have a Macintosh computer it doesn’t matter which company you go with – they are all “Macintosh compatible”.  The main thing affecting the setup of your NBN  connection and the equipment you will need is whether you are fibre to the premises (FTTP) or fibre to the node (FTTN). Each one is slightly different in terms of how you connect your Macintosh computer to the NBN network.  Continue reading ⟩

Oct 01


Just a heads up that Mac OS Sierra Has some major issues:

  • windows redrawing slowly and funny glitches on my screen. (sometimes)
  • time machine backup is broken –  I cannot backup or restore from time machine back up.  (no fix. Apple have some suggestions about  resetting the PRAM but that didn’t seem to change anything.)
  • downloads not working in Safari –  they stop before the download has completed. (fix – use Google Chrome for downloads)

So if you are thinking of upgrading to Mac OS Sierra, I would be holding off until at least the first software update.


Sep 28

Nuance just released an update to Dragon for Mac yesterday. What’s more, I received a personal phone call from Jeff Lieman,  the manager of Engineering at Nuance,  encouraging me to try out and review the new version.  He was very generous with his time and chatted with me about some of the new features of Dragon 6 and how Dragon are working with various companies to bring even better integration to Dragon. He was very concerned about the bugs that are in Dragon 6 and pretty keen to get them sorted ASAP.  It sounds like the number of problems in the latest release caught them by surprise. He sounded concerned. But the proof will be in how well Nuance can get the bugs fixed and give us a stable working version.

I’ve installed 6.01.  It’s crashed twice which is disappointing but better than it was last week.  I’ll be giving it a good test drive over the next week  – stay tuned for an update.

Sep 15

We’ve just hit 10,000,000 page views.


Thanks to all you loyal readers out there!

Here’s the oldest still surviving post that I could find, from January 2006…

How to fix an iPod.

And here are some of the most popular topics over the years.

Sep 10


On September 15th and 16th Bluehost are offering a massive web hosting special.  You can sign up for $2.95/month. This is a crazy cheap price. It includes a free domain name. I use Bluehost to host this Macintosh  website as well as my other websites (dubbo.org, wayneconnor.com, dpc.org.au and more). This is much less than I pay! If you are interested click here to signup for Bluehost hosting on September 15 or 16th.


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Sep 10

Adding a folder to the toolbar

This is the top of a Finder window.  Those icons along the top are called the toolbar.  I find it really handy to put items that you use a lot into this toolbar so that they are available from every Finder window.

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Sep 08


I know this is not strictly a Macintosh thing, but I’m sharing it with the world! My pizza just got featured on the Australian Domino’s Pizza site!  You can see it on the main dominos site http://dominos.com.au and select ‘our menu’ then scroll down to ‘Mogul’s’ and mine is called #ALLNATURAL.

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