Jan 10

Things is still my favourite to-do app but Wunderlist is free and it’s Android compatible. Here’s how to export your to-do items from Things to Wunderlist.

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Jan 05

This Logitech remote has a volume adjustment button on the side. But if you change the volume the computer gives a loud ‘quack’ out the speakers, which in not good if you are in the middle of a presentation or a movie. Here is how to disable the volume change sound effect.

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Jan 02

There are a stack of bluetooth speakers available. Here’s how to pair one to your Apple laptop for better sound quality and volume. Continue reading ⟩

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Dec 23

Displays

Apple is all out of displays. If you purchase a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro you’ll need to buy a 3rd party monitor to go with it. They  no longer make any monitors. It might not sound like a big issue, but this is a failure on all 3 points of the original Apple marketing strategy of 1977. Let me explain why. Continue reading ⟩

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Dec 20

 

 

Last week I was down in our local JB hi-fi buying a small sound system for my son’s 18th birthday.  I wanted something that would look good, sound good, and last okay into the future. The stand out for me were these Marley Get Together speakers. I first noticed them at a friend’s house.  If you are after a good looking and good sounding small speaker to give someone for Christmas around the $200 mark, I’d recommend these. Also works very nicely with a Macbook or Macbook air. Continue reading ⟩

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Dec 19

Today Apple released iOS 10.2 and sadly we are still stuck with this childish cartoon popup when you click on a word in a text message. I have had numerous people complain about this so I’m not the only one who thinks it turns the iPhone into a very expensive kid’s toy. You can’t copy part of a message so if you need to copy a verification code or address into another app – too bad. For a workaround look here.

 

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Dec 11

keynote

There have been many times that I have been given a keynote file from someone, and I want to get a movie or picture out of it and save it as a separate file.  You used to be able to right click and select “view package contents” but  that doesn’t work anymore. Here’s how to do it now.

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Nov 28

idvd-icon

We live in a post-DVD world now but there are still occasions where you may need to burn a DVD.  My son recently played in a piano concert and he wanted to burn a DVD of the concert for his grandfather.   iDVD  is the best option for doing this. Here’s how to get hold of it and what it can do.

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