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Disabling Push Email in Outlook on iOS

The mobile version of Outlook for iOS (iPhone, iPad) is very usable. In particular I like the way that when you’re creating a meeting or appointment that you can look up the location and pull in the full address. However for some odd reason updates to the software seem to change the settings. While some […]

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OSX Essential Apps – 2018 Edition

For the last few years I’ve been a Mac user and I’ve had a variety of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. Years ago the MacBook Pro was a wonderful device, but it was bloody heavy. Lugging a MacBook Pro around meant that you got a bit of a workout, so I switched to the Air. […]

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Even Big Companies Screw Up Emails

Transactional emails and marketing emails are a part of my daily life. I get emails from companies I buy things from. Sometimes they’re simply an acknowledgement of my purchase, but others times they’re also giving me a “heads up” in case my account has been compromised. Apple, for example, does this when you download something […]

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OSX Essential Apps 2015 – 2016 Edition

I recently had to setup a new Macbook from scratch, so it got me thinking about which apps are “essential”. While a Mac is “usable” straight out of the box, you’ll find yourself installing extra software pretty quickly 🙂 Obviously what you consider essential is going to vary a lot on how you work with […]

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Outlook On iOS

The mail app that ships with iOS is pretty good. It does what I need ie. let’s me read, reply and write emails quickly while I’m “on the move” or simply not near a bigger device. Admittedly, like with so many other people, that’s happening more and more. Yes, I still have desktop computers (yes, […]

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Wifi Printing Brings A Bit Of Sanity

For several years I had a HP laserjet printer. It was functional. It printed stuff when I needed it, but, unfortunately, whatever drivers it needed did not “play nice” with my Mac and eventually I had to retire it. I mentioned my printer dilemma to a friend a couple of months ago and he suggested a […]

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Best Wifi Printer?

I work from home from some of the time and have had a basic “home office” setup for years. When I used to use Windows and / or Linux I was able to print to the laser printer I had. Unfortunately it’s a rather old model which isn’t supported by any recent version of OSX […]

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