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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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Which iPad Apps For My Mother?

I’ve given my mother my old iPad (wifi model) as I got myself an iPad mini. So far it’s got Flipboard, Facebook and a couple of other apps on it, but I really don’t know what else I should install for her. What would you recommend? Related Posts:Wifi Printing Brings A Bit Of SanityNetflix Ireland […]

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