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OSX on a Macbook air

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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Sky Player On Mac – Quick Review

Sky have been promoting their Sky Player service for quite some time.At the moment you can access it on the XBox, though for some odd reason the XBox version doesn’t have access to the “premium” content ie. Sky Box Office. So if, like me, you don’t have a phone line setup with your Sky box […]

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Apple iTunes DRM Frustrations

Apple recently started offering film rentals and purchases to Irish users via iTunes. For some reason they haven’t started offering TV shows yet, though I suspect that’s down to licensing problems (as usual!) Last night I thought I’d try out the service, so I rented a film for a couple of Euro. Since my mac […]

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Microsoft To Offer Users Choice Of Browser

Image via CrunchBase If you’ve been following the EU vs. Microsoft over the last few years this latest titbit should interest you. From the beginning of March 2010 (ie. tomorrow) Microsoft will be rolling out a new update to its users which will give them a choice of browser. While users have always been able […]

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Bing + Twitter Combined

Bing is the “new kid” when it comes to search engines. I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t used it much, partially because I’m happy enough with Google and partially because Bing keeps getting confused about my location. (Some of the time it think I’m in the UK, other times it knows I’m […]

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