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 your Mac and what you do for a living. I wouldn't, for example, recommend … [Read more...] about OSX Essential Apps 2015 – 2016 Edition
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, plural) both at home and in the office. But I'm less wed to them now than I was in … [Read more...] about Outlook On iOS
I get quite a few phishing emails on some of my email addresses, partially because I like seeing what is "in the wild".One of the rather annoying things about Outlook on the Mac in Office 2016 for the Mac is that the email address of a sender is hidden. Sure, you can access it, but you have to digSo phishers worldwide are probably delighted:Microsoft probably … [Read more...] about Outlook On The Mac Is A Phisher’s Wet Dream
Over the last few years I've installed, reinstalled, wiped etc., quite a few desktop machines and laptops. (see an earlier post on this topic)My latest machine (Macbook Air) arrived earlier today, so I've been setting it up in between answering emails, phone calls etc.,Here's what I have on it so far:Microsoft Office. We're a Microsoft partner and a LOT of … [Read more...] about Which Software Is Essential On Your Laptop?
After my issues with the Lion upgrade I ended up wiping the hard drive on my iMac and doing a completely fresh install.I posted previously about a "spring clean" on a Mac and which applications I considered to be "essential" (and why)That was almost two years ago, so while it's still a handy point of reference for me it's due an update.So my essential software list … [Read more...] about My OSX Essential Apps in 2011