September 2014 archive

Sep 30

Shellshock- are you at risk.

About a week ago a security flaw was discovered the Unix operating system. This immediately began sounding alarm bells around the world because the Unix operating system is imbedded in a lot of technology these days- including your Macintosh. Despite the fact that this security issue is widespread and potentially disastrous –  in realistic terms there is …

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Sep 29

Have the Mac read your files to avoid mistakes

Eye don’t know about you but I suffer from word blindness. In case you don’t know what that is, it is a condition where you write something down and no matter how many times you look at it, read it (even out loud) it looks OK to you. This is because you KNOW what you MEANT to …

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Sep 29

Seldom used features part 6

Here are two features of the MacOSX I bet you don’t use because, well, because they are not often spoken about and, unless you watch Apple keynotes at 3am in the morning, Apple has never advertised. Imagine you have a dozen or so files that you want to put into a folder. In years gone …

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Sep 26

Bend gate – meh!

In advertising it is consider a badge of honor if 9/10 mums, or chemists or doctors agree or recommend …..such and such. I doubt it very much if anyone would feel compelled to take any product seriously that boasted 9 out of 10,000,000 people think this brand of toothpaste (or anything for that matter) is …

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Sep 20

IOS8 and iPhone6

When the iPad was released in 2010 Steve claimed that the 9 inch form factor was “the optimum size”. History has proved him wrong with the iPad Mini being favored by most of today’s iPad buyers and while I cannot claim to have insider knowledge surrounding the decision to give the original iPhone a 4 …

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