Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 14

Flash in Safari

  Flash has never been good.
 Almost from Day one hackers around the world discovered it was harder to open a packet of salt and vinegar chips than it was to compromise the Flash Plug in. Not that they needed to compromise it very much because its own code was rubbish leading Steve Jobs to …

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Feb 14

Friends don’t let friends use Entourage

  Along with that blank look that tells us all that they are trapped and living in hell, your Windows friends are probably using Outlook to send their emails and manage their address books. A little known fact is that Word and Excel (part of the Office suite that includes Outlook) was written for the …

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Feb 11

Siri on the desktop

The arrival of Sierra back in Oct 2016 had me more excited than usual. Whereas in the past I had recommended caution and a “wait and see” attitude to upgrading, this time saw me diving in head first. There were a lot of reasons for this uncharacteristic gay abandon. Security had been improved – sure, …

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Feb 11

That little green dot

When Apple released OSX to the world in 2001 it was a bold departure from OS9 in many ways. Secure, rich in content and very colourful. One of the more obvious features were the three coloured orbs in the left of every Finder window. They looked like little glass beads and nowadays they are affectionately …

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