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The one greatest iOS 6 feature …

… is the Do Not Disturb functionality. After several weeks with the new iOS I can honestly say this is the feature about it I love most. Now it just needs to be automatically activated for the duration of certain Calendar entries as well.

Apple Notes and iCloud

There’s a bit of gnashing of the teeth about the terrible font that the new Notes application uses in Apple OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. But for me the single biggest fail with this application is the fact that of all the Apple apps that now use iCloud, it’s the one that has the most rubbish […]

Adobe software is useless and must be uninstalled everywhere, now

I had cause to use ‘Adobe Digital Editions’ today because of an epub file that would not be added into iTunes (DRM? who knows?). So I open up the Adobe Epub reader which is somehow installed on my Mac to read it. But, it won’t run. It insists I have to install the “latest version” […]

Fairfax media – incompetent boobs

Well I logged into the Fairfax site BrisbaneTimes.com.au this morning for my dose of occasional local newspaper media (the Brisbane Times is really a web-only copy of the SMH with some local content). Wanted to comment on an article; it seemed they changed their login system and my old login didn’t work. That’s OK, I […]

Postbox 3 anachronisms

Yesterday I wrote about Postbox 3 as a Mail.app replacement. I’m still using it, and liking it, but I’m starting to develop a good sense of where it still has rough edges; Alert sounds. Sometimes it plays the alert sound for no discernible reason (I think because new mail has arrived in a sub-label/sub-folder, but […]

Apple Mail.app replacement – Postbox 3

My regular readers (all two of you) will know that I frequently thrash about looking for an Apple Mail.app replacement. I am a regular and long-term Gmail user. Its search is amazing, the filters powerful (although lacking a filter-power-user feature to help manage the dozens of filters I have actively running) and I quite like […]

Instructions: first open the box then read the instructions

I’m using Scrivener to organise my PhD research, and it will end up being used for the first draft of the actual PhD as well. But Scrivener does not have an iPad app, which make a bit of sense.┬áSo I have been looking for an editor that will work with Dropbox (even though its quite […]

Evernote.com as a tool for scholarly research

I’ve recently started to use the software Evernote to help organise the morass of notes I’m wading around in while doing my M.A. thesis (I am not doing a Master’s degree in any comp.sci related area – it’s a Masters of Arts in Ancient History, and my thesis is on an aspect of the Roman […]