A Potentially Dangerous Experiment

Being mobile means I have to work in a number of different places on a number of different machines. The one constant is that no matter where I am I want and need to have my files with me. While I have Dropbox and Google Drive and and iCloud and Box and OneDrive and OwnCloud […]

Internet Explorer (the joke)

My son sent me this today: Internet Explorer users at risk from major bug “All four users have been informed” a source said. I thought that it was a joke until I subsequently saw this. (Obviously it is a joke but the problem clearly isn’t). While IE usage is not as high as it once […]

3 Things Evernote is Missing

I an a keen and active user of Evernote paying for the service not just to gain access to the “pro” features but also because I want to repay Evernote for the use I derive from it. That’s not to say that it is perfect though so here are three things that I would add […]

Quickly Get to Top of All Notes in Evernote

One thing that has bugged me for a while in Evernote is that there didn’t seem to be a quick way to return to the top of the All Notes list. If you have several thousand notes and you are a long way down, perhaps because of a search, I found myself having to do […]

Font from Your Own Handwriting

Here’s a great one for all narcissists – a website that turns your handwriting into a font that you can use on your computer such as in Word documents. Simply head over to myscriptfont.com, download and print the template. Then with a marker pen write out the alphabet in both upper and lower case where shown (see […]

The Bane of Family Tech Support

One of the occupational hazards of working in the IT industry is that you become official tech support for family and friends. There is a expectation that you will be an expert in all forms of technology. My mother-in-law regularly asks me questions about her android phone, for example, despite I having never owned or used such […]

“Modern Internet Explorer”

This made me laugh out loud when I saw it. Running Windows 8 via Parallels on my Mac the caption for Internet Explorer is shown as “Modern Internet Explorer” presumably as opposed to that old, out-dated version that they previously shipped! This text would normally appear on the title bar of a Windows application but […]

Stopping Office for Mac re-Opening Windows on Launch

One of the new features of Mac’s latest OSX operating system is the ability to reopen windows when an application is launched. So if you have three documents open in Pages then you shut it down and reopen these same three documents would be opened again. What a drag!  Fortunately you can turn off this functionality very […]