Why I can’t get my Head Around Evernote’s Work Chat Feature

In the last major release of Evernote a new feature called Work Chat was introduced. It is described by Evernote as allowing you to “discuss your work in Evernote, in real time, with the people who help you get it done.”. So it is sort of like an inbuilt chat facility and as that it […]

Can you have too much cloud storage as Microsoft offers unlimited space?

Recently Microsoft announced that everyone with an Office 365 subscription would be granted unlimited storage on OneDrive, their Dropbox and Google Drive competitor. If it doesn’t seem long ago that they bumped up the storage from 15gb to 1tb then it’s not, because that announcement was made just last June. On the face of it this […]

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 […]