Sunday, February 16, 2014

‘THX tune-up’ App for iOS   


THX tune-up features custom video test patterns, carefully selected photos and tutorials to help you adjust and confirm the best picture settings on your display based on your room lighting. I recently used this free app to calibrate my television. … Continue reading →

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Apple Mail Plugins and Tools   


A great list of resources that extend Apple Mail. Two of my favourites were TruePreview and DockStar, although unfortunately neither appear to be compatible with the latest version of OS X. On the plus side, the listing now includes a … Continue reading →

Thursday, January 23, 2014



From one of the company’s Knowledge Base articles: Feedly is the better way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites. A great RSS reader that just so happens to integrate well with Pocket. Highly recommended. UPDATE … Continue reading →



From the company’s About page: Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any … Continue reading →

Friday, December 20, 2013

Delete2Archive for All Languages


Prior to today, the Delete2Archive plugin for Apple Mail only worked when a user’s OS X language was set to English. Thanks to a feature request and some helpful suggestions from Whitney, I’m happy to announce that Delete2Archive should now … Continue reading →

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Always use expanded Save dialogs in OS X   


Rob Griffiths, writing for Macworld: But the last thing I do with a new application is always the same: I select File: Save, even though I have no intention of saving whatever it was I had created. Why, you might … Continue reading →

Monday, December 16, 2013

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.9.1


Earlier today, Apple released OS X 10.9.1, the first major update to Mavericks: This update includes: Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Custom Title Links for WordPress


When designing this site, I wanted the ability to link to interesting articles directly from my post titles. WordPress, the content management system I use to run the site, creates a page for each post, and by default the post … Continue reading →

Monday, October 21, 2013

Warren Buffett investment advice, c. 1975   


Zachary Seward, writing for Quartz: In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should … Continue reading →