Sunday, February 16, 2014

‘THX tune-up’ App for iOS   

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   

Apple

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

Feedly   

Technology

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 →

Pocket   

Technology

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

Apple

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   

Apple

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

Apple

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

Technology

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 →

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Understanding Surround Sound Formats   

Technology

Home Cinema Guide: The various surround sound formats available on modern AV receivers can appear confusing. Dolby Digital, DTS and THX listening modes are all available to process your audio, but what is the difference and what do they all … Continue reading →

Saturday, October 5, 2013

How The Economic Machine Works   

FinanceVideo

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio: The economy works like a simple machine. But many people don’t understand it — or they don’t agree on how it works — and this has led to a lot of needless economic suffering. I feel … Continue reading →

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

iOS 7: Tips, Tricks, and Details   

iOS

Chris Herbert, writing for MacStories: Spotlight doesn’t have a dedicated Home screen page anymore. It’s now accessible from any page — just swipe down on any screen to reveal it and swipe up to hide it. […] You can quit … Continue reading →

Monday, August 26, 2013

How to be a good listener   

Health

Laura McMullen, writing for US News: “Most people are very aware that other people don’t listen, but they’re not nearly as aware that they themselves don’t listen,” says Paul Donoghue, psychologist and co-author of “Are You Really Listening? Keys to … Continue reading →

Friday, August 16, 2013

How To Hang Art   

DesignVideo

Nancy Mitchell writing for Apartment Therapy: […] by far the cheapest and easiest way to make a big impact in a room is to hang artwork. But the process can be a little intimidating. Where should your art go? How … Continue reading →

Friday, August 2, 2013

Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet   

Photography

Devin Coldewey writing for DPReview Connect: Their new massively useful cheat sheet shows the pixel dimensions of just about every component on the major social networking sites. If you want your photos to look their best on your LinkedIn page … Continue reading →

Monday, July 22, 2013

Setting a Volume Limit on an iPod shuffle   

Apple

From the Sound and Hearing FAQ at Apple.com: On an iPod shuffle, adjust the volume to the desired maximum volume. Connect your iPod shuffle to iTunes and select “Limit maximum volume”. Drag the slider to the desired maximum volume. The … Continue reading →

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Scroll to the Top on iOS Devices

iOS

This is my favourite iOS tip to share with others.  Imagine you are using the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad and you have spent the last few minutes scrolling through a lengthy article.  You are now at the … Continue reading →

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Add your e-mail address to iMessage   

iOS

Allyson Kazmucha writing for iMore: Along with receiving iMessages at your phone number on the iPhone, you can receive iMessages at your Apple ID email address on iOS and OS X as well. But what if you’ve got more than … Continue reading →