Recent articles in tech (page 2 of 9)
May 20, 2014
Verbal Diarrhoea at Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Event
Yesterday’s Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launch event showed off what I think is a fairly compelling product. But apart from the product itself, two things really struck me when I watched the event video. The first was the tell-tale signs of sloppy software. The second thing that stood out for me was presenter Panos Panay’s tendency to slip in and out of what my high school English teacher used to call verbal diarrhoea.
May 4, 2014
Orbitkey + 1Password + Hazel = ♥
This past week I received my Orbitkey, an alternative to your typical keychain that holds your keys snugly within a leather or rubber loop instead of allowing them to jangle around in your pocket. Included with my Orbitkey was the optional extra 32GB USB flash drive. The moment I saw that key-shaped drive I knew what I wanted to store on it.
May 27, 2012
Fix “format not supported by the iPad” error on transferring iTunes movie rentals
In preparation for an upcoming long-haul flight today, I rented a couple of HD movies in iTunes on my Mac, and attempted to transfer them to my iPad (3rd generation). At first it seemed like an annoying error would prevent me from doing this, but I found a work-around and thought it was worth sharing.
May 24, 2012
Diet Coda for Modern Web Development
Following the announcement (and imminent release) of Diet Coda from Panic Software this week, I’ve heard some complaints that it has been designed for a workflow that no longer exists (or shouldn’t). “Edit files directly on my server? Who *does* that anymore!?” Setting aside the fact that there are probably plenty of web developers who still do exactly that, those who think Diet Coda unsuited to a more sophisticated workflow are, I think, simply lacking in imagination.
Mar 7, 2012
2012 Apple iPad Event Predictions (Updated)
Like clockwork, Apple is hours away from announcing the third generation iPad. I’m sure I won’t be the only Australia-based Apple watcher getting up at 5AM to take in the news. Since people keep asking me, I thought I might as well break the blogging ice with my predictions for today.