Blog - page 17 of 23

Sonos and Airplay 2: First Impressions

I bought a Sonos One back when it was released late last year, and it quickly became something I used without thinking about it too much. I got a Spotify subscription and liked that I could just switch my stream from my headphones to the Sonos from the Spotify app - in contrast to Apple and Google Music services which required navigating the Sonos app. I prefer Apple Music though - being able to put my headphones on and just press play is a surprisingly powerful factor, so I switched away from Spotify and back to Apple Music.

Continue reading...
Automators Podcast Artwork

Automators 1: Automating Calendar Events

This week’s episodes of The Automators is focused on calendar event creation. There are many ways you can automatically create calendar events, and it’s useful to be able to do so, to avoid losing information. You can also use calendar events as a trigger to do something - which we cover towards the end. Below there are details of all the automations we cover, including 4 (really, four!) screencasts.

Continue reading...

Download #61: Someone Else Call 911

I was a guest on Download yesterday along with Mikah Sargent and Stephen Hacket. We had fun talking about companies buying companies, Apple covering the news, and beta software - as well as the fluffy puppy of the week!

Continue reading...

Managing References and Resources When Writing Academic Papers

Some of you may know that I’m studying for my Masters degree in Computing (Software Engineering), this naturally requires me to write more than a few essays with full referencing. Being a nerd I want to make this as easy as possible for myself, whilst still being accurate - and the simplest way to do this is to use software to manage my references.

Continue reading...