Macfilos Archives: My first iPhone, the shape of things to come

Ten years ago: My shiny new iPhone 3G arrives, maxed out with 16GB of storage. A revelation, and the first of many as it turned out.

New iPhone: A surfeit of Excess

Mike’s eyes were big when he clapped them on the iPhone EXCESS Maxi Maxi. Who could resist? He couldn’t, but in the end he did.

Aperture, the flawed genius. And why Lightroom won battle and war

Just what happened to Aperture and why did it die a sudden death. Stephen Hackett traces the history of Apple’s much-loved post processor over at Macstories….

Buying a new Mac: The problem is solved, for now

For a year or so Mike has been sitting at the side of the road watching the Apple bandwagon trundle by. But when to jump aboard? At last he has made a decision on a new Mac….

Signal to Noise: An often misunderstood relationship

Wayne wonders whether a bit of grain or noise isn’t a good thing after all…..

MacBook Refresh: Hoping for the ideal travel computer

Three years on, Mike’s early MacBook is showing signs of processor limitations. Should it be replaced with a new, faster MacBook or an even faster, but heavier, MacBook Pro?

Instapaper flickers back to life in Europe

GDPR legislation in Europe put an immediate stop to Instapaper, the useful read-later service we have been using for many years. Why this happened isn’t very clear. But it is significant the development team has bought out of Pinterest and has now reinstated service in Europe. What should you do?

Instapaper: New ownership but still no service in Europe

The Instapaper saga gets more mysterious. This read-later service, on which I have relied for several years, went offline on May 25  implementation day of the new GDPR regulations, and is still down two months later.

Internet: Just how much do we all rely on our broadband

It’s a complete broadband blackout at Macfilos and work has been suspended. We managed to get a last post out over the cellular network.....

1Password: Use a different password every time; don’t remember them

Keeping track of a multitude of passwords is an impossible task. That’s why many people choose a few easily remembered words or phrases and use them over and over again. But what if you could have a different, very secure password for every site you visit without the need ever to remember them?