Friday, May 29, 2020

Learn the top ten Mac keyboard shortcuts in ten minutes

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Many new Mac users seldom use keyboard shortcuts. Even frequent actions such as cut and paste are laboriously handled from the menu...

Spooks put new life into the typewriter industry

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So the spooks of Germany's Bundesnachrichtendientst (don't you just love that language?) are giving up their hackable and wormable computers for good old fashioned typewriters. The standard Bundesnachrichtendienstbeamtersschreibmaschine¹ (more respect for the German language....) will henceforth grace every secure desk as Merkelland fights a rearguard action against the perfidious NSA.

 

Evernote turbo sync and web clipper

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I've been a great fan of Evernote ever since the service was launched in 2008. This free cloud storage service enables you to save...

The paperless office really does work

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Six years ago I made a resolution. I would henceforth strive to achieve a paperless life. I went digital overnight but I could never...

New Day One: Now when did I go to Lagos

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Nice new Mac version of my favourite journalling app, Day One, arrived along with Mavericks. It looks good and I was impressed to be...

Reeding, Wrangling and procrastinating

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I read enough articles on productivity to know that procrastination is the enemy of progress. Yet I am guilty as charged when it comes...

Home office in a trunk

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Back when I was a young journalist I lived in a small one-room apartment where I had to share out the space for bed,...

Brett has a script for it

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Don’t you just love Brett Terpstra? If there’s something you never realise you needed, Brett has a script ready and waiting to do...

Dropbox: Using with data in Application Support

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Yesterday I commented on the new expanded Dropbox storage and my long-standing policy of keeping all data in Dropbox. I said that “nothing of...

eBooks: No need for a brown-paper cover

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Photo: The GuardianIn days gone by, a brown paper book cover was a sure sign of decadence. Lurking behind the noncommital covering could lie...