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Folders to put your favourite iOS Apps at your fingertips

If you have built up a collection of iOS Apps that spread over a number of screens, it can be a chore to navigate to a particular screen to run your favourite App. The iOS folders feature enables you to create a folder with up to 12 ( iPhone) or 20 (iPad) Apps. What many people may not know is you can replace the Apps in your dock (which remains static as you swipe screens) with one or more of these folders. ...

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Enable ‘Find my iPhone’ to help you find lost / stolen devices

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This week I used the ‘Find my iPhone’ iCloud /iOS service to locate and recover my iPad from a busy shopping centre in Bristol. I guess I should briefly explain why I needed to use the ‘Find my iPhone’ service. I had dropped my Kids off to school, I needed to visit a store at Cabot’s circus, a shopping centre in the centre of Bristol, close to my kid’s ...

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iA Writer – Minimalist, distraction free writing [Review]

 

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For me, one aspect of being more productive, is to avoid distractions. Word Processing packages are great, if you need all those advanced features, but I have found a simple text editor is a great way to focus on what you are writing, without having to worry about the layout. I wanted something that allowed me to concentrate on writing, rather than get distracted by fiddling with font ...

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1Password Review

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Why do you need 1Password?

In today’s online world, people have many sites that they register online accounts with, banks, web forums, product support, online shopping sites, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  As you add more sites it becomes more difficult to remember different user accounts and passwords so many people end up reusing the same user name and passwords. They often choose easy to remember passwords, ...

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Dropbox – Must have Mac App

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Dropbox is the magic sauce that can synchronise your files between your Macs, iOS Devices, Windows Machines and other smartphones. It also allows you to ;

  • Share files and folders with other users
  • Backup your documents
  • Get back to an earlier version of your file
  • Gives web access to your files when you are away from your Mac or PC
  • Provides a robust syncing solution to 3rd Party applications as well.

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TextExpander – A must have Mac App

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One way to become more productive is to take as many shortcuts as you can, lets face it typing the same thing over and over again can get boring fast. TextExpander from Smile Software ($34.99) manages repeated typing for you. TextExpander lets you create extended text entries (which it calls snippets) that are automatically entered for you in your App or Browser when you type ...

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