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iLife or MyLife?

December 28, 2012


The spare periods between Christmas meals and the impending New Year offer some time for re-organisation and filing. Once such are is the mammoth task of music, pictures and videos. I have thousands – GigaBytes of the stuff. Organising this takes time and can be hugely frustrating if it goes pear-shaped. The Apple iLife suite […]

Everyone hates Apple

September 23, 2012


UPDATE:  I spent 15 mins speaking to Apple UK’s technical support and have this update for anyone interested -see end of article In the past I have been able to listen to gripes over the closed-system that Apple uses in maintaining the quality of it’s products and services – like water off a ducks back. […]

The rot begins? Apple back to its old tricks?

July 27, 2012


So OS X Mountain Lion is now out there. Well whoopie. I can’t say that I am all that fussed right now about it. I have reminders and notification on my iPad and iPhone. All I need now is to have them go bing, bing and bing again on my desktop for good measure! Almost […]

The return of TheBigO

July 14, 2012


Back in the late 1990’s I started a blog of sorts as a Mac user / guru under the title ‘TheBigO’. Critiquing Apple products and posting solutions to problems – as we are talking about a time when Apple was literally on it’s death bed and almost ready to bow out, before Steve Jobs stepped […]

The journey of Apple

December 15, 2011


Well I am on a train to Leeds and have just got the Apple wireless keyboard in the hope that I will be able to type a bit faster than when I use the on screen keyboard. At the moment this is proving a success albeit I occasionally drop a few letters as the trains […]

IPad 2 and MIDI

July 10, 2011


Since getting my iPad 2 I have been amazed and dismayed by some of the music apps that I am particularly interested in, namely synthesisers, drum machines and recording. GarageBand was the first purchase, and for all it’s limitations, it is clearly a highly crafted product over some of the other products. Not surprising as […]

Apple failing on iApps to desktop app integration

June 28, 2011


Apple are seriously in danger of pissing off the professional crowd with inconsistencies and half baked offerings.  There is no doubt that Apple hardware for as long as they have been around have always been ahead of the crowd, though often at the expense of some features. If you wanted to mess with the hardware […]