David Allen Wizardgold

49 Added | 5 Magazines | 5 Likes | 6 Following | 22 Followers | @Wizardgold | Writer and artist living in Catalonia

Good and Geeky or Bad and Geeky - Good and Geeky Books

Taking the good and geeky too far<p>I like geeky stuff but I am a realist about it and I want the tech to improve my life. I have noticed some geeks of …

Automation
Artificial Intelligence

podcasts about writing and selfpublishing. Do you listen to any and can recommend?

Street Photography portraiture at the Sunday Market

Summertime Blues and other colours<p>A lot of people look forward to the summer time for various reasons, such as having some time off from work and …

The iPhone 6 for serious photography

As much as I love using my NEX 6 Sony mirrorless camera for the quality and the experience of using a proper camera to shoot photos, sometimes it is …

Affinity Photo on my Mac

Super new application for working with photos called Affinity Photo. I’m really enjoying it and it seems like it is a proper alternative to …

Happy Birthday, Ernest Hemingway!

Everything you need to know about Apple earnings for Q3 2015

We didn’t get Apple Watch numbers, but Tim Cook and Luca Maestri delivered plenty of good news about Apple’s current financials and future prospects during Tuesday’s earnings call. Amid all the canned statements and bewildering biz speak, they dropped some tantalizing tidbits.<p>Cook and Maestri …

Information Systems

Best Adobe Illustrator alternative for Mac – Affinity Designer

I moved to the Mac from Windows about eight or nine years ago now. It has taken a long time to find the Best Adobe Illustrator alternative Due to my …

Smartwatches
Apple Watch

Encrypted Emails with Certs

Smartwatches

Edward Snowden Supports Apple’s Public Stance On Privacy

Edward Snowden says we should support Apple’s newly emphasized commitment to privacy rather than a business model driven by personal data collection, whether or not Tim Cook is being genuine. Snowden spoke over video conference during the Challenge.rs conference in Barcelona today.<p>I asked Snowden …

Privacy
Smartwatches

Music, News and a selfies album — all the goodies in iOS 9 beta 3

Another day, another iOS beta. Two weeks after Apple released iOS 9 beta 2, here arrives iOS 9 beta 3 for developers. If you haven’t already yet, go download it on your iPhone and iPad. Most notably, this is the first iOS 9 beta that includes support for Apple Music and the redesigned Music app. …

A separate album for screenshots might be the best surprise feature of iOS 9

I take a lot of screenshots with my iPhone. Sometimes it's easier than trying to copy-and-paste large blocks of text — it's certainly quicker. It's also confused the hell out of my Google Photos album, given that screenshots make up probably 70 percent of my collection.<p><b>Update:</b> Read the iOS 9 review.<p>…

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iOS 9 Beta 3 Tidbits: 4x4 Folders on iPad, Screenshot and Selfie Folders, News App, and More

Apple today released the third beta of iOS 9, which has turned out to be the biggest update to the operating system so far. It adds a revamped Music app with access to Apple Music, the News app that was first unveiled at WWDC, a new two-factor authentication system, and several other smaller …

Smartwatches

The new iTunes icon is a throwback to Apple's classic logo

Apple loves to change the iTunes icon. It's just never satisfied. And it's hard to blame Apple for that: iTunes is one of the most important pieces of software it makes — a gateway into its revolutionary music and app stores, the home of most of your media, and the place you go to manage iPhones …

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Zkarj - Allister Jenks

Talking to Allister Jenks from New Zealand<p>Allister is a podcaster from New Zealand although he is of no fixed abode for a home podcast at the moment. …

Starting the year with Mac 20 questions - Mac20Q

Journalling with Day One<p>A good way to start the year for anything is to use a new diary or journal and the app I’ve been using for the last three …

Elon Musk plans satellite network

Next venture by founder of electric car firm Tesla aims to bring internet coverage to the billions who do not have it<p>After shaking up the automotive world with his electric car venture, entrepreneur Elon Musk has set his sights skywards in a bid to bring the internet to the billions who still lack …

Swype iOS 8 keyboard now available in 20+ languages, adds new layouts & auto Emoji suggestions

Nuance announced an update for its Swype keyboard for iOS 8 today that introduces support for a long list of new languages in addition to new layouts and features for both iPhone and iPad.<p>New languages include: <i>Czech, Danish, Dutch, UK English, Finnish, Greek, Hinglish, Hungarian, Irish, Norwegian,</i> …