Month: December 2015

The Ultimate Networking Handbook

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The Ultimate Networking Handbook

A Brief History of Computer Networking The Ultimate Networking Handbook I was asked to write this feature article for The Ultimate Networking Handbook, which contains guidance on setting up a sophisticated home network, taking in cloud storage, homebrew servers and network attached hard drive arrays along the way. Here’s a snippet from my more reflective feature to whet your tech chops… The networking technology underlying our current ‘Information Age’ is largely a result of the […]

ImagineFX 130: ArtRage for iPad

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ArtRage for iPad

ArtRage for iPad / Adonit Jot Stylus ImagineFX – January Issue 130 ArtRage was one of the first painting apps for iPad, so it’s enjoyed plenty of refinement over the years. Its oil and watercolour painting toolkit is probably the most naturalistic available for Apple’s tablet device. I reviewed the latest version (v2.0.2) of the app, along with the Adonit Jot fine point stylus, for the January issue of ImagineFX.

Wacom Bamboo Spark: Digitising handwritten notes

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Wacom Bamboo Spark A smart folio that sends written notes to the cloud with a single click   Don’t listen to anyone who says handwritten notes are obsolete in the digital age. If you’ve been to the high street stationery shop recently then you already know that notebooks and notepads remain a huge draw – and not just for the Cath Kidston gingerbread crowd or folks who can’t tell an iPad mini from a nether-region […]

MacFormat 295: Get fit with Apple kit

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Get fit with Apple kit

Get fit with Apple kit MacFormat – January 2016 Issue 295 Self-tracking is nothing new. Professional athletes and trainers have monitored personal metrics for decades in an effort to improve performance, while doctors and clinicians have studied medical data for longer to improve patient health. But in the last few years, interest in biometrics has increased exponentially. In this feature for MacFormat, I look at why tracking health and fitness data has really taken off […]

CleanMyDrive 2

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CleanMyDrive 2 MacPaw’s free menu bar app gets a welcome overhaul   The second version of free external drive cleaning app CleanMyDrive got its debut in the Mac App Store today. MacPaw is the same dev team that brought us CleanMyMac 3 and reckons OS X users who work with multiple drives will get a lot more out of this refresh of its free accompanying app. The update adds to CleanMyDrive 2’s ability to remove hidden junk […]

ImagineFX 129: Wacom Intuos Art

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Wacom Intuos Art review

Wacom Intuos Art ImagineFX – Christmas Issue 129 Moving from a mouse to working with a pen tablet is the biggest step you can take as a digital illustrator, so choosing the right tool for the job is crucial. The Intuos Draw is Wacom’s new beginner device, but the Intuos Art I reviewed for ImagineFX targets users with ‘more advanced artistic skills’. The Art tablet is available in two sizes, supports touch gestures and includes […]