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Mail PDF via [some app other than Mail]

Published on October 29, 2016 by in useful stuff

You’ve probably come across the very handy ‘Mail PDF’ option in the Mac Print menu … in case you haven’t: select “Print” or ⌘+P – in the lower left corner of the print window that appears, there’s a drop-down box headed ‘PDF’; click on the arrow next to ‘PDF’ and that gives you an array of things you can

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ECJ decides Safe Harbor isn’t safe – rethink cloud storage

Published on October 7, 2015 by in security

Rethink your use of cloud storage which relies on the US Safe Harbor program for data protection compliance – the ECJ has decided it’s not EU data protection compliant. In particular, consider your use of Evernote, Amazon, Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive etc – all of these may (probably do) store data in the US. If you

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… all evidence to the contrary …

Published on October 2, 2015 by in Uncategorized

I have not actually forgotten the existence of this site. I just have been a tad over-busy with work and various other professional commitments. Updates for this site are on my to-do list and will appear … eventually. Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see information on.

 
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Dropbox and securing data

Published on June 6, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Just a quick post – I’ll update with more details at some point soon. I’ve usually used encrypted folders with Dropbox for client material and other stuff where I want to make sure that I control the security on those files – Dropbox does store material in encrypted format, but that’s controlled by Dropbox and they’d

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Windows, nothing but Windows?

Published on April 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

One of the minor irritations of using a Mac is the minority (but very irritating minority) of software that insists you have a Windows computer – this post prompted by a verbal shrug of the shoulders from a company that should know better when I asked why they effectively wanted me to go and buy

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Viruses – follow-up to previous post

Published on April 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Just in case you needed the reminder to install anti-virus software (or anti-malware software, as it should be known), there’s a report out now that there’s over 600,000 Macs infected by the Flashback trojan – a ‘trojan’ requires some user action to install itself, unlike a virus which usually automatically deploys. Trojan writers are getting

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Fending off viruses

Published on March 8, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Huh, what? The Mac has no viruses. What’s the point of this post? Well yes, unlike some other operating systems, Mac OS X is fairly virus-free – there are some proof-of-concept viruses out there, and some not particularly nice hacks etc, but not the constant bombardment that goes on elsewhere. But – and there had

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Scrivener: how do I get my stuff out of there and into Word (or Pages, or whatever?)

Published on March 7, 2012 by in useful stuff

Note: this post assumes you’re using Scrivener – originally designed by an author for use by authors, Scrivener is a god-send to barristers and anyone else who’s trying to wrangle rather a lot of information into some form of sense.  It allows you to put together a document in a non-linear way, so that you

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Where did my Library go?

Published on March 7, 2012 by in useful stuff

Those who’ve been using Macs for a while may remember that there was a Library folder in your home folder, once upon a time.  It saves some useful information (application settings etc).  Upgrading to Lion, it looks like it’s disappeared – in fact, it’s just hidden.  Very well hidden. If you do need to track

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Restore from Time Machine backups

Published on February 29, 2012 by in backup, security

You all use Time Machine on an external drive to backup your Mac, right? If you don’t, you use some other backup system that you’re happy with (ie: you back up at least once a day with it, you’ve tested it by restoring files from it to make sure you can get your data back,

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