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In this post I’ll show you how to redact and encrypt PDF documents using an Automator workflow, Apple Script and PDFpenPro. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about using Automator to batch-encrypt PDF files. I did some more research and came up with an even better way to protect sensitive information, including…(Read More)

Yohann iPad Stand

In this post I’ll review Yohann, an innovative and absolutely gorgeous-looking iPad stand that was originally funded on Kickstarter. It’s my favorite iPad stand yet! Most iPad stands I tried in the past had one problem in common: They held the iPad in a fixed angle. Most stands are designed to present…(Read More)

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In this post I’ll show you how to create an Automator service that uploads a selected file to Dropbox, generates a public Dropbox link and copies it to the clipboard. I’ll also show you how I automated this process for screen shots using Hazel. Note: The technique I describe below does not rely…(Read More)

Bugaboo Cameleon3

As mentioned in my post about Baby Accessories, here is my review of the Bugaboo Cameleon3. Bugaboo calls it the “iconic stroller”. Read on to find out if it really deserves that title. We started shopping for a stroller about 3 years ago, before Isabella was born. As new parents, we knew little about what…(Read More)

Olympics Rio 2016

I’m an athletics fan and wanted to watch the 100m/200m sprints in Rio. But we don’t have cable, so NBC’s live stream didn’t work for us. In this post I’ll show you an easy way to watch or live stream the Olympics in Rio without a cable provider. We…(Read More)

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One of my longtime complaints with Apple has been the lack of feedback both developers, and especially public beta testers get on reported defects and feature requests. But every so often, Apple surprises me and responds to feedback I submitted. I file bug reports and enhancement requests through Apple’s Feedback Assistant for macOS and…(Read More)

Travel Case for Apple Watch

Traveling with an Apple Watch means to carry yet another charger plus accessories. That makes the goal of traveling “light” even more difficult. Twelve South has recognized that problem and created an innovative travel case for the Apple Watch that also doubles as an elegant charger. I used to carry all charging cables and plugs…(Read More)

Baby Accessories

When you’re expecting your first child, everything is super exciting, including going shopping for your baby. But given the overwhelming amount of baby accessories available, it’s hard to differentiate between necessary and unnecessary products. In this post I’ll list the top baby accessories we found to be most useful. What Is Necessary…(Read More)

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In this post I’ll share my thoughts on what’s currently going on in this country and more specifically, on the phenomenon called Donald Trump. Disclaimer: I’m not a US citizen, so I’m not allowed to vote, I don’t have any stake in this presidential race and I am not affiliated…(Read More)

Sleep tracking

In an earlier post I have written about working around the lack of sleep tracking capabilities of the Apple Watch. In this post I’ll show you how an app called Sleep++ turns your Apple Watch into a sleep tracker. I have used a Jawbone UP2 band for a couple of months to track my…(Read More)

2016-07-07 at 3.58 PM

As an Apple fan, the annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is probably one of the most exiting technology events of the year. This year was no different and I’m super excited about the next versions of iOS, watchOS and macOS. Below are my first impressions of the new releases. Despite my excitement, I…(Read More)

Productivity

I’m constantly working on improving my productivity, so I can get things done more quickly and efficiently. That really pays off with frequently recurring tasks and technologies I use every day. In this post I’ll share some newly acquired skills I learned from David Sparks (MacSparky), a business attorney and geek. Productivity and…(Read More)

White Noise

If I was asked to share the two most effective techniques to soothe a crying baby, I would say swaddling and white noise. I have written about the benefits of swaddling in another post, so today, I’ll talk about white noise. What is White Noise? Remember those days of analog TV and FM radio…(Read More)

2016-06-27 at 7.47 AM

The Apple Watch isn’t perfect and neither is watchOS. Third-party apps are pretty much unusable and the Apple Watch just feels underpowered overall. Many wondered if Apple has released a product that wasn’t ready for primetime. I think Apple’s release strategy makes sense and they knew exactly what they were doing…(Read More)