Paleo breakfast

Staying true to your dietary choices while traveling can be difficult. In this post I’ll share a Paleo breakfast alternative that can safe your day in a pinch. I usually keep breakfast simple: 4–5 eggs sunny-side up with a side of bacon, avocado or other fruit, depending on availability. At home, I…(Read More)

SAP TechEd 2016

During the past decade, I have regularly attended SAP TechEd as an exhibitor. This year is going to be different as I will only be an attendee. SAP TechEd is SAP’s premier technology event for learning, networking, training, and education on the SAP platform and technologies. Just like last year, SAP TechEd takes place…(Read More)

iPhone 7 Launch Day

Compared to past iPhone launches, this year’s iPhone 7 launch didn’t go well for many Apple fans, me included. In this post I’ll share my personal experience and strategies for next year’s launch. In the last couple of years, I always got my new iPhone on launch day. I don’t…(Read More)

SuperDuper before macOS reinstall

macOS (previously known as OS X) is a very solid operating system that usually doesn’t require a lot of reboots and only rarely has to be reinstalled. But occasionally you run into an issue that warrants reinstalling the operating system (OS). That’s especially true if you installed beta versions of macOS. In this…(Read More)

Apple Watch Series 2

On September 7th, Apple announced the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods and updates to the iWork suite. In this post I’ll share my thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 2. I have worn my Apple Watch since it was first released. It’s a good product that has certainly improved my…(Read More)

AppleScript to detect OCR

For a while I have struggled to find a simple solution that would allow me to detect if OCR has already been applied to a given PDF document. I finally figured it out and wanted to share the solution with you. As part of my paperless workflow, I scan every document with my trusted Fujitsu…(Read More)

iPhone 7

On September 7th, Apple announced the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods and updates to the iWork suite. In this post I’ll share my thoughts on the new iPhone 7. The new iPhone 7 is a solid upgrade over the iPhone 6s. Unlike many earlier non-s upgrades, Apple hasn’t changed the…(Read More)

Kraków, Poland

I recently started working for Xiting, an incredibly talented group of SAP security professionals. My second business trip offered me the opportunity to visit the historic city of Kraków, situated in the region of Lesser Poland. I had never been to Poland and wasn’t sure what to expect. Needless to say, I was…(Read More)

After my blog post on Mac productivity, David Sparks of MacSparky.com reached out and offered me the opportunity to write an article for the Home Screens section on his blog. Today my post went live and you can check it out here. About MacSparky David Sparks is an Orange County, California business attorney and…(Read More)

Lightning strike - surge protector

Most electronic devices are very sensitive to electrical power surges and can get easily damaged if one occurs. So it’s a smart idea to invest in a good surge protector. But if you make the same mistake I made, you may still end up with damaged equipment. We have had a lot of thunderstorms…(Read More)

Quicken 2016

In the past few years, Intuit has done an incredibly awful job positioning Quicken, its personal finance software, on the Mac. Despite my experience with Quicken Essentials and Quicken 2015, I decided to upgrade to Quicken 2016. In this post I’ll share my first impression of the latest version and tell you if the…(Read More)

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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)