Byte Magazine Was One That Shaped An Industry

I was introduced to Byte magazine in 1978 by one of my tutors at university. It was a very core part of my life for the next 20 years. Byte was a magazine focused on microcomputers, though it did also cover other interesting developments in the world of computing. Its first issue was September 1975. […]

New Retina Display MacBook Pro Looks Great For Photographers

The new MacBook Pro with the retina display looks to be a great device for photographers. With a screen resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, plus up to 16GB of RAM, this seems an idea laptop for photographers. Seven hours of battery life, a fast processor and fast solid state disk space, plus two Thunderbolt […]

Remove Duplicate Fonts to Speed Up Your Mac and Photoshop

Here’s another speedup tip for Mac OS X users – get rid of duplicate fonts. I found my system was spending a lot of time running a process called fontd. Also Photoshop on startup would spend time dealing with fonts. Thankfully the fix is easy. Use the Font Book application to find and disable duplicate […]

What The Fuck Is Wrong With HP (and Everyone Else)

HP is a company I have always loved, whose products are well engineered and who have some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley. So just what has got into HP and all the other computer makers, except Apple? The recent news that HP has dropped the TouchPad a month after the US release and […]

Android Looking More Like a Good Platform to Develop For (or Has Apple Crossed to the Darkside)

An article from today on Fast Company presents some really interesting information about smart phone takeup rates and market penetration, so I recommend you go to the article and look it over. It has me thinking about many things to do with the iPhone and iPad. What it shows is that while smart phones are […]

Starting an iPhone Application Business for Dummies Book Review

Starting an iPhone Application Business for Dummies is part of the brilliant for Dummies series that covers pretty much everything. The book covers what you need to get your head around to setup a proper iPhone business and get it right from the start. Starting an iPhone Application Business for Dummies By Aaron Nicholson, Joel […]

Snow Leopard for Mac OS a Great Update for Photographers

I tend to be very conservative with software updates on my MacBook, as it is my main writing machine. But some software I wanted to run forced me to do the upgrade to the latest Mac OS X version. And a great update it is. Snow Leopard brings 64-bit computing to the Mac core applications […]