Save an image from the web on iPhone

July 21st, 2008 Comments off

With the iPhone v2.0 software you can now save an image from the web to the Camera Roll on the iPhone.  Tap and hold on an image in Safari and you’ll get a menu asking if you want to save the image.

Once it’s in the Camera Roll you can set it as wallpaper.

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

July 14th, 2008 Comments off

Useful OS X keyboard shortcuts, particularly if you’re switching from Windows.  It’s not exhaustive, but it’s got the ones I use regularly.

This page will be updated as I find new ones to include.

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Restore a Minimized OS X Window

July 14th, 2008 Comments off

In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, +Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference – Windows swaps between all open windows, but OS X only swaps between apps.  The problem is that in OS X you can switch to the right application but the window you want can be minimized.

To restore the window from the dock you need to:

  1. Hold
  2. Press Tab until the correct app is highlighted
  3. Hold
  4. Release
  5. Release

It’s a bit tricky but you soon get the hang of it and it’s easier than picking up the mouse :-)

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Recover Deleted Photos from Memory Card

July 6th, 2008 Comments off

This article is written from the point of view of recovering deleted photos from a digital camera memory card, but most of the software will work to recover any type of file from any disk drive.

The first thing you must do is stop using the memory card.  The more you use the card, the less likely that you will be able to recover the photos.

There are loads of free utilities that will recover photos, and I suggest trying them in the following order:

  1. Zero Assumption Recovery
  2. Recuva
    • Download here
    • Install it and follow the wizard which guides you through the recovery process
  3. Undelete Plus

If you’ve tried all of those and been unsuccessful, then I’m afraid it’s not looking very promising, but if you want to continue trying here are a few more utils:

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iPhone/GSM Speaker Buzz Solutions

June 26th, 2008 1 comment

Some speakers are better than others at dealing with the interference caused by GSM mobiles.  This article documents one bloke’s extended quest to solve the problem.

Executive summary is:

  • The interference affects the amplifier, not the speakers or the cable (most computer speakers have the amp built-in to one of the speakers) so the solution is a well shielded amplifier.
  • Cheap solution is DLO Portable Speakers for iPhone (Apparently these are now distributed by Philips)
  • More expensive solution is Sonic Impact T-Amp with high sensitivity (90dB) bookshelf speakers
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Online & Peer-To-Peer Backup

June 20th, 2008 3 comments

I’ve been assessing various backup options for both business and personal use recently so here’s a summary of my findings

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iTunesControl Settings

February 22nd, 2008 Comments off

For non-default Hotkey settings, see this post

Display Options

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Useful iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

February 22nd, 2008 Comments off

Quick reference for keyboard shortcuts

iTunes Shortcuts

CTRL + L Show current song
CTRL + I Get Info
CTRL + R Show in Windows Explorer
CTRL + G Show/Hide Artwork
CTRL + ALT + F Select Search field

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iTunes Notes

January 13th, 2008 1 comment

Some notes on the way I use iTunes:

Updating the Library

iTunes assumes that you will be allowing it to manage your music, and that the only ways you will add music are buying it from the iTunes Store, or ripping CDs with iTunes. It also assumes you will delete music from within iTunes. If you download music from other sources, or delete/move the files around in Explorer, then the iTunes library will lose track of the MP3s. Read more…

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Server Side Includes (SSI)

August 30th, 2007 Comments off

Server Side Include can be used to allow insertion of an HTML into another. e.g. header or footer can be separated from pages so you only have to change a single file to update the header/footer on all pages of your site. Read more…

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