The Business

M2 Associates was set up in 1995 as a VAT Partnership between Sandra and myself. Since we based ourselves in Spain it has been semi-dormant to say the least. Initially …

Outdoor Wireless Speakers

Just bought a pair of Urban Speak outdoor wireless speakers from www.rimax.net for our roof top here in Almerimar, Spain. Love them! Usual set set up: base station, and battery …

The Batch Watermarks

It has been a while since I have done a review of an application for the Mac. Correction it has been a really long time thinking about it. There is …

When Will There Be Good News

When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson is probably the best Kate Atkinson book that I have read. In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. …

Headset Buddy

Picked up a couple of neat headset adapters recently from the aptly named Headset Buddy company, that specialise in adapters for your headsets. As such it is possible, and extremely …

Jibbigo

Living in Spain as a British Expat I am always keen to look at applications that make my limited use of the Spanish language better, so I was excited to …

Dead Simple

Possibly my favourite so far! Clever (but warped) back story of a prank gone wrong. Great characters, including the continuation of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s life. It is possibly the …

Looking Good Dead

Really enjoyed this book. Great (but sick) back story of snuff movies . Great characters, including the continuation of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s life. I don’t think I have any …

Toyota Prius Hybrid Review

If you buy a Toyota Prius Hybrid you better have, or develop, good bladder control! Last May when I was back in the UK I was impressed with my parents …

Review of the Jawbone 2

I have a perfectly good Bluetooth Headset already, the Blue Ant Z9, that I really haven’t used all that much so why did I want another Bluetooth Headset, and why …

Phlogging IT with ipadio

My Phlogs from ipadio is my latest addiction! ipadio allows you to broadcast from any phone to the internet, live. Phone blog, commentate, collect audio data, record and update the …

Balsamiq Mockups

Using Balsamiq Mockups ($79) feels like you are drawing, but it’s digital, so you can tweak and rearrange controls easily, and the end result is much cleaner. Teams can come …

New Ad Words Contract

He Ho it’s back to work we go said Dopey, or was it Grumpy? I bet it wasn’t Happy!! The Recession/Credit Crunch is having an ‘interesting’ effect on Sands and …

gtdagenda.com

gtdagenda.com ($69.95 Premier Account) is a project and task management application based on David Allen’s GTD. It has the main features like Projects, Contexts and Next Actions that you would …

VideoPier HD

If I had VideoPier HD (59€, 37€ for the SD version) back in January 2007 when I reviewed the Sony DCR-SR70 I would not have got to know Mac so …

Wirecast 3

Wirecast at $449 isn’t exactly cheap, but it comes from a good stable over at Flip4Mac, including one of my favourite applications ScreenFlow. Wirecast is the most advanced live webcasting …

Pay It Down

Pay It Down ($14.95 – Mac Only) comes from Snowmint Creative Solutions the company that does Budget, Budget Planner, and Budget Workbook. It’s a simple debt calculator with a few …

Dropbox

I have long envied people that live the cloud life as Paul describes it, and while many people over the years have said that I have my head in the …

Screen Flow

Thanks to Don McAllister from ScreenCasts Online for pointing me in the direction of Screen Flow, the $99 ‘Professional Screencasting Studio’. I have a requirement to show a web site …

Memopal

I have recently been looking at using online services to see if they would ‘enhance’ my workflow, back up strategy etc. I have written already about MobileMe and the total …

Crossover 7.0

When I reviewed Crossover 6.0 I was impressed but overall thought that it was all a little complicated with all the ‘bottles’ involved, and somewhat limited in the applications that …

Blogo – Blogging Made Easy

I have been using Blogo ($25) for a while now. Actually scrub that!! I have been trying to use Blogo for a while now ………… Let me take you back …

Traveling Again

Apologies (again) for how quiet it has been. One reason is that I am trying to figure out the best direction for the blog, on the back of something that …

Flip Ultra Video

Wayne sent this in to share with you all. Thanks Wayne!!! As ever if you have anuthing that you want to share I will happily post it. In this day …

3 for the road from Miglia

Now I am travelling a bit more again I am taking a bit more interest in devices that are designed more for the mobile users than the guy that sits …

The Ultimate Just Got Better

A while back I wrote about ‘the ultimate bag for your laptop and other gadgets‘, the LEvertigo Prune that I have been using with the MacBook. What I have loved …

Music & Lyrics

All Sands wanted to do last night when I got back was chill out and watch a movie so it seemed fair to let her choose which one. I forgot …