Fitbit export “service”

For the last few years I have carried a FitBit One tracker. My interest is primarily in activity, sleep and weight logs. Quite soon after buying the FitBit I signed up for their premium service, mainly because of the facility to export stats, in case I ever want to...

Hotspots & holidays … help at hand

After the shock of seeing how much data my laptop was sending I started to look for ways to monitor the amount of traffic. The first useful program that I found is called Bandwidth+, which is available through the Mac App Store. This puts a counter in your status bar...

Hotspots & holidays … beware

With assorted iPhones, iPads and Macs a wi-fi connection has become a standard criteria for selecting houses and apartments when my wife and I go on holiday. We haven’t had any problems with this until a recent holiday in Australia. Because of problems with their...

Synchronicity

A duff microphone means that my MacBook Air needs some attention from the techies at Apple. Last night I spent some time making sure that my spare laptop – a MacBook Pro – was ready to stand in for a few days. I have hardly used this laptop since I go the...

AppleID – Out of step with the world

Once upon a time you only needed an AppleID for the iTunes store and MobileMe, important to some but not all. Now, with IOS apps, the Mac App Store, a download-only OS and who knows what in the iCloud, it is becoming increasingly important, practically the cornerstone...

What is your lockcode?

If it is one of those on this list of common lockcodes from Lifehacker then you should probably change it ASAP. This illustrates the difficulty that many people seem to have in memorising even simple passwords and codes. What is mine? Actually I have two and neither...