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...

Airport Security III

The latest wheeze at Schiphol is to ask you to open your laptop. Kind of 2000’s retro without having to actually having to “turn your laptop on please, sir”. Given that the laptop in question is a MacBook Air it might just have been disbelief on the...

Airport Security II

I have decided to come out of the closet. For years I have poured scorn on airport security internally and to those nearby but never online, in public as it were. However, with my second post in a year on the subject I cannot restrain myself any longer. Airport...

Where have I been?

It has been ages since I posted here. There have been a number of reasons: finishing things off before my job ended, a new Mac (more on that to come) and, well, a lack of inspiration. Now, however, I am back and have a couple of topics spinning around my head so stay...