A few weeks ago on the Accidental Tech Podcast, Casey reminded me that it’s possible to customize the icons shown for hard drives. I knew this, but hadn’t done it in a long time. John chided Casey for not continuing this habit, but I felt just as guilty. I enjoy it, its easy to do, so why not do it?
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As long as there’s been software to update, people have been writing notes to tell you what’s gone into those updates. For the most part the readership was small — mostly IT managers — and the notes perfunctory. Today, though, everyone has a tiny computer in their pockets, and everyone is responsible for maintaining and updating their own software.
However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.
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You’ve probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?Here’s the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: Bullet points make information more difficult to remember, especially when the bullet point lists are accompanied with auditory information. This is not a conjecture; it is backed by credible research.
A strong if imperfect upgrade – but should Mac users still care about Office?
[ST] I’ve been using it for the last couple of weeks and it’s a huge improvement over the previous version. I actually quite like using it again – which I find amazing!
Once upon a time it was easy to save a document with a new name in Mac OS X as the “Save As” appeared automatically under the File option in appropriate apps (such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and TextEdit). For some reason Apple hid it starting with Mac OS X Lion.
When iOS 8 was released, there was an iCloud Drive bug that caused many users to lose all of their documents that were stored in iCloud Drive. Apple fixed that issue, but there are still rare problems that pop up that can cause iCloud content to be erased, either through user error or through bugs in the operating system. Following the iOS 8 iCloud Drive deletion snafu, Apple quietly introduced tools to recover deleted files from iCloud, and more recently, added a way to recover Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders, giving users a way to restore any lost content. This is a little known feature, but it’s good to know about if you run into an issue that wipes out content on your iOS device.
By car, bus or train
In London this seems to work OK with the “Tube Map” app but not “Tube Deluxe” which I always used previously. Quite nifty.