The Price of Upgrading to Catalina

So, time to upgrade to Catalina… or is it? I usually get excited about the yearly Apple update cycle, but this year has left me cautious. Let’s look at why you might want to hold off on hitting the upgrade button. Safari 13 Extensions Safari 13 is a nice update to the stock web browser.... Continue Reading →

Shortcuts Collection – Summer 2019

I’m continuing to share the Shortcuts I’ve made over on GitHub, and with iOS 13 on the horizon this is going to be the last batch of iOS 12 Shortcuts, so let’s dig in! As with the last batch, I’m sticking with the following rules to dictate which Shortcuts I share with the rest of... Continue Reading →

Toronto Railway Museum

I dropped by Toronto recently, and since I don’t often head West of Montreal, I’d made myself a small bucket checklist to tick off whilst I was in town. One of those items was to pay a visit to the city’s dedicated railway museum, and I wasn’t disappointed! Facing the CN Tower and the Rogers... Continue Reading →

iOS 13 Wishlist

With WWDC approaching, every Apple related blog on the planet is predicting what goodies iOS 13 will bring when it's announced on Monday. Even more are publishing their wish-lists, and as its been a while since I’ve done one of these myself, let me add to the cacophony of hopes and prayers by providing an... Continue Reading →

Shortcuts Collection – Spring 2019

As I continue to share my Shortcuts over on GitHub, I thought I’d periodically highlight some of the more useful ones here on my blog. The main two criteria for choosing which Shortcuts to shine a spotlight on are: They’re likely to be useful to others They integrate with built-in apps and functionality without third party... Continue Reading →

Parc Frederic-Back

It delights me every time I discover a hidden gem buried in Montreal’s less well trodden neighbourhoods. The latest such example was the result of a random bike ride, in which I just happened to intersect an ex-quarry turned landfill turned rather nice park. You can read about Parc Frederic-Back at the official site (French),... Continue Reading →

Automation Under iOS

Automation has come along way on Apple’s platforms. Originally confined to the Mac with tools such as Automator, AppleScript and more recently JXA (JavaScript for Automation), iOS is now home to an ever-blooming community of automating apps. The scene is also now mature enough that you don’t need a technical background to start leveraging the... Continue Reading →

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