Mr Reader for iPad.
RSS feeds have changed the way I visit websites. Infact, I barely visit my favourite websites directly anymore.
I’d been using Reeder for iOS and OSX for sometime until I saw a review on Mr Reader and thought I’d give it a try. For me the layout with the picture previews is what won me over.
Another brilliant feature is the ability to add new RSS feeds directly.
If you’re looking for an easy way to visit all your favourite websites in one easy location. Try Mr Reader for iPad.

Mr Reader for iPad.

RSS feeds have changed the way I visit websites. Infact, I barely visit my favourite websites directly anymore.

I’d been using Reeder for iOS and OSX for sometime until I saw a review on Mr Reader and thought I’d give it a try. For me the layout with the picture previews is what won me over.

Another brilliant feature is the ability to add new RSS feeds directly.

If you’re looking for an easy way to visit all your favourite websites in one easy location. Try Mr Reader for iPad.

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I have lots of DVD’s. I also have lots of Blu-ray’s… and video games. I also have lots of greedy friends with grubby hands who like to take my DVD’s, Blu-Ray’s and Games home with them. With the Bruji apps I can simply drag items across to the borrowed tab and in a few weeks send my friends a polite email asking where the heck is my stuff I want it back!

I’ve been using a DVD catalogue app for some time now and it was last year I came across the Bruji apps and imported all my data to their apps. Whilst adding some new titles to my BD wish list today I was informed of an app update and a subsequent iDevice app notification. 

I couldn’t open my iPhone app store quick enough as it was only last week I was searching to see if bruji had an iDevice app that would sync with my desktop apps.

So not only did I get the app for the opening week sale price of $2.99 but it’s a iPhone/iPad app so I don’t need to purchase twice. 
The sync between the mac and device took less than an minute and now I can carry around my collection with me.

I highly recommend all their apps and am looking forward to logging all my CD’s once I move into my new house and FINALLY bring them out of storage.

I’ve tried a lot of twitter apps on both the iPhone and iPad, as well as desktop apps. Today saw the release of by far my favourite twitter for iPhone app Tweetbot for iPad as well as the updated 2.0 for iPhone which now includes inline photo’s.
What I love about tweetbot first and foremost is it’s speed, it loads related conversation tweets faster than any other app I’ve tried. The layout is so clear and doesn’t take too long to get the gist of the different gestures.
I’m also a big user of twitter lists and have all my favourite tweeps in one list, apple app updates in another list, real life friends in another and so on. Being able to choose any of these lists for default viewing is another huge selling point for me.
Other features include full notification centre integration, the ability to “sleep” notifications. Mute hashtags or even mute noisy people for a week or month or so.
If you’re looking for a great Twitter app for iPhone and now iPad Tweetbot is the clear answer.

I’ve tried a lot of twitter apps on both the iPhone and iPad, as well as desktop apps. Today saw the release of by far my favourite twitter for iPhone app Tweetbot for iPad as well as the updated 2.0 for iPhone which now includes inline photo’s.

What I love about tweetbot first and foremost is it’s speed, it loads related conversation tweets faster than any other app I’ve tried. The layout is so clear and doesn’t take too long to get the gist of the different gestures.

I’m also a big user of twitter lists and have all my favourite tweeps in one list, apple app updates in another list, real life friends in another and so on. Being able to choose any of these lists for default viewing is another huge selling point for me.

Other features include full notification centre integration, the ability to “sleep” notifications. Mute hashtags or even mute noisy people for a week or month or so.

If you’re looking for a great Twitter app for iPhone and now iPad Tweetbot is the clear answer.

My first post of 2012 is dedicated to easily the best app I discovered last year. Alfred.

What can’t alfred do? I’m still finding new tricks and tips on a weekly basis and I started using him in July 2011.

What I love most about Alfred is the powerpack iTunes features that let you search for tracks, albums, artists or playlists so quickly and easily that I feel Alfred should actually be built into OSX. It’s that good.

If you’re going to try anything new in 2012 - I highly recommends trying Alfred.

Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web. Whether it’s mapsAmazoneBayWikipedia, you can feed your web addiction quicker than ever before.


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Instagram the photo sharing App for iPhone is great, I love using it and I love looking at all the interesting photo’s people are taking all over the world and seeing things I never knew existed in my own city.

I however am not a fan of using the Instagram App itself to view other peoples photo’s. I generally use that app to just take the photo’s.

This is where Instadeck comes in handy. It’s a desktop app where I can ‘love’ or comment on photo’s. Read the comments on my own photo’s and respond back to followers. I can save images to my hard drive or share them using the links.

I can also set up users as favourites which I do with my close friends so I don’t miss anything they’ve posted.

Also it’s so nice to just be able to see the photo’s at a larger size than my iPhone screen.

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MELO - The Best Last.fm Scrobbler….EVER!
It’s no secret I love last.fm, infact it’s my homepage. It’s also no secret that I love play counts and being able to build playlists based on their criteria. I also really like the concept on last.fm of being able to jump back in time and see what I was playing 6 years ago. And I can build playlists based on what I was loving in say March 2007.
I have used many scrobblers since I started using last.fm in 2005 when I first got my mac. With my most recent being iScrobbler. After sending the developer a crash report he asked me to asset on testing a new scrobbler he was developing. That scrobbler was Melo.
Melo is brilliant! I no longer have to worry about syncing my iPhone or iPod as soon as I get home ‘before’ I start using iTunes so the mobile plays are captured on last.fm. Melo catches any play count change and sends them off to last.fm no matter when you use any device. If a song has been played, Melo will scrobble it.
This also includes home share plays, plays on Apple TV 2.
Do yourself a favour and download this app.

MELO - The Best Last.fm Scrobbler….EVER!

It’s no secret I love last.fm, infact it’s my homepage. It’s also no secret that I love play counts and being able to build playlists based on their criteria. I also really like the concept on last.fm of being able to jump back in time and see what I was playing 6 years ago. And I can build playlists based on what I was loving in say March 2007.

I have used many scrobblers since I started using last.fm in 2005 when I first got my mac. With my most recent being iScrobbler. After sending the developer a crash report he asked me to asset on testing a new scrobbler he was developing. That scrobbler was Melo.

Melo is brilliant! I no longer have to worry about syncing my iPhone or iPod as soon as I get home ‘before’ I start using iTunes so the mobile plays are captured on last.fm. Melo catches any play count change and sends them off to last.fm no matter when you use any device. If a song has been played, Melo will scrobble it.

This also includes home share plays, plays on Apple TV 2.

Do yourself a favour and download this app.

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Cambridge DACMagic Plus
I decided today to move my first ever real Audiophile component into the office and really get some ‘all day’ use out of it instead of maybe getting the chance to sit on the bed and listen to it through the Yamaha Micro System that we use in there.
I have to say that while using it today only through my Apple iPod Hifi speaker that I really noticed the huge improvement to what I was hearing streaming music from iTunes to Airplay wired into the DAC. I wasn’t expecting to notice any different at all using the set up I have in the office but it only made me see the different between the MacBooks built in DAC vs the stand alone DACMagic Plus.
My word to describe listening to music through the DACMagic Plus is clean.

Cambridge DACMagic Plus

I decided today to move my first ever real Audiophile component into the office and really get some ‘all day’ use out of it instead of maybe getting the chance to sit on the bed and listen to it through the Yamaha Micro System that we use in there.

I have to say that while using it today only through my Apple iPod Hifi speaker that I really noticed the huge improvement to what I was hearing streaming music from iTunes to Airplay wired into the DAC. I wasn’t expecting to notice any different at all using the set up I have in the office but it only made me see the different between the MacBooks built in DAC vs the stand alone DACMagic Plus.

My word to describe listening to music through the DACMagic Plus is clean.

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I’ve had so many questions about iTunes Match and I’ve had trouble finding the exact answers I was looking for. That is until I found this article. It covers every question I had in relation to the vast amount of tracks (not in any iTunes store) and quality of tracks I store in my iTunes.

I can safely say the only thing I need is a larger local hard drive in my MacBook.

While I do recommend you read this article, using iTunes Match will not provide the advertised experience for all it’s users.

iTunes Match isn’t for audiophiles, music lovers, or anyone for that matter. iTunes Match and iCloud are Dead On Arrival just as Google Music and Amazon’s Cloud Drive were back in May 2011. Apple is a day late and a dollar short with iTunes Match and iCloud.

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Treat it like an exclusive Facebook account that you only share with your closest friends.

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Wunderlist
I love finding new apps that I can use to integrate into the business and also for personal use at the same time. I get especially excited when I see my partner start using new apps that I’ve installed for him.
We started using Wunderlist about 2 weeks ago and now Justin is using it as his ‘go to’ app for list making and prioritising.
Synced across all our devices and sharing lists between each other where need be. Also you can’t go past the gorgeous purple wallpaper for the backdrop. 

Wunderlist

I love finding new apps that I can use to integrate into the business and also for personal use at the same time. I get especially excited when I see my partner start using new apps that I’ve installed for him.

We started using Wunderlist about 2 weeks ago and now Justin is using it as his ‘go to’ app for list making and prioritising.

Synced across all our devices and sharing lists between each other where need be. Also you can’t go past the gorgeous purple wallpaper for the backdrop.