Tag Archive for tech

Camera Colour Profiles in Lightroom

Section of Lightroom UI showing colour presets

Do you want to use Fujifilm’s film simulations in Lightroom, but struggle creating your own colour profiles? I did until now, and have just found out something that just about everybody seems to know: those film simulations are right there, in the Profile Browser. In this very short piece I’ll show you where to look, and how you can configure Lightroom to apply a preset automatically.

Opinion on iPad Keyboards

Image showing Apple iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard

Apple have released a new iPad together with a Magic Keyboard. But does it solve a problem that doesn’t exist? I share some thoughts on a year spent with the previous model, and why the new Magic Keyboard is likely to be just as frustrating as the old Smart Keyboard.

Open-source Mapping on Garmin

Small section of OSM map

Availability of open-source map data has been eroding sales of Garmin’s proprietary maps for some time now, and in this short post I’m going to share my approach for getting several countries worth of routable maps onto my handheld device and my laptop.

Time Machine backup over VPN

I like TimeMachine for its simplicity. Like most OS-X features it’s simple to configure and just works, but if your use case is slightly more advanced than most people’s then configuration can be less straight forward. Take backing up to a NAS for example. Not all Network Attached Storage devices can be used as TimeMachine disks, and those that do offer the service only do so on the local network. Or so I thought.

Geotagging: You doing it yet?

Apple Aperture screen shot

Wouldn’t it be good if you knew exactly where each of your pictures was taken? Modern software is making this not only possible but easier each day, and in this post I’ll show you the easiest route yet.

Free Custom Ringtones

Got an iPhone? Want some free ringtones? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a selection I’m using on a daily basis, just download and drag into iTunes.