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Passkeys: Unlocking a password-less future

It’s official – passwords will soon be dead. They are being replaced by “passkeys“, designed to reshape how we will access all of our accounts, web sites and data in the very near future. Leading this change are tech giants like Google (who recently announced that they were making passkeys the default) and Apple (who […]

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Weather Strip is a better weather app designed for data nerds like me

In our fast-paced digital landscape, our attention hops relentlessly between screens—mobiles, tablets, smartwatches, and more. This fragmentation of focus underlines the significance of intuitive, compelling app design. But the world of app design is evolving, moving beyond just user-friendliness. It’s increasingly about seamlessly integrating heaps of information into our daily routine, ensuring technology complements rather […]

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chatGPT as tutor and Google-killer

Like so many others, I have been blown away by the capability of chatGPT since its release in late November.  There has been a lot of focus on content creation – articles, poetry, lyrics, stories, etc – but one of its most powerful features is the ability to drill down into its “understanding” of a […]

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Will social media have its email moment?

Email is ubiquitous.  If I want access to email, I can simply sign up to an email provider like Gmail, Outlook, iCloud or hundreds of other email service providers.  I can also set up my own email server.  I can use a service provider’s email domain (e.g. or buy a custom domain.  And because […]

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Your own private Facebook

Social media platforms like Facebook are great places to share information with your friends and family. But sometimes, people over-share. They document every cup of coffee, every baby photo, every holiday snap and every opinion or mishap. Some of these posts are interesting to the rest of us, but sometimes they are simply a form […]

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Get more out of Twitter

It is so easy to become overwhelmed by Twitter.  Once you start following more than a 100 people the timeline can quickly become a fast flowing “fire hose” of information.  Once you start following more than 500 you could spend all day trying to keep up to date and informed.  I think a lot of […]

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My favourite methods for music discovery

I don’t listen to the radio.  I dislike radio advertising for both the interruption, volume increases, and the overall quality.  I also don’t like DJ’s generally – with the possible exception of morning radio shows.  I just want to listen to the music – perhaps with some news every now and then. I listen to my own […]

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