What will my next laptop be?

Given that Apple keeps dropping the ball and it has been a steep downward slope for the past 2 years or so I was fantasising about my future laptop. Would I buy a new Macbook should I need one? I currently have a Macbook Air with some sort of i7 CPU and 8GB of ram. It's neat, I like it. But OS X and included apps, services and policies keeps ruining it. The constant removal of features and dumbing down of apps is getting tiresome. Pretty much every service Apple offers is broken,…Read more …

Troubleshooting email issues in OSX Mail

With the ongoing flurry of confused, annoyed, frustrated and thankful people in this post. It seems the comments on there are turning into a support forum. This website is not a support forum. Call Apple if my tips are not working... However, I do have some more tricks up my sleeve of-course. Meet 'Connection Doctor' a handy tool built-in in Mail to see what's going wrong with your emails. If your mail is not working Your first step is to restart the mail client. See if it works then. If not. Go to…Read more …

Alternative for OS X Mail?

Since Apple apparently doesn't care for good software anymore I'm ready to switch to another email client. Ever since Yosemite happened my mailbox has been a crumbling mess of failure. And I'm tired rebuilding my mailboxes or having to clear out folders that didn't exist before. Nor do I want to see 200+ drafts of emails every time I open up Mail on another computer. Come to think of it, over the past year or so I've replaced pretty much every app Apple provides with something else. The few remaining ones are Mail,…Read more …

Cutting costs for the next big thing

In order to save some money I just went through my array of domains and cancelled a whole bunch of them. Saving me close to €200 euros a year on hosting and domain fees. Nuts... And some of those domains I've had for years and never used. What a waste :) Total cost for domains and hosting and related services is now below €1000 a year again... But barely. And I may even go under €900 next year. When a few more domains and hosting account will be cancelled and closed. Saving even…Read more …