Apps and SaaS Used: September 2016

With the ever changing world of software, I find it interesting to see what software other people are using and why they are using it. The landscape is frequently changing, and it is interesting to see what others are using to be productive

How many Facebook ads are on your Feed?

Whilst browsing Facebook one evening in May, I noted to my family how there seems to be so many ads on Facebook of late. My mum replied saying she never sees ads. I laughed, and said they will appear as promoted or sponsored posts, and that maybe she is just not noticing. She was adamant […]

Bulk Resize of Images using Terminal in Mac

I recently tried to bulk resize several hundred large photos in OS X Preview. This repeatedly failed (spinning wheel of death). In search of a method to resize these images, I found an easy way using Terminal. Open up your Terminal app (can open Spotlight and search terminal). cd into the desired image directory (e.g. if […]

Used & Refurbished Mobile Phone Market Size in the USA

I recently needed a quick indication of the used and refurbished mobile phone (cell phone) market size in the United States. To get a quick indication, the easy answer is to check the number and value of transactions on eBay for used and refurbished phones. This would give a very quick estimate of what is actually […]

Gmail Icons in Multiple Colours Ideal for use with Fluid App

Gmail icons in multiple colours are useful for multiple reasons, but if you use Fluid App to to create multiple independent Gmail “apps” for all your accounts, it is great to have different colours for each email by using Gmail icons. Finding high quality app icons in multiple colours took some time, but here is […]

Caffeine App Icon Replacement

Caffeine, a free app (or on the Mac App Store), allows you to prevent your Mac from going to sleep. A very handy when you are stepping away from your MacBook and don’t want to disconnect from downloads, chats, or similar. The problem is that the icon looks terrible, especially on a Retina display. Luckily, it […]