This blog has moved!

Just a quick note to say I have moved this blog onto my own website instead of wordpress.com, and it can now be found here:

www.geobarlow.com/blog

Hope you find it ok :)


Useful iCloud Documents Tip

This is a little tip about how to get iCloud documents on and off your mac without being limited to only seeing iWork documents and having to go onto iCloud.com

This is part of a new section I am starting with helpful tips and snippets that people may find useful – definitely turning this into a sort of live Evernote website!

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Mac & iOS Apps + Arachnidigital

Just a quick post (while I’m in the mood) to mark the start of development for my first iPhone and Mac App. I know it’s not exactly a big announcement, but it marks the beginning of my movement to freelance design and development as a full time occupation.

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Results of The Veg. Experiment

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It has been 14 days since my little vegetarian experiment. Some would say that’s really not long to make a decision, but based on the two reasons I am looking at it for – I think it is more than enough to see where I stand on the matter.

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The Vegetarian Experiment

Over the summer I have been looking at a lot of different aspects of my life, with a fair amount of time looking specifically at logic. Why? Well, it is a known fact among my friends that I act very much on impulse – from buying a violin that I liked the look of (I don’t play) to signing up to marketing that plunges me into great debt; I act on instinct. So, I have been trying to act more logically, think about things and address the way I live.

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The Arch of Nagasaki

Another email worth a post:

Nagasaki 1945, after the atomic bomb

Nagasaki 2011, following earthquake and tsunami

Amazing isn’t it! What is that Arch made of!? All credit to whoever these images belong to.


Best Wikipedia App for iOS

Thought I would start sharing some apps I use on a day to day basis.

Wikipedia is a great online resource that may not always be 100% accurate, everyone uses as the first call for research of any kind.

There are a fair few apps available to access wikipedia on iOS devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. There are a couple of options available, these are just the ones I have looked at (there are tons more):

Articles

This one is the best! It’s won design awards and is really simple to use. Better still, it has some neat features that make it quite intuitive and speedy as a resource. iPad and iPhone (& iPod touch) versions are available.

Wikipanion

Very similar to Articles, with some different features but I don’t think it is as good. I used to use this, there is a really good free version and is probably the best option if you don’t want to spend any money.

Wikipedia Mobile

The official wikipedia app – it’s ok but nothing to write home about.

Wikibot

Nice little app, different to the rest focussed more towards pictures. Definitely worth a look.

Wikamo

Horrible icon – but provides basic wikipedia access. Lacking in features, and hasn’t evolved much since it came onto the app store with the original iPhone.