Song Lyrics on an iphone

I have used LyricPad for many years and it worked really well for me, and I thoroughly recommend it to android users.  But I switched to an iphone and it doesn’t work on that. I can still use it on my old Moto G5, or Samsung tablet but they are old and battery life is … Read more

Managing photos on a Macbook

Storage I am very used to managing my photos on a Windows computer using my old Photoshop CS2. I’ve been using it for over 15 years.  I used to use actions in Photoshop to batch edit hundred of photos at a time when I did wedding and nursery shoots. But CS2 doesn’t work on my … Read more

Music on Apples

When I got the iphone I thought I’d try out Apple Music.  It seemed OK, and it’s free for three months. Then it’s £9.99 a month. (Let’s say £10. I will round up everything by 1p to show the sensible price.) That is £120 per year. Now I have quite a selection of CDs available … Read more

Back ups

The objective is to have at least two copies of everything on different machines. Everything except Photos and Websites. I write stuff on my MacBook air. It is stored in a folder called Documents. This is the Apple standard folder that is linked to Icloud Drive. So anything in this folder is backed up in … Read more


Gas prices are rocketing. A lot of our electricity is supplied by gas turbines so we will see electricity prices surging soon. At the same time we have lost some capability to import electricity from Europe due to a fire. Fuel has been short at the pumps, for which the government are blaming a lack … Read more


Quite a few years ago I put a wordpress site together.  It took a lot of effort and I could not get it to look the way I wanted it.  Then updates to WordPress and the plugins I used kept breaking the site and I finally went back to an html site.  I have been … Read more

Changing to a Macbook

After years of Windows (from Windows 3.1 through to 10) I have finally bought a Macbook.  Why?  My Lenovo was starting to have battery problems – only lasting a 2-3 hours. My Samsung never lasted long on battery and it’s really too big for a laptop.  I use a lap top on my lap! Both … Read more

Videos – Videopad

Video Pad While browsing the web I found Video Pad. It seemed like a good alternative to Movie Maker and works in a similar way. There is a free version which I have, a home version and a masters version. The latter are paid for, but they come with a free trial. It is unclear … Read more

Videos – Youtube

YouTube This is the almost universal way of showing videos on line so I decided to go with it. Uploading The videos will need to be loaded up to Youtube. I measured the broadband speeds. Broadband speeds with O2 hotspot. Broadband speeds with home internet To my surprise, using my phone gave an upload speed … Read more

Videos – Hard and Software

Hardware According to many websites I need a PC with a 8 core processor.  Which means a PC made in the last 3 years.  It makes one wonder how they edited videos 10 or 20 years ago.  Of course it is bullshit.  My 10 year old Samsung RV511 with an i3 processor running windows 7 … Read more