Lynda.com is a paid access site but has incredibly great content and is excellent value. I’m a member and I viewed their Swift – Essential Training course which I not only got value from but utterly enjoyed. In fact, I’ve viewed it twice.
They have other specialised Swift courses, too.
I’m still fairly and squarely blaming Gaz from the MyMac.com podcast for this purchase. I had looked at various models of Thunderbolt dock in the last year or so and none quite made me pull the trigger. I didn’t know of the OWC Thunderbolt 2 dock until Gaz mentioned it on the podcast. Well, the price and feature mix was almost perfect for me, so I pulled the trigger.
I’ve often said (if not here, then in real life) that I tend to avoid hype. Mostly that applies to movies but in some measure also to music. The more ‘screamingly popular’ a musical artist is, the less likely I am to check out their work. This is as a result of becoming seriously jaded by “mainstream” music over a lot of years. I still rarely listen to the radio and when I do I am rarely impressed by what I hear.
So imagine my surprise when I began to seriously consider checking out the music of Taylor Swift. The first catalyst was when she appeared in a performance on Australia’s X Factor show final.
Further to my post on installing fonts on iOS devices, I came across a slight problem when attempting to include the ever popular Century Gothic font in my font payload. When I located the font it was in a Font Suitcase file which the Apple Configurator didn’t want to know about. I spent some time trying to work out a way around this and eventually hit on a simple method using only an OS X command and a simple piece of free software.
While I was mucking around last night trying, again, to figure out the much talked about “per app VPN” that iOS 7 supposedly offers, I stumbled across a rather glorious discovery. You can install any TrueType or OpenType font on your iOS devices and use those fonts in iWork across iOS and OS X. Hallelujah!