Deciding on iMac Retina 5K

On January 13th, 2016, nine years to the day after my first iMac, I purchased a 27″ Retina 5K iMac with 3.3 GHz Core i5. I’d been eyeing up a 27″ iMac to replace the MacBook Pro for a while and when the Retina model first appeared, I moved from eyeing to lusting after. When the time finally came, it was merely a choice of the precise model.

More musical review

I’ve just had the privilege of another guest post on Subjective Sounds again today. Moving in a completely different direction from Rendez-vous, have a read about Art of Noise’s debut album, Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise?


Music was a significant topic on the old Jaded Kiwi site and as the blog content here is pretty light at the moment, I thought I’d include a quick pointer to my guest post over on Subjective Sounds.

The world of Apple

For a long time I have been frustrated at Apple tech reporting in its sometimes-US-centric view of the world of Apple. It’s not a universal problem and even where it does happen, it’s not all the time, but it does creep in often and when it does I can’t help but notice it.

Except on a few occasions I don’t feel like “telling anyone off” about it, but I do like to remind everyone that it’s a big old world out there and in the last day or so I’ve been collating some figures that can illustrate what I’m talking about.

The other side of the Mac App Store

I’ve recently heard a bit of commentary about the state of the Mac App Store, prompted in the most part by a high profile announcement of “yet another” high profile app that is departing the store. The commentary mostly revolves around how the Mac App Store is falling behind the iOS counterpart, how the restrictions imposed limit functionality and inevitably the lack of upgrade pricing. I’d like to offer another side to this doom and gloom.

In your face

A while ago I decided to buy into the OmniFocus task manager from the Omni Group. I even wrote and recorded a review for the NosillaCast shortly after I got started with it. I’m happy to say I’m still using it regularly, but until recently there was something missing. Capturing tasks was simple, but what about getting those things done?