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Mac Email App Showdown

I first started experimenting with Mailbox a few years ago but sadly it was bought out by Dropbox and promptly discontinued ūüė≤¬†I went back to¬†the native mail app and while it’s come a long way, there are features I just can’t live without anymore. After spending six months jumping between a dozen different apps I have found some amazing tools¬†and eventually decided¬†the best Mac mail app around.

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iCloud Clipboard Manager Showdown

I’ve been a long time user of¬†Flycut for Mac, it’s a brilliant clipboard manager but doesn’t sync with iOS. So I decided to try out all the clipboard management apps I could find, a¬†day of testing later and the result…¬†was somewhat unclear! It depends on what you need it for so here are the top three apps I tested and the type of user¬†they suit best…

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The Best Kids Apps of the Year

Our kids love to play on mum and dad’s iPhones, our girls started before they were one year old. ¬†Within moderation I’m quite happy for them to play games at this age, it’s a lot more stimulating than just watching TV. ¬†Apple recognises this growing market too and their new¬†kids app store¬†has made it easy to access a lot of children’s apps, but it can still be very hard to know which ones are brilliant and which are a waste of money.

Our daughters (now 3 and 6 years old) have been working hard on a three year research project: finding the best kids apps for the iPhone and iPad! ¬†They’ve been playing testing lots of games apps, we’ve made sure they’re wholesome and spam-free, and now we’re ready to share the scores thesis with you. ¬†So here are the top 10 best kids apps, ranked by the time our kids spend on them over the last three years.

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TVNZ and TV3 On Demand on Apple TV

My wife watches more on-demand shows than broadcast tv but she has to watch it on her 13″ MacBook rather than the 30″ tv on the wall. Being the wonderful husband I am, I set about on a little geek DIY mission to get TVNZ and TV3 on demand playing through our Apple TV.

It was a lot harder than I thought and quite a few people asked how I pulled it off, so here’s the lowdown, if you give this a try yourself, please leave a comment about how you got on :)

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