Well, it's been 4 years since I updated the look and feel of the site, so it was long overdue for a refresh. The last time the site relaunched, it was running Joomla 1.7 and now Joomla is up to version 3.4 at the time of publishing this article. Joomla really is continuing to evolve superbly.
iOS 7 is a radical overhaul of the performance, look and feel, and way that you interact with your iOS device. It moves away significantly from previous versions of the iOS, bringing with it differing ways to interact with your iOS device. The UI/UX changes are severe in many cases. Apple has moved away from the approach of small incremental changes to iOS with each update, with a significant change that is not to everyone's liking.
I confess I haven't really got used to iOS 7 yet, but I'm sure that I will. I'm not saying whether I like it or not in this article...but instead, focus on some iOS peeves that have me frustrated or just simply surprised by what I consider (in some instances) bugs. Here goes...
Please note this is not a review and is not intended as a guide in any way shape or form...it's just some random notes on things I discovered whilst getting ready to install Mountain Lion and on starting to use it.
Saturday August 6
Last night, after reading two superb reviews of Orcon Genius (here and here) I signed up for Orcon's new offering (target date for switch over is August 16 according to the response I received from Orcon's system). I have been an Orcon broadband user for a number of years. Originally, it was when Orcon advertised on my NZMac.com website, but after selling the site I not only stayed with Orcon but changed plans - moving my phone to Orcon, increasing my broadband speed and data cap. Why I hadn't done those 3 things sooner I'm still not sure.
Mac OS X Mavericks wasn't a great experience for me. Understandably perhaps, my April 2008 iMac seemed to struggle with the OS. The update to Mac OS X Yosemite doesn't really improve upon the experience, but now the spinning beachball or interface delays seem to be the norm for me.
OK, a 6-year-old iMac with no additional memory added is (possibly) likely to struggle...and I had been contemplating getting a new iMac (which I will be doing with the Retina iMac announced), but I never expected to be sitting at my iMac waiting for what I consider to be basic interface changes to happen.
After a 2 year hiatus from writing a review of Mac software (due to being under a "non-compete" with the sale of my Mac and iPhone websites) I was keen to get stuck in to try CleanMyMac 2.0 from MacPaw. I'm generally not a fan of commercial applications designed to check the state of my Mac and I am certainly not a fan of some companies that saturate the web with advertising trying to get us to buy these types of applications. But MacPaw isn't the guilty party in this instance and the software looked impressive when I first spotted the announcement.
Saturday October 1
I realised yesterday that it is almost two months since I started using the Orcon Genius. The fact that I have written little about it in that time, and that I haven't really noticed I've been living with the system, speaks volumes I think. I've been with Orcon for some time, but I don't know if it is the fact I have a new router more or less set up for me by Orcon, or whether that I simply have a new hardware item in the house (although my previous router was great), but I have been very impressed.
After almost a week of using Lion I confess I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. I'm wishing I had stuck with Snow Leopard in many ways and am in fact turning many options back to act more like they did on Snow Leopard. These are just some random (actually very random) notes from things I discovered.