Building The Perfect Beast

Reading, Writing, Wanderlust, and Commentary

Archive for the ‘Macworld’ tag

How to Use a VPN to Keep Your Network Data Safe

leave a comment

Incoming data, outgoing data, how about a a tunnel to keep your data safe? VPNs encapsulate your data from point-to-point securing the connection from your computer to your office. See my Working Mac article on how to keep your data safe with a VPN.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 8th, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Working Mac: Checking your Mac for viruses — wait, what?

leave a comment

In the latest edition of Working Mac I take a look at how your Mac handles viruses and malware and how you can avoid being an asymptomatic carrier of Windows viruses.

Working Mac: Checking your Mac for viruses — wait, what? | via Macworld

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 27th, 2015 at 10:53 am

The power of Pomodoro

leave a comment

Starting this week I will be taking over the weekly reigns of Working Mac at Macworld.com. This week I take a look at the Pomodoro Technique, something I use when my focus is at a minimum. Kicking off a timer will often help me get back on task.

Working Mac: The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task) | Macworld

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 6th, 2015 at 9:12 am

Briefly Review

leave a comment

Next up for me in Macworld’s Mac Gems fest, Briefly, a tool that helps you combine hundreds of sequential photos into a single stop-action video. While iPhoto offers the same capabilities, Briefly makes quick work of what might otherwise be a tedious project.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 17th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

iBank 5 Review

leave a comment

My review of iBank 5 is now up at Macworld.com.

I don’t use anything like this to manage my finances anymore, but if I did, iBank 5 would be the ticket. Great application.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 20th, 2014 at 11:10 am

VIPOrbit Review

leave a comment

My review of VIPOrbit is up at Macworld.com.

Great little app created in part by one of the original developers of ACT!. While it’s definitely a first gen product, meaning I saw a few glitches here and there, overall it’s a fantastic app that, as it grows, should become an amazing tool for managing your relationships. I highly recommend it.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 17th, 2014 at 10:06 am

QuickBooks for Mac 2014 Review

leave a comment

My review of QuickBooks 2014 for Mac is now up at Macworld.com.

This, sadly, is still the same-old same-old from Intuit. It’s not a bad product, it just doesn’t add anything of super-duper value to the product.

And nope… no file level compatibility with the Windows product… Although it is a little better at getting your accountant’s changes updated to your live data without having to send the entire data file back and forth between you and your accountant.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 2nd, 2014 at 1:51 pm