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Corsair Void Surround Review

Super fast review here, I got myself a pair of Corsair Void Surround headphones from work to try out and figured I’d post my findings here.

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Synergy vs ShareMouse

Synergy vs ShareMouse

After doing a mini review of Synergy in one of my earlier articles, I was contacted by Bartels Media who make a competing product called ShareMouse. They gave me a free copy so I figured I’d give it a good shot and compare the two.
Please note, even though I was given a free copy of their software (nothing extra), I’ll still be as honest as I can!

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Managing Storage on your Mac

Managing Storage on your Mac

When your computer starts to run out of space, it will come up with error messages saying “Your Startup Disk is almost full”. Once it completely runs out of space, you won’t be able to save any documents and it will start to behave weirdly (programs crashing etc).

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General Touch Bar Tips

General Touch Bar Tips

The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro lets you do a whole bunch of functions within apps that support it. I’ve put together a few tips for ways you can utilise this and extend what you can do with it!

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IFTTT Triggers with a MacBook Touch Bar

IFTTT Triggers with a MacBook Touch Bar

IFTTT lets you create applets that let you control things like web services with custom triggers (eg. Create a To Do Item if you receive an email).  I’ve been using it to control the lighting in my house based on triggers I’ve put on my Touch Bar.
This guide goes through setting up IFTTT with my Xiaomi Yee Lights and then adding triggers for them on my MacBook’s Touch Bar.

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Identifying Phishing Emails

Identifying Phishing Emails

A Phishing email is an email that’s designed to trick you into handing over information such as bank or login details so they can either send out spam to other people (using your email), identity theft or stealing money from you.
They’re designed to look as close as they can to an official email, so here’s a few tricks on how to work out if they’re actually legitimate emails or not.
This guide is written assuming you’re using Mail.app on a Mac, but it the process is very similar in any other email program.

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AirPods Power In TouchBar

AirPods Power In TouchBar

Here’s a fun little project I did to put the AirPods battery level on my MacBook’s Touch Bar. Heads up: This is a not a guide for beginners!
First part is a quick how to, then I’ll go into detail about how each part works.
Bonus points: I had to work out how to get a lot of bluetooth information via the command line, so there’s some nice shell scripts for it too!
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