Hello my friends. It is once again my pleasure and privilege to be allowed into your inboxes for another edition of the TMS newsletter.
And what a fun-packed month January has been so far! I've been out braving the cold to get some really interesting work done for some amazing and lovely customers. Wireless networks have been a particular focus for a few of you so I've been fixing routers, adding extenders to bring wi-fi to the outer reaches of houses and stopping a fair few wi-fi gizmos from losing their essential connections. I've also been doing a lot of work on media collections with lots of old home movies going onto DVD or iPads, and some particularly troublesome photo collections have had to be whipped into shape too.
At home I live what I teach and there have been some wonderful technological items entering the TMS household. My office has never been so consistently warm with the addition of a Nest learning thermostat to our house. If you've thought about getting one of these more advanced thermostats I would be more than happy to have a chat about it, I love mine! The other thing which I'm loving (and sometimes hating) is my new Withings Smart Body Analyser, now I not only know that I'm overweight but also exactly how much of me is made up of fat (hence the love/hate relationship). The more I stand on this thing the more I can see how my day to day activities effect my health, and it's giving me the desire to make some changes to how I eat and exercise, but that's a story for another day! The influx of these wonderful products gave me an idea for a new page on the TMS website where I list some of my favourite technology products. Click here
to take a look through some of the items I love, use, or consider essentials. And if you have any suggestions for items that others might like to hear about, just drop me a line.
Excitement is growing with each passing day as we get closer to the release of the Apple Watch (well I'm excited anyway). The rumours are saying that we can expect a Spring release so there's a little while still to go, but if you feel like having your appetite whetted a little there's a very
complete run down of everything we know about these devices on the Mac Rumors web site. Click here
to visit if you're as excited as I am. I also wrote a short piece about the Apple watch and I include a link further down the email on the left side.
I have a quick word of warning to anybody who might be looking for TMS sessions at the end of February. I will be visiting some family in Sweden between the 21st of February and the 2nd of March so will be unavailable. Bookings can still be made from the TMS bookings page
while I'm away, click here
to check availability and book. And remember, my quick tips videos are always available if you need a Mac learning fix, just click the YouTube link below on the right side.