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Denise Olson

It’s a drippy, gray day here at the Creek . . . the perfect day to get acquainted with iOS 9. Already I’m in love with the split screen view although I don’t yet understand why only a few of the apps appear as display options. Fortunately, those few include 1Password and Documents. Where’s Evernote? Do we have to wait for those apps to update before they’ll show up?

Another interesting goodie is the iCloud Drive app – and the recent reduction in pricing for iCloud storage. One very cool thing is that you can now attach files from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box and Documents into emails you create in the Mail app on iOS devices. Just tap the paperclip icon you’ll find on the toolbar at the top of the on-screen keyboard. Speaking of Documents . . . you can create folders in iCloud Drive and copy/move files to and from those folders. Very nice!

I took a quick look at the updates to Apple’s Notes app. It won’t work on the Mac until the new OS is released later this month and what I’ve seen so far is nice but still very basic. It’s no competition for Evernote, OneNote and other existing notes management apps.

Flipboard doesn’t have to worry about Apple News either. Apple News only gives you access to news sources that have signed up and been approved by Apple. The display doesn’t make the best of the original content the way Flipboard does.

More later . . .


If you own a wireless hard drive made by Seagate, you need to download and install the latest update ASAP. There is a vulnerability in several Seagate models that could give unauthorized users complete access to the drive. Engadget has the details.

Today’s Tech – August 29 has just introduced the Action Bar. It appears at the bottom right corner of the screen for all sites. It provides a number of functions depending on who is visiting the site and which page they are on. When you visit a site you aren’t following, it will just display a Follow button.…

Today’s Tech – Aug 27

Scanner Pro [iOS – $2.99] now includes a manual scanning mode to make edge adjustments after scanning. You can also upload your scanned documents as JPEG files or as multi-page PDFs. Pocket just announced a new feature called Recommendations.  Tap the Reocmmendations tab and you’ll find a personalized selection of recommended content based on the things…

Deja Vu?

Racing the Storm

This weekend we kick off St. Augustine’s 450th celebration. In 1565 a group of 800 Spanish soldiers and settlers arrived here to colonize La Florida and protect the gold fleet from the French who had established a colony just a few miles north on the St. Johns River. We are also keeping an eye on…

Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.

The best treasures are yet to be found.
Mel Fisher

I don’t have to look up my family tree because I know that I’m the sap.
Fred Allen

OS X flaw leaves Macs vulnerable to attacks, no password required

The issue is around a hidden document — Sudoers — which is effectively a list of permissions as to which pieces of software are allowed to mess around with your computer. Unfortunately, a change to how Yosemite stores the list means that it’s now possible to add malware to the register. As such, if you…