Why King George would have been at the front of the queue for an Apple Watch

by squarespace@desk.pm

George V was a stickler for timekeeping. Had he been around in 2015 he would certainly have have approved of the Apple Watch because of one curious feature that has not been overly promoted. It turns out you can set the display of your new Apple watch to be early or late, depending on preference.

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Learn the top ten Mac keyboard shortcuts in ten minutes

by Mike Evans

Many new Mac users seldom use keyboard shortcuts. Even frequent actions such as cut and paste are laboriously handled from the menu bar. If you are light on shortcuts you are missing out.

While it can be daunting to see a long list of possible key codes for almost every action you could desire, it’s easy if you limit your trawl initially to, say, the top ten operations. You can learn them in minutes and and this informative article from Cult of Mac will set you up and increase your productivity no end.

Fuji Firmware Update: X-T1, zoom lens updates reminder

by Mike Evans

There wasn't much to excite me about the recent firmware upgrades for Fuji X cameras and lenses but I dutifully went ahead and installed them. The camera firmware updates are for the X-T1 and X100T while four zooms, the XF10-24, XF18-55, XF18-135 and XF55-200 get their own improvements.

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Did Apple just sell more smartwatches in six hours than the rest of the industry did in six months?

by Mike Evans

Apple Watch is sold out. Within six hours of its appearance in the on-line store at 12.04 Pacific Time this morning, delivery dates on almost all models had slipped to June. Early birds such as yours truly are in line for delivery in the first batch starting April 24. But even rich kids are now in the mIre. Delivery dates for the $10k gold Edition are entering August as I write. 

It was well known that initial stock would be limited but the rapid sellout is surprising. Could it be that Apple has just sold more smartwatches in six hours than the rest of the industry did in six months? One thing we can say for certain: Apple is already the largest smartwatch supplier in the world. 

iPhone 6 or 6 Plus: Six months on, the choice is still not clear and two journalists have second thoughts

by Mike Evans

The large-footprint iPhone 6 Plus has been a bigger success than most commentators (and, I suspect, even Apple) expected. At launch time, along with most Apple watchers, I dithered and had difficulty making up my mind whether to go for the iPhone 6 (itself bigger than the 5S) or the much bigger 6 Plus. 

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