The latest blogs from the UK women in technology blogger.

Whatever happened to WordStar?

Whatever happened to WordStar?

                    Going through some old box files this afternoon I've just found my copy of the WordStar Reference Card from the 1980's.  I've scanned it as a keepsake now and you can find the PDF below.  It's...

How to watch Channel 4 on Demand (4OD) on Apple TV

How to watch Channel 4 on Demand (4OD) on Apple TV

Update: November 28th 2021: Please note, it is no longer possible to Airplay from an iOS device to an Apple TV as the C4 App has been updated to disable this feature.... that said, it isn't necessary now as there is a native Apple TV C4 App which you can install from...

Do you have any IT Questions?

I'm looking for some good IT Questions covering Windows, Mac, Wordpress, iPhone, Website Development, project management, telecoms etc that I can research and write up as interesting posts on this blog.  If you've got any good questions that you've not really been...

Minutes Template UK?

One of my most popular blogs last year was my UK Minutes Template.  At the time I just wrote about a Minutes Template that I've used a lot over the years but I've got lots more examples that may be more appropriate to different styles of meeting.  Over the coming...

Would you like a working Tricorder?

Would you like a working Tricorder?

I love this new xPrize competition to create a real life working Tricorder as inspire by Star Trek.  In many ways of course the iWatch and similar devices are already starting to evolve almost beyond the Star Trek Tricorder, after all in Star Trek these devices were...

Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet and templates

Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet Infographic I spotted this really useful Social Media Image Sizes infographic earlier on twitter. It has all the image dimensions and file size restrictions for all the major social media platforms. I thought I'd post it to...

Our blog now has a Twitter Account.

Our blog now has a Twitter Account.

I've been using Twitter client sites for years now but never got around to setting it up for my own IT blog.  This evening I have finally created a Twitter Account to go with this blog. If you follow ITMAN101 on Twitter I'll let you know...

Watching ITV on Apple TV with the ITV App.

Watching ITV on Apple TV with the ITV App.

How to watch ITV on your Apple TV Update: April 2021 I thought I'd post a quick update to show what Apple TV looks like in the UK and in particular what the ITV Hub app looks like. To watch ITV on your Apple TV you need to go into the App Store. This is the big blue...

What’s your child up to online?

What’s your child up to online?

I get hundreds of press releases and most don't register with me but one this week from  AVG Technologies did catch my eye. It was all about Internet security for toddlers and young children especially where they are using connected toys and services.  ...

Raspberry Pi Weather Station Kit: What a brilliant idea

Long long ago when I was at school I was lucky enough to have a BBC Micro model B (and yes then a Master 128 and a 512), those were all great machines to learn on. I always wanted to use them for monitoring the weather and log the results to floppy disk back then. The...

How to get Eclipse working on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

If you want to get Eclipse up and running on OS X Yosemite without having to install the legacy Java SE6 environment then this article talks you through a simple solution to get this working on Java 8.

ITIL Foundation Primer Part 2: Service Composition

Definitions: Service Assets: Resources & CapabilitiesResource: IT equipment / infrastructure, people, money or anything else that helps to deliver the service. Resources are assets of the organisation.Capability: The ability of a service organisation, person,...

ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) Service Management Notes – Part 1

ITIL Service Management defines a number of terms, this primer is a quick reference guide.  You should find this useful when revising for your ITIL Foundation Exam. Outcome: The output from executing a process that delivers a SERVICE Service: A way of delivering value...

Sir Clive Sinclair is back with a new Spectrum

Nice to see Sir Clive Sinclair is back with a new ZX Spectrum after all these year. See the launch details of the Vega at https://t.co/K3V4mATrDY I know several people who were schoolboys when the first ZX Spectrum was launched who would love in of these for...

When will the iPhone 6 come out?

Friends and colleagues who know I follow Apple developments closely often ask me "When will the iPhone 6 come out?". I thought I'd create a quick summary blog to answer this question as best we can without absolute confirmation from Apple. To answer this question it...

What PC should I buy for my parents 2014?

This is a question I get asked by someone every few months so I thought I'd write a quick blog post about it. When you buy or recommend a PC/Laptop/Tablet etc to someone you should know that you are going to become their personal IT Helpdesk 24 x 7. If you've ever...

Apple iCloud KeyChain Web Developers Best Practice Guide

Apple's password manager (iCloud KeyChain for Safari) may not be the best password manager but that's completely irrelevant because by now it's already the most popular, most widely adopted password manager in the World. It's therefore important that you make sure...

Web page forms and date field best practice

I was prompted to write a quick blog post about entering dates on web forms after a painful experience on an insurance quote site at the weekend.  I needed to retrieve my quote by had to enter the reference number, my postcode and my date of birth.  I just couldn't...

Does Audi support Apple CarPlay?

Does Audi support Apple CarPlay?

This blog talks about Audi’s support for Apple CarPlay integration which allows you to control your iPhone from the cars dashboard.

Strategies for managing risk out of your projects

One of the roles of the Project Manager is to identify risks to the project and create a Risk Register.  Once the risks have been identified their responsibility is then to work on strategies for managing those risks downwards or out of their project.  Below I present...

When will iTunes Radio launch in the UK?

I get asked when iTunes Radio will launch in the UK a lot. Our best guess at the moment is that the iTunes streaming radio station service will launch in the UK in February or March 2014. Technically if you open a US iTunes Account you can already use iTunes Radio...

10 Things to consider when writing your IT Strategy

You need to have a strategy for your companies IT.  Your directors, investors and auditors will expect to see your strategy paper. If you are responsible for your companies IT you need to make sure you've got this in place and that you are keeping it up to date....

A template for meeting minutes & agenda for recurring meetings

Traditional Minutes - Who, What and When IT professionals often have to run meetings and this will involve issuing an agenda and recording actions that have been agreed in a set of minutes.  For one of meetings the agenda and the minutes will usually be separate...