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David Allen Wizardgold
Works at Camping Vall d'Or
Attended Arthur Terry School
Lived in Santa Cristina d'Aro
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Just wished my mum a happy birthday. Was able to do it using FaceTime and it's like living in the future be able to use a video phone. The old girl is 78 today and enjoying technology with her iPhone and iPad and that's why we call her TechnoGran. I also gave her a demonstration of the echo dot. I had to buy it from the UK using my mum's address because it's not available yet here in Spain.

I'm really pleased with the Amazon echo Dot, it's an amazing piece of kit. I actually enjoy using it more than using Siri. The fact that it's always listing and I don't have to press any buttons is a big plus. With Siri I have to get the phone out or I have to lift my arm up in order to talk to the watch. Alexa is able to do just as much if not more than Siri does.
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Blue Grotto in Malta.
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Owl see you later...
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Today I have to decide where I'm going to put the three extra Philips Hue light bulbs. A little bit more home automation!
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I put one Hue bulb at the front door. It comes on when the garage door opens and switches off when the garage door closes.
The two other bulbs are in the kitchen and will switch on when the motion detector sense movement and will turn off two minutes later, if there is no movement in the kitchen.
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The Renoir Paintings I'm going to see are from a couple of Galleries in Paris. I'm hoping there are a good selection of paintings in there. 
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PowerPhotos is a handy tool to organise your photos.
Goodbye Aperture – Hello Apple Photos The best thing for me about Aperture, is the facility to use the plug-ins from various other third-party applications. Third-party plug-ins from HDR application Photomatix, Intensify Pro, Tonality, Topaz Impression and Noiseless, to mention just a few. It is useful to have all your photos in one place. When you process photos in a different application via a plug-in, the image goes away and Read More ...
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Pleased to see the macOS 10.12.2 is ready to download and install. I've alread updated the Phone and the iPads. Just the Macs and my wife's iPhone to be completely updated. Always best to update seeing as there is such a lot of malwhere out there and besides we get new emojis....
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I see Apple Pay is now in Spain. Not with my bank - La Caixa, yet. Looking forward to seeing it in action.
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It is bank Santander with its first appeareance in Spain.
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Some artistic licence may have been taken – As you do! In any case, I think my picture captures the feeling of being upon that windy hill in Ireland last week.
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Ireland is sinking! 
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I initially just got the Elgato Eve switch and Power for the home automation capabilities. I've been delighted to find out I can also track the power usage of the appliances I have connected.

I already have the Elgato Eve door and window switches and a motion detector. At a later stage I think I will add the weather sensor and an indoor sensor. Once you get started with automating the home and adding home security features it gets addictive. I've also added two cameras which will be superseded by HomeKit cameras as soon as HomeKit cameras are available.
Using the Eve Energy Switch as part of my overall HomeKit automation system in the house. Extra advantage in seeing the usage of power used by appliances.
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The movie 🎥 with Argue The Last Stand in it we watched this evening was as daft as can be. Mostly entertaining even if it was a bit formulaic.
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Using Resize Sense to get images the right size to place into Kindle books. Working with Scrivener and Dragon Dictate as well as using Ulysses.
The latest book I put out onto the iTunes bookstore “The iPad Artist” I neglected to put into the Amazon bookstore. Yesterday I began the process of getting it ready rectify this. To do this I needed to open up the book in iBooks Author and start putting it piece by piece into Scrivener. It would be nice if I could just have a simple export out of iBooks Author, Read More ...
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David Allen Wizardgold is a writer of books, visual artist, Mac guy, iPhone and iPad person, Mac20Q podcaster, video tutorial maker, photo guy and all round scallywag
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Three Excellent sons and a grandson - I am a creative person - I am a free thinking atheist. Je suis Paris!
Education
  • Arthur Terry School
    1970 - 1975
  • University of Leeds
    Fine Art, 1980 - 1983
  • University of Birmingham
    Post Grad Certificate of Education, 1984 - 1985
    Learn to be an art teacher
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Writer Photographer Video guy and Mac Tech Head. Blogging to make money
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Video, audio, photography, artistic endeavour, computer nerdery,
Employment
  • Camping Vall d'Or
    Receptionist, 2008 - present
    Booking people in during the summer
  • Wizard Signs
    Owner, 1990 - 2002
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Santa Cristina d'Aro - Sutton Coldfield - Virginia, Co. Cavan Ireland - Banbury, England - Leeds, England - Coleshill, England
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One week with the iPad Pro
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I’ve been trying to do much more with iPad Pro this week because it is new and I’d like to use it as a main computer. The only thing is, is

Linking Scrivener Mac to Scrivener for iPad
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I used to think that there would not be a Scrivener for iPad, but I think that with some of the changes in OSX Lion, the developer of Scrive

Initial Thoughts on iPad Pro
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"The iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing." - Tim Cook The above statement by Apple's CEO is -

Delving into the world of betas on iOS.
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Joys of iOS 9 on iPad I was quite keen to have a look at the new beta of IOS 9 to see how it would work out on my iPad. I was particularly l

Instagram and Mextures
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Fishy Lishy Metalishy A photo posted by David Allen (@wizardgold) on Jul 5, 2015 at 5:39am PDT Layers I've been looking at what can be done

Super Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone or Apple Watch
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Got some new earphones. Bluetooth version and I'm quite impressed. Got them for a great price too. £13 or so.. That £13 works out as around

Playing games with the iPad mini
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iPad mini specs are great for playing games when you are using the best tablet for entertainment. Don't forget that the ipad mini is super f

Using The application Ink Artist for iPad
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Using the app Ink Artist on iPad is great for drawing, especially line drawings on iOS.

First Apple watch in Spain
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Possibly the first Apple watch in Spain · Get some Great Apple Watch Tips in an eBook. IMG 1542. There is the possibility that other people

David’s Mom and the Apple Watch Unboxing | Mac20Q
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It's great to have a mom that can help you out. I had resigned myself at the beginning of this week that my order for the Apple watch was go

Best Adobe Illustrator alternative for Mac – Affinity Designer | Mac20Q
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I moved to the Mac from Windows about eight or nine years ago now. Due to my background in art and design and having a business as a signwri

Scrivener The best Software for Writers | Mac20Q
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Getting started with Scrivener. On Mac 20 questions the website many times I have talked about how I love to use Scrivener. In the Mac 20 Qu

Hiding away in Scrivener | Mac20Q
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That is just about all I have time for at the moment. Hiding in Scrivener writing as much as I can writing the books I am publishing on Amaz

Game of Threes and Finding Aeroplanes
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The Game Of Threes. Threes game. I don't often get drawn into playing games on my iOS devices, as I prefer to make use of them for creating

Mac20Q Podcast 119 Featuring Bob Middleton | Mac20Q
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Two old geezers talking tech. Well that was the way that Bob from Japan described it and I had to say “Hang on a minute mate, less of the ol

Mac20Q Podcast 122 – Encryption apps | Mac20Q
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If you have followed some of the Wizardgold video tutorials on Youtube you will see that I'm interested in encryption. I have video tutorial

Trying out BoxCryptor on my Computers
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Encrypting your files for Cloud storage Whether this would be useful to you really depends upon whether you trust the cloud storage service

Mac 20 Questions Podcast 117 starting the day in bed with Siri | Mac20Q
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A day in the life of a Mac user. Starting with Siri in the bed in the morning

Je Suis Charlie – Stand up for free speech
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I support Charlie Hebdo and free speech. Charlie hebdo. Religion Stinks. Muslims that are humans should distance themselves from Islam as it

Mac20Q podcast 115 featuring Bob de Grande | Mac20Q
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Podcaster Bob de Grande. ITunes Podcasts The Dexter Cast by Bob Rachael Thena and Janis. I last talked to Bob de Grande five years ago on th

This is the sports store to buy all of your stuff. Good prices and you'll find just about everything you need in there.
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This is the place to go if you want to get something from the Apple Store.
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Using the Cafe was a good experience. It's possible to get a proper English tea. with a teapot and a proper cup. As usual in Spain you need to ask for that bit of milk for the tea.
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The best vegetarian restaurant in Girona. They couple of times I've been disappointed with the amount of food I got but on the last occasion I came out feeling full enough. The surroundings are good and the food is tasty.
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I work at the campsite.
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