Saturday, 31 December 2016

How I Program on the Go

One of my biggest problems when I went on holiday was that I couldn't update and fix my websites and apps with just my iPad on GitHub. I could have just used the GitHub web editor, but I often found that it didn't save my changes, and that was a huge problem if I had just made a lot of edits. However, my biggest problem was updating the website via FTP. None of the apps on the App Store helped to solve this issue. However, Textastic, Working Copy and Buddy solved my problem perfectly.

Before you read this post, you may want to check out an older post about how to use Textastic and Working Copy together.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

6 Features and Changes I Would Love to See in Evernote

Evernote is a great app to take notes anywhere you are, from your phone to your desktop. Whilst it is already packed with features, there are many features I would love to see added, and this post has the top five I would like to see.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Merry Christmas, and a Giveaway!

Just wanted to wish everyone a great Christmas! The Nerdy Student has been up and running for well over a year, and thanks to all my great readers, sponsors and everyone who made it possible!

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

My Take on the New Evernote Privacy Policy

You may have heard about the new Evernote privacy policy. To sum it up, it allows EN employees to see what your notes contain. You can read the official post here.

Evernote say they are doing this to increase their machine learning, and how EN works. Whilst I'm all for improving Evernote, I don't really like the idea of Evernote reading my notes. I've seen the explosion on the internet about how Evernote will start reading your data, but I really don't think that it will be that bad. If Evernote hires them, I trust them to manage my data.

Besides, companies such as email clients, chat services and more can see what you input, so I don't see why this is such a shock. Also, EN said on their post that you could disable it if you really want:

In reality, machines still need a human to check on them. To get there, Evernote data scientists need to do spot checks as they develop the technology. We’ll introduce this change on January 23, 2017, but you control whether or not your data is used for this purpose at any time.

I'll be sticking with EN. It's where everything I have is, and I don't think that this is such a big impact. I'm not going to lose a great product due to a small adjustment that they made.

Thanks for reading!

What do you think of the new privacy policy? Feel free to comment below!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

PCalc - An Advanced Calculator for Apple Devices

PCalc is a great calculator for your Apple devices, from your Apple TV to your Apple Watch. It's easy to get going with, but also comes packed with advanced functions. It also has a ton of themes that you can choose from, which include simple to complex, and modern and retro.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Todoist - A Powerful Task Manager

Todoist is a great task manager across all your devices, from your Windows computer to your Apple Watch. I'll be taking a look at the features of Todoist, along with what the premium tier of Todoist can offer.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Abandoned Apple Store in Kuwait

I recently found some awesome photo's of an old Apple store. Really captures what Apple used to be. You can check them out below.