Last Exit to Fuengirola — a short story

Last Exit to Fuengirola — a short story

It’s been a while since I came up with a short story so here’s something that may be new for most of you. Last Exit to Fuengirola is a short — seven thousand words — tale set in southern Spain. It featured in last year’s Crime Writers’...

Ulysses, an interesting, eccentric writing app for OS X

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be the first in your field. Scrivener started off as an innovative fledgling among writing apps back in 2007 and now is a piece of software used by writers, researchers and journalists around the globe. But as Keith Blount has freely...

A quick look at IA Writer Pro

There’s an update on this subject here — and I’ve now got an instant refund for this very unsatisfactory app IA Writer was a pretty pivotal app for writing on the Mac when it came out a few years ago. There’d been simple writing apps before,...

Going on a software detox diet

A comment yesterday reminded me what a software junkie I used to be. Had I tried TextExpander instead of setting up auto-correct in Word? Of course. And Typinator. And probably lots else besides. I started using computers in the Eighties, when most of them were as...

A pretty amazing discovery with the Windows RT tablet

The Microsoft Surface tablet I picked up on Amazon Ebay for £310 has a video out port and a USB port too. I happened to have a three or four quid mini HDMI cable lying around here which turns out to be the same as the video out on the thing. So… I plugged it...