Connor Turnbull
Connor Turnbull is a part-time writer covering the technology industry and part-time web designer from the United Kingdom. Connor previously wrote for AppStorm where he covered Android and Google news.
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: How and Why to Change Your Mac's Startup DiskStartupdisk
    Your Mac has the ability to boot into any form of storage connected to it, which is a huge benefit in some situations. Whether you've got a Mac hooked up over Thunderbolt and want to boot into it or have re-install/recovery media, OS X's built in tools to change your startup disk are pretty handy and straightforward. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    How to Clean Your MacBook Safely and EffectivelyMacbookcasecleanthumb200px
    My MacBook is probably the thing I use most in a day, and that might just be the case for you too. Through the excessive use of our MacBooks, the need to clean them regularly becomes more and more evident. In this article, we're going to take a look at some techniques for cleaning your MacBook both safely and properly.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Setting Up Effective Parental Controls and Restrictions in OS XParentalcontrols thumb
    OS X comes equipped with a fairly intuitive parental controls system that allows you to impose various restrictions on young users (or any, for that matter), from restricting access to only a specific set of websites to enforcing curfews to limit access at various parts of the day. You can even utilize parental controls to limit your access and stay focused to work, on hand. In this tutorial, we'll take a tour of the Parental Controls settings built into your Mac and contextualize them into a number of use cases.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Emulating Microsoft's Metro Design LanguagePreview
    Over the past few years, Microsoft has adopted its incumbent design language to a significant extent. Metro is the aesthetic basis of Windows 8; Microsoft's next operating system shipping this October. Let's take a look at what Metro is, how we can emulate some of its desirable principles and take a look at where it's being used already.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Automator 101: Building Your First WorkflowAutomatoricon
    It can be cumbersome to manually resize hundreds of photos, or perform some other repetitive task one-by-one. Fortunately, OS X comes equipped with a much more efficient way of performing common, tasks: Automator. In this tutorial, we're going to take a look at the basics of Automator and build up our own workflow.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Boot Camp: How to Run Windows on Your MacBootcampassistant1
    It's Gaming Month here at Mac.AppStorm and one of the aims of this series is to dispel the myth that Macs are not suitable for gaming. We've already concluded that that's true but only to an extent. Support from game developers isn't quite fully behind the Mac yet so opting to play some games in Windows is still a popular choice. Fortunately, your Mac comes preinstalled with Boot Camp Assistant, an application designed to help you install Windows alongside OS X on your Mac and then boot into it on command, say, to play games. It's a somewhat simple process but, nevertheless, we're going to take a documented shot at getting Windows 7 up and running alongside an installation of Mountain Lion.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Using Basecamp for Your Web Design Project ManagementPreview
    Basecamp from developers 37Signals is a web-based project management application, all centered around working as a team and collaborating on mutual projects. It's an app that I use every day, as do my colleagues here at Envato. For us, Basecamp does a fantastic job of managing all the content we produce during our planning and writing processes. However, the way in which we use it is just one of many possible contexts the app can be applied to.Read More…
  • Code
    Designing With and Running WordPress From a TabletPreview
    The market for tablets has exploded over the past two years and everyday they're being put into the hands of new users. What does that mean for you, as a WordPress developer and/or user? Well, it means more and more tablets are probably going to be visiting your site, and we've already looked in depth at the considerations you should be making for that with things like responsive design that are becoming a staple part of web design.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Build a Complete Website. On an iPad.Ipad
    Let's take a look at how (or indeed if) it's possible to design and build a website entirely on an iPad. We'll use a variety of apps to conceive, wireframe, design, code and deploy a simple HTML web page.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Cause for Panic? First Impressions of Coda 2 and Diet CodaPreview
    Panic, the long-serving Mac OS X developer, released the second generation of Coda on Thursday, along with an accompanying app for iOS; Diet Coda. We've sen a mixed response in the coding community - some feeling anti-climax, others happier than ever. I've been playing with both apps since their release, so let's take a look at them (including how they work together) and see what all the fuss is about.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Improving Image Quality on the Retina DisplayPreview
    The new iPad was released last month, and, amongst other things, it sports an incredible Retina Display with a 2048 by 1536 pixel resolution. Pretty much as soon as it was announced, focus turned to native app developers and their work to scale apps up to the higher resolution.Read More…
  • Code
    WordPress and Tablets: Optimising Now and Looking to the FutureThumbnail
    Tablets are becoming more popular as each day passes and more people are turning to them for the consumption of web-based content. Across Tuts+, we've already discussed in several articles how to design with these new tablet devices in mind. Today, we're going to revisit the topic of considered tablet design and look at it in the context of WordPress.Read More…