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I’ll show you how to convert HEIC images to JPG at the click of a button, all without leaving Finder.

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If like me you sometimes need to send photos and images to those poor souls who aren’t completely wedded to Apple’s ecosystem, then you might benefit from having a quick way to convert Apple’s new HEIC image format to the faithful old JPG.

Understandably Apple wants us to use its new file format which is more efficient at compressing photos without losing image quality. This is great when you have a huge photo collection and makes sending and backing up quicker. But not every person or application can open them yet.

Whilst you can convert HEIC images to JPG using Apple’s Preview and other applications, it’s a bit clunky. Luckily Apple has a handy built-in tool called Automator that we can use to add a right-click option right in Finder! …


The sky’s the limit, or so we’re told. So exactly how far can the public cloud take us?

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Introduction

To some, the benefits of using a public cloud vendor such as AWS, Google or Microsoft are self-evident, but how much of that is driven by the herd effect? Public cloud seems to be the 🌲 evergreen hotness but what are the tangible, measurable benefits? Why is it better than on-premise?

For those among us who are more conservative and certainly for the larger organisations around, there need to be solid benefits that can be weighed up against the status quo. …


It’s not all ice cream and sunshine, but the benefits are real, and they’re big.

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Introduction

This article will cover whether moving some or all of your infrastructure and applications to the public cloud is a smart move for your business, or a painful and unnecessary change for the sake of change. After all, if things work fine just now, why fix what isn’t broken?

If you’re new to cloud in general and want an overview before continuing, this article is a good starting point: Cloud What? 🤔

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Photo by Pawel Nolbert on Unsplash

What is Public Cloud?

The term ‘public cloud’ essentially refers to leasing someone else’s server and network capacity for a fee instead of owning and installing your own hardware in a data centre, or worse, building your own data centre from scratch. …

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