31
May
2011

Google Cloud Print

Another feature that jumped out is Google has Cloud Print: 1. Cloud print is something that looks like runs on your Mac, PC or Linux machine 2. You can then print from gmail.com on your iPhone for instance by clicking on the a strange option button in the center mid of the screen. Very convenient […]

31
May
2011

HDMI Extender, Pronto Batteries

Well, despite all the things going on, the little things in life continue to break and need repair, so here’s a list: HDMI Balun or Extender. We have a Tivo in the basement because there isn’t a cable near the TV. Got an HDMI extender, but it keeps blanking and having problems. In reading the […]

25
May
2011

Backup iPhoto Library

I normally keep my photos on a separate Drobo so that it can withstand two hardware failures. I also back this up online with Crashplan so I have an offsite backup. Finally, I periodically take an image and put it on an old Time Capsule as well. So theoretically, I have three backups of the […]

23
May
2011

99 cents for a whole album and 20GB of storage for a year

Amazon is out doing incredible promotions again. Nice to see the next wave of Internet hype is hitting. In this case, if you act now, you get: Lady Gaga’s new 14 track album in content unprotect MP3s for just $.99 You get 20GB of Amazon cloud storage for a year (normally $20/year)

22
May
2011

Time Machine must create a new backup for you

Got one of these scary messages about having to recreate everything and here is what I learned is that it appears only with Snow Leopard and what happens is that the backup is marked as bad and you get a choice, lose all your backups or else no more future backups 🙁 As Apple says […]

19
May
2011

Canon Macro lenses

While you could buy a dedicated macro lenses there are so many options with Canon, so there is a good Photos of the Year review which explains the many different options from extension tubes, teleconverters and diopter thingies. Simply put, he recommends getting a 1.4x teleconverter which takes your 70-200 F/2.8 to a 300mm lense that […]

19
May
2011

Verizon iPhone 5 is a world phone

Macrumors reports that we will have a real choice with Iphone 5 ships. Might be really nice to have Verizon phones to try compared with the all AT&T phone we have   While Verizon has sold fewer iPhones than some analysts expected, Shammo said he was happy with sales of the “six-month-old phone” that only […]

16
May
2011

Playstation Network back up and AT&T free stuff

And Sony is working hard to get users back: They are trying to give users free PS3 titles, Of the 5 PS3 titles available for download, users can select two: Dead Nation ($14.99) inFAMOUS ($23.44) LittleBigPlanet ($17.98) Super Stardust HD ($9.99) Wipeout HD + Fury ($19.99) Among those games, both inFamous and Wipeout HD provide the most value, otherwise costing over $40 combined. Finally at […]

16
May
2011

HDMI over CAT5 and IP

Well this is interesting. Since HDMI is actually digital, folks have been building transceivers that take say the HDMI from a Tivo and its IR and hauling it over CAT5 or CAT6 to a device far away.  The system we use is quite flaky with audio and video and seems to lose synchronization so you […]

16
May
2011

Android phones

Well, it seems like I need to get one just so I can keep up with the world and innovation there. The main problem is that everything points to waiting until this fall with Ice Cream Sandwich coming out. But with this fragmented platform, it is so hard to know which one to buy which […]

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