Archive for the ‘Computer’ Category

You know what that lady above has in her hands?  That’s 64GB of speedy SATA interfaced-iSSD goodness.  That little postage stamp sized chip, which weighs about as much as a paper clip can be plopped on a computer motherboard (or an iPhone, iPod, etc) and act as a boot drive or as speedy storage.

What I’d like to see is a kit (OWC?) that allows one of these to be inserted on top of a hard drive in a MacBook, allowing a dual drive system.  Seems reasonable, right?  [read]


Save it, store it, back it up and back it up again – if you work by this, you may never have to experience that tummy churning sensation of remorse. In this section of our backing up series (read part 1 at Backing Up and Saving Your Images) we look at external hard drives, which are arguably one of the most cost effective and simplest ways to store your images.

Shopping for a suitable product may seem like a complete headache, especially if you are unsure of what specifications are good and which is average. Below you’ll find some short explanations to help you get started.


This refers to how much information your device can hold in the same way a memory card or your computer’s hard drive does. As mentioned in Part 1 you can pick up a ‘cheap’ 1TB for around £60, but this isn’t necessarily the best deal as purchasing several slightly cheaper yet lower capacity units will reduce the risk of lost files if your one and only external hard drive breaks. The range of capacity is vast; you’ll find everything from a USB pen storing as little as 1GB of information (which may enough for the very casual photographer) to larger data backs offering 2TB or more (perhaps more than even the most professional shooter will need). [read]

I thought these where really cool and if you’re interested here is a link to Amazon:Cabledrop Muted Bluelounge (Computer Accessories)

Fixed behind or on the desktop, even onto a facing wall, anywhere in fact where you wish to have cables temporarily held yet easily removeable or extended. CableDrop gently grasps your power and peripheral cords so they do not fall off your desk every time you unplug your laptop. Cabledrop’s unique design makes cable management fun and can also be used as a general purpose clip in a multitude of creative ways.

With Facebook’s ever-changing layout, and the fact that other social sites are encroaching on its real-time update strangle-hold, it’s easy to forget that there are some pretty nifty tricks you can pull using your humble Facebook status.

We’ve pulled together 10 great how-to tips that will help you get the most out of your status update, from official features to apps, Easter eggs, jokes and more.

Perfect for newer Facebook users, or anyone who is looking for a refresher, read on and let us know the ones you like in the comments below. [read]

One of the reasons I like Firefox is its support for extensions (otherwise known as add-ons), which are little bits of code that extend the browser’s capabilities. On my machine, for instance, I remove page breaks from lengthy articles with the extension AutoPager, turn Flash movies into objects that I must click to see with FlashBlock, show my downloads in a status bar at the bottom of the main window with Download StatusBar, help debug my HTML and CSS code with Firebug, and sync my browsers across machines with Xmarks. [read]

Watching Chase Jarvis talk in-depth about his workflow and backup strategy has me pondering how to fill in the holes. It may not be fun, but it’s vital. Bits are so ephemeral.

Read the awesomely detailed blog post on Chase’s website:

Gazelle wants to change the world – one cell phone, one laptop, one iPod at a time.

It is our purpose – and our promise – to provide a practical, rewarding way for people to finally rid themselves of all those old cell phones, digital cameras, and gaming systems that they no longer use, but can’t seem to find a way to let go of.

Too often when people think of recycling, they rush straight to smashing things into bits for parts. We believe that reuse should always come first. If your GPS unit still works, why not keep it in circulation AND get paid for it? If reusing isn’t in the cards, then let us recycle that vintage camcorder. We think of it as ReCommerce.

Yeah, we’re green.
Green for you with dollars in your pocket. Green for the environment with fewer electronics being trashed.

It’s good to Gazelle. That’s our promise.

Want to upgrade your iPhone to an iPhone 4.  Check out Gazelle for iPhone and see what you can get for your old iPhone to help pay for your new iPhone 4.

Gazelle also offers one of the best Fundraising ideas for electronics.