Digital Lifestyle

Managing storage with Dropbox synching

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Looking though recent Mac-Forums posts, I read through a discussion about local versus cloud storage and how online file storage differs from online backups. The thread was relatively long, and there was still some debate and confusion about the limitations of online storage. The forum member who started the thread… Read More

Extending cellphone range — sort of

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Recently, fellow editor Kathleen Atkins sent me a link to a new product that might interest those who visit the backcountry. According to a TechCruch article, tech startup goTenna will sell its communication device exclusively through sports retailer REI. The device is designed to enable cellphone texting when you’re out… Read More

Why I keep Windows on my Mac

For work, I use both Mac and Windows systems. But when away from my office, I take my MacBook Pro (along with my iPad and iPhone) . Unfortunately, there are some tasks that simply can’t be done in OS X — primarily because a software vendor has opted not to… Read More

Life with a low-bandwidth connection

I recently purchased a small farm in a rural area of Washington’s Olympic peninsula. We have all the basics: heat, water, and power — but (so far) no high-speed Internet. I can live happy without the Web for a few days, as I’ve done when traveling into the backcountry, but… Read More

VEHO’s Muvi X-Lapse…thing.

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I’m going to get the really boring and technical stuff out of the way first, so that I have room for my personal thoughts and… stuff. What is the Muvi X-Lapse? “The MUVI™ X-Lapse is the must have accessory for every film maker who wants to add something different to… Read More

The best budget headphones ever? NuForce NE-770x

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First a big thank you to both NuForce and those at the Mac-Forums for making this review possible! Let’s take a look at the NuForce NE-770X dynamic in-ear headphones.   They come packaged in a basic cardboard box, encased in a fairly easy to open blister package. Nothing fancy. But… Read More

Choosing a Digital Camera

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Macs have long been a favorite of Graphics Professionals; so it is no surprise that “Switchers” first priority is often photography. We see many questions like, “I just got my new Mac and I love it . . . What software do I need for photos?” or “How do I get my pictures from my camera into iPhoto?”, or even “I need a new camera; what should I buy?” Read More

Review: Eye-Fi Pro | X2

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What’s the most annoying part of digital photography? That’s right, fiddling around with the memory card or USB cable to copy your photos to your computer. Well the Eye-Fi cards promise to have a better solution for copying photos: these cards can transfer your digital snaps wirelessly! Read More

Review: Sony NEX-3

I recently was given the opportunity to test Sony’s new NEX-3 camera – a compact camera featuring a full-sized APS-C sensor. This is a similar concept as the Olympus E-P1 I reviewed last year, but features an even smaller body with a larger sensor. Sony were kind enough to loan… Read More

Review: Olympus E-P1

Author’s note: This is a review of the Olympus E-P1 provided to me for one week to review on Mac-Forums & my personal blog Jetplane Journal. Thanks go to Olympus for the opportunity to take their latest & greatest for a spin. Introduction In general, most people choose one of… Read More