No, this isn’t the Nifty MiniDrive. Instead, its simply called MiniDrive (theminidrive.com). Yes. These two can be confusing as both addresses the exact same issue and both has very similar names. While I’m not going into discussing which came out with the idea first, I would however have to make comparisons between the two.
Here’s another great use of having your own VPS, run a VPN server to tunnel your Internet connectivity! There are many reasons why you’d want to run a VPN server and I’m not going to delve into that here. But once you’ve decided to run on, this is the guide for you.
LifeProof have always been a well known case amongst iPhone enthusiasts. They are the pioneers of waterproof cases for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. And yes, I’m actually kinda late getting on the LifeProof bandwagon. But don’t worry. This isn’t yet another review of the LifeProof case. There really is no point for that as there are already an abundance of reviews online. Instead, I thought I’d just share why I say that this was the case More >
10x performance increase sounds a little dramatic. But who doesn’t like 10x performance improvements. What if I tell you that you can do this at a really great price point of ZERO! Yup. Zilch. You don’t have to pay a single cent.
But really? 10x? Ok. I relent. It’s a little dramatic. To be honest, it really depends how fast your existing site already is. But to give you a context of the kind of speed improvements you’d gain, my site here used More >
[Updated 23 March 2013] A couple of readers, Jan and frankspage (see comments below) has recently pointed to me that the script I provided below still does not allow the newer SSD MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retina to go into deep sleep mode. It looks like unmounting the SD Card isn’t enough and you really do need to eject out the drive. So I’ve decided to completely re-write my article to reflect all the new findings that was made and largely More >
I’ve recently moved my blog to a host at RamNode. And obviously, I had to migrate my blog as seamlessly as possible to my readers. Now that the job is done, I’m posting them here to serve as a reminder to myself and to anyone else that also needs to migrate you self-hosted blog to another host.
There are basically 3 parts to the migration task. Firstly, preparing the new host, then backing up and migrating all the files over, and finally More >
I’ve been (gratefully) running this blog on TechARP’s dedicated server for a while now and recently decided to move on to my own host, for reasons of wanting slightly more control over the underlying PHP and MySQL server infrastructure.
So the quest to find a new home began and the following options were what I explored. And you’ll notice two hosting options missing from the list below: shared hosting and dedicated servers. These two More >
Ever wondered what else you can do with the SD Card slot on your MacBook, especially if you hardly transfer any photos via the SD Card transfers? Or perhaps you are using a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro Retina and the built-in SSD is quickly running out of precious space?
Here’s what you can do, stick the largest SD Card you can find and instantly get the additional storage space available for use! But here’s the catch with that idea, a regular SD More >
The default OS X Finder does its job ok. As long as all you need is simple file management capabilities, then it provides you with everything you need. Perhaps with the exception of being able to cut and paste without needing to hit the alt key.
But if you find yourself using Finder on a daily basis and most of your time at work, then perhaps you should take a look at Path Finder. I can also bet that there would be features there that you would More >
If you haven’t already noticed a new section called Photoblog here in this site, well, now you know!
I’ve given myself the challenge of posting at least one photo a day using only the iPhone. Editing is also done only on the iPhone. Call it an experiment on iPhoneography too.
There are some basic ground rules that I’m trying to follow:-
- Minimum 1 photo upload a day – strive for a 3:1 ratio and pick the best of the day.
- 1:1 framing More >
Briefly: 1Password on 50% sale & how to move your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch backups to an external drive0
Here are two quick updates which I thought I should share to anyone who follows my blog.
1Password is on sale!
In celebration of the MacWorld convention happening today (or yesterday depending on your timezone.) Anyone who’s talked to me about password management would have heard me recommending 1Password. It’s really one of the best and easiest app to use to manage all your passwords. There’s never been a time where you really need to manage More >
In my previous article on getting your own email domain name, I advised running it on Gmail service. At the time, Google provided a free Google Apps service (aka Google Standard Edition, aka Google Apps Free Edition). But the service has since discontinued as off December 7, 2012.
So the only option left is Microsoft’s Hotmail (aka Live mail, aka Outlook.com) which is still free as of the time of publication of this article. Better yet, the free More >
When I say that I’ve looked for the best USB hub for my MacBook Pro, believe me, I really have. Almost everyday I scour the vast Internet in search for what I deemed as the best USB hub for the MacBook Pro. Specifically, the current Unibody MacBook Pros.
If you use a 13″ MacBook Pro like I do, it wouldn’t be long before you realise that 2 USB ports just isn’t enough. So the only alternative is to get a USB hub to extend your ability to plug in More >
Windows 8 Pro was finally released late October 2012 and I finally took the plunge to click on the order button today. Why? Well, I was curious to see how the final version of Windows 8 performs on Parallels Desktop 8 on my Mac. And furthermore, the recent update to Parallels Desktop 8 included new features which promised to further enhance your Windows 8 experience.
If you’re not familiar with the new features in Parallels Desktop 8 to support More >
If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk.
And you definitely do not want to use FAT filesystems on a 500GB portable hard disk.
So which should you choose? Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and Windows More >