Do you want a surefire way alienate the audience for your film or video project? Show them your finished work with sub-par audio. As a rule, audiences seem to be more annoyed by poor sound quality than by bad video. It isn’t just professional work I’m talking about, try sitting through a 2 hour family vacation … Continue reading Some Tips For Improving the Audio Quality of Your Home Video
I guess it was inevitable but it still came as a shock. Not long ago I realized that I spend significantly more time on my tablet devices than I do on laptops or PCs. In fact, there are some days I don’t use keyboard and mouse driven devices at all. My iPad has become my … Continue reading iPad Keyboards: Dance With The One That Brung Ya
MP3 players like iPods generally work best in standard room temperature, say, around 72 degrees, but can function fine in a range of 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. (That would be 0 to 35 on the Celsius scale). Don’t leave your MP3 players, tablet computers or other mobile gear in a hot car, especially one … Continue reading 10 Tips for Using Electronics in Hot Weather
Independence Holiday here in the U.S. but no rest for J.D. and Pedro. Google introduces new Nexus branded gear, Facebook’s default email kerfuffle continues, and Amazon gets knocked off of its cloud. Pedro explains cramming in a new Tech Term and J.D. has helpful hints for protecting electronics from the summer sun.
If you’re looking for an orb-like streaming media player, Google’s new Nexus Q may fill the void. Introduced at last week’s I/O conference and reportedly even made here in the USA, the $300 black sphere connects to your audio and video system to music and video right from the cloud to your home entertainment center. (Catchy … Continue reading Episode 06 News: All Kinds of Things that Go BOOM!
Microsoft continues to dominate the news as they go on a Social Network shopping spree; Pedro has some tips for improving the audio on home video projects; and J.D. on tech pioneer Grace Hopper.
Hey, why go to other social networks when you can just build your own? Perhaps that’s Microsoft’s motive for dropping $1.2 billion dollars in cash for Yammer, a four-year-company specializing in making corporate social networks. At least if you have your own social network, you don’t have to worry about Facebook constantly changing stuff up … Continue reading Episode 05 News: Tech News Value Meal, Super-Size the Fries
When following up on a recent online flap about women’s contributions to technology, I came across an image of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper atop a Boing Boing blog post. It all made me remember I had a biography of Grace Hopper in my reading queue (otherwise known as that pile of books by the couch) … Continue reading Revisiting Amazing Grace
After at least one false start, Microsoft is getting back to tablet business with its own spiffy new tablet computer called the Surface. Although the name may bring to mind other products, the hardware is memorable: a 10.6-inch HD screen, dual cameras, a kickstand to prop up the tablet screen and a thin smart-cover that … Continue reading Episode 04 News: Flatter, Faster and a Bit Litigious
Unless you’ve got a photographic memory and meticulous organizational habits, you’ve probably had to dig around on your computer at some point for an elusive file that you can’t immediately locate. Although the beloved Sherlock utility has been retired, Mac OS X users have the Finder’s Command-F keyboard shortcut to dig around for matching files … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Search Me