This week we show you how to upgrade your mac from a “run of the mill’ system to a superpowerfull Macbook Pro with the addition of extra RAM an a Solid State drive. For under 300 Dollars you can mutate your mac into the next big thing.
With the holiday season coming our way its time to review Sony’s Tablet S, also known as “the wedge shaped take on Tablet’s” by good old Sony. We got the chance to play around with the tablet for a week and give it all of our undivided attention. What looks like a “plasticy” piece of kit, turned out to be a well built, fine shaped high quality tablet at a very nice pricepoint. Click on the link below to read through our full color PDF review of “The tablet Captain Picard would use” … the Sony Tablet S.
4354 articles unread. The number stands out in bold red letters on my otherwise pristine and stark background of my Ipad. It is the “number of items unread” in my RSS feed. Its just a number though, just ONE number of the many messages, news items, tweets, video’s podcasts and comments that “await my attention”. And still, this fairly hefty number does signify a “select stream” of information I have personally chosen. My own ‘slice of what I find interesting online” whom I have piped into my RSS reader. I try to do a mental calculation on how long it would take me to effectively read all of those articles with an average of about 5 or 10 minutes per article. The revelation that only scanning through the headers would take me the better part of the afternoon, is sobering and depressing at the same time. How on earth am I gonna keep up ?
In the “new normal” of the information age, where filtering has become much more important then ‘collecting’, it seems that even if we “slice down” our piece of the internet , we are unable to even glance at all the information that is constantly coming our way. For the umpteenth time, I promise myself I’ll spend some time ‘culling down’ all of those RSS feeds even further. Bringing their number (that has significantly shrunk over time) down ever further. But ‘cutting them down to a lesser number’ would be easy, the skill required here is to further ‘clarify’ and ‘purify’ the information streams according to my interests and needs for information.
When I was giving a lecture a few days ago I was asked ‘How come you know all this stuff ? ‘ and I must say, I was a little surprised by the question. To be honest , I didn’t know. Didn’t everybody know this kind of stuff ? I had to think back where along the way I picked all of the stuff I talked about up somewhere and came to a strange conclusion. I know everything I know .. from the internet. Wether it be books that I downloaded (or listened to) articles that I read, TED Talks that I watched and podcasts I listened to. And it got me thinking.
This week we deep dive into the art of streaming all of your media across your home network using multiple operating systems. We take a look at DLNA servers and clients, Amahi Linux configurations and Virtual Lion servers to stream and sync all of our content to all of our devices , no matter what OS they are on.
We review Acers newest Windows Phone, the Acer Allegro and discover if it hits the sweet spot between price and functionality. As we wander around the town of Keulen we take a deep dive into the Allegro’s technical specs, functionalities and the user experience of Windows’ latest mobile OS : Mango.