GoogleDrive

I transfer files on a daily basis from home to work and then within various locations at work. This in the past involved moving either a USB HDD from place to place or memory sticks (which I hate!).

Cloud based services can be a really good way of getting around these problems and I have been particularly keen to use DropBox and iCloud.

GoogleDrive is now a new player on the scene and my initial first impressions feel very favourable to it.

What is your favourite cloud based service? Leave a comment below.

Check out this installation video.

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2-in-1 camera adapter

One of the first accessories I got for my iPad after a case was the 2-in-1 camera connector.

This has to be one of the best purchases I made! Not only does it allow you to upload photos / video from SD card to your IPad / iOS device it also lets you plug in other USB devices.

I have been using it to connect a USB keyboard which works well. I was disappointed to see that the Apple keyboard doesn’t work - irony! Also I have had good success connected the USB blue snowflake microphone for use with Garage Band.


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GoFlex Desk HDD

We all need extra Hard Drive space.

GoFlex Desk USB HDD have an excellent design incorporating a changeable base.

The software included is limited but works well with TimeMachine.



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Evi - an alternative to Siri

Would you love to run Siri but don’t have an iPhone 4S?

Evi is a great app which gives much (not all) of the functionality of Siri

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MacBook Air Superdrive

I recently bought the MacBook Air Superdrive for mostly burning DVDs.


Pros

  • Very smooth disk insert and eject action
  • Very quite when reading and writing
  • Superb beautiful design

Cons

  • If you forget to take it with you don’t have CD / DVD drive facilities
  • Does not work on Windows computers

Overall

A very nice piece of Apple equipment
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MacBook Air Unboxing

After my white MacBook died in a horrible accident I bought a new MacBook Air (2012 model).

As a user of Apple products for many years the transition was easy, intact I just reinstalled from TimeMachine backup. I have been so impressed with the blistering startup speed.

Pros

  • Very fast and impressive boot-up time
  • Beautiful design, so small and so sleek
  • Solid state memory feels very quick
  • Beautiful backlight screen - very easy to look and work at

Cons

  • Cost
  • Size of flash memory means I can’t keep my Windows Fusion images on my MacBook Air


Watch the unboxing video here


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