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9to5Mac offers an awesome Mac App bundle for just USD 49

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I am discovering the Apple world, and although I am still waiting for the release of the latest MacBook Pro line to get my first Mac, I am preparing the software I am going to install to it. Today I purchased this software bundle offered by the guys of 9to5Mac.

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Get daily high rated FREE stuff from Apple App store

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We all love free stuff, but when Apple decided to eject the well know AppGratis from the AppStore it was very difficult to search which application was free today in the Apple App Store.  The guys at Tekiki allows us to easily check which are the top FREE Apps available on the store on daily basis. Apple cant block it because the check is down using HTML5, not through an App.

The following is their “About” content, check them out!

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MacBook Pro the best laptop to run Windows, yes, Windows

Posted by on in Desktops & Laptops, Apple, Soft | 5 comments

The guys at Soluto, did a study where they demonstrated which were the most trustful laptops to run Windows. The big surprise is that the best one to run Windows is the Apple MacBook Pro 13″ from mid 2012.

The report was constructed based on 150.000 analyzed (laptops, netbooks & ultrabooks) between January 1st 2013 and April 1st 2013, considering 224,144 crashes and 84,251 blue-screens. Other things contemplated during the test were: applications hangs, boot times and number of background processes. The OS of these selected group of laptops had to be installed in the past 12 months and the models of the devices had to be currently sold too.


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BitCasa just killed the hard drive (jaw-dropping)

Posted by on in Reviews, Apps, Cloud & Online Services, Online Storage, Soft | 13 comments

What is BitCasa?

Bitcasa-Logo-GreenIts an application that enables an online virtual drive on your computer  that works the same way an external hard drive connected to your computer would but with steroids. It adds all the benefits of having all the information you put on this drive securely backed up online and available to access it from any device you have (PC, MAC, Tablet, Smartphone) no matter in which part of the world you are. You can choose to move, copy or mirror folders you have on your computer to the BitCasa drive and if you choose to move them, those files wont take space on your computer.

BitCasa explained by Tony Gauda, CEO and Co-founder

How much storage space BitCasa offers?

When I heard for the first time Tony Gauda´s statement “We are killing the hard drive” it immediately got my attention.

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18 features the ideal online storage service should have

Posted by on in Apps, Cloud & Online Services, Online Storage, Opinion & Ideas, Services, Soft | 6 comments

Cloud StorageFrom month to month I check several cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive. I test them and check about any new functionality their developers might add. But still, there is not one service on the market that really rules.

Companies like the two mentioned on the previous paragraph might be more well known than others but still they are missing several features and flexibility.

The following is a list of must have´s for a cloud storage service to really lead the market:

1 – Not everything in one folder:
I have several hard drives con my computers and work on a certain way with them. I don’t want to change the way I work to be able to use a service. Dropbox works very well but having to put everything into one folder really makes me sick.

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28 Must have FREE applications on your new Windows PC

Posted by on in Desktops & Laptops, Guides & Help, Opinion & Ideas, Soft | 5 comments

freeI usually help a lot of friends and family with their computer problems and doubts, I also help them to decide which computer, peripheral or accessories to buy when the opportunity arrives.

One of the most frequent questions I receive is, OK, I have my new computer, and now what?

I personally like to configure things a certain way, install certain applications that will allow me to do almost anything I will need to do with the computer. So whenever a friend asks for help I try to commit the same way with them as if it was my own computer.

The following is a list of most of the tools I will install on a freshly installed computer (assuming nothing of this is already installed on it).

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Apple please allow us to change the IMG_ prefix in iOS

Posted by on in Apple, Apps, Opinion & Ideas, Soft | 1 comment

Me and my girlfriend have iPhones & iPads (well technically I dont have an iPhone yet), that would be 4 devices. We bought the devices at the same time so the chances of picture names overlapping is preety high.

I use Windows and my girlfriend too, and when we have to download files from our devices into our folder structures (which we share on the network) then some overwrite could occur if we are not really paying enough attention at the Overwrite? question.

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Is Windows 8 the next Vista? Take a look at our initial review and tips

Posted by on in Reviews, Desktops & Laptops, Opinion & Ideas, Soft | 1 comment

A couple of days ago I started testing Windows 8 . The new Microsoft operating system has been promoted on every single ad around the world. The launch was some days ago and since some months we knew all new laptops and desktops were going to be shipped with Windows 8.

Before I start I need to comment you my installation experience: Although the installation process was really fast (I always do full installations and not upgrades), consider saving the ISO file into a USB device making it bootable (you can use Yumi Multiboot for this) or you can burn the ISO into a DVD disc in case something goes wrong and you need to reinstall…

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How to avoid the new Windows 8 menu after log on (Metro)

Posted by on in Desktops & Laptops, Guides & Help, Soft | 1 comment

Today I installed Windows 8 Pro and started to test it , I will probably write several posts about it on the following days.

For now I leave you with this video guide I created to avoid the new Windows 8 Start Screen (aka “Metro”) which is nice for touch devices but not so good when you use a mouse and a keyboard.

Hope you like it! If you do, please share it! 😉

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Move the default Google Drive folder to a different physical drive

Posted by on in Cloud & Online Services, Guides & Help, Soft | 2 comments

I decided to backup all my pictures and videos (80 GB) to Google Drive. For USD 5 a month I get 100 GB of storage, which is half the price of Dropbox. Anyways I love Dropbox and use it for files.

The problem I encountered for what I wanted to accomplish is that there is no option in preferences to move the Google Drive folder to another physical drive. My C drive is an SSD and I dont have enough space for storage there, thats why I needed to change it to a one of the 2 TB drives I have…

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