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GatherNote Provides Easy Organization & Annotation of Photo-based Projects for iPad

Your projects have photos, notes, and audio.? How are you keeping it all organized???

GatherNote™ is an easy to use, all-in-one app that is ideal for organizing your projects and keeping all the relevant information in one place.

Review of NETGEAR's ReadyNAS Duo v2: A Great Storage Solution, Improved

Over four years ago, I reviewed my beloved ReadyNAS Duo--one of the early ReadyNAS products made by NETGEAR. It has performed flawlessly over the years and has never failed. After many years of streaming and storing, it was time to upgrade to a newer, faster unit. The RND2000 is the successor to the original ReadyNAS and is also known as the v2; it improves upon the original in every way while retaining the design cues and intended uses of the original.

Review of Asus XONAR DG Sound Card--Don't Skip This Cheap, Yet Awesome Upgrade For Your PC

Remember, back in the day, where it was practically mandatory to have a separate sound card for your homebuilt PC? Our weapon of choice was the Creative Labs Sound Blaster, a product line that still lives on today--but there were so many other options, such as AdLib, the Roland MT-32, the Gravis UltraSound, and the list continues.

First Impressions of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS: Viable Alternative to Mac or Windows?

For years now, I've been tinkering with dozens of Linux distros trying to find the perfect match for my free OS needs.  Admittedly, I have had neither the patience nor the skill to use solely Linux and have always used Mac or Windows as my "main" OS.

The newest distro of Ubuntu, cleverly named "Lucid Lynx," is quite a few steps closer to becoming a true replacement for the big guns, and I was pretty impressed in the time I spent with it.

Weighing In On A Potential "App Store" For Macs

You knew it was coming.  I think pundits have been wondering for years whether Mac desktops and laptops might get bound to an App Store environment, becoming fully-rooted residents of the infamous walled garden, planted right next to the fully bloomed iPhone and budding iPad.

Apparently, Sir Jobs has ambiguously denied a random email asking if such a store is in the works, although it's unclear what his answer does or could mean.

My theory?  A Mac App Store of some kind, integrated into iTunes, will exist someday very, very soon... whether we like it or not.  What does that mean for Mac users?

Power Surge

Power surges can come from many sources and I have found that even modern televisions are prone to damage. Being a repair technician I see my share of power related problems. Most television power supplies will have some form of surge suppression built in. But, in practice it has been little help.  Televisions have two primary entrance points for a power surge; one is through the power cord, and the other is through the antenna connector(s), other possible entrances  but not often causing a power surge, will be through the aux inputs.



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