September 2011 archive

Update Your DriveBender Beta License Key

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. If you are running Windows Home Server 2011 on a box at home and you are using DriveBender to reimplement the missing “Drive Extender” technology that was stripped out in the new version then you might need to know that the current beta expires tonight (if it already hasn’t …

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Why I Reckon There Will Never Be a Facebook Phone

I have been sitting on this one for a while to allow appropriate time for stewing but I think it’s about time for it to come out out of the oven. I don’t think we’ll ever see a Facebook phone. There has been recurring speculation in the media about a Facebook phone and while Mark …

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Access Accented and Special Characters Easily in Mac OS X Lion

Here is a quick tip for tonight. On the odd occasion you might need to use accented characters like “é” or “ç” or even “ß” but don’t want to go through the chore of finding that character somewhere else and doing a copy and paste. Luckily, under Mac OS X 10.7 you can hold down …

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Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Recorder Launch

The 2011 Panasonic Blu-ray DVD Recorder Range

Tonight, I attended a launch event with a number of the Insider Crew for the Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Recorder (henceforth called “the recorder”) at Panasonic HQ in Macquarie Park. This was the first time that we had a go at live streaming the event so that Insiders who weren’t lucky enough …

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Panasonic NA-140VG3WAU Washing Machine

Front View of the Panasonic ECONAVI Washing Machine

One of the products that Insiders and Soupers got to see on Wednesday evening was a new washing machine added to the whitegoods lineup. Incidentally, it had only been released six weeks prior to the launch event compared to a couple of other products that had yet to be released and other that had been …

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Automate Removal of Mac Double Files on Windows

Well, I haven’t found a way for Mac OS X Lion to clean up its double files (i.e. the ._ files that are created when actual files are created on a Windows share) so I have decided to tackle it from the Windows side. On my Windows Home Server 2011 box I have written a …

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iTunes Playing Audio Out of Sync With Audio

This is just an observation that I have made on my own computer so I don’t know if this is more widespread. Today, I was troubleshooting an issue when playing videos and the audio going in and out of sync (or maybe vice versa depending on how you anchor things). This was happening in Windows …

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Panasonic 2011/12 Home Appliances Launch Event

Panasonic Microwaves

A couple of days ago I wrote about my forthcoming attendance at the Panasonic 2011/12 Home Appliances Launch in Sydney which was held in the penthouse at the Diamant Hotel. Tonight, I’m going to share with you my thoughts of the event itself and what I saw as an invitee on behalf of the Panasonic …

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Mango for Windows Phone Coming in the Next Fortnight

Well, here’s some good news for the Windows Phone users out there – Mango is set to start rolling out in the next couple of weeks. In a blog by Eric Hautala it has been announced that the latest update for Microsoft’s latest mobile OS will soon be upon us. If you are keen to follow …

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Panasonic Home Appliances Launch

Hi folks. Just a quick note to let you know that I am attending a Panasonic home appliances launch event this evening. Whilst most people might find it difficult to get excited about whitegoods (particularly when the focus is on audio/visual products, mobile devices and computers) I think that it’s worth looking under the covers …

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