Archive for the 'Kit!' Category

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet PC

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Today Microsoft unveiled the latest in the Surface tablet lineup, the Surface Pro 3. This, according to Microsoft, is the tablet that can replace your PC. The Surface Pro 3 replaces the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets that were released 8 months ago. Here's a rundown of the basics: 12-inch display 4:3 aspect ratio (just […]

The $30 Anker Keyboard for the iPad Air

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Looking for a cheap Bluetooth keyboard for an iPad Air? For $30 the Anker Keyboard for the iPad Air seems like a good buy, and ZDNet's James Kendrick has a review of it over on his Mobile News column. The claimed battery life of 6 months is certainly an attractive feature for me, beating the competition hands-down. […]

My Latest Toy: Western Digital My Passport Pro

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

As well as being a PC Doctor, I'm also a pro-am photographer (Shameless plug: Check out my Flickr page!), and one of the side effects of being a photographer that doesn't delete anything but the worst of shots is that you create masses of data. Data I don't want to lose. Dealing with the data […]

My portable storage solutions

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Can we – or at any rate, I – ever have 'enough' storage? I don't think so. My renewed – and somewhat vigorous – interest in photography has put pressure on my storage needs. This is amplified by the fact that I use my retina display MacBook Pro for processing. While the machine is super […]

How to keep gear charged up when off the grid

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

I spent a week off the grid, without access to either fresh running water or electricity. However, despite there being no power outlets, I managed to keep my iPad and iPhone charged up the whole time. Want to know how I did it? No problem! I documented it over on Hardware 2.0. I had some […]