Lightroom Shifts To Cloud

This week, yet another product has shifted into the cloud. Adobe announced at their MAX 2017 conference a new cloud product, Lightroom Creative Cloud (CC). Oh wait, it’s not the Lightroom CC you might already know and use. It’s an all-new cloud-centric photo service. The Lightroom CC of old is now called Lightroom Classic CC. The two subscription products will…

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My List of Essential Mac Apps

After the recent release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, I decided that I should fresh install one of my MacBook Pros. I did that without restoring the apps from my Time Machine backup. This gave me the opportunity to do some housekeeping, to decide which app, exactly, I wanted to to put back, and what others I don’t really need….

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The Krack Meltdown

The field of IT security is always very exciting. A big news that came out yesterday is about Krack. Not the drug “crack”, but Krack, the name of of the new vulnerability in the secure Wi-Fi you’ve been using and, I suppose, assumed was secure. Well, it’s cracked and no more secure. Here’s what you need to know. The WPA2…

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Of pfSense and FreeBSD

Netgate announced the release of pfSense 2.4.0 a few days ago. I did wait a day or two, and checked out support forums, but I think I’ve since gained enough confidence to take the upgrade plunge fairly early. Everything appears to work just fine so far, the way you’d expect it should be. It wasn’t too long ago that I…

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8 Security Tips To Protect Your Mac

Most people appreciate the need to protect their privacy and keep their data safe. Protecting the devices we use is important, and if you’ve not paid any particular attention or taken any specific steps, you should do it right away. For Mac users, fortunately, this is easy. Many features are already built into macOS. Mac computers are relatively secure by…

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The Deal With Dual Cameras

Google announced their 2nd generation Pixel smartphones last week, and perhaps one thing notable about the new devices, they don’t flout dual cameras. But the Pixel 2 camera, which is identical with the Pixel 2 XL’s, set a new record for DxOMark Mobile score. We finally have some raw photos shared by Google, taken with the new smartphones. Check out…

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ASUS Lyra and Netgear Orbi Mesh Benchmarks

I’ve posted a couple of mesh Wi-Fi systems blog reviews recently. The most two recent ones are the ASUS Lyra and Netgear Orbi. These two mesh Wi-Fi systems feature dedicated 5 GHz radio for backhaul communication, so they are different and ought to perform better than the earlier two devices I had compared. Indeed, the numbers speak for themselves. Please…

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SCDF Rescues SMRT

Our MRT is plagued with all sorts of problems. With every disruption, it sounds as if the operators pick from a random pool of “reasons” to explain. Occasionally, new “reasons” are offered. Yesterday was one such occasion. SMRT’s North-South Line (NSL) was down due to flooding in the tunnels. Together with another incident, service through thirteen stations was disrupted. The…

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Netgear Arlo Pro Review

There are lots of Internet-connected home security cameras in the market. What makes Netgear’s Arlo Pro standout is that it’s battery powered, so you can put the camera anywhere you want, no need to worry about cabling. The original Arlo was launched in 2015. The new Arlo Pro updates the original Arlo with even more features. Many of us have,…

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Google Pixel 2 XL Comes To Singapore

Google held their hardware event this morning to announce a slew of new hardware. The most anticipated agenda of the event, for most people, is of the unveiling of Google’s new smartphone line up. With so many leaks in the prior days, we pretty much already knew everything about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Google had to say….

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