Taking photos after the rain

Taking photos after the rain

We had a very thundery and rainy night the other night here in Melbourne, Victoria. As we are a dry country any rain, unless it turns into a flood, is welcome. The creeks near my place were flooding. We had more rain in one night that we usually do in a month so it was […]

Portable apps for your smart phone

Now that I have subscribed to an open source newsletter, something caught my eye. I’m an addicted Suduku puzzle solver myself and thought you might be interested in the fact that you can now download this new game to your computer and then a laptop or iPod or a USB stick. It’s new and free. […]

The beauty of a new laptop

The beauty of a new laptop

I’ve been wanting a laptop for a long time. When I went to Sydney to take photos as well as stay with my oldest friend I had to use her laptop to download my photos. My camera, a Canon EOS 1000D, does not have cards like the compact digital cameras do. So once you have […]

Why DSLRs are better than compact digital cameras

Why DSLRs are better than compact digital cameras

Image via Wikipedia For a start, you can use many lens. Not that I have more than one, but it is better than the compact lens I had. You can also push up the ISO to 1600 or more for fast moving objects, like people, children, animals and so on. You can shoot multiple times. […]

Backing up your photos

Image via CrunchBase While the bushfires were raging in Victoria, Australia, I’m sure many of us were thinking what would we take with us if we were in a hurry and we knew our house would probably burn down. Many think of their photo albums, but these days most of our photos are on the […]

Some digital camera terms explained

When I first bought a digital camera, there were only point and shoot types and the mega pixels were much fewer. Mine had only 3.1 and my son now has a mobile phone with 6 mega pixels. So, my camera (with fewer megapixels than the one below) is virtually useless and next I would definitely […]

How to copy music files from a CD to your MP3 player or ipod

I copy music files from my CDs to my MP3 player so my gym work is less boring. But it’s quite confusing for an oldie like me to work out how to do that, so I thought I’d write a tutorial. 1. Insert CD into CD/DVD drive 2.  An audio CD dialogue box will appear. […]

My new MP3 player

Wow! Technology is marvellous. I’m listening to FM as I write which is broadcasting from my new MP 3 player. I don’t have to listen to anyone ever again. Still have to download my favourite music (for which I got a $5 dollar credit). It’s not an ipod and it didn’t cost $800. I already […]

Will the PC survive?

I was reading bleedingedge again and they have corroborated my feeling that as everything else is getting smaller, technologically speaking, the PC would also. I saw the queues in Australia for people wanting the buy the new iphone which combines a mobile with almost everything to do with a computer on line. The 3G mobile […]

Amazon releases Kindle

Amazon releases Kindle

  Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper. Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing. Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or […]