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July 12, 2015

Surface. It's not Apple.

After being an Apple product exclusive for more than 10 years, I bought a very un-Apple product, Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I haven't bought a PC or working (apart from occasional work) on a Windows computer for more than 10... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jul 2015 12:37 PM | read this entry

May 11, 2014

ultrathin touch mouse Logitech T631

I got myself a new mouse, this time, not an Apple mouse. A Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 for Mac. Before switching to Mac, I've been using Logitech mouse for quite a long time. Since August 2010, I've been using... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 May 2014 7:49 PM | read this entry

March 7, 2013

my first DYMO

Yes, I know. We already have quite a number of printers including a handheld labeller - Brother P-touch 1280, and a general thermal label printer - Brother QL-570 Label Printer. Both of those works great in different situations. It turns... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2013 9:59 AM | read this entry

April 5, 2011

a loop in a brown box

Well, we all know that accessories are important. Particularly the useful ones that would enhance the device to the next level. Time to present the brown box, and don't worry Don, it is not Apple branded. (Although I did order... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Apr 2011 11:11 PM | read this entry

January 20, 2011

an essential peripheral

Finally, I upgraded the very small mouse pad to a suitable size one - 44.4 cm by 35.5 cm (that is 17.5 inches by 14 inches in Don's American units). This part should keep Don happen: It is not Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jan 2011 9:18 PM | read this entry

May 16, 2010

the 1 million number

Here's some statistics for your amusement and delight, well, perhaps dismay to our friend Don. It took Apple over 1 and a half years to sell its first million iPods. It took Apple 74 days to sell its first million... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 May 2010 2:43 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2010

that was the problem

I have been trying to install Windows XP under Boot Camp on my 2+ years old MacBook Pro. The Windows XP SP2 disc installs without an issue, however, I can't get the Service Pack 3 installed. I kept getting... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2010 11:05 PM | read this entry

March 30, 2010

I got a new scanner, Bluetooth + laser!

I got a scanner, a barcode scanner to be exact. Presenting Microvision ROV Scanner with Bluetooth. It's a laser barcode scanner that uses Bluetooth for communicating between the scanner and the computer. (As usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Mar 2010 10:36 PM | read this entry

August 10, 2009

Epson 1410

Sorry for forgetting to mention this printer. It was bought about a month ago - Epson Stylus Photo 1410. It was bought after some decision between an A3 laser printer or an A3 inkjet. The we decided to go for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Aug 2009 11:42 PM | read this entry

January 10, 2009

Griffin Simplifi

Griffin Simplifi one of the best gadget designed for iPod/iPhone I've seen recently. This gadget will be loved my iPod/iPhone owners who also like photography. (more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2009 8:56 PM | read this entry

November 7, 2008

why do you need gigabit ethernet

Back in April, I bought one Cat 6 Ethernet cable (category 6) that connects my iMac (24-inch, late 2006 model) to my wireless and gigabit Ethernet routher - Time Capsule (1TB model). Man, accessing files on a remote hdd/computer with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2008 9:01 PM | read this entry

September 27, 2008

two's better than one, part 9 the Logitech V470

You might remember that I bought a Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks with Bluetooth Technology (the white one) in March for my MacBook Pro. Today's window shopping (in Westfield Chatswood and Chatswood Chase), I bagged one another Logitech... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2008 11:28 PM | read this entry

June 12, 2008

Belkin CushTop

Last month, I bought Belkin CushTop. If you use the laptop on you lap for a long period of time, you should consider getting one like this.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2008 1:48 PM | read this entry

February 9, 2008

cold today and my printer is not working

Well, for those of us don't have beautiful snows to enjoy, we even feel 18C is a bit cold during summer, especially after some 30-plus degrees earlier in the week. Well, my Epson AcuLaser C1100N printer is not working since... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Feb 2008 5:58 PM | read this entry

February 8, 2008

it is important to keep a record

In this days, it is very important to keep a record for your own good, and if you like me, you might want to record as much as possible. Consider the situation like that, you were arguing with someone, and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Feb 2008 10:08 PM | read this entry

January 24, 2008

1TB of storage

This is an overdue post. I bought an SATA Xpress XP800-S Dual Bay Triple (Firewire 800/400, USB 2.0, SATA) external hard drive case last July for the TV recording. As I can only watch digital TV on my 24-inch iMac... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Jan 2008 3:34 PM | read this entry

November 16, 2007

Logitech Z-4i joins my Mac

After weeks of decision, I've decided to get the Logitech Z-4i speakers for my iMac. My 24-inch iMac is previous generation (current one features aluminum and glossy screen in thinner profile, black), it is white. Hence the choice of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Nov 2007 10:16 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2007

my Mac has accurate colour

Firstly, this is a belated post about ColorVision Spyder2express I bought two months ago. My Macs can display accurate colours! This year, I've been taking Photoshop and Aperture workshops in Academy Store. It makes me understand the importance of having... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2007 9:17 AM | read this entry

October 4, 2007

goodbye Canon, hello Sony (Sony Cyber-shot DSC H9)

Well, it's time to say goodby to my Canon PowerShot S50. I suddenly can't close the lens cover during the Walk Tour in Maryborough on 27th September. It happened for no reason. The camera itself is still functioning, can... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2007 9:08 AM | read this entry

August 7, 2007

cleaned up, much better

A while back I mentioned why I needed a labelling tool, it is simply that I have far too many power cords, USB cables and whatever cables around. It is very dangerous to unplug the wrong one. For the three... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Aug 2007 9:43 AM | read this entry

August 2, 2007

two's better than one, part 5: three is even better!

This is a long delayed photo. I've meant to show it a while ago. There's my 3 NexStar 3 external HDDs. I have 3 USB 2.0 external HDDs. Those are Vantec NexStar 3 series. Some of you may remember... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Aug 2007 2:09 PM | read this entry

August 1, 2007

My wireless network was hacked.

I have been enjoying my 802.11n wireless network (sharing with Laurent), until yesterday that I realised my wireless network was hacked for the last few days. I noticed something wrong with my internet connection, and one of the light has... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Aug 2007 7:27 AM | read this entry

July 21, 2007

Turbo.264

I don't usually miss out important Mac hardware releases, but I miss out the Turbo.264, Elgato released on 16th May. Don't ask me why. I bought Elgato Turbo.264 from Academy Store with my Pro Card discount. It works as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2007 7:19 PM | read this entry

June 22, 2007

802.11n part 2

Continued from yesterday's post, the new 802.11n router is wonderful. Installation and configuration are quite straightforward. Getting the Macs to connect to the 802.11n network is a piece a cake, setting up on a Windows machine is relatively complicated,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jun 2007 4:13 PM | read this entry

June 21, 2007

802.11n and gigabit ethernet!

Finally, I got an 802.11n router at home. Just picked it up from CBD this afternoon. It's not Apple's new AirPort Extreme (Base Station), it's D-Link's Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655). It's a bit odd that I don't go... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2007 11:28 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2007

Epson AcuLaser C1100

A few days a ago, I mentioned about a new colour laser printer I wanted to buy, and I picked it up today. Epson AcuLaser C1100N, a network version of AcuLaser C1100. I know I must be out of my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2007 6:26 PM | read this entry

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