Technology Review – Apple iPod Shuffle Review

I have pretty much always had an iPod, in fact I’ve had the same one for 8-9 years and touch wood, it’s still going strong. I like the way the 30GB iPod video works with real buttons, none of this touch screen nonsense, so the iPod shuffle is like an old friend. Ok so it doesn’t have a screen but it has the familiar touch wheel with that reassuring click…

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Of-Is App Review – Making Ordering Office Supplies …

As most of you know, we run our own photography company, Cross-Jones Photography, but the whole self employed business thing is a new world to us. Having only running the company for a year there is lots of stuff we are still learning, and still perfecting – our packaging and stationary for clients being one of them. We were recently contacted by Of-Is to ask if we could try out…

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Is Digital always best?

Ok, no I’m not an old fuddy duddy, but the past few weeks I’ve been wishing that everything wasn't so digital, in particular photography. When we finish a photo shoot like a wedding, I generally upload everything to the mac, back it up and format the memory cards. Then comes the task of filtering through them all, usually around over a thousand images, and selecting the “keepers”. The keepers are…
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My Love/Hate relationship with Camera Straps!

As the post name suggests, I’ve most certainly got a love/hate relationship with camera straps. Camera straps most certainly have their uses, they stop you dropping your gear in the event of mis-hap, they take the weight off your arms and hands and they free up your hands for other things when your not taking pics. For me the main advantage is to take the weight off my hands during…

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Back-up Back-up, Back-up! – Best ways to Back-up …

I’ve learned many a lesson though my university years about backing up my data. We rely so much on our computers for a range of activities, and they sadly are not built to last for ever. Through university I had 2 laptop fail on me, the first time I lost a lot of my work, but thankfully it was only a written assignments. The second time my motherboard broke and…

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