There’s not much to a Macbook air, but somehow there is a lot to love. I was thinking about how I could do a review on the Air, but you could find those anywhere. When people see the air, I get compliments on the case that holds it just as much as I do on the machine. People probably comment even more so on the case, so I thought it’d take a minute to review the CaseCrown Book Cover Clip On Case for my 13 Inch Apple MacBook Air.
It’s a great value for ~$20.
Does a great job protecting the machine when it’s closed.
It’s easy enough to take off when you want just the air.
Magnet latch is nice & secure
If left on when the computer is open it tends to pull the shell open as much as possible.
Magnet latch can get in the way of trackpad in certain positions.
Air will cool better without it. Luckily it’s easy to take off, just make sure it’s in a safe location!
Last year I started a tradition of publishing what I found to be the 5 best gift ideas of the year. So without further adue, here’s a years worth of research of the best gifts out there.
1) Pebble Watch
Pebble is a smartwatch that integrates with your iOS or Android smartphone. It’s so new you can’t even get one unless you had backed it on kickstarter. Even the backers are in for at least another month wait. You can preorder for a non-estimated release date for $150. Besides telling the time it allows you to receive text messages on your wrist, adjust your music, and really do anything that your smartphone does, controlled from your wrist assuming you can make apps or someone makes an app for the watch that does what you are wanting it to do. Read the rest of this entry »
Drupal is an incredibly powerful and flexible opensource CMS. Much like there’s always “an app for that” there is also always a module for that when it comes to extending Drupal. The more I work with it the more cool & helpful extensions I find. Here are some solid ones that I’d recommend to extend your Drupal install:
admin_menu: Makes drupal sites so much easier to manage and find what you’re looking for. I refuse to manage a website without this module.
calendar: Works well with the date module to make a powerful calendar
captcha: Use math or Images to cut down on spam
colorbox: Lets you easily put internal or external links into lightboxes including drupal forms
In college I was asked to you GoDaddy. Then I was excited to try iPage at a lower cost and slightly higher performance. Luckily by the time my 2 years at $3.50/mo with iPage were up and the price was getting upped to $7.99/mo I had learned how to migrate websites to new servers. The servers I chose were Webfaction servers.
The cost is actually lower than iPage after the iPage’s introductory period. If you pay 5 years up front the cost is as low as $5.50/mo. Lower than iPage with just a 2 Year commitment. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s probably happened to more people than that would admit it. You put the drupal core modules that belong in the Modules folder at the root of a drupal install into sites/all/modules. Once the core modules are in sites/all/modules that’s the only place where drupal recognizes them.
Even worse, the database sees the files there and so if you remove them from sites/all/modules the website will break.
I’ve had the AR Drone 2.0 for about a month now. It started out with a lot of excitement which was quickly crushed with a broken crossbar and two motors failing. Luckily with a little creativity I was able to fix the crossbar and since I got the drone for around $50 cheaper it wasn’t as hard to part with the cash for motors.
The crossbar issue could have been avoided if I didn’t fly the drone into the wall and crash from 5 or 6 feet up… here’s how that went down:
If you’re apps keep crashing on your iPhone or iPad it’s a fairly easy fix. Have you ever been told to restart your computer when you’re having issues? It’s the same idea with apps. Apple changed it’s operating system a year or two ago to allow you to multitask and keep apps in the RAM.
If you’re considering an Apple TV, here’s the good the bad and the ugly of what you can expect from a current generation apple TV.
I purchased the Apple TV so that I could stream content from my iPad onto my TV. I decided to go with the Apple TV after owning the iPad>HDMI cable for roughly 6 months. The downside of the iPad to HDMI adapter was that it was a $40 cable. Expensive for a 6″ cable and brought along all the negatives that apple cables are famous for. In the end my son was able to destroy it in a matter of moments.
So after wasting $40 the $99 for a device that sits safely at the top of my TV was a no brainier, which brings me to the next plus: Size Read the rest of this entry »
I love the Magic Trackpad with all of it’s cool gestures but wasn’t excited about the $69 price tag. So I tried some apps to turn iOS devices into a trackpad. I learned those apps weren’t a real solution.
I’ve been dealing with a slight bit of carpal tunnel and figured if the trackpad would help with that situation it would be worth the $69. A week later I haven’t seen much relief, but it’s been very nice to use my left hand to do things when my right hand begins to ache. It seems much easier to be ambidextrous with the trackpad than it is with a mouse. Read the rest of this entry »