Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Xbox Versus PS4 Comparison

Why I Switched Platform

As gamers make the switch from one generation of consoles to another, many of them are also switching allegiance from one technology company to another.

In the new era of gaming, will you prefer Xbox or Playstation?

From Xbox To PS4

Playstation Defectors
Playstation and Xbox Booth
Source: Gage Skidmore, CC-BY 2.0, via Flickr

I recently read an article, stating that at least a third of new Playstation 4 owners have switched from the Xbox console, as they made the transition from the last to the next generation of gaming.

I'm one of those switchers and so far, I'm very happy to report that the PS4 does everything I expected of it, and more.

I have read one or two reviews by people who migrated the other way, but on the whole, there do seem to be more folk going from Microsoft to Sony, in the current console mash up.

This made me ask the question, why is this happening?

The two machines aren't massively divergent, being based on similar PC-style hardware, but they are pitched at two quite different audiences.

Here's why I made the switch.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Why Everyone Should Use A Password Manager, Like Lastpass

Lastpass remembers your passwords for you and gives you the best of both worlds - security and convenience.

Keep Your Password Safe: Security Or Convenience?

Padlock, via Pixabay
Remember when you first signed up to Amazon or Facebook?

As for many other website, you had to choose a password.

Do you remember it?

Even if you do, what about all the other sites you signed up to since then?

Well, if you can't remember every password in your "list", then it's time to stop trying.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Migrate To Mac With Parallels For Mac

How a 30-year PC pro, used Parallels Desktop for Mac to migrate from PC, in just 1 day (more or less).

Transferring files from the PC to the Apple desktop was easy peasy, but what to do with Windows programs?

What about MS Office, or those programs that don't exist in the Mac ecosystem?

Why Migrate To Mac?

"My new iMac", by Kansir, CC-A 2.0, via Flickr
Once upon a time in a small town south west of London, I received an iMac from a friend.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Simplenote And The Case Of The Disappearing Note Text

Simplenote has an intermittent issue with text disappearing from notes, but a third party app may be the cause.

Trouble In (Writing) Paradise

Pencil Buddies, by Taco Ekkel, CC-BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr
Problem with disappearing text in Simplenote?

Here's one possibility as to the cause.

I've had one or two "hiccups" in my writing life recently.

One of those hiccups has been the demise of Squidoo and the other has been an issue in Simplenote.

Simplenote is a note taking application which I sometimes use for quickly typing up blog posts and book chapters when I am away from my home desktop.

Friday, 15 August 2014

How To Make Disqus And Blogger Work Well Together


Blogger and Disqus work well together - once you've got it configured correctly.

I recently posted about changing Timbo On Tech over to the Disqus comments system.

I'm happy to report that it is working well.

I'm not sure whether I am receiving any more comments than before, but the quality of comments appears to be going up and I since the change, I have had zero spammers (long may that continue).

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Blog Changes To Disqus Comments System

Timbo On Tech is now using the Disqus commenting system, making it even easier to take part in the conversation.


Comments Please

You may have noticed that the comments area at the bottom of posts on Timbo On Tech looks a bit different to how it used to be.

That's because I have changed the comment system over from the default Blogger comments to Disqus, a popular third party application.

In this post, I will explain why I made the change and what it means for you, my dear reader.

Don't Panic!


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Over 20,000 Visits!

Summary: 20,000 pageviews is a real achievement for me. Thank you all for reading!

Because I'm Happy

I'm Happy
This week has been a great week for me.
I have fulfilled one of my goals to become a published author with my debut short story on Amazon.
Even better, Timbo On Tech has surpassed 20,000 visits in the time it has been running.

I know from the Google stats that a number of you have come back to the site on multiple occasions.
So I want to thank you all for reading and being a part of things here.

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