Author Archives: William Chinda

How to open (non-DRM) iBooks without an iPad or iPhone


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iTunes can do a lot of things. You can buy media (like music or movies) and play them. But when it comes to books, you’ll find you can buy them, but can’t open them with iTunes. If you believe Apple’s own documentation, you can apparently only open iBooks on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch [...]
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How to add high res photos to Tumblr


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It’s time once again, to explore the deepest and darkest corners of Tumblr. This time around, I’ve got a question from rajvir92, who asks: I am an amateur photographer and i use tumblr to upload my photos. however whenever i post my photos tumblr shows it in small size not in its orginal size. how [...]
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How to Borrow Kindle eBooks from the Library


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Up until this week, library users who checked out ebooks did not have the option of reading those books on any of Amazon’s Kindle devices or apps. That’s all changed, thanks to a nationwide roll-out by Amazon to over 11,000 libraries in the US. Unlike checking out a book with Adobe Digital Editions, the process [...]
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Turn a Webcam into a Motion Sensing Security Camera


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Thanks to the cheapness and ubiquity of the webcam, it’s now both easy and affordable to roll your own surveillance system. In this video tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating how to turn a cheap webcam into a motion-sensing surveillance camera. 0
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What’s New in Tumblr


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In June of 2011, Tumblr went through a major redesign that simplified it’s user interface and eliminated some of its features entirely. In this video tutorial, I’ll be going through some of these changes. 0
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Move Your Time Machine Backup to a New Drive


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One thing that’s been a constant in personal computing has been that hard drives will continually get bigger and cheaper. So it’s inevitable that you’ll one day want to relocate your Time Machine backups to a newer, roomier drive. In this video tutorial, I’ll be going through the process for prepping and transferring these files. [...]
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Simplify your job search with RSS and Indeed


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Is your online job search a repetitive and tiring chore? There’s an easier way that is both automatic and capable of aggregating results from multiple job sites. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how with the help of RSS and Indeed.com. All about RSS First off, you need to know about this icon. You [...]
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Tumblr: How to add photos to reblog captions


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It’s time for another audience question from my How to Use Tumblr video! crimsonvipor asks “If I reblog something, how do I post a picture in the comments section (or Caption)?” So the problem that we’ve got is that a normal text post has a link off to the side where you can upload photos, [...]
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Open ePub files on your iOS device without syncing


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I’ve previously detailed how you can transfer ePub files to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes and USB syncing, but what if you’re away from your computer or don’t want to deal with the hassle of working with files? Thanks to this article by Adam Engst at Tidbits, you can now use your [...]
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Your Tumblr Questions Answered


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Since I first put up my How to use Tumblr video in September, there’s been an amazing response, and I wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who watched and commented. I hope it’s been useful to you. That said, a couple people have asked some questions that I felt deserved a bit more [...]
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