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Beauty meets Endurance: Ruipu Q80 Power Bank Review

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Ruipu have released a new 24,000mAh Power Bank. Being extremely satisfied with their other Solar Power Banks, I though I’d give this one a spin. It has some interesting features that I though were worth exploring. First of all, the Ruipu Q80 is a thing of beauty: it’s made of white plastic with a faux leather pattern ingrained. It even has “stitches” embossed on the sides, as if it’s made of white leather. It’s not though – it’s standard plastic, but it just looks gorgeous. Features The Q80 has FOUR USB outputs, and all of them can be used at...

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra Review

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After several months of use, here’s what I found out about the WD MyPassport Ultra external USB 3 hard drive. Mine is the White/Gold edition with a whopping 4TB of storage. In the box was a matching white USB 3 to SATA cable, a leaflet with extremely small writing on it, and the drive itself contained some software to do backups and encryption – all of which is available from the Western Digital website. I bought this drive in May 2018 from Amazon to exchange large amounts of data between my Mac and my Windows system. Therefore, I chose to...

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How to download older versions of macOS after Mojave was released

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My good old MacBook Pro from 2011 can only supports macOS up until 10.13 High Sierra. It’s been purring along nicely with macOS 10.12 Sierra for the last couple of years, and I didn’t see the need to upgrade just yet. Why risk breaking things that are working, right? A couple of weeks ago, macOS 10.14 Mojave was released, with which my MacBook is sadly no longer compatible (not officially at least). So when I searched for “High Sierra” on the Mac App store, I was surprised to learn that it didn’t come up. It appears that only the very latest...

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Blue Yeti vs ZAFFIRO – Microphone Comparison ASIN B07BVRQD8G

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I was looking for another desktop USB microphone for any second desk. Currently I’m using a wonderful Blue Yeti with my Mac on my main desk (or Studio A as we like to call it), and every time I do a screencast or podcast on my Windows workstation (or Studio B as we’d like to call it), I have to bring over the Blue Yeti. As luck would have it, the lovely people from ZAFFIRO liked my previous lapel microphone comparison so much that they offered to give me their new desktop USB mic for free, in return for an honest review. How could I refuse?...

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Ruipu Power Bank Review: 24000 mA⋅h with Solar Panels (and how to use it)

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Last year, in September 2017, I ordered a RUIPU 24,000 mAh Solar Power Bank in preparation for Hurricane Irma here in Florida. I’ve had a whole year’s worth of experience with this gadget and decided to buy another one. This thing rocks! Let me tell you all about it, and how to use it in this review. Why a review on this website? I left a very positive review on the previous product, which has since been discontinued and all customer reviews have disappeared. I had no backup of my review, thinking that it would remain with Amazon for years to...

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How to transfer files from your GoPro to your computer via WiFi

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There is an iOS and Android App available to transfer files directly from a GoPro camera to a mobile device. Those apps transcode files and compress them for easier viewing, and to save storage space. While that approach gets footage onto my iPhone, I still need to transfer the files to my Mac for editing. Plus, there’s an additional compression step involved which can’t be good for picture quality. Besides, it takes forever to do its job. A much more useful approach would be to hook directly into the GoPro and transfer files that way. This...

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How to centre an element in CSS

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In the olden days of HTML development, in the late 90ies, we only had inline styles. Centring an element was done using the property. That approach isn’t very elegant anymore in modern CSS Today we can use something like this:#your-id .your-class { display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; }It’s slightly more complicated than a single tag, but also opens up more options to tweak top and bottom margins at the same...

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How to add something to the_content in WordPress using PHP

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Sometimes we need to add additional text or elements to the_content in WordPress. This can include links, icons, shout outs, author biographies, and so forth. I wanted to add an Apple Podcasts badge underneath each post in my podcast categories, adding a link to the badge, depending on the category. I’ll elaborate how I did this in a later post. Right now, let’s have a look at how we can add elements to the content retrieved from WordPress. This should work independently of your theme, and no theme-file-hacking is necessary to accomplish...

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How to find your Public Profile on Amazon

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As much as I like Amazon, UI design isn’t their strong point. They have so many links to so many things hiding in their interface that it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for at times. Your Public Profile is one of those hidden gems. It’s a collection of all your community activity you’ve engaged in on Amazon, such as post reviews or videos, your wish lists, Spark posts, Reviewer Ranking and so forth. Here’s a screenshot of what mine currently looks like: How to edit your Public Profile on Amazon While I’m sure there’s a way to follow...

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ZAFFIRO Lapel Microphone comparison B074SF96X9 vs B0765NGK4N

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In this episode I’m taking a look at two lapel microphones by ZAFFIRO. They’re both called “Lavalier Lapel Microphone”, and the description is more or less identical on both items – yet there are significant differences between these products. I bought both of them back in March 2018, and given the sound quality and amount of accessories you get, for less than $20 each, these mics are good bargains for casual users. But no matter how detailed (or vague) their shop descriptions are, and no matter how hip the people in those pictures look, you...

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