computers

  1. Herman

    Hardware Devices

    Which hardware devices do you recommend for "creators"? Preferred manufacturers? Mobile equipment? I'm waiting for hybrid mobile processors from Intel (12th generation). It seems that AMD laptops get "hot" at heavy loads such as video editing.
  2. Kevin

    Windows Windows 11

    Well, now... I'm pretty sure Microsoft is just trying to rub it in at this point. 😒 Besides the fact that this is with a Dell XPS that still has years of life left in it (the i7-6700HQ more than meets the Win11 specs) , I already have the PC Heath Check app installed. You'd think that if...
  3. JensM

    Tabs, pads and/or alternative means of datapower in the field. (Crosspost from Mu43)

    Trying my luck with this one here as well as on the Mu43 forum, where the tread has gone unanswered. I am not very tech savy and I really dont know which questions to ask, but I do have a general idea about what I would like such a set-up to do. "Pondering stuff as I am somewhat inclined to...
  4. Graham Moore

    PC Monitor Blackout

    My 6 year old Samsung S32D 850T desktop monitor has excellent color rendition, even illumination and works perfectly most of the time. This issue that happens usually once a day, occasionally a couple of times in a day. The monitor goes black for about 2 seconds, then comes back just as...
  5. Kevin

    Advice Wanted NAS recommendation in 2021 that can backup *from* S3?

    It's time to upgrade my Synology DS411slim to something a bit more... beefier. My main issue with it is that I'm trying to setup a sync job from an Amazon S3 bucket to the local SAN and the DS411 can't seem to do it. The Synology Cloud Sync app has a file limit which doesn't even come close to...
  6. davidzvi

    Replace my Desktop with a Laptop?

    Anyone go from a big, reasonably powerful desktop to just a reasonably powerful laptop? (With a docking station for times when I want my current dual screens).
  7. Ranger Rick

    Capture One will not update C1 20 for Mac M1 computers

    After corresponding with C1 about if/when they will provide an update for C1 20 to allow use on my new MacBook Pro, I received a reply that they will not be doing that and that I should update to C1 21 if I want to continue using C1. It does not work on the M1 computers, freezing at the closing...
  8. gryphon1911

    I wish I had not waited so long - upgrading to SSD was ridiculously easier than I thought!

    My photo computer is pretty well speced. 32GB RAM i7 -8700 @ 3.2Ghz NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 1TB HDD - 7200 RPM (Main drive) 2TB HDD - 7200 RPM (Image Archive drive) Internal SD Card Reader Running Windows 10 An older system, but still plenty capable. The one lagging item in the package is...
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Curved monitor for photo editing?

    Does anyone use a curve monitor for photo editing? I'm thinking of replacing my dual 27" monitor setup with a single 4K 32" curved monitor. Does anyone have issues with photo editing on a curved monitor? With a looming stay-at-home order in our city, everyone in my family will be going to school...
  10. Brian

    Macrium Reflect, stand-alone Backup, and when Windows Repair Fails- "Unscheduled System Restore"

    https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree I started using Macrium Reflect several years ago after making 512GByte FAT-32 disks that could dual-boot DOS and Windows XP for working on embedded systems. Figured out how to Defy Microsoft's artificial limits on FAT-32 drives, but it was not easy and took...
  11. tonyturley

    Linux Data recovery

    I have a 1TB drive that I accidentally started to format during a Linux upgrade, then realized I had selected the wrong drive from the pick list. I immediately stopped the process, but the partition table was already gone. I can use freeware data recovery software to scan the drive, and I can...
  12. mike3996

    Nice map apps for Android/desktop?

    Wonder if you use or know any simple apps that could do the following: ("Hey I should visit that place that is an hour from my place!") ("Hmm didn't know there's this monument five minutes from my work place. Probably looks nice once the flowers are in bloom.") ("Gotta revisit this place in...
  13. mike3996

    4K TV as the computer monitor

    So here I am, decided to solve my screen estate problems with a 4K television from LG. Because this thing is 49" UHD with an IPS panel for 350 € there's surely something wrong with this. Well let's find out! The store I bought this from has a most generous return policy so I have about a month...
  14. mike3996

    Lost some of my sidecar files. Remember to backup!

    Probably due to a software bug, a random sample of my sidecar files got corrupted. Luckily not the most biggest of problems out there, but sometimes some files really needed sweat and tears to get where they need to be. My sidecar files get backed up with the raw files but this is where I made...
  15. MoonMind

    Chrome OS Chromebook woes ...

    I only post this thread to let you all know about something rather annoying and potentially catastrophic: My Acer Chromebook CB3-431, a 14" model with a really nice case and screen, started acting up a while ago. Twice before, it had ended up with a damaged OS already, and recovery took...
  16. Kevin

    MacOS: Is Safari tied to the operating system or is it independently installed & upgradeble?

    On the MacOS, is Safari part of the OS and is upgraded when the OS is updated or is it treated as any other application that can be independently installed and upgraded as needed? The end goal of my pondering is to find a balance between an old MacBook Pro where it might not necessarily be...
  17. Biro

    Configuring 2019 iMac for Photo and Video Editing

    My 2011 21.5-inch iMac with i7 chip, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD is beginning to slow down but still works. However, it can no longer be updated to the latest Mac OS. Given its age, it's probably time to replace it. But my budget is not unlimited and cannot handle a completely maxed out 2019...
  18. merlin

    Linux SD Card Failure

    For the first time since entering the digital format in April 2009, an SD card has failed. It is a Sandisk Extreme Pro 32 GB SDHC UHS-II. When I inserted it in the card reader, none of the files were useable. The error messages indicate that the file info had been truncated. I re-formatted...
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