Application reviews, gadget reviews, tips, tricks, thoughts, and other brain-farts.

The first thing you should do when buying a new PC

One of the reasons PCs can be bought for very little money, is bloatware. Bloatware is pre-installed software you didn’t ask for. PC manufacturers get money from companies by putting trial versions of their software on new PCs, in the hope that you’ll turn into a paying customer when the trial expires.

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I wrote a review about the Sony RX1R, the main camera I currently use. Check it out!

Thanks again for the opportunity, Steve!

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Why you should use cloud backup

The Cloud is something we’ve been hearing about for quite some time now. With internet speeds increasing and consumer offerings maturing, there’s no reason not to utilize its power and features anymore at this point. Prices have been dropping dramatically over the last couple of years, and user-friendliness and security is better than ever.

This is a short overview of what the cloud is, and why it’s also for you.

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Eye-laser surgery diary (Trans-PRK method)

I finally decided to go through with eye-laser surgery. Since I still hate to wear glasses and contacts after more than twenty years of doing it, I figured I’ll probably never get used to it. Time to get rid of this annoyance.

I will keep this post updated with my personal experiences, as it may be helpful for those who also consider getting their eyes zapped.

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Everything you need to know about Windows 10

Next week on July 29 Windows 10 will be released. It is the biggest release of Windows, ever. You are probably eligible for a free update. Here are the most important things to know.

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F.lux: the favorite application on my PC

Update: If you have Windows 10, this feature is built in, it’s called Night Light. If you open settings and search for it, you will find it. MacOS has this feature built-in, as well. On there, it’s called Night Shift.

F.lux is great.

It is the first piece of software I put on my machine after a clean OS install. It is an application that I use almost constantly, no matter what I’m doing on my PC. I tell other people about how great it is all the time, and once they try it, they all love it.

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The power of habits, and apps to help you stick with them

The most efficient way to change aspects your life is making a habit out of something. We are habitual creatures, after all; around 40% of what we do in our day is on autopilot. Once a habit is burned into our brains, we execute the process without thinking about it, and it feels weird when we don’t.

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