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Technology

Creating macOS Catalina Virtual Machine

If you’re using a Mac computer for business you’ve likely had situations which required the use of Windows only program or application. In fact, I use Windows nearly everyday for data ETL projects (Infogix Data360). For over a decade now I’ve used VMware Fusion to run a virtual computer with the Windows operating system (OS)….

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A Simple Life Hack Using Meeter App

Meeter is a macOS, iOS, and iPadOS app which allows you to join virtual meetings quicker. You can view and manage your upcoming calls / meetings by simply connecting your calendar. Then with two clicks you’ve joined the meeting! Below is my experience using the macOS version. The above screen capture illustrates how I was…

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Camera Not Working iMac or MacBook

If you’ve been searching how to enable the iSight camera on your Mac but haven’t been able to find anything helpful that’s because the built-in iSight camera doesn’t have an on/off switch — neither physical nor software. The camera is activated by apps which use the iSight camera; think FaceTime, GoToMeeting, Zoom, etc. How to…

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External HDD Will Not Mount / Unmount

I recently had an issue with an expensive external hard drive which I use for Time Machine backups with a separate partition to share media on my home network. One day, “out of the blue” as we say, it disconnected from my iMac (27-inch, Late 2012 running macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6). You know the message…

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High Resolution Photos on iPhone with Hydra

If you enjoy mobile photography you’ll like this app comparison. I really like mobile photography and believe it is the future. Of course, I still want high quality images even when using my mobile phone camera. This is where the Hydra app comes in to … well the picture.  Hydra is a photo app available…

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Improving Your Uber Passenger Rating

Are you a good Uber passenger? It’s easy to find out what your passenger rating is (if you need help check out my how-to post here). Uber recently explained that in Australia and New Zealand any passenger with less than a 4.0 rating will be banned from rides. The ban could easily be implemented in…

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360 VR Photography with Insta360 One

I’ve been really interested in 360 VR photography lately. I have a trip coming up to Peru with a planned stop at Machu Picchu and I want to create some 360 VR photos to document that portion of the trip. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Insta360, GoPro Fusion (just purchased one yesterday…

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Light L16 vs. Sony RX10 IV

I purchased the Light L16 camera recently and was excited to do some photo tests. I decided to compare it with my iPhone 7+ and Sony RX10 IV. I’ve included a sample image from each device below. However, the iPhone 7+ really doesn’t compare to either of these cameras so I’m not going to include…

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Uber Passenger Rating (Update)

This is an update to a previous post (Uber Passenger Rating) because Uber changed the steps to access your Passenger Rating. Why would you want to see your Passenger Rating? The rating system was created by Uber to help their drivers make decisions about whether or not they want to pick up the passenger requesting…

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Digital Hotel Key

While on a trip to Destin, FL USA (first time) my wife and I stayed at an Embassy Suites (Hilton brand) hotel. It was a nice hotel, staff were friendly and it was convenient for our trip. I was excited to see the beautiful Destin beaches, but I have to admit that I was almost…

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