The Travel Apps of Our Dreams

MacGyver Toolkit

It seems like smartphones can do just about anything these days, from waking us up in the morning according to our sleep cycles to translating foreign language signs we’ve just photographed. But our iPhones and Androids still can’t do everything.As we put together travel plans for this coming fall, it occurs to us that some travel apps are still missing. Here are … [Read more...]

Geotagging Photos: A Software Review and Tutorial

Map of Koh Samui

Readers often question whether geotagging photos is worth the time and effort. Of course, this is a personal decision based on, among other considerations, the volume of photos you take, the number of locations you visit over a period of time, and the importance of knowing the precise location where a photo was taken. Oh, and whether you have a bit of geek in you, … [Read more...]

Backing Up Is Hard to Do

2 TB of Data in Our Hands

Do yourself the most mundane - yet valuable - of favors in the new year: back up your data.If a hard drive has ever failed you, you’ll know the feeling. It's like that scene in the horror movie when the victim, in the stroke of a nanosecond, realizes the peril. At that point, the knife is through the curtain and the damage is done. It's all over.And … [Read more...]

The Day That Dreamhost Died

Yesterday, our website was out for roughly 24 hours. Tragic? Certainly not. But maddening and disappointing it was.If you attempted to visit yesterday, only to be rewarded with dead space and cryptic system messages, we apologize. … [Read more...]