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Friday, 21 September 2018 11:09

The Problem With USB-C

I’ve talked about all the different types of USB connectors, I‘ve talked about phones, and I’ve talked about Apple being annoying. While Apple is still very annoying, I wanted to return to the topic of USB-C cables, because right now it’s a bit of a mess. USB-C is the not-so-new universal and reversible USB cable. Here’s an image for reference for all the connectors I’ll be referring to:

 

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Friday, 31 August 2018 12:59

Skype from our Studio

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of witnessing NewTV’s Skype capabilities in our control room for a show episode that was close to my heart. A year ago, I visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam with my sister. I have always been interested in the Holocaust, so I’ve been to many museums and read many books on the topic. I thought the Anne Frank house was extremely well presented and I was excited that Skype would allow Jay Sugarman to interview a guest from this amazing museum on his show, Museum Open House.

 

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Friday, 10 August 2018 11:23

Choosing the Best Hard Drive

One question that I’ve been asked countless times over the years by NewTV members is, “What kind of a hard drive should I buy?” Sometimes that’s a tough question to answer because there are so many variables.

 

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Amazon sells a lot of stuff. Some of that stuff is expensive. Some of that expensive stuff includes electronics such as cameras, computers, and phones. I advise you not to buy these things from Amazon because Amazon isn’t the best when it comes to making sure your item is legit.

 

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If you own a wireless microphone, you might be breaking the law! In 2010, the FCC prohibited the operation of wireless microphones and similar devices (e.g., wireless intercoms, wireless in-ear monitors, wireless audio instrument links and wireless cueing equipment) in the 700 MHz Band (698 - 806 MHz). In 2017, the FCC prohibited the operation of these same devices in the 600 MHz Band (609 - 698 MHz).

 

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Friday, 06 April 2018 13:15

Ridding Your Electronics of Dust

In my previous blog posts I wrote about various computer parts: how they work and how to select your next device. For this one I wanted to write about something important that’s affected my family, my friends and me and that’s dust.

 

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Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are the three essential Adobe programs for graphic designers. I’ve been using Illustrator and Photoshop for years (InDesign more recently) and they have introduced many new features since then. I still tend to use each program for its core specialty, as I find it to be faster and more productive.

 

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Friday, 05 January 2018 14:14

Monitor Comparison

Here at NewTV I have a single 27-inch iMac and at home I’ve got two 21-inch monitors. The iMac is pretty nice, the screen is fairly big and it’s easy to have a few applications open at the same time, although not at full screen. However, I do enjoy my dual monitor setup at home. It’s a lot better when playing video games because I can have a game open in one monitor and my chat apps in another. When I edit videos at home, I use both screens to make my timeline and preview windows as big as possible. Plus, if I ever need to look up a quick tutorial I don’t have to constantly switch between programs. However, how many monitors are enough? Does it make sense to have a single big one? A couple of medium-sized ones? Or a bunch of small ones?

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Friday, 24 February 2017 07:00

How Much RAM is Enough?

So you’re buying a new computer, be it a laptop or a desktop, and you’re looking to get the best bang for your buck. You might be at BestBuy or on Amazon (or on other websites) looking at the specs of your new companion, but you might not be entirely sure about what you need. The computer you’re looking at seems decent enough; it’s got a good processor, a nice screen, a large hard-drive, and a satisfactory graphics card, but then you see the RAM.

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Friday, 05 May 2017 08:00

Hard Drive Comparison

If you’ve ever looked for a new computer, whether Mac or PC, you may have seen some strange letters in the specs sheets: HDD, SSD, or SSHD. These are all different types of storage drives; here’s a quick rundown of what they are and which one is best.

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