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Windows 8 – Wake Over LAN – It Works!

Part of my Windows 8 Start Screen

This is a short article to follow up from the article: How To: Wake Over LAN + Internet which explains how to get Wake Over Lan and Wake Over Internet working in a Windows OS. This article applies to Windows 8 and Windows 10 For users of UEFI BIOS enabled boards – please see my update at the end…

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Learn Windows 8 in 6 Steps

All Start Screen

My Windows 8 for dummies – In six simple steps: This is for non-touch screen devices. Pre-tip 0 – Don’t listen to the naysayers and moaners – Some folks cannot embrace change… 1. The new Start Screen IS The Start Menu. The Start Menu has not gone – It is simply replaced with a much…

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Producing Your Own Music in 5.1 Surround for Playback on a Home Theatre System

Logitech Z 5500 Surround System

This guide is intended for beginners. My problem was how to get a piece of my composed music (mixed in the studio 5.1 system) to playback on a standard home theatre system. In the past, I had worked on adverts and music for cinema and TV that would end up being played on a surround sound system. I…

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A Little Extra Security for Your iPhone / iPad

Unlock Screen

How many times have you lost your iPhone? How many times have you thought you lost your iPhone and breathed a huge sigh of relief when you finally found it? If the answer to either of these questions is – “More than once”. Then this article may interest you. OK – So I lost my…

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Recording a Screencast with Camtasia & Cubase in Windows

Camtasia Record

Screencasting from your DAW can be very useful. The finished results can be used as tutorials, walk-throughs, detailed demos of your work and many other things. Usually a screen cast will consist of real time capture of your system display, possibly mixed with the system sounds and a narration track of some kind. This can all be done with…

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Writing a Psiren Song

Psiren Cover

I haven’t done anything like this for a while and a few kind folks have asked how it came together. So I thought I would share it. The Music & Production The entire production took place in Cubase 6.5 with Wavelab 7 for a bit of mastering. As you can see from the screen shot…

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Flying Training – The Heat is on!

PPL Training & Exam Windows

I had heard and read about the deadlines involved when training for a PPL but never really understood the full implications of this. The Two Year Rule… The Eighteen Month Rule… Although all the relevant information is available at the CAA Website, some of it can be a little difficult to interpret so I thought…

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Remote Control Cubase with Touch OSC

iPad Touch OSC Single Panel

Do you have an iPad / iPhone or Android device and do you want to use it as a wireless remote controller for Cubase / Nuendo? If the answer is “Yes!”… Here’s how. First of all I should mention a few things: This is not really anything new to the tech-heads out there and is…

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My Top 10 Aviation iPad / iPhone Apps

SkyDemon

I haven’t done much flying lately due to weather and finances, nothing new there… But I do still keep a close eye on the current technology and gadgetry. I often get asked which are my most used applications on the iPhone and iPad so I decided to make a quick list. I’m still a student…

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Mystique Theme – Photo Gallery Headers

A New Header In Action

I finally got round to updating to the new Mystique theme (3.1) for my Website. After a brief read around the web, I was slightly concerned by the number of difficulties folks seem to be having with the transition. I’ll be honest I found it all straight forward, but I did do quite a lot…

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Dropbox – Why Aren’t You Using It?

Remember the days when your associates would attempt to send you a file attached to an email? It sometimes took hours to download, clogged up your entire internet bandwidth and then after all the anticipation, the file would be a joke or picture than you could have found yourself if you were really interested. Thankfully…

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PS3 Stuttering MP3 Solved

Our media server is built into our router (Cisco E4200 + Twonky) – So there’s not a lot of room for tweaking at the server end. Recently Cisco updated the E4200 firmware (1.0.03) which made the Twonky server and streaming very reliable. Some pretty high bandwidth files can be streamed with no problem. BUT… Streaming…

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