How to Fix the Slowness of iMovie in Mac

This is an old story with iMovie users where you suddenly experience slowness when editing videos and it’s annoying because you are not getting productive and perhaps not making it on time to submit your projects. I am on the same boat, I am editing a footage I took underwater and suddenly the pointer when choosing a clip is not following exactly when you move the mouse. I did a lot of force quit, restart, re-launch, shutdown but none of these worked.

So I went to the apple support page and found out that I need to quit iMovie, delete the com.apple.iMovieApp.plist file and make sure that I have enough hard drive capacity to prevent the slowness. Locating the file is quite confusing and challenging to many users urging me to write this guide for the benefit of all.

Setting A New Standard for Desktops, the New Mac Pro.

As the year comes to a close and companies start to launch their products and services, be it upgrades of previous versions or new ones, we can’t help but wait in eager anticipation of what is to come. We have been writing about methodologies, watches, Smartphones, Operating Systems (Android, IOS, Windows) amongst other things. I for one cannot go on without having to write about the most awaited for, the machine that will, I am most certain, revolutionize the future of Desktop computers, the all new Mac Pro.

For avid Apple fans, Gamers, Renderers, people who use desktop PCs, and perhaps all those interested in heavy-duty, high-performing machines, the new Mac Pro is for them.

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How Do I Close An App in windows 8

The Windows 8 has a windows app interface that is very much like the app interface of the smartphones. You can slide the apps and once you click on it, it will show up in full view of your computer screen. It’s a nice looking interface running in your computer desktop.

However, there’s one problem that a new user will struggle with when they try to close the windows apps. Windows users are used to see the X button to close every window. In windows 8 apps, this feature is not available. So how does a user close a windows app in windows 8?

Here’s how to do it:

Highly Anticipated Launch Of Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Gear

We are one day away from the highly anticipated simultaneous launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear at IFA Berlin. Yes, Samsung has officially confirmed it would be showing off  a bigger and better phablet together with the smartwatch.

With the latest Note 3 offering, Samsung is expected to continue to dominate the phablet market. Its 6.3 inches Galaxy Mega, unveiled last April, was well received. According to a report from research firm IDC, in the last three months, phablets have sold as much as tablets and laptops combined in the Asia-Pacific region. A total of  25.2 million phablets were shipped  in Q2 of 2013, compared with 12.6 million tablets, and 12.7 million portable PCs.

Easy Ways To Backup Your Smartphone

About 3 weeks ago, my colleague has accidentally dropped her HTC One in the toilet bowl during her Yoga break session. She hurriedly saved the phone out of the bowl and dried it and didn’t attempt to turn it on. The following day, she sent the phone in the service center and after few hours, they informed and confirmed her suspicion that the phone is dead. They have replaced the unit with a new one. However, all her personal data and everything she has put on the phone has disappeared altogether. As she thought about the incident that she went through, she could only wish she had backed up her smartphone.

Like her and many of us, we have a lot of important personal data and applications we keep in our smartphone but very few of us take the time to think of the value and benefit of duplicating those data and store them safely so that when unfortunate events happen to our smartphone, we can breathe normally knowing that we have a saved copy of our important personal data.

Provide Sight For The Visually Impaired With MySmartEye App

Now you can provide sight for the visually impaired with MySmartEye App. Launched by Starhub, a Singapore telco  in collaboration with TribalDDB. The technology allows the blind to connect with a worldwide community of micro-volunteers who use their sight to help the user connect with the environment around them.

The visually impaired users can simply follow the voice commands and double tap their smartphone to take a photo. The picture or scene is then sent to  volunteers in real time. The volunteers are alerted by a simple notification and then describe what they see by providing information in the comment box. That text is then read out, via the built-in voice-over feature, to the visually impaired users. Once users have heard enough responses, they can choose to close the thread by swiping three times on their phone.

Google VP Splits From Android To Join Xiaomi Not Due To Sour Romance

Google has confirmed that Hugo Barra, VP for Android Product Management is leaving the company to join China’s emerging tech company Xiaomi. Sources closed to the matter deny the departure is related to the complicated romantic fall out between Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki. It was reported, that Mr Brin was involved with a female Google employee who previously had a relationship with Mr Barra. When asked, Mr Barra told that he had been discussing his move with Xiaomi for some time.

Mr Barra joined Google in 2008. He had a Master’s degree in Computer Science at MIT. He stated the following through his Google+ account “After nearly 5½ years at Google and almost 3 years as a member of the Android team — the most amazing group of people I’ve ever worked with in my life — I have decided to start a new career chapter. In a few weeks, I’ll be joining the Xiaomi team in China to help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally — as Vice President, Xiaomi Global.  I’m really looking forward to this new challenge, and am particularly excited about the opportunity to continue to help drive the Android ecosystem.

How Holho Turns Your Smartphone Into The Next Level

Smartphones these days are like packages that consist of many toys all packed in to one. They contain many apps, such as games, social networking, calendars, online stores and so much more. But no matter how may apps you have, you still crave for more. Thanks to Imagination Farm USA LLC, based in Houston, Texas, they took our smartphone usage into another level by deciding to do something more, a HOLHO “Hologram generator” which uses a set of mirrors rested on a smartphone or tablet to produce the illusion of a moving 3D image.

HOLHO is one of the smallest and most original holographic Pyramids in the market. It works with all smartphones or tablets, regardless of the brand. This is the focus of Kickstarter project which run until September 14. Like any other pyramids, it consists of 4 mirror in an inverted angle, meaning the pyramid is put upside down on smartphones and tablets. These mirrors provide an illusion of a floating image that can be seen in any angle. It is actually four images generated by an app and positioned beneath the mirrors. With an image in full motion that you can actually see a jelly fish swimming, fireworks exploding and a couple dancing. What’s more is that more videos have been developed and the best part is that the apps allow users to create their own images and videos.

How to enable Telnet in Windows 8

Telnet is a network protocol that allows a user on one computer to log on to another computer or network devices such as routers that is part of the same network. This protocol uses TCP/IP to connect to remote computer or network devices. It is a tool also to check if you can connect browsing problems that you might encounter in some websites. On the Web, HTTP and FTP protocols allow you to request specific files from remote computers, but not to actually be logged on as a user of that computer. With Telnet, you log on as a regular user with whatever privileges you may have been granted to the specific application and data on that computer.

In Windows 8, Telnet is by default disabled for some security reason. So how do we enable Telnet then?  Below is a step by step on how to do this.

How to Read and Write Files to an External USB Flash Drive from a MAC

If you are new to MAC, the first issue that you will encounter is the inability to transfer files from your computer to an external hard drive. This is because Apple does not support NTFS and FAT, these are filesystem’s developed and specifically made for Microsoft Operating System, they do not have a driver for it.

When I had OSX86 or the Hackintosh NTFS-3G was fully free until they decided to form a company called tuxera to furnish and further develop the code. NTFS-3G is still free but Tuxera NTFS is more stable and faster this is the proprietary version with support from them in case you need it. The price is $31.00 USD as of this time of writing.