Category Archives: Computing

The Tile App

The TileApp – lost personal items or lost personal privacy?

Just saw a suggested post on my Facebook timeline for http://www.thetileapp.com/. On the face of it it looks like a very useful product, but scratch a little deeper, it is potentially dangerous. Imagine someone secretly sticking it to your car or other such personal item, they could then stalk you without you even knowing.

I love technology, I’m a technophile, but new technology is increasingly becoming a very sharp double-edged sword and I find myself becoming more and more techno-skeptic, which is leading to a kind of techno-phobia in me. Undoubtedly, stuff like TileApp solves everyday problems like lost keys and wayward pets, but with the serious privacy implications that come with it, does the solving of these problems outweigh those concerns and implications? I think I can live with misplaced keys and wandering pets, but can I live with yet another device that exposes my location….I don’t think so.

I remember watching an interview with film producer Aaron Russo who spoke about the plan by the global banking elite was to have everyone implanted with an RFID chip, this seems to be a step in that direction.

Eye-Fi wi-fi enabled SD-HC memory card

If you have a camera that takes SD-HC cards and have a smartphone and/or tablet, you can now preview your photographs instantly over wifi using these cards! I’ve just ordered mine as Amazon UK have these on at less than half price at the moment!

http://amzn.to/XXjl2C

 

If you are an Amazon US user here’s your link: http://amzn.to/XzcSIX

The app is free.

[Note: This is an associates link so I get a commission on your purchase!]

Here’s a short video of how you connect it up: http://youtu.be/iOSj4hxYBNM

I HATE WINDOWS!

But I still use it, I’m kind of like Gollum from Lord of the Rings “we loves it, we hates it”. Last year I purchased a top spec PC from Chillblast, the Juggernaut, and it came installed with Vista Ultimate 64 bit, I have had issues with it on and off since purchase end of last year but have put up with it as it is a good bit of kit and does most things I need it to do.

Having just come back from Pakistan after three weeks, I fired up the Juggernaut and after a few hours use it Blue Screen of Deathed on me, no prob, I’ll power cycle and reboot. It noticeably started to misbehave and hang. After fiddling around with it to get it fixed I ending up with a black screen and a cursor which moves but I get no login. I have spent the last two days trying to recover the system. Have googled and tried suggested solutions to no avail and am now facing a reinstall unless someone out there has any ideas (apart from “buy an Apple”)?

Luckily I had it configured as a Raid-1 (mirrored system disk) so I can reinstall on one disk and then restore my data from the other.