Thursday, February 19, 2009

Colorsplash: a must have iPhone app

Colorsplash is a new app that I downloaded today. It let's you turn a color photo to gray scale then you can paint the color in. It very quick and easy to use, yet give great looking results.

Go check out the app store and search for colorsplash.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Syncing Contacts

I had a problem, I wanted to sync my outlook contacts, with my Gmail contacts and also with my mac & iphone. Since i have the iphone already using active sync to my work exchange server, I couldnt use the new release google sync, as it uses active sync and the iphone only allows you to sync with one active sync source,

So after a bit of looking and finding Soocial on lifehacker, I decided that it was the best fit for me.

So after signing up to the beta and doing the inital I finally have my contacts synced and backup up acroos all the devices / applications that I wanted.

Go give it a go it you are looking for a good contact sync tool. Soocial

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Finally got backups sorted

Yeah it took a while, due to the disk formats as mentioned, TimeMachine only likes OS X formatted drives. So once I got all the drives to that format, which once again required moving of data, Then I stuffed up the dir-sync when using Chronosync, and got duplicates that I had to clean up. So that extended the time of setup.

But its now all good, Macbook, and local USB drive (HPF+) backup using TimeMachine to an external drive attached to the TimeCapsule. TimeCapsule internal drive used for Movies and TV files, and another External USB drive on the TimeCapsule used as a shared location for media such as photos for easy access from all Macs and PCs in the house. This data is synced via Chronosync to my local USB Drive, and included in the TimeMachine backup, Since this is the most important data its in three locations.