HOW TO : Moving iPhone / iPad / iPod Backups to an external drive

If Santa has just brought you a nice new shiny SSD or you are running out of space on your HDD / SSD and are disgusted by how much space is actually used on backups of your iDevices you need this guide, it could save you gigs of space and is pretty easy to sort out!

The simple fact is we all need backups, but why not put them someone you want it to be instead of cluttering up vital space.

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iTunes 11 – It is Here!

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Apparently the new iTunes is ground breaking, designed from the base up, intuitive, streamlined and ready to rock your musical library!

It is now here, and ready for download, and has been for a couple of days. I have been using at it now since its release and I quite like it. However I really liked iTunes 10, I know people said it was bloat, useless junk, however it did what I needed it to do, and for that reason I liked it.

So how then does iTunes 11 cope or compare. Well in my opinion at this early stage it copes, but only just. There is no doubt it is nice to look at but in my short time playing around with it I have the following questions!

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Coming Soon…Thoughts / Review Nike Fuel Band.

I have just purchased myself a Nike+ Fuel Band, with the thoughts that it will inspire me to get out and get fit.

I will therefore be posting my thoughts on it soon, I have only been rocking with it for a day and half so I will give it a bit of time, for me to use it and see the best ways to work with it, and will get back to you when I have had a good play with it.

Nike+ Fuel Band Review Coming Soon!
Nike+ Fuel Band Review Coming Soon!

Check Out My PistonHeads.com Garage…

Just a quick and shameless plug for you guys to all have a look at my PistonHeads.com Garage…

I have four cars in there at the moment and I don’t think there is a way to link to them all at once so I will just do it individually.

1. Subaru Impreza (1999)
2. Subaru Impreza (2002)
3. Nissan Micra (1999)
4. Smart ForTwo (2008)

Feel free to have a look or and a wee read, if you have any questions on the cars I will happily do my best to answer them, and in the unlikely event you don’t know about PistonHeads.com have a look at it, it is a great Car Website with forums full to the throat of knowledgable people.

Enjoy.

Replica Watches…Any use?

So we all get them, the emails from China offering brand name watches at ridiculously low prices.  They even tell you know that these are replicas and made to ‘look like famous watches.’

www.discoverybuying.com is one such site that is flooded with replica watches from makes such as Breitling, Rolex, Tissot, Tag…..

The thing is these are counterfeit, replica sounds much more innocent than counterfeit, but that’s exactly what they are.

Do they though damage the brand name?  To be honest I don’t think so. Anyone with the cash and eye for a good genuine watch will not be buying one of these, they will be spending the cash and getting the real thing.

The thing that had got me for a long time though was one question, ‘What are these fakes actually like?’  I bit the bullet and paid out the big $$$ to find out.  I ordered a Tissot 8007 with the heft price tag of $7.99 delivered!  That is so cheap it is hard to believe.  The postage alone would almost cost that.

The Tissot 8007 doesn’t actually exist, but the Tissot PRC200 does, and it is clearly this model that the replica is based on.

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iPhone ‘5s’ getting ready for an early launch?

iPhone 5s on route?
iPhone 5s on route?

The internet rumour mill is now rife with chatter that the ‘iPhone 5s’ is getting ready for release!  The iPhone 5 is still like gold dust in many stores, so is it likely that an 5s will be in development and ready for testing so soon?

After the ‘new iPad’, and then the ‘iPad with Retina Display’ I think it is more than possible in fact I’d go as far as saying likely!

This extract pulled from the web pretty much says it all…

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Happy Call of Duty : Black Ops 2 Day 13/11/2012

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Every November now, we are teased and eventually treated with the latest Call of Duty episode.

And as a result of this everyone has their own feelings about its release, some will see it as the pinnacle shooter of our generation, and some will see it as the biggest pile of n00b infected glitch ridden trash ever to be released.

Although the latter is no doubt exceptionally unfair and more than likely the comments of someone who has found their favourite glitch has since been ironed out, or at their first attempt of 0wning the battlefield became subsequently Pwned!

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Casio Edifice EF-328D-1AVEF – Unboxing

Casio Edifice EF-328D-1AVEF - Unboxing

I am a huge fan of the Casio G-Shock range and like all G-Shock wearers sometimes we feel the need for a more formal watch, without losing the grunt that a G-Shock affords.

This is where Casio noticed a spot in the market, and hence you have the Casio Edifice range. These watches are huge in Japan, almost a sub culture which started from the G-Shock fraternity. You will find a huge number of G-Shock collectors are equally keen on the Edifice and whilst often ‘cheaper’ in the European market some of the Edifice range can sport a price tag amongst collectors that would make Tag or Rolex wearers raise an eyebrow!

This is my first dip into the Edifice world and I have to say I am hugely impressed, this thing is big, heavy, obvious and at the same time, sleek, and tidy.

I won’t waste anyone’s time with a review, or insult anyone’s intelligence, but here are the top points…

1. It is a watch, it tells the time!
2. It also tells the date!
3. It has a chronograph.
4. It even tells you the day!

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Apple iPad Mini…Has arrived.

Today is the day Apple bring out their small tablet onto the market, and I want one!

But do I?

This is the problem you see, I have a ‘New iPad’ which is also getting binned today for an ‘iPad with Retina Display’ (which mine has anyway) but hoo ha, can I justify an iPad mini.

Yes it would be nice to have, but with the Nexus 7 on the market, currently at £199 for a 32Gb model, and a Blackberry Playbook 64Gb sitting at £129 it is a big decision for what will ultimately be a pocket browser, but then surely my iPhone 5 handles that?

The market is flooded and tech heads like me are funding it!

Time to go and do some research, in Apples favour all my apps will work and it will just slide on nicely with everything else, in Nexus favour I want to give android a go and in Blackberry’s favour I could buy 2 and have 8 (EIGHT!!) times the amount of storage!

Researching…

iPad - iPad Mini - Nexus
iPad – iPad Mini – Nexus – Who Will It Be?