Nov 152011
 
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I recently got one of these card to put in my camera to see if the hype was all it was cracked up to be, I’ll have to say that it truly is. I can now shoot completely wirelessly and not have to worry about cables being strung all over the place and get my photos straight up on the computer and access everything on the fly. I enjoy having a much larger screen to confirm my photos on before proceeding to the next shot in the series for the shoot. What a pleasure it is to not have to be tied down with a USB cable sticking out of the side of my camera and having to finagle with it to get it out of my way when I change positions.

If you are shooting with a “Pro Camera (DSLR)” and want to be able to transfer RAW files you will need to have the “Pro” version of the cards, as the other models will not transfer RAW files. Other “Point and Shoot” type cameras have the ability to shoot RAW and you will also need the “Pro” card to be able to transfer those RAW files wirelessly. It’s unfortunate that they make you pay more just for RAW file transfers but it is worth it in the end. I now have 2 of these cards due to the fact that I thought I could use just the standard version for RAW files but that’s okay, I just made my mother happy because now she has the other card.

The bottom line is that if you are looking to upgrade to higher performance or just don’t want to have to run a cable to your camera every time you want to transfer photos then this is your solution. What a great solution it is as well!

Oct 152011
 

Then it’s time to do something about it. By disabling all the extra garbage that starts up when you boot your computer up. There are several ways to go about this. The tried and true way of doing it has always been going into the Windows startup manager and manually disable each item. The problem is that most people don’t know what each item is as they are coded/named according to what the programmers thought was a smart idea at the time but you have no idea as to what they really are.

How do you get to the StartUp Manager? Simply go to the Run command and type in “msconfig” and you will enter the “System Configuration Utility”, from there click the tab that says startup. From this screen you can manually disable various items from starting up but as you can now see in this menu it’s not exactly easy to know what everything is.

Enter StartUpLite, a MalwareBytes program, it gives you a detailed list of programs that are safe to disable from starting up when you start your computer up. This will help speed up your start up times considerably. Too often there are programs from the manufacturer of laptops or pre-made computers that like to run in the background when they really aren’t even needed. This will help you to identify and disable those programs or even uninstall them entirely if you choose (do this at your own risk…)

I hope this helps all of you out there in getting your computers up and running faster so you can get to what is really important, my blog. No, seriously, my blog is more important… not your facebook profile or whatever it is you do online. LOLlers, I keed you.

With Honor and Devotion,

JeffJames R.
www.JeffJamesPhoto.com
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