Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Media in the Home–The State of Play

I’ve written a couple of posts over the past six weeks about Hi-Fi and Home Cinema, and I thought it would be useful to document the current state of play here in the Witte Wand. Six weeks ago, I was … Continue reading

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“It’s Easier To Use…”

…oh, really? Yes folks, once again I’m referring to the good people at Microsoft, in particular the team behind OneDrive. They’ve just announced “A simpler sharing experience at OneDrive.com”. According to them: The new experience is, in a word, simple. … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Excellence or Excess?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my adventures in the world of Hi-Fi. With the discovery of Roon, I’ve rekindled my quest to listen to music, rather than have it as background noise. It’s also had the side … Continue reading

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Google Pulls the Plug on Picasa

I see that Google has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its Picasa product; both the online service and the Windows application. Frankly, I could care less about the online service, but I’m sorry to see that Google will … Continue reading

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RIP, Windows Home Server…

Once Upon A Time… A long time ago, way back in 1999, a man by the name of Charlie Kindel had an idea: Microsoft was developing Windows for home PCs, why shouldn’t it develop Windows for a home server as … Continue reading

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Media in the Home – The Journey Continues, and Roon is Discovered

Music My journey to get the best experience of listening to music began many years ago, when I was still a teenager. That was when I first dipped my toes into the waters of HiFi. Using the wages from the … Continue reading

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The Lenovo Yoga 900s – a Review

Introduction Lenovo has a range of consumer-oriented computers named IdeaPad. The range has a number of different series within it, each designed for a different purpose or user group. The Yoga series is a line of tablets and laptops. The … Continue reading

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