The Technofile Awards 2010

The Technofile 2010 Awards

At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s the start of a new decade and this, in conjunction with the Technofile celebrating its 5th birthday (albeit slightly belatedly) seems like the perfect opportunity to give out some awards. Unlike everyone else’s awards though, the Technies are not for the best of 2009, or even for the best of the noughties. They are for, what, in the opinion of The Technofile, is the best software and hardware currently available to creative professionals. Whether it was released yesterday or 5 years ago is immaterial, the only stipulation is that you can go out and buy it…or sit at home and download it (legally, of course) now. So, without further ado: Continue reading “The Technofile Awards 2010”

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Home Networking For Dummies 4th Edition

MC Rebbe reviews Home Networking For Dummies 4th Edition in The Technofile

Make no Mistake, Networking For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know about networking in clear simple terms, but if all you need to do is to connect together a couple of home (or even office) PCs, so that you can share files and maybe an internet connection or a printer, then it might be overkill, as you really don’t need to know how to create an intranet or have TCP/IP demystified. Continue reading “Home Networking For Dummies 4th Edition”

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Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours by Dick Oliver and Michael Morrison

sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping RabbiWhen I first saw the title of this book, I was pretty sceptical. After all, I’ve seen numerous similarly titled books in the past, which promise to teach a complex technology in a short space of time and which generally fail to deliver. You know the ones I mean, you see them in the computer section of bookshops…each one is about one thousand pages long, packed full of dense text and entitled something like ‘Learn Oracle During Lunchtime’…or ‘Design and Build a Supercomputer in 3 and a half Minutes’. Fortunately though, unlike those others, this book actually succeeds in delivering on its promises. Continue reading “Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours by Dick Oliver and Michael Morrison”

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Core Blimey

MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi June Editorial in The Technofile - Microsoft, Intel, AMD, Apple & Dual Core ProcessorsEver since Apple introduced 64 bit…or as they would have it ‘super’ computing to the desktop, Microsoft, Intel and AMD have been playing catch up.

Put simply, 64 bit processors offer an exponential increase in computing power over the 32 bit processors most of us have been using for the past few years and are particularly relevant to creatives, who need this extra power for photo editing, running virtual studios, rendering 3D animation & real time video FX. Continue reading “Core Blimey”

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Talkin’ ’bout Creation!

MC Rebbe presents his  monthly editorial in The Technofile, you one stop shop for music, photography, film, DJ, VJ and animation technologyBack in the day, when (IBM compatible) PCs were ugly, geeky, techy boxes that couldn’t do much, Bill Gates was still just an aspiring megalomaniac and Michael Jackson was still black, Apple were thinking ‘different’ by shipping a computer that, thanks to its user friendly graphic user interface didn’t require you to have a degree in mathematics. Continue reading “Talkin’ ’bout Creation!”

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Belkin 800VA Universal UPS

Belkin UPS reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping RabbiDirty can be good and dirty can be bad. When it comes to women, it’s generally very good but when it comes to electricity it’s always very bad. You see electricity supplies are supposed to deliver a constant voltage (110V in The US and 220/230/240 Volts in Europe) but they rarely do. Instead they tend to fluctuate because of spikes, surges, brownouts and even disruption by lighting strikes, all of which can play havoc with your equipment. So if your electricity…like your woman, is bad, you’re best off with protection. Continue reading “Belkin 800VA Universal UPS”

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Crucial Memory PC2700 512mb DIMM

Crucial Memory reviewed in The technofile by MC RebbeAs I’ve said elsewhere, if the Technofile is about anything it’s about creativity and the technology that facilitates it, rather than just the technology itself, which is why it’s rare that you’ll find reviews on here about geeky shit like motherboards or fans (unless they’re fans of me that is, in which case they’ll be getting a very thorough testing…). But since, a sizable part of what’s covered in The Technofile is stuff that runs on, or in conjunction with computers, from time to time, we do need to look at geeky shit, hence this review of Crucial Memory‘s PC2700 512mb DIMM. Continue reading “Crucial Memory PC2700 512mb DIMM”

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