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  • Home Networking Guide

    Back in the early days of the internet, your personal computer or Mac was the only thing that was connected to the internet. Things were simple, you have a modem (internal or external), connected to your phone line, dial up the ISP server and you are on. Then comes cable which means your computer is connected to the internet 24/7. Then the cable company gives you a router because there’s multiple computers in a single household.

    Filed in: networking, guide, buyer's guide, diy, buyers guide, howto,

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Apple A15 and Apple M1

    Qualcomm updated their mobile chip offering for 2022 in late November 2021. Unlike previous iterations, the new chip has a new naming convention, dubbed SnapDragon 8 Generation 1. The name change signifies a paradigm shift for Qualcomm as the manufacturer uses a brand new architecture for the SnapDragon 8 Gen 1. Since then, the SnapDragon 8 Gen has appeared on the usual suspects of flagship phones: the Xiaomi 12, Samsung Galaxy S22 series, Motorola Edge 20 Ultra and the Oneplus 11 Pro.

    Filed in: apple, m1, a15, snapdragon, qualcomm, 8 gen 1, Arm v9, comparison,

    NFTs: How to create, mint and sell them

    Another day in the metaverse, another person is selling an NFT of a picture of a rock for another $1.7 million. Now you are wondering how you get into the game to make that first million dollars? Well, you come to the right place because this guide is telling you exactly how you can make your first NFT today and start selling it for a quick dollar. Concepts A big overview of NFTs: it’s a digital rights to a picture.

    Filed in: nft, how-to, making money, cryptocurrency,

    Keychron Q1 Knob Review

    Keychron is a Hong Kong based (but registered in France) custom mechanical keyboard manufacturer formed in 2017. Although the company is relatively new, it rises together with the popularity of custom mechanical keyboards. In the world of custom keyboards, you can go as low as $20 or splurge yourself to $800. The Keychron sit at the mid-tier of keyboard manufacturers but with the Q1, they are now punching above what they are used to.

    Filed in: review, keychron, mac, mechanical keyboard, q1, q1 knob,

    Apple M1 Series vs Intel Xeon W-series

    Intel Xeon processors are Intel’s top of the line product. They might not be a best seller in terms of sales volume, but they tend to have huge profit margins because they are mostly catered for businesses that seek the ultimate in computing power at almost any cost. And at this level of performance, you will find chips that will cost $4,000 to $5,000 and in some cases where it’s meant for a mission-critical data center server, each chip can be in the range of $8,000 to $9,000.

    Filed in: comparison, m1, intel, xeon, geekbench, m1 max, m1 max duo, m1 max quad,

    iPhone: 15 years later. a Retrospective

    On January 9th 2007, during an Apple event, Steve Job talked about Apple introducing three new devices: a new iPod, an telephone and internet communication device. In fact, it was actually one device and it was called the iPhone. It was one of a kind device and it captured the world’s imagination. 15 years since then, the iPhone has not only transformed Apple from a company that just came back to life support to an unstoppable technological behemoth, it also changed the modern world, for better or worse.

    Filed in: apple, iphone, m1, Retrospective, opinion,

    Mac Pro Setup Guide: The Bests are All In

    One of the most anticipated Mac transitions from Intel to Apple Silicon would be Apple’s ultimate expression of the Mac: the Mac Pro. Since the introduction in WWDC 2019 to its release in late 2019 to today, there are many supporters and detractors of the Mac Pro. Some say that it is unnecessary, expensive and over engineered. Others lauded for its expandability and usefulness. Rack mounted Mac Pro We are here to support the notion that while the Mac Pro is a niche and expensive product, it is a necessary tool for professionals to do the work.

    Filed in: mac pro, mac mini, setup guide, how-tos, mac,

    Apple in 2022

    2021 was both a year that bring great challenges and great hope. New COVID-19 Delta variant that is both more transmissible and deadly, a new Administration in the USA, introduction of MacBook Pro and the world finally turns again as they finally find a way to live with the virus. Just like in our last article, we would chronicle all the Apple moments in 2022, so this page will grow as the year progresses.

    Filed in: apple, chronicle,

    Web3 Explained

    There’s a new movement that is going around on social media and tech websites. It is on everyone’s lips but there’s no clear indication of what it is. It is called web3. The term web3 has been thrown around for some time but there is no clear indication of what it actually is. So, what is web3? How do we access this web3? What does it mean for the future of the internet?

    Filed in: web3, decentralized, nft, crypto, explainer, web technology, cloud computing,

    Macbook Air vs Macbook Pro 2021

    With the MacBook Pro updated in late October 2021, Apple has finally updated all it’s mobile Macs to Apple Silicon. In Apple’s line up, you have three distinct tiers to choose from: the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro with M1 and the newly refreshed MacBook Pro. So now, the question is, which one is the right one for you? We tested and looked at each of the laptops and laid down which is best for you.

    Filed in: macbook air, macbook pro, m1, m1 max, m1 pro, comparison, best laptop,