Batch converting RAW to JPG with ImageMagick

Needing a fast, simple and free way to batch convert all your uncompressed RAW photography for a backup drive or cloud storage? Wishing you had a second card slot on your camera for on the fly JPG backups but don’t want to pay 1000s on a higher end camera with that functionality. Don’t want to waste space saving as JPG on the SD card you are saving the RAW photos to? ImageMagick has you sorted. Continue reading

Using one set of speakers with multiple audio devices

Do you use multiple computers and are looking for a way to share one headset/set of speakers with all of them at the same time?

Buying an audio mixer is expensive and using Y-splitters reduces the quality and is just more tedious than what it needs to be.

As long as you have a male to male 3.5mm AUX cable that is long enough for daisy chaining your setup, and have audio out/line in ports on your computers, you need nothing more.

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Create custom start tiles for desktop apps in Windows 8(.1)

The Windows 8 Start Screen looks brilliant right out of the box with all of the live colourful app tiles which constantly update with up to date information. (e.g: weather updating the temperature condition)
But what about when you install a desktop application? There is just the icon in a scare coloured box which is lifeless compared to the other apps. Wouldn’t it be great if could change that?

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