Month: September 2013

Boating Technology Today

If you spend more of your time down nautical miles, you know that the life in the high seas (or the lake) isn’t as easy as how it’s portrayed in the televisions. It’s some serious business – especially choosing the right motor for your boat and the maintenance of those boat motors. Typically, there are known brands out there that supply high-quality motors, boat parts and accessories that are great for those looking into buying additional units for their use. However, for those who already have their bits of machinery, trading up isn’t normally a viable solution. While some boat motors have been improved with the influx of innovations provided by modern technology, such as Mercruiser Sterndrives, which are typically an inboard/outboard drive propulsion system combining inboard power with outward drive (as power is carried from the inboard engine to a propeller below the waterline to propel the boat), others may not be as up-to-date with their integrated technologies. As such, it goes without saying that maintenance for these, and also purchases of replacement parts are usually different for different brands and different models. One thing that you have to always keep in mind is that you have to periodically check your motors, and never hesitate to replace parts that have been worn out beyond use, as continued use may result into much graver consequences. Never just settle for...

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4 Steps to Compressing (and Uploading) Your iPhone Photos

Whether you’ve taken too many photos or are upgrading to the latest version of iPhone, at some point of time or the other, you’ll need to save your photos somewhere. With Flickr being the best option online, you’ll still need to compress them, thanks to limited space (about 1 Terabyte), before uploading these pictures. So, here are 4 steps to compressing iPhone photos: Step #1: Import Photos to iPhoto The first step involves connecting your iPhone to your Mac so as to open iPhoto. Create a new folder and add your iPhone photos to this folder. Now, select all these photos. Step #2: Export Photographs and Progress Once you’ve selected these photos, then click File and Export. Under Size, select ‘Custom’ which will open up a drop-down box. The reason for this step is to decide the reduced file size for each photo that you would like to upload online. Now select Export and save these compressed images to another folder created on your Desktop. A progress bar will appear indicating progress. Step #3: Upload to Flickr Once you’ve completed exporting all the photos to that file, now log in to Flickr, and look for the ‘Upload’ button on the top task bar. Before you upload your pictures, determine whether you want to these photos to be kept private or public. Step #4: Photo Upload Action and Progress When...

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