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Why I will not upgrade to new Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro’s. Or, what I’m hoping for in next upgrade

March 8, 2011
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Apple updated their MacBook Pro’s last month with super fast Sandy Bridge stuff. They also got the new Thunderbolt I/O technology which is brand new so there’s basically nothing out there you can connect to it yet, but I’m sure it will come soon – I’m just not sure what we need that much speed […]

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My Top 5 Favorite Photography Podcasts (audio/video) – recommended!

February 23, 2011
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I assume you’re reading this article because you already know what podcasts are. In case you don’t, here’s a really quick introduction to podcasts, courtesy of Wikipedia: A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word […]

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Top 10 Gadgets I Want For Christmas – And Maybe You Would Too? [2010]

November 12, 2010
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Christmas is closing in on us, but according to the stores and malls it kinda looks like it’s Christmas already. It’s amazing how they manage to make everything look Christmassy sooner and sooner almost every year. Anywho, what’s a tech blog without a top 10 list of some of the greatest gadgets that most of […]

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I wish I could play online poker on my iPhone…

November 1, 2010
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I remember back in the days, probably 6-7 years ago, when online poker was really starting to become popular. It was everywhere, on television, in the newspapers, online – they gave us updates from the big tournaments such as WPT, WSOP etc. Then there was a few poker players who sort of became “celebrities” in […]

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Photographing Lightning [pictures included]

September 10, 2010
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Last night we had some thunderstorms over Malta with a good amount of lightning as well and I’ve always wanted to get a really great shot of a lightning strike, so I figured I might as well begin to practice and figure out how to do it. At first I stepped outside on the patio […]

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Review: Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

September 3, 2010
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On my recent vacation in the United States, I suddenly found myself in a Bose outlet store in Leesburg Premium Outlet. An outlet center filled with boring clothing shops, if you ask me 😉 But the Bose shop instantly caught my attention. Initially I just wanted to look at their products and see if I […]

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Back from vacation – some hotel reviews!

August 27, 2010
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Click here to read the first part of this two-part series post: Back from vacation – and a big thanks to the guest posters! Yep, so I was on vacation. Basically it was a road trip on the east coast in the United States. Spent a few days in New York City, then drove up […]

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Back from vacation – and a big thanks to the guest posters!

August 27, 2010
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If you’re one of the 8% recurring visitors to TechPatio.com, you might have noticed a lot of guests posts during August – well, the reason is simple, I’ve been away on vacation. About a week before I left, I published an article letting people know that TechPatio is open for guest posts (and still is, […]

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“Entourage” Has Blown Me Away – I Love That Show!

August 18, 2010
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Entourage is not a new tv show. It first began in 2004 and is now up to its 7th season. I’ve heard about the show a few times but thought it sounded boring. I mean, it’s about this actor guy in Hollywood who hangs out with his 3 friends, one being his manager, another being […]

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Recommended: Invisible Shield for iPhone 4 by Zagg (also saves your signal)

August 6, 2010
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Yesterday I installed the invisible shield by Zagg on my recently acquired iPhone 4. I did it because I also had an invisible shield on the back of my iPhone 3GS and I loved it – it added more “grip” so the phone wasn’t as slippery as it is, without being in a case. Plus […]

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Got my iPhone 4!!! So, what about the antenna? Video inside…

August 3, 2010
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I finally got my iPhone 4 after having ordered it on launch day, July 30th. Thanks to a friend of mine in Denmark who ordered it with a contract, I bought it from him as he was satisfied with his current iPhone 3GS and didn’t mind extending his contract with another six months. Lucky me. […]

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TechPatio – 1 Year Old – Happy Birthday!

July 9, 2010
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It’s now one year since I first launched TechPatio.com. June 22nd, 2009, was the date I published the first article on TechPatio.com. It was not my first article though, because I had another more personal blog back then, but I decided to start TechPatio and this was my first article: What would you do if […]

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Oh No!! My Mac Mini Media Center Stopped Working!

July 4, 2010
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Hopefully you haven’t tried this yourself! Yesterday when I turned on my Mac Mini, which I use as media center for my TV, I for some reason  could not connect to it from my MacBook Pro. After a quick inspection, I saw that the Mac Mini had turned off and no longer responded to my […]

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Why I’ll Not Be Ordering DS Cards From r4.co.uk

July 2, 2010
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I had never heard about r4.co.uk before they started commenting on my blog, TechPatio, as “ds card”, despite the fact that I write in red letters above the comment field that commenters must use a real name – and not a keyword. “ds card” is a keyword, they’re simply trying to gain higher search engine […]

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I got an iPad !!

June 19, 2010
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Just a quick note to let you guys know that I finally managed to get an iPad, even though it’s not released in any of “my countries” yet. As you might know, I live and work in Malta, but being Danish, I sometimes visit Denmark to catch up with friends and family. Right now I’m […]

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Video & Pictures: Pope’s Visit to Naxxar, Malta

April 17, 2010
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Pope Benedit XVI is in Malta this weekend, visiting during April 17-18th, 2010. He landed at Malta International Airport at around 5pm and after all the formal stuff was taken care of, he drove around in his Popemobile to greet people, on his way to other destinations. I figured, since I was only a walk […]

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Dots Gloves D200 – Great Gloves For Outside Use

December 22, 2009
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I’ve been writing about the Dots Gloves D200 three times before, last time was December 4th where I gave a quick review of the Dots Gloves D200. I concluded that, for me, it’s easier to control the iPhone using my nose than using these gloves. When it comes to using them as ordinary gloves, however, […]

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Me Being Interviewed Again. Twice.

December 13, 2009
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As a blogger, it’s always nice when other bloggers come to you, asking for an interview. Usually I’m happy to be part of it and I’ve done 3 interviews so far. No big deal, but it’s 3 more than what I had expected to do. One of the last two interviews were by DWHNOW.com, which, […]

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iPhone iPod Bug & How To Fall Asleep Fast And Efficient With Megan Fox

November 19, 2009
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This is a very short post on these topics: Personal, iPhone, introvert brains and Megan Fox. Last night when I couldn’t sleep, I decided maybe it was time to try something new. I went on to the iTunes Wifi store on my iPhone to find the most boring podcast out there, to help me fall […]

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I Washed My iPhone Earbuds! Bugger it…

November 17, 2009
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During the weekend when I wanted to go for a walk, I couldn’t find my iPhone earbuds. After searching for a few minutes I remembered that I stored them in my pants as I walked up the stairs, coming home from my last walk. Where were those pants now? In the washing machine! Not much […]

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How To Use Twitter To Get Through To Customer Support In A Jiffy

October 9, 2009
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I have an online bank account with NetEller that I use for online stuff, much like PayPal etc., except that NetEller also offers you a prepaid MasterCard to use all over the world and in shops. Which is great! But today I found out they had disabled my account (again!) to “protect my personal information”. […]

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How To Waste 150 Minutes With ISP Customer Support

October 9, 2009
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This has got to be the worst customer support experience I’ve ever had – ever! Pull up a chair and pop some corn, it’s story time. Basically the story goes like this. A co-worker calls me up saying his Internet doesn’t work. Well, I’m the CTO so I offer to go and help him after […]

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I Purchased The New Dan Brown Book – “The Lost Symbol”

September 16, 2009
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I didn’t really plan on it, but while I saw it at the shop I decided to pick it up anyway, The Lost Symbol from Dan Brown. I was going to wait till November when it’s released in my primary language but since one of my goals with this blog, techpatio.com, is to improve my […]

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Interviewed By The “Famous Bloggers Club”

September 9, 2009
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I’m not that famous (if any!), let’s just clear that bit up before we go any further 🙂 Never the less, I was invited to do an interview with Famous Bloggers Club which of course I was happy to do and by doing so, I have joined the ranks of bloggers such as Extreme John, […]

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