10 Cool Office Desk Gadgets

Spruce up your desk and let people know that you appreciate cool stuff. You can show off your technological appreciation while keeping plenty of things around that will entertain you, your coworkers, and your visitors during the times of day when a little “pick me up” is in order. Here, 10 cool office desk gadgets … Read more →

5 reasons to replace your Nikon D5000 with the new D7000

The new Nikon D7000 annonced a month ago is a very interesting looking camera for enthusiasts photographers and probably also newcomers to DSLR in general. But with a price tag of $1,199 at Amazon US and £1,029 at Amazon UK (body only), is it worth upgrading to Nikon D7000 if you, like me, already own … Read more →

What is the Usenet actually?

The Usenet existed even before the world wide web. In 1980 Duke university graduates Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis established the Unix User Network, which later was named simply the Usenet. It is a globlal electronic network which consists of Newgroups dedicated to certain topics. Those newsgroups divide the Usenet and its content into main … Read more →

3 Best Smartphones In The Market

Smartphones are more than phones that you can not only make calls, but also use them to read and send emails, browse websites, use as personal organizers with to-do list and calendars, electronic books, automatic reminders and alarms, meetings and memos, business tools and digital cameras, GPS navigators and much more. 2010 has been more … Read more →

HTC Desire HD vs HTC Mozart – Froyo vs WP7

High Tech Computer Corp, commonly known as HTC, is one of the top smartphone brands in the world. Even the iconic Nexus One had been developed by this company, for Google. Both Google and HTC have shared a very steady relationship since the birth of the Android platform. The HTC Dream, was in fact the … Read more →

Facebook: Even bigger photos for even better viewing

Facebook last increased photo sizes from 604 pixels to 720 pixels back in March 2010. Despite being a 20% increase, 720 pixels photos are not just that big here in 2010. Apparently, Facebook agrees. Facebook is now increasing sizes even more, from the 720 pixels to 2048 pixels. Much better – good job, Facebook! They’re … Read more →

September 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

Welcome to another income report & traffic summary for TechPatio.com – as usual, we’re putting all the cards on the table for you to enjoy/laugh at them 🙂 September was a quiet month in terms of content being produced, but let’s have a look at the numbers below anyway… September ’10 Aug ’10 July ’10 … Read more →

5 iPhone apps that can save you money

On June 11, 2007 Apple announced that the iPhone would support third party applications and since then, their rise has been phenomenal. As of July 2008, there were only 500 applications available from the Apple iStore but that number soon rapidly grew. As of this month, September 2010 there are over 250,000 apps in circulation … Read more →

Infolinks vs Kontera for contextual in-text advertising (split test)

TechPatio is around 14 months old/young and back in the days when I first started this blog, I tried out contextual in-text ads. Initially I went with Kontera but I never got it to work so I had to do Infolinks instead. After some time, maybe a few months I guess, I decided it wasn’t … Read more →

Nikon D5000 – 15 Tips & Tricks [Video]

I’m still very much enjoying my Nikon D5000 which I purchased in November 2009 as being the first DSLR camera I ever owned. But it does have a few flaws (depending on the user and the user’s need), for me they are: No auto-focus in live view video recording mode, meaning you have to manual … Read more →