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April 24, 2013
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Sony NEX 7 firmware update as download

With the Sony NEX 7 (more about the camera here), many teething troubles of early models can be resolved with a firmware update. Sony offers a list of download programs that are available for Windows and [...]
April 24, 2013
Sony Alpha NEX 7 system camera

Sony NEX 7 - mirrorless system camera with 24 MP

The Sony Alpha NEX 7 is the current "flagship" of the NEX series. Successors are already expected, but so far Sony has not announced anything that could give rise to downgrading the NEX 7. The camera […]
April 23, 2013
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Sony NEX 7 accessories: you should treat yourself to that

Since today I am also the proud owner of the Sony NEX alpha 7 and will use it for normal photography as well as for aerial photos with the copter. In terms of image quality and weight - what [...]
April 22, 2013
Fritz PowerLAN Set

Fritz! Powerline Adapter Set: Fast LAN via the socket

The ability to distribute the Internet via the socket is an invention that I cannot praise highly enough. Especially if you live in a half-timbered house and the WLAN range is ensured by adobe walls and grids [...]
April 22, 2013
JBL on tour speakers

Mobile loudspeakers with rechargeable batteries for iPhone / iPod sound in the garden

The temperatures are slowly creeping up and people actually dare to go outside the front door without a down jacket. I would say: summer is coming! The first civic duty is of course to clear your front yard of weeds [...]
April 22, 2013
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Solution: Time Machine error "Image of the sparsbundle volume is already in use"

I'm naturally lazy and for that reason also an avid user of Time Machine and Apple's Time Capsule, as well as the online backup service Backblaze. This trio takes care of the [...]
April 19, 2013

Accelerate WordPress with the PHP ByteCode Cache

The most common [software-> software programming] used to publish blogs is [wordpress-> wordpress manual]. It is freely available, already pre-installed in many web hosting products and can also be used by laypeople without any problems. The software itself consists of a [...]
April 19, 2013
Sigma 19mm lens for Sony E mount

Affordable wide angle for the Sony NEX 7

Today I was looking for an inexpensive wide-angle lens that I can use on the [Sony NEX 7-> sony-nex-7] to take [aerial photos-> aerial photos] and landscape photos. I've rummaged through a number of forums and in the end I am [...]
April 9, 2013
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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Instructions for download

The GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition is the flagship of the new GoPro series. The outdoor camera has already made many friends among surfers, skaters, mountain bikers, skiers, paragliders and motorcyclists. The option of playing in Full HD with up to [...]
April 8, 2013
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Sony NEX-7 successor - shortly before the market launch?

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 system camera has already made many friends in photography circles. The low weight and the good image results provided by the 24MP sensor offer many areas of application. Only the set lens, which was used in [...]