The starting price of the Apple Mac Studio in the Philippines is Php117,990 for the M1 Max with 32GB RAM and 512GB storage. It then goes up to Php297,990 if you upgrade to an Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 64GB RAM, 8TB SSD storage.
Now, at this price, this is where you draw the line between a hobby and a disorder.
OnePlus has offered an alert slider switch on most of its smartphones since the OnePlus 2, allowing users to switch between vibrate, silent, and ringing sound profiles. This means you don’t need to turn on your screen and visit the quick settings to tweak your sound profile.
The feature hasn’t caught on among smartphone brands at large, but MySmartPrice and Twitter tipster Yogesh Brar report that Realme will indeed release a phone next month that offers an alert slider.
I seldom use the alert slider on my OnePlus 8 Pro. But on those rare occasions I found it very helpful indeed. I was thankful it was there. So yeah, I guess I hope the other smartphone manufacturers would follow suit and have a physical slider as well.
In 2020, Google introduced the fourth generation of its Chromecast, dubbed as Chromecast with Google TV (CCwGTV), which was the first time it came with Google TV (a modified Android TV user interface) and a remote. So, in the world of Google TV’s (and Android TV’s in general), is there still a need for the Google Cast function?
Here are the reasons why we still need the Google Cast around:
Queue up YouTube Videos
The one thing I love about the Chromecast is the ability to queue up videos you want to watch from your YouTube mobile app. Oftentimes, when I want to YouTube and chill, I open a video on my YouTube mobile app, cast that thing to my TV with a Chromecast, browse more of the homepage of the YouTube app, then add as many more videos as I like to watch next to the queue.
The Beelink S1 and Mi Notebook Pro (15″ 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U with 8GB RAM) are two of the computers I own. Finding Windows drivers for these devices are hard to find, especially after reinstalling the OS. That’s why I’m sharing the drivers I got saved here, hope you’ll find them helpful:
Evernote has brought me so much disappointments that I wanted to ditch it as my primary note-taking app in favor of Notion.
Recently, I got a new computer (an i7 Intel NUC 11), and I opted to have 32GB of RAM installed. Now, coming from an 8GB-RAM laptop, I didn’t expect this new Windows machine to hit its memory limit anytime soon with my normal usage. Until I installed the Notion desktop app.
I’ve been a Distro-hopper, like 14 years ago, especially when I was new to Linux. I’ve tried and tested a good number of distributions: if you found them on the front of Distrowatch back then, there’s a good chance I have tried them out. Since then, my computers may have become a lot more powerful, but if I really needed to install one, I limited my selection to more reliable systems, like Ubuntu and its derivatives, like Xubuntu, Lubuntu and Mint.
But now, I’m inclined to do another round of Distro-hopping once again, and here are the distributions on the top of my list: