My tips on saving money with mobile phones and plans in Australia. Remember contracts are rarely your friend.
I’m playing with a Surface Pro at the moment (very nice), and one thing that was not immediately obvious to me was how to easily eject USB external storage (drives, thumbdrives etc) without having to resort to right clicking the tiny icon in the task bar of Desktop mode.
Well I Googled it, and was unable to find anything that helped (except video guides which I hate), so after discovering it myself thought I would post this.
With the USB device attached, swipe in from the right to bring up the charms menu, then select settings (IMHO it should be directly here under devices, but no), and choose “Change PC Settings”. From this list select Devices and select the USB device you want to disconnect here. See the image below for a visual.
I hope this helps others… guess it depends where Google puts it in the search rankings.
Quick tech note for those lucky to be using NETGEAR’s new ReadyNAS OS 6, and working to connect to an NFS share as a datastore for VMware ESXi.
In RAIDiator 4.x or 5.x (previous ReadyNAS OS), you only needed to add the NFS share name in VMware’s settings. As ReadyNAS OS 6 has a brand new OS and structure, you now need to add the volume name as well. Note: VMware is case-sensitive, so ensure you use your upper/lowercase appropriately.
To find the volume name, go to the System Tab, then Volume sub-tab in the ReadyNAS UI. You can see it below the pie-chart of usage. The default volume name for a system (unless you’ve made changes) is “data”
Now let’s say our NFS share on our ReadyNAS is “Backup”. In RAIDiator 4.x & 5.x you’d enter “/Backup” in the Folder field of ESXi.
For ReadyNAS OS 6.x you need to enter it like this: “/data/Backup”
Everything else remains the same.
Hope this helps.
This post contains my thoughts on the Palm Pre Plus (specifically an imported model not supported in Australia yet).
But this post is why after a few weeks I have found myself back using my iPhone, whilst the HTC Desire now resides in my top drawer, probably never to see the light of day as my daily handset again.
So I have a PS3, and Bluray movies look and sound great. But my current remote won’t work. Here’s a way to get it working.
The only thing I didn’t count on is Nokia not having an iSync plugin for the phone (they seem to have one for every other device).
It of course plays perfectly in iTunes & perfectly on my iPod… but - wait a second! My Nokia N95 won’t play it, with an error message of “File is Corrupted. Operation Cancelled”.