Lana

60 Articles

Digitise your printed photos

Humans are strange indeed.   On the one hand, we grumble about how our digital photos are languishing in computerised captivity (on our drives or in the cloud) and how we hardly ever manage to muster the strength to give them physical substance …

What to do with your old phone

Even if you exercise admirable self-restraint and opt not to not upgrade your mobile phone every year, old devices still tend to accumulate, cluttering your digital drawer (or cupboard).   Sooner or later, you will have to stop and ponder one of …

Smartwatches for kids

These are the features to look for when buying a smartwatch for your child.   It’s every parent’s dream come true: fasten a watch around the little wrist and you’ll be able to monitor every move your child makes. Of course, the watch in question …

Nothing new on the battery front

Things change fast in the world of technology. Just think of the metamorphosis of a floppy data storage disk into a USB flash stick, or of the amount of computing power concentrated on your wrist in the form of a smart watch.   Nothing like that …

Camera bags

  They may engage in endless and even contentious discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of this or that piece of photo equipment, but practically all photographers agree that camera bag is the most important accessory. It stands to …

Do you phablet?

The chances are, even if you do, you do not know you do it. Read on to find out what phableting is!   Not so long ago, cell phone manufactures used to compete in micro-sizing their wares. The rule was: the smaller, the better. Nowadays we are …

Drones doing good

Just like many other inventions originally developed for war and killing, drones have a good side too. They can be put to benign, and even good use.Today, companies are scrambling to discover new civilian and commercial uses for small unmanned …

10 best smartphones of 2014

Worldwide, the sales of smartphones continued to increase in 2014, while the sales of feature phones declined. The bestseller was Samsung, with Apple in second place. The biggest surprise of 2014 was, however, the rise of made-in-China smartphones (Huawei, …

Gadget crazy

Have you ever bought a cool-looking gadget just because it was… well, cool looking, and then wrecked your brains trying to figure to what use to put it, without succeeding?   Don’t beat yourself up. It has happened to all of us. It’s not an easy …

Projecting your TV

You and I need – even deserve – a big flat TV. The good news is, the manufactures are managing to come out with ever bigger sizes (like 85 inches) and ever more dazzling technologies (like 4K) packed into extremely slim frames. Just take a look at the TV …