Razer Naga 2014 Unboxing, Firstlook & Macros

This video will show you the Razer Naga 2014 Unboxing, as well as how to setup a basic Macro.

The Razer Naga 2014 is a beast of a gaming mouse. I have owned the 2013 model until I broke it probably by hitting it to hard when losing then many games that I have played. Since then I have upgrade to the Razer Naga 2014.

The design has been refined and to slight larger and the sides do not detach from this model. I use it allot and I highly recommend this mouse if you do allot of gaming in particular MMOs like WOW or Elder Scrolls online.

Razer Naga 2014

The mouse has some software called Synapse which works on both Mac and PC and this software allows you to setup Macros which allow the user to configure the keyboard buttons that are not attached to your mouse. For the technical term see the sentence below taken from Wikipedia.

A macro (short for “macroinstruction”, from Greek μακρο- ‘long’) in computer science is a rule or pattern that specifies how a certain input sequence (often a sequence of characters) should be mapped to a replacement output sequence (also often a sequence of characters) according to a defined procedure.

Don’t worry it confuses me as well, so here’s and easy way that I can explain it. Lets say that you are playing your favourite game and you are pressing the number 1 button over and over. It would look something like this.

1 1 1 1 1

Well when using the Razer Synapse software you could configure a button on your mouse to keep pressing when you hold that button down thus saving your fingers from getting tired!! :)
So you might expect the macro to look some like this.

1111111111111111111111111111111111

See the big difference? There is allot more you can do with the software but that is for another video.

Cheers
Matt

Microsoft Surface Book Unboxing & Firstlook

Microsoft Surface Book

Hi All!
First of all Merry Christmas and happy new year if you celebrate that. I have been a bit lazy lately not doing much website updating as I have been taking a small break from all work. :)

You may have noticed that articles have not been coming in as fast as they were but now I am back and ready for another year 2016! So I wish you all a good luck with this year. Now to finish the article on this Microsoft Surface Book what a great little laptop this is.
The first two amazing features of this laptop are that you can remove the screen from the keyboard and turn it into a tablet / clipboard.

See the action shot below :)

Surface Book

The screen can then be used as a tablet or clipboard.

Surface Book Clipboard

The design has been really thought out well. Microsoft have designed a new type of hinge to work with this new type of laptop and they have called it the dynamic fulcrum hinge.
A bit of a mouthful I know, but it works really well. When the hinge folds back it moves the weight of the screen so that the keyboard has more leverage to be able to support the screen.
While its very well designed and looks cool, if I have to fault it slightly there is still some movement in the screen which you wouldn’t get from a regular laptop. However being able to remove the screen and use it like a tablet soon negates this small issue.

surface book hinge

Its designed so well that it gives the Apple products a real run for their money. Lets talk about price. At the time of release the ultimate laptop starts at $1,499.00 USD. Not a small amount. However when you compare it to the 13 inch MacBook Pro, which doesn’t have a touch screen and doesn’t detach its screen and doesn’t have a pen. You might say that $1,499.00 seems like a bargain. I will leave that choice up to you guys.

If you are in the Market for the Surface Book you can buy them through the 123myIT Store.

Surface Pro 4 STM case Giveaway WINNERS!

List of Winners from the Surface Pro 4 STM case Giveaway. :)

You know what they say Winners are Grinners and these winders are definitely grinners after winning 123myIT.com’s first STM case GIVEAWAY. Entering was pretty easy, subscribe and leave a comment in the 123myIT’s YouTube channel.

STM case giveaway

The winner’s were drawn on the 4th of December and you can check the results in the video above. Thanks to all the people who left comments it was great and thanks to STMbags for donating the covers for the giveaway. To check out the STMbags website click the links below.

http://www.stmbags.com
http://www.stmbags.com.au/
http://www.stmbags.com.au/catalog/microsoft-cases/dux-for-Microsoft-Surface-Pro-4/

Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you the Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & Firstlook.

The brand new Apple iPad Pro, the first of its kind that Apple has released and it’s BIG, REAL BIG. But is it worth or just more of the same from Apple? I will leave that decision up to you. However lets take a look at what we are dealing with here in the Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & firstlook.

Lets talk about the size the screen is now a 12.9-inch retina display.
The iPad pro has 5.6 million pixels, which is the highest‑resolution Retina display of any of Apple’s iOS device’s so far. But this is probably because there is allot of real estate to fit that many pixels.

Apple iPad Pro Unboxing

In Apples words :)

iPad has always offered a uniquely simple yet immersive experience. And now with its expansive 12.9-inch Retina display, nearly double the CPU performance of iPad Air 2, and refined Multi‑Touch technology, iPad Pro adds another dimension to that experience. It’s not just larger. It’s an iPad that lets you be more creative and more productive — at a whole new scale.

The iPad Pro sports Apple’s most powerful chip the A9X Chip and in the video we used Geekbench to benchmark the iPads Pro vs iPad Air 2. The iPad Pro smashes the iPad Air 2 in the single core scores of 3235 to 1817.

iPad Pro Geekbench Scores

Probably the next big change and something that is unique to the iPad range is the inclusion of two extra high‑fidelity speakers bringing the total up to four speakers in the iPad Pro. I doubt that this is something Apple can actually fit into the iPad Air 2 so I believe it will stay unique to the iPad pro only. So the idea is that the sound will be more engaging with three times the acoustic output of iPad Air. Which is great but we found that if you are holding the iPad Pro your hands tend to cover the exact spot where the speaker grills are mounted and may cause some distortion of the sound. Not a big deal, but one worth mentioning.

Lastly, as an optionally extra you can buy a pen and a keyboard case that will allow you to write on the iPad and type like a normal laptop. while this seems to work fine. It doesn’t really replace you desktop and if you are looking to do that you might be better off with something like the Microsoft Surface Book or the Surface Pro 4.

iPad Pro Pencil

For more details check out the Apple Official iPad Pro webpage.

Cheers
Matt

GIVEAWAY: Surface Pro 4 STM Case

This is exciting! 123myIT’s first GIVEAWAY!

Hi All,
123myIT has teamed up with STMBags.com to giveaway a bunch of Surface Pro 4 protective cases.
The reason I reached out to STM was because they have really well designed high quality cases. They can withstand drop tests from four feet.

Tested to meet or exceed U.S. Department of Defense Standard 810F/G durability tests, the Dux works seamlessly with your new Surface its Type Cover and pen.

The other thing I really like about the Surface Pro 4 STM Case’s is the see through back of the case. Because its clear it allows you to add labels with your name or stickers to the back of your Surface Pro 4.
All the ports are still accessible and the kick stand allows you to have great viewing angles of the screen.

Now lets get to the GIVEAWAY! What do you need to do to win one of these awesome Surface Pro 4 STM Case’s? Well its pretty straight forward.

* Subscribe to 123myIT YouTube channel
* Leave a comment in the video comments field, just one comment is needed
* Must be over 18 to apply

Winner’s will be picked at random on the 4th of December 2015, so good luck to everyone who enters.

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http://www.stmbags.com.au/
http://www.stmbags.com.au/catalog/microsoft-cases/dux-for-Microsoft-Surface-Pro-4/

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you a first look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Well you have been waiting for it and here it is guys, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. What are actually talking about here? Its a table that runs a full version of Windows 10.
That’s right unlike Apple’s iPad which runs a cut down version of operating system called IOS. The Surface Pro 4 can run all manner of Apps just like your desktop can. Which from my point of view is already pretty amazing.

I hope to at some stage get a comparison video up which we can go over what the differences are between the models however for now lets talk about the Surface Pro 4.
The Surface Pro 4 comes in three different configurations.

* Intel M3 CPU – slowest
* Intel I5 CPU – medium
* Intel I7 CPU – fastest

Each of the configurations above can be set with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of ram and with storage options of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.

Surface Pro 4

Microsoft say that you should get about 9 hours of battery life out of Surface Pro 4 on the Core i5, 256GB, 8GB model.

Want to Buy Surface Pro 4? Click here.
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While the cover doesn’t come with the Surface Pro 4, you have to buy it as an added extra, $129 extra. And the new version has been refined and includes smoother redesigned scissor backlit keys. So typing on the keyboard becomes a little bit nicer. The trackpad is now 40% larger. It makes you wonder why it was so small in the first place? And the amazing thing which I mentioned in the video, is the Surface Pro 3 keyboard works with the Surface Pro 4. Good job!! :)

Surface Pro 4 Keyboard

I tested the Surface Pro 3 stylus and it worked with the Surface Pro 4 as well. So its a nice touch to make everything backward compatible.

I would say if you are in the market for a portable computer that you can draw with web browse send email and watch movies. You really can’t go past the Surface range. With a full OS on the device it make it very hard to beat.

Stay turned for the Surface Book unboxing coming shortly.

Cheers
Matt

OS X El Capitan Installer USB

This video will show you how to create an OS X El Capitan Installer USB.

Hi All,
We previously showed 123myIT users how to create an OS X Yosemite and Mavericks USB drive. And we have the video on how to create an OS X El Capitan installer USB. The process is very simular to the other OS X installer videos that we have done in the past. There is a few code changes so just be aware of that.
Again you will need a computer running Mac OS X and you will also need a 8GB or larger USB drive. In this video I didn’t take any chances and I use a 16GB USB drive, which are quite cheap to buy these days.

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/ElCapInstaller --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction

Copy and paste the code into a Terminal window and press enter, you will be prompted for a user name and password. This should be your Admin accounts user name and password. Remember to change the name of your USB device to ElCapInstaller if you miss this step the code will error out with something like incorrect syntax error. :)

OS X El Capitan Installer USB

You should see the name of the USB change from whatever its called when you plug the USB in to Install OS X El Capitan. Once this has completed you should then be able to use the USB drive to do clean installs of OS X on almost any Mac hardware or computer. Its always helpful to keep a back up of OS X versions. Because if you ever want to go back a version or install OS X on a different Mac its good to have this backed up copy. Also Apple updates their OS X software once a year and then makes their old version unavailable. So to save yourself getting caught out this way the USB is a great step.

In the next video I will show you how to do a clean install this OS X El Capitan Installer that you have just created.

Cheers
Matt

Download OS X El Capitan

This video will show you how to Download OS X OS X El Capitan.

Some people love it, some people hate it, some people can’t notice any difference between Apple’s latest version of OS X El Capitan and the earlier version Yosemite.
So what are the differences you might ask?
Lets give you a quick run down.
* Split View – Allows you to have two apps open on the one screen “Something Windows has been doing for a while now” :)
* Mission Control – Allows you to see all the Windows open at the same time on one screen.
* Call out you cursor – This is a funny one, I was doing the video Download OS X El Capitan I move the mouse quite quickly and the mouse went massive. See the picture below.

Download OS X El Capitan - Call out your cursor

So from what I can so mostly is little changes, nothing that I would consider really life changing additions to the operating system. More like little updates.

In this video however we will show you how to download OS X El Capitan so that we can use it to create an OS X OS X El Capitan USB installer drive. The benefits of this is that if you ever want to roll back to a version of OS X that may have run better on your Mac you can do this quite easily by doing a clean install.

So to download OS X El Capitan, go to http://www.apple.com/osx/ and click on upgrade now.

OS X El Capitan

You will need a Mac to download the software as well as an iTunes account user name and password. However once you have a copy of the OS X file you can copy that to a Windows computer if you wish.
Once the file is downloaded, simply copy it to the desktop and shortly I will put another video up on how you can make a USB installer drive from this file.

Stay tuned.
Matt