Sync / upload photos / videos in full resolution from iPhone to PC, iPad,… wirelessly !

Just found an amazing way to easily sync / upload my full resolution iPhone photos / videos to my PC, a friends PC , my iPad,… all with free apps !

First you need to create a free account on http://www.Dropbox.com

After you created your free account you install the Dropbox app on any destination you ever wanna sync photos to. I installed the Dropbox app on my PC: https://www.Dropbox.com/downloading and i also installed the free iPad Dropbox app: iTunes link to iPad Dropbox App
After installing these apps you need to fill in your Dropbox account username and password on your PC Dropbox installation and your iPad Dropbox app if you got an iPad off course 😉
Now all your destinations are ready to receive photos wirelessly !

Now install the free iPhone app Pixelpipe HD: iTunes link to iPhone app Pixelpipe HD
This app lets you sync media made on your iPhone to a lot of sources, including syncing / uploading photos in full resolution to your Dropbox account !
Ones you installed Pixelpipe HD you just need to select Dropbox in the settings and enter your Dropbox username and password.

Now when ever you create a photo or video on your iPhone you just open Pixelpipe HD and press the photos / videos you want to sync / upload to your PC, iPad,…

All this for free !

Google Apps aliases / nicknames without “on behalf of”

I just discovered a way to create Google Apps aliases (nicknames as Google states) without the mention of “on behalf of” when using that email alias. I even found a way to avoid the 30 alias / nickname limit on Google Apps.

First you go to Google Apps domain control panel.

  • Click on “Users and groups”
  • Select your main user account
  • at the bottom of “Nicknames” you select “Add a nickname”
  • Choose an alias (nickname) you want to use and click “Save changes” at the bottom

After this step you go to your Google Apps mailbox.

  • When in your mailbox on the desktop click on “Settings” at the top right of the screen.
  • Then click the tab “Accounts”
  • Under “Add another email address you own” there is an extra option:
    When receiving a message:
    * Reply from the same address the message was sent to
    * Always reply from default address (currently admin@mydomain.com)
    I myself prefer the first option, then if i reply to a new email send to my alias it will automatically reply with the correct “From” alias
  • Press “Add another email address you own”
  • At “Email address:” type the alias / nickname you entered at your Google Apps control panel.
  • At “Name:” enter the name you want to be displayed when an email is sent from this alias.
  • Click “Next Step”
  • This is the important step ! Choose the second option !
    Send through mydomain.com SMTP servers (recommended for professional domains – Learn more)”
    (if you choose the first option the mails will be sent with the mention: “on behalf of” !
  • Now enter in the field “SMTP Server:” smtp.gmail.com
  • Select port: 465
  • Now enter in the field “Username:” your main Google Apps login (same as you use to check your Google Apps mail!) example: admin@mydomain.com
  • Now enter in the field “Password:” your main Google Apps password
  • Then check the box: “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when sending mail
  • Then press the button “Add Account”
  • Now a confirmation mail is send to your main Google Apps account
  • In that mail click the confirmation link or copy the confirmation code to the window and press “Verify”

Now go to your inbox, compose a new mail and then you should be able to select your new alias in the “From:” field. If you now send an email it should not mention “on behalf of”

If you have 1 main user in Google Apps control panel, Google sets a limit of 30 nicknames.

You could skip the step of making a new nickname in your Google Apps control panel.
But then be sure to turn on the “Catch-all address” in your Google Apps control panel:

  • Go to Google Apps domain control panel
  • Click on the tab: “Service settings” and select “Email”
  • Then turn on the “Catch-all adress” and choose the second option:
    Forward the email to: “your-main-useraccount”@yourdomain.com
  • Be sure to click “Save changes” on the bottom of the page

Then go straight to your inbox, settings, acccount & create a new “Send mail as” (with the smtp settings) without first creating a nickname in your Google Apps control panel.

Then after the new “Send mail as” is created (without a nickname in the control panel) you will have to send yourself an email to that alias. Only after that you’ll be able to choose that specific alias in the “From:” field when composing a new email.

I don’t think there is any limit in creating new “Send mail as” aliases in your inbox settings, so you won’t have the 30 nickname limit and you won’t have the notice “on behalf of” when using that alias with the proper SMTP settings.

I hope it’s of some help to the Google Apps users 😉

Beeld en Geluid Antwerpen 6 & 7 maart 2010 – AudioVideo2Day.be Events

Today i visited the AudioVideo2Day event:

Beeld en Geluid Antwerpen 2010

Here is a first introduction video:

They also had some very nice Vintage Electronics like a Onkyo amp from 1985 sold back then for 11.250 Euro’s, only 100 pieces were made… played on Klipsch Lascala speakers from 1963 and this all with a turntable bought in a secondhand store (De Kringloopwinkel) for 9 euro’s 🙂

In the next room i wanted to hear some standard music so i could make a good comparison… so rock it was… and i choose the BIG speakers 🙂
And boy was i amazed with the full rich sound of the GKF Ariane ! (3600 Euro’s for both speakers)

In this next video there was a demo of the Canton’s Chrono SL 580 speakers on a Advance Acoustic amp. I was very amazed with the performance of the Canton SL 580 ! It gave a very good sound for a price of 800 Euro’s for both speakers… i’m sure the (2000 Euro’s) expensive Advance Acoustic amp has something to do with that 😉

Next a small Marantz demo:

And a small Totem Acoustics demo:

XTZ had a very nice audio demo (from intosurround.nl & hifi.nl)
(sorry audio is automatically cut out by YouTube in this next video)

And then the very top of this event… McIntosh !
If you have 5 digits to spend on an amp and another 5 digits on speakers McIntosh is the way to go 😉
The sound from these amps with the XRT28 speakers that include 2 woofers, 20 mids & 16 tweeters a piece ! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !

Photo Gallery:

If you like quality sound visit an event like this when you have the chance.
You won’t regret it !

How to sync multiple Google Calendars on your iPhone with CalDAV

To sync all your Google Calendars with your iPhone using CalDAV:

First you need to activate all your other calendars under that same account on one of these Google websites:

On your iPhone:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Mail, Contacts, Calendar
  3. Add account…
  4. choose the manual option

Then select add CalDAV-account

Enter account info:

  • Server: http://www.google.com
  • Username: [your username]
  • Password: [your password]
  • Description: [e.g. My google calendars]

If you now go to your iPhone calendar app it will show all your Google calendars !