Your digital data is precious to you, and it should be. Imagine if someone came into your house and walked right to your safe, opened it, and removed all the contents. You would never let that happen. And yet every day, millions of computer users do just that—leave the door wide open on their digital life.
While most photographers will concentrate on shooting the event they’ve been hired for, it can be beneficial to have a computer and other equipment on hand to back up your photos, squeeze in some editing and even make a quick slideshow that can be shown at the event.
“Every 3.5 seconds, a mobile phone is lost or stolen.” So states the website of Kensington, an industry leader when it comes to electronic-device security. They are responsible for the Kensington Lock Slot, as well as a wide range of security lock cables for a variety of electronics, from laptops and tablets to projectors and copy machines.
If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.
There are plenty of gifts you can give to computer users that will tickle their fancy, but not all of them are ideal for people who are always on the go. Sure, a 5.1-channel sound system is great for home use, but nobody wants to carry that around on a business trip or on vacation. Certainly there are better ideas for mobile users.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Kensington locks, but you might not know what they are and might never have seen one. A Kensington lock is a special kind of lock made for securing expensive electronic equipment.
Want to remain hands-free while you record video footage? A few weeks ago I wrote about camcorders that you can wear. One was a helmet cam, another was a pen that records video and the third was a pair of sunglasses that capture video. Those posts generated quite a bit of reader interest in other forms of wearable camcorders, so I decided to write about some more of these increasingly popular items.
Ever since nanny-cams grabbed the spotlight, video surveillance has hardly been the monopoly of law enforcement. Cameras masquerading as common household objects can be bought by anyone. This raises the question: sure it's a hidden camera, but is the outward product functional? Can the clock with a clandestine camera tell time? As a value-oriented consumer, I want the cover story to be genuine, not a prop. It turns out the answer depends on the product.