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Pairing an Apple Keyboard with Windows 10
In this episode I’ll show you how to successfully pair an Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard (first generation, MC184B/A) with Windows 10 (Version 1809). I’ve found so much conflicting information on the web, so I’m showing you what worked for me – in May 2019.
I’m using a HP Z800 Workstation here, with a no-frills Belkin F8T013 (early millennial vintage).
Pairing two Logitech Devices with the same USB Receiver
In this episode I’ll show you how to use the same USB receiver for two Logitech devices. I’m using a K360 Keyboard and an M325 Mouse. Both devices come with their own (unifying) receiver, and with a piece of software I’ll combine them to use the same receiver. This allows me to free up one USB port on my computer and avoid conflicts with other devices at the same time.
The software is made by Logitech and can be found here: https://support.logitech.com/en_gb/software/unifying
How to use OBS Studio to record your screen
In this episode I’m going to show you how to use the excellent free OBS Studio for screen recordings. This is an open source, cross platform tool with amazing capabilities, yet it can be a little daunting to get started with it. While OBS Studio is commonly used for live streaming, it can do simple screen captures too. I’ll show you how to do that.
I’ll begin by explaining the interface philosophy, then I’ll show you how to add a desktop to your scene, how to add a webcam as an overlay, how to add audio, and finally how to pick the right preset and file format for your capture. When we’re done, you’ll be good to start editing your recording in your favorite application.
Any questions, please let me know.
How to use the GoPro Microphone Adapter for HERO 5/6/7 Black
In this episode I’ll explain how to use the GoPro 3.5mm Microphone to USB-C adapter with your GoPro HERO 5, 6 and 7 (Black versions).
It’s a rugged piece of technology I find incredibly helpful when I make videos on my bike. This little gadget has been getting terrible reviews – probably because there’s little to no documentation available on how to use it, or what settings it unlocks. In this video I’ll show you all.
You can buy the adapter here
* Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2CuCTIl* Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Adl7b7* Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2GDtimz
I’m using it with this ZAFFIRO Microphone
* Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2LvmRB1* Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2V0lXAR* Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2A7puED
Ruipu Power Bank Model 121 vs Q80 – 24000mAh External USB Battery
In this episode I’m taking a closer look at two RUIPU Power Banks, namely the Model 121 and the Q80. Both have the same 24,000 mAh rating, both have an accurate LED display for the remaining charge, both have an anti-slip design, yet there are subtle changes between these models. Let’s find out the differences.
Read my full review on the Model 121 (black) here:
Read my full review on the Q80 (white) here:
Watch my Ruipu Solar Power Bank Review here:
Disassembling my PlayStation 3 to apply new Thermal Paste
My Playstation 3 console started making a super loud fan noise the other day. Research indicates that this is likely due to a combination of dust and dried out thermal paste inside the console. So I took it apart and made a time-lapse while I was at it.
In this episode I’ll talk you through the specifics and explain what I’m doing and mention pitfalls of what to expect once inside the PS3 Super Slim. The whole procedure was not as difficult as I had imagined, and I’m very happy to say that since I’ve replaced the paste, my console is nice and quiet again.
I’m following this teardown guide from iFixit:
You’ll need a regular #1 Philips screwdriver and a specialised Torx T8 screwdriver for tamper proof screws (it’s the one with a little hole in the middle).
Here’s thermal paste I’m using (it’s called Arctic MX-4):
The Jan Beta video I’m mentioning is here: