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Just When Everything Is Running Perfectly Software Is Guaranteed To Make Your Life Miserable

By Tim

The other day WordPress was updated with a few security patches. That is always a good thing and that was no issue at all. However some plugins might have been hurriedly distributed with updates to comply with the latest WP version.

In the past 2 days a plugin I use everyday has suddenly ceased to be reliable or useful. Which one you ask? Updraft Plus, which is something I have to use constantly to move the server from one tablet to another. In other words the only plugin I really care about is broken!

Of course I have a workaround which simply involves shutting the server down for a few minutes and then copying the entire server onto my microSD card and then moving it to the other tablet. Works fine and I guess it isn’t a bad way to end up having a  3rd good copy of the server. One on each tablet drive and the backup copy on the microSD.

The bottom line however is that after doing more than seven backups via UpDraft Plus I wasn’t able to get a viable restore no matter which machine I ran it on. I even attempted it on my primary server which is occasionally, okay rarely, used for this site.

Yes, I completely removed the plugin, reinstalled it and the results were always a failure when it got to the point of extracting the  “uploads” folder which of course contains all the pictures on the site.

What the issue is I could not say, but I am hoping that there is a fix coming soon! Obviously the issue could also be on Dropbox where I store the backups, but I am 98% certain that simply isn’t the case. Ain’t software issues fun? Not really, but I shall get it fixed eventually.

Of course if you are a guru and would like to offer advice, leave a comment! (make sure to click the ReCaptcha button before submitting comment)

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition, Still Searching For The Perfect Notebook

By Tim

As folks may have noticed I am really looking into getting another notebook. I have covered quite a few of them on here in recent posts and videos. However I am sort of beginning to  narrow my list down.

Price is of course a big concern, but so is RAM and a decent display. I am currently leaning towards a 13.3 or 14.1 inch notebook and my minimums are not all that restrictive since quite a few have made my “A” list.

My minimum specs are as follows:

  • 13.3 inch or larger Full HD 1080p display
  • An Intel Celeron N3450 processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • SSD storage availability is a must
  • Good battery life is a must
  • Dual Band Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • Plenty of ports for a mouse/microSD and HDMI out

Those specs have eliminated a few devices from my list already such as the Chuwi LapBook 12.3. There simply is no point in getting a 12.3 inch notebook when the Hi12 is a mere 3 tenths of an inch smaller and has a great display and works well as a notebook when used with my Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard.

I have also eliminated the Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1 device because it isn’t any bigger than the LapBook 12.3 and is does not have SSD expansion capabilities.

That of course has me down to the following notebooks:

  • The Chuwi LapBook 14.1, which meets almost all the requirements and is dirt cheap. It does lack the 6 GB RAM but 4 GB is probably more than I really need. I did a comparison post between this one and the LapBook 12.3 a few weeks back.
  • The Jumper EZBook 3 Pro which is priced very reasonably and has the 6 GB RAM.  It has all the requirements I listed above and has done well in reviews!
  • Last on my current list is the new Chuwi LapBook Air which has some killer specs with the 8 GB RAM and a fully laminated screen. However this one is only a want until I see some reviews on it. At this point we don’t know how it actually performs when it comes to the display and battery life.

Now by no means are the notebooks that I eliminated not good they are both  great, but for me they just don’t fit into what I need for work and they simply are not big enough to justify me spending the money on.

So that is the current list and where I am at right now, unless some kind soul would like to donate a small bundle of cash so I can get a few into my hands for serious testing. Or if folks actually clicked the ads and links here and bought a few of these items, that would help tremendously.

That is all I have for now. As usual this post was written on the Hi12 while the HiBook is the server today.

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Full Review Of The Jumper EZBook 3 Plus

By Tim

Our video today covers the full review of the Jumper EZBook 3 Plus. This is a fairly decent notebook but does have one major flaw and that is the TN display, (click here for more info on display types).

However if you are just looking for processing power and RAM and an easily upgradeable storage solution, then this might be what you are looking for.

The short list of specs are as follows:

  • Intel Core M3 7Y30  processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD (Upgrade M2 slot on bottom of notebook)
  • WiFi b/g/n/ac dual band
  • microSD slot
  • 2 full size USB 3 .0 ports
  • 1920 x 1080 display, 14 inch

Overall this is a decent notebook for productivity or school. It certainly isn’t a gaming notebook, but it can do real work.

So let us get to the video from Chris over at TechTablets and see what he has to say.

This notebook is available for about $429 at this link.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Full Review of The Chuwi SurBook 12.3 Inch 2 In 1 Tablet PC

By Tim

Today’s video covers the full review of the Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1 Windows Tablet PC. It comes to us from Chris over at TechTablets. This device sports a 2736 x 1824 screen resolution which is the same as a Surface Book. This is an IGZO display.

Also included we have either 128 GB or 64 GB of onboard eMMC storage, an Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake CPU, 6 GB of RAM and 2 Full Size USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C 3.1 port.

There is also a microSD card slot in the mix and an optional back-lit keyboard and a stylus. This is a pretty decent device although it has a hefty price tag but is obviously far less expensive than a Microsoft Surface Book.

This one isn’t on my list because of the storage limitations. I would have preferred to see an SSD slot on this device so upgrading storage would be easily available.

So all that being said, let us proceed to the video!

This device is currently available at Banggood for $429.99.

That is all for now,

Tim

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The Basic Premise Of THE TABLET SERVER Is Relatively Simple, But In Case You Missed it Please Read This!

By Tim

The Original Tablet Server

The tablet server web site has been around since August of 2014 in one form or another and occupying a few different domains. It has been moved and shifted and adjusted to meet the demands of traffic and also to allow for easy access.

We have changed the name over the years from a freebie dynamic domain name from ChangeIP .com to a full fledged “real” domain name. One thing that has never changed here is the desire to prove that a tablet can be a viable web server and that notebooks and laptops can do the same! (and yes, we have even run it on a smartphone a few times!)

Considering the fact that this site has run on an Asus Memo Pad HD7,  then an Asus ME572C, (which was incredible), and a Dragon Touch X10 and an Asus Z580CA to start with, I think our point has been proven. Since late 2015/early 2016 we have been on a HiBook Chuwi tablet or a Chuwi Hi12. Sure we have even run the site off an Asus X553SA notebook and it worked great!

We have been on Android, and Windows 7, using a Linux VM and currently Windows 10 with a Linux VM. (Yes, Linux makes a superior and far more cross device system than Windows itself).

I mentioned in a post a few years back that if you had a cable connection you could easily run your own web server. These days, with the faster connection speeds and the fact we have tablets like the Hi12, that I have let run for 22+ hrs as the server, there is no need to purchase expensive hardware or pay expensive hosting fees.

You can run your own back-ups and if needed rebuild your small business server in literally an hour or so if it gets broken, which does happen. All it takes is half a brain and the willingness to think outside the box.

You might be wondering where all this is going and now we get to the meat of this post. That is the simple fact that you need only look for one thing when buying a new tablet/notebook or even a smartphone and that is to decide which will get the job that YOU need done without issues!

Don’t be fooled by the thinner is better crowd, nor the metal is premium jabber. Yeah, those all sound good, but how many of you have a metal dashboard in your car? Let that sink in, the answer is, unless you belong to the metal and heavier and more power is better crowd, well then the answer is none!

Do you buy the latest fashions? I certainly hope not, because do not blue jeans and a t-shirt work as well as a Brooks Brothers suit? Yeah it is sort of like that, do not be a sheep, do not buy what the media describes as bleeding edge, just read, watch, learn and then decide what gets the job done.

I will never recommend anything that the average Joe can’t afford and I will never, ever, tell you something is worth buying without either thorough researching or having owned said product myself (and usually having tried to kill it).

That is all I have on a Monday,

Tim

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