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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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The HiBook News, This Edition: An Update to Google Chrome Has Fixed My Screen Issues!

By Tim

A number of weeks back I wrote about a memory issue where when running Chrome  on the Hi12, if my screen went off it wouldn’t wake up. This annoying issue has forced me to use Microsoft Edge which is, to put it mildly, garbage.

Now this issue only affected my Hi12 and not the HiBook, but since I use the Hi12 as my daily driver at work, this was a very annoying issue. So every day I check for Chrome updates on the Hi12 and yesterday it updated and lo and behold the issue has virtually disappeared! Sure it went to sleep once in the last 24 hrs and did not wake up, but it used to be every time and even using the Edge browser it would happen occasionally.

Sure the Hi12 still has issues with the BIOS being non-writable and     the memory only running at 1066 MHz rather than the full 1600 MHz, but it is still faster than the HiBook and of course has the killer 2160 x 1440 display. Let us not forget the absolutely fantastic battery life of about 10 hrs of normal heavy use!

As for the HiBook, it continues to be the primary server for this site and works flawlessly in that capacity. Sure I have to keep a handle on files that I store on it because the Hi12 gets the big 64 GB microSD card and all the HiBook has free is about 10 GB. Keep in mind that the server Virtual Machine itself sucks up 12 GB of disk space, so in truth I would have all sorts of room if I wasn’t running a server on it.

This is the primary reason that my next device will have easily expandable, SSD type storage. Of course that is the reason I am looking so hard at notebooks and have yet to decide upon one. Of course we are all still waiting on the Chuwi LapBook Air which, if it has an easily accessible SSD expansion slot like the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, would probably be my first choice.

By the way you can still find an Hi12 for only $215 on Gearbest and the HiBook Pro with a larger battery and the Z8350 processor can be found right here for about the same price of $215.

That is all we have for today,

Tim

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It is Saturday and Time For The HiBook News! Today, Not Much New To Report, Except a New Sponsor.

By Tim

As usual we have no huge news to report. We are awaiting the arrival of the Chuwi LapBook Air, which should have full specs announced after the contest on pricing  is over in a few days. Then we will see images, specs and the pertinent info along with the standard hype.

Of course the 2 tablets I own are not at all happy about me taking a serious look at a notebook. But let us face facts, some laptops are a bit easier to tote around that a tablet/keyboard combo.

So far I am leaning towards the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 or the LapBook 14.1, both of which can be upgraded to an SSD which means faster performance and lots of room.

My greatest problem is the lack of storage on both of my Chuwi tablets. Sure I can use the 64 GB microSD to store all sorts of crap, but it isn’t really worthy of running a server due to read/write speeds.

As mentioned in the title, we have added Geekbuying.com to our tiny list of sites we promote. Occasionally stuff on that site will be less expensive than on Banggood or Gearbest.

As usual I will always try to point you to the best place, but prices change fast on these sites, so do not blame me if you miss a super sale price.

That is about it for today…so far,

Tim

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How To Get That Cool Battery Icon On Your Win 10 Tablet, Yes It Is Free.

By Tim

Many times when you watch those online reviewers chat about battery life and percentages and charging you will notice that big battery icon down on the task bar. We are not talking the generic Windows 10 icon that requires a click mouse-over to see how much battery is left.

The BatteryBar Basic Version gives you a very nifty icon that can show battery percentage, or time left to complete the charging or how much battery time you have remaining and a bit of other info.

That other info will show you  all sorts of more detailed info! The picture below illustrates that…

I went ahead and put this on the HiBook this evening since it is the primary test tablet and all appears okay so far.

It appears to be quite nifty and of course they also have a Pro Version. But to get the free/basic version, just click this link!

That is all I have at the current moment,

Tim

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