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Tim Brookes

iOS and Mac Editor / Joined 12 July, 2010

Tim is Mac and iOS editor for MakeUseOf and can currently be found living in Melbourne, Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @timbrookes.

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The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012 [Opinion]

Web Culture

The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012 [Opinion]

2012 ended up being a pretty disappointing year for some of the most successful and well-respected companies including Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. Tim Cook, Steve Ballmer, and Mark Zuckerberg might want to ask Santa for a better 2013, but it’s far more important that they learn from the mistakes they made this year. Let’s take a look at what went wrong for tech’s biggest companies in 2012.

20-12-2012
The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012 [Opinion]
Recover Accidentally Deleted Files From Any OS With PhotoRec [Windows, Mac, & Linux]

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Recover Accidentally Deleted Files From Any OS With PhotoRec [Windows, Mac, & Linux]

In June I switched over from a combination of Windows and Linux to pretty much using OS X solely, and being largely familiar with Windows software (and painfully aware of the lack of many Linux alternatives) I had to replace a few oft-used programs with Mac-friendly alternatives. At some point I realised I was bereft of a file recovery tool and it was at that point I discovered PhotoRec.

14-12-2012
Recover Accidentally Deleted Files From Any OS With PhotoRec [Windows, Mac, & Linux]
How To Create A Home Server With Ubuntu, Amahi & Your Old Computer

Linux

How To Create A Home Server With Ubuntu, Amahi & Your Old Computer

You’d have thought the world was coming to an end when James discovered that Windows Home Server – Microsoft’s $50 set-and-forget network storage solution – was being axed in favour of a far more expensive successor. Thankfully he soon discovered that all hope was not lost thanks to Amahi, a free Linux-based home server. If you’ve been thinking about doing a spot of home improvement recently then why not start with your very own home server?

13-12-2012
How To Create A Home Server With Ubuntu, Amahi & Your Old Computer
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