Dexim Premium MHub Dock Station for iPhone/iPod/Blackberry By John Virata With all the digital gadgetry that today's modern gadgeteer (or gadgetress) has, things can get unwieldy with all the cables and such that are used to charge these devices. If you use a desktop, you will have multiple cables sticking out of the front and back of your computer to charge everything up. If you are using a notebook computer, chances are you have just two USB ports available. Dexim has a docking station that helps to address the lack of USB ports called the MHub Dock Station for iPhone/iPod/Blackberry. ...Read More »
Verbatim SureFire 500GB Firewire 800/USB 2.0 external hard drive By Joshua Virata In today's world of digital cameras, home movies, music, and all of our other media, storage is everything. Convenience and reliability are two big sellers when it comes to storage, and this is where the Verbatim SureFire line of portable hard drives comes in. Sleek, portable, fast and large capacities are some important aspects to portable drives and the SureFire has all of those aspects. ...Read More »
Use Dropbox to store and share your files online By Heath McKnight I came across Dropbox because I am always looking for an online solution to upload and share video files, music, documents--any type of file that I would want to access remotely. Dropbox is a free program you can download to your Mac, Windows PC, or Linux system, and use it to upload and share all sorts of files with multiple computers you use, or people whom you'd like to share those files with. ...Read More »
Mercury On-The-Go By Ko Maruyama There are tons of reasons to check out this lightweight drive. The OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive is a little powerhouse in your pocket. If you're going to run out an purchase an external drive for your Mac laptop, you already know what you want in a drive: FW 800, USB 2.0 for those other connections you may need to make, and bus powered (no external power supply). ...Read More »
Western Digital MyBook Studio Edition II 4TB external hard drive system By John Virata External hard disk drives have the advantage of storing large capacities of data in form factors small enough that you can carry them with you. With devices that capture large amounts of data, such as HD video cameras and high megapixel digital SLR cameras now the norm rather than the exception, all that data has to be stored somewhere. ...Read More »
Paragon NTFS for Mac 7.0 By Joshua Virata One issue between Windows and Macintosh computers is the inability of the Mac to read and write Windows NTFS formatted hard disks. Recently Paragon software released its new revision of NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0, a driver that allows for read/write access to Microsoft Windows NTFS partitions. What NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0 does is give Mac users with Boot camp partitions ( formatted using the Windows NTFS file system) read and write access while in the Mac OS. ...Read More »
Call Box's DVD Studio Pro: Special Edition Training DVD By Heath McKnight DVD creation is still going strong, and two of the best tools to get the most out of your DVD authoring is Call Box's DVD Studio Pro: Special Edition training DVD (for advanced users) and the Xerox CD/DVD Duplicator to help burn and copy those discs. ...Read More »
G-Technology's G-Drive mini SSD 120GB By John Virata When I first reviewed an 8MB flash based USB thumb drive from M-Systems and IBM back in 2001, I was astounded at its durability. I dropped the device, went surf fishing with it and got it wet, and basically abused it until the plastic casing came off and all that was left was the memory module and the USB arm. It still works today, but at 8MB, it has since been replaced by several drives at varying capacities. ...Read More »
DIY Hard Drive Upgrade Kit By Heath McKnight If your notebook is getting a little long in the tooth, or you've filled the hard drive with too much stuff, maybe it's time for an upgrade to a new, faster drive with more capacity. After installing the 320GB Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM drive in my MacBook, I am happy to report a significant difference in the speed. Plus, I was able to use Other World Computing's Mercury On-The-Go Drive enclosure with my old MacBook's hard drive, so now I have a great portable USB drive. ...Read More »
ProAvio S4UF & EB4UF Hard Drive Enclosures By Kevin McAuliffe As the expression goes, bigger is better. In most cases, that is correct, but not necessarily when it comes to choosing a hard drive to edit your (compressed) HD media on. We, the users, want to make sure that we not only get the biggest drive, but also the one that gives us the best performance. I decided to do this review combining two products from ProAvio, as they are essentially the same unit, just in a different configuration. ...Read More »
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