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  • News: Hands on with Amazon Cloud Drive for Mac

    The roster sort of sounds like Santa's reindeer roll-call: On Dropbox, on SkyDrive, on iCloud, on Google! And now, Amazon becomes the latest company/sleigh-puller to dive into the Desktop Cloud Storage Wars of 2012.

  • How-Tos: Safely Remove USB Drives Just by Unplugging Them

    Most Windows users have become conditioned over time to never unplug a USB flash drive or hard drive without first clicking Safely Remove Hardware in the System Tray.

  • News: Apple rejecting iOS apps that use Dropbox SDK

    Apple has reportedly been rejecting developer's iOS apps that use the Dropbox SDK.

  • News: Google's BigQuery Offers Infrastructure to Crunch Big Data

    Google today announced the general availability of its cloud-based BigQuery Service, an online analytical processing (OLAP) system designed for crunching terabyte-scale datasets using the search engine giant's infrastructure.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 26: Too Much Cloud Can Be a Bad Thing

    On Day 25 of the 30 Days with the Cloud series, I spelled out why I believe that cloud-based data storage and syncing is becoming mandatory thanks to mobile devices and SSD drives. Today I’m going to put a caveat on there, though.

  • News: Physicist: Moore's Law as we know it is on its last legs

    Moore's Law -- the idea that computing power doubles roughly once every 18 months -- has proved to be surprisingly accurate since it was first outlined by Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel.

  • Opinion: Beyond .zip: Secrets of the Archive Utility

    If you’ve ever sent, or received, a big file via email, you’ve undoubtably encountered a zip file. Double-click one of these and it expands to show files hidden inside. A zip file, or archive, takes up less space than the original files, so that your documents, images and whatnot are easier to send or store. But what do you do if a file won’t expand or you come across a different type of archive? Here are answers to frequently asked questions about working with compressed files on Mac OS X.

  • News: HGST announces 12Gbps SAS SSDs for use in enterprise data centers

    Western Digital company HGST on Tuesday announced what it claimed to be the first 12 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) SAS solid state drive for use in enterprise storage servers, delivering twice the throughput compared to current 6Gbps SAS technology.

  • Opinion: Technology defies the law of diminishing returns

    One day while observing a lady next to me on her iPad, I noticed how this person was literally condensing an exercise that would normally require a happy shopper all day to complete within a period of 30 minutes at most. This person had within a blur of swipes and prods completed the purchase of at least eight items of clothing and accessories all from different well-known brands and all delivered to the doorstep within the week.

  • Opinion: Intel's Ivy Bridge Chips Appear to Run Hotter When Overclocked

    Intel's new third-generation Ivy Bridge processors offer a performance boost (especially in the graphics department) with lower power usage, but overclocking these chips to gain even more speed may be a bad idea. Several tests find Ivy Bridge processors to run much hotter than second-generation Sandy Bridge chips when significantly overclocked.

  • News: Hitachi-LG Data Storage exec pleads guilty to price-fixing

    An executive with Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) has agreed to plead guilty and serve time in a U.S. prison for his participation in a series of conspiracies to rig bids for the sale of optical disk drives to Hewlett-Packard, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • How-Tos: Struggling With Tablet Repair Complications

    I’m an American working for the U.S. government and assigned overseas in Italy. Around Thanksgiving, I bought an Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 tablet from Overstock.com and had it sent to my FPO mailing address. When the tablet’s screen died a while later, I opened two Asus support tickets: one on the Italian site and one on the U.S. site (since I purchased the tablet from an American vendor). Asus in Italy merely asked, “Did you buy the tablet in Italy?” I wrote back and explained the situation, but never got a reply. An Asus rep in the United States told me that they could fix the tablet, but would return it only to a family member or friend in the United States, since the company does not ship to AFO or FPO addresses. This would add eight to ten weeks to the total turnaround time for the repair. Can you help?

  • News: Weekly Wrap: WWDC, Apple earnings, Adobe Creative, and more

    WWDC tickets came and went, we launched a brand new website, and Adobe unveiled Creative Suite 6. Those stories and more qualify for this week’s edition of the Weekly Wrap, in which we’ll highlight Macworld’s most significant stories from the week gone by.

  • Opinion: Adafruit's New Board Lets You Hack the Raspberry Pi, Make It More Delicious

    So, you've got a Raspberry Pi (or you'r impatiently waiting for one to be shipped, like most of us are) and you're trying to figure out what to do with it. The options are pretty limitless for this devilishly cute little ARM linux system on a board, but here's something to think about from our friends at Adafruit Industries: the Adafruit Prototyping Pi Plate Kit for Raspberry Pi!

  • How-Tos: Add Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive to Windows' Send-To Menu

    Dragging and dropping isn't always the fastest way to handle file operations. Either you have to open and arrange two windows, or you have to navigate Explorer's folder tree, which many users find confusing.

  • News: DropBox adds photo auto-upload feature for cameras, smartphones

    After launching a mobile app in February that can automatically upload photos and videos from Android phones, Dropbox unleashed an upgrade that expands the service to just about any device, including tablets, smartphones and Internet-enabled cameras.

  • News: Elgato's Thunderbolt Cable now available

    Thunderbolt revolutionaries rejoice! Apple's monopoly on Thunderbolt cables has finally come to an end, thanks to Elgato. As a follow-up to the Thunderbolt SSD released in March, Elgato's Thunderbolt Cable will be available on May 4.

  • News: Dropbox Boosts Free Storage Limit to 5GB to Match Google Drive

    Dropbox boosted its free storage limit from 2GB to 5GB with the introduction of a new digital image offering.

  • News: Huawei: Touch-free smartphones and infinite cloud storage are on the way

    Huawei Technologies is aiming to bring touch-free smartphones and more inexpensive cloud storage to users, as the company boosts its research and development spending in order to bring "disruptive" technologies that will alter the market landscape.

  • News: One in 10 second-hand hard drives in U.K. contain personal data

    Britain's Information Commissioner's Office has discovered that more than one in every ten second hand hard drives contains recoverable personal information of the original owner.



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