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  • Opinion: Apple Promises a Fix for iPhone 4S Battery Issues

    Angry iPhone 4S owners take note: You were right about the battery problems with your new smartphone.

  • Opinion: For Simple Hard Drive Imaging Needs, Macrium Reflect Free Fits the Bill

    For free drive imaging, you can hardly beat Macrium Reflect Free Edition--as long as you don't use dynamic (Windows software RAID) or GPT (GUID (Globally Unique IDentifier) Partition Table) disks. Most users use basic and MBR disks, so Reflect Free Edition should do nicely where Windows won't. Drive imaging means making a sector by sector copy of the data on your drive or partition and storing it in a single file.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S Battery Woes: Where is the Outrage?

    The iPhone 4S is just the latest example of a phone's battery life falling short of some users' expectations.

  • Opinion: Apple iPhone 4S Battery Drain: Guessing Game Continues

    Waiting on an expected fix from Apple, iPhone 4S users complaining of rapid battery drain are coming up with their own witches' brews to keep their new handsets from dying before the end of the day. Users started complaining of the poor battery life shortly after the iPhone 4S debuted, but recently the gripes have grown louder.

  • Opinion: Tips to Keep iPhone 4S Battery From Draining Fast

    Apple iPhone 4S users worried about the device’s battery draining rapidly can take steps to prevent the problem.

  • Opinion: Prices Going Up on Laptops and Hard Drives Thanks to Flooding in Thailand

    The severe flooding in Thailand is causing a ripple effect in the electronics industry, as hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturers based there have been forced to close down. Thanks to HDD shortages, prices on hard drives are going up--and at least one PC manufacturer, Acer, is planning on raising laptop prices accordingly.

  • Opinion: TapSense Touchscreens Know How You Touched Them

    Touchscreens are already pretty effective with all the multi-touch swiping, tapping, and pinching gestures we can use on them. But why stop there? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to expand the capability of touchscreens to detect exactly what they've been touched with.

  • Opinion: Technology washed away...

    I back up my data using a hard-disk-drive array with built-in redundancy. HDDs eventually fail, so redundancy is a must if you want to save your data. One of the HDDs in the array failed, so I stopped by a local retailer to pick up a one-terabyte HDD (imagine saying that even five years ago).

  • Opinion: Cloud Storage Rivals Innovate to Meet iCloud Challenge

    Last week Apple made the cloud cool with the launch of iCloud. Apple's iCloud is certainly not the first cloud syncing and storage service, but the Apple stamp of approval moves the concept from cutting edge fringe into the tech mainstream. Cloud storage rivals are ready to take advantage of the spotlight on cloud syncing and storage, and go head to head with iCloud with new offers and services of their own.

  • Opinion: Sextuple Your Hard Drive's Capacity With a Pinch of Salt

    Scientists at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have discovered that sodium chloride (that is, table salt) could be the key to dramatically increasing the storage capacity of hard drives.

  • Opinion: Should I Upgrade My RAM?

    Ericuse165 found some memory at a great price. He asked the Laptops forum if he should update his laptop from 4GB to 8.

  • Opinion: Transfer Files From of a Really Old PC

    Rosalyn wants to move data from a 14-year-old, Windows 98 computer to a brand new one.

  • Opinion: Researchers Fashion Wearable Copper Wire Memory

    We've already got wearable technology down when it comes to lighting and an augmented reality interface, but what about storage? Two NASA scientists have figured out a way to weave copper wire into a form for memory storage.

  • Opinion: Stream and Share Your Files Anywhere with LaPlug

    Sharing and streaming files across your home network and Internet gets easier with the introduction of a network-friendly external dives, called LaPlug, from the storage and wireless device firm LaCie.

  • Opinion: Google Doodle Honors Muppets Creator Jim Henson

    Google is paying homage to Muppets creator Jim Henson with an interactive doodle that celebrates what would have been the famous puppeteer's 75th birthday.

  • Opinion: D-Link ShareCenter DNS-325-110

    Slide up the front panel of D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-325-110 two-bay NAS (network-attached storage) enclosure ($300 list, as of 08/29/2011), and it's a snap to install or swap out a 3.5-inch hard drive. Unfortunately, as of the current version 1.01 firmware, there's no support for drives larger than 2.2TB, so you're limited to a total of 4.4TB of storage until D-Link upgrades that firmware.

  • Opinion: Patriot Javelin S4 Media Server Bested by Competition

    Patriot Memory's Javelin S4 Media Server ($400 as of 08/29/2011) is a four-bay NAS enclosure with a reasonable set of multimedia features. However, the Patriot is pricey given that it lacks the maturity and finesse of comparable boxes such as those from Synology and QNAP.

  • Opinion: Make Your Own NAS Box

    Network-attached storage boxes are commonly sold already preconfigured with drives, but many companies offer the option for you to build your NAS up yourself. These storage manufacturers sell their NAS devices bare, so you can populate them with the capacity and types of hard drives you prefer.

  • Opinion: Move an Old Hard Drive to a New PC

    Trill asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about moving the hard drive from an old PC to a new one, then booting Windows XP.

  • Opinion: 'Subconscious Mode' Could Improve Phone Battery Life

    If your smartphone was allowed to be just barely awake, it could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent. That's the claim of a research team at the University of Michigan that has invented a new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi enabled mobile devices.



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