Computers

Data Security and Reformatting Hard Drives

Your digital data is precious to you, and it should be. Imagine if someone came into your house and walked right to your safe, opened it, and removed all the contents. You would never let that happen. And yet every day, millions of computer users do just that—leave the door wide open on their digital life.

The Ultimate Console Game Room

So, the holidays are near, and the two hottest gifts that your kids, husband/wife, significant other, and relatives will be asking for are new gaming systems, namely the ultra-hot PlayStation 4 and XBOX One. I’m asking for both and will probably end up with a deluxe checker set, but that’s how my wife rolls.

Ultrabook versus MacBook

Serious players in the mobile computing field know what they want from their laptops—power, portability, and panache—but getting all three in one place is a little tougher than one would expect. Apple fans will tell you that the Cupertino-based retailer has been supplying all three in their MacBook Air models.

Storage and Hard Drives 101

One of the most important features of computing is one of the least understood. A hard drive is at the core of any computer, and yet many consumers don’t realize the complexity of the different components that make up a hard drive. Let’s look inside the drive and explain some of the basics while we explore different types of drives and their uses.

Going from a Tablet to an Ultrabook™

You’ve probably all heard the hype by now: tablets are set to overtake the laptop market by 2015, with sales of tablets pushing expensive laptops out as the number-one tech purchase. You can thank Apple for that hype—sales of the iPad were astronomical at one point, opening the door for literally hundreds of other manufacturers to make tablets.

Moab Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 Archival Inkjet Paper

Join Kelby Media's Larry Becker as he discusses Moab's Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 archival inkjet printing paper, and how it can be used to transform your photos into vivid prints, akin in effect to printing directly on aluminum.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3, 5, and 7 Tablets

While Samsung offers portable 11.6-inch tablets with the ATIV Tab 5 and the ATIV Tab 7, they decided to go even smaller with the 10.1-inch ATIV Tab 3 tablet. The ATIV Tab 3 has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit touchscreen with 10-point touch support and 1366 x 768 native resolution.

Hands-On Review: the Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch

The Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch provides a unique balance between pen and multi-touch input. With the inclusion of multi-touch, the Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch makes digital writing and drawing much more interactive and intuitive. Instead of using just the pen and keyboard shortcuts to rotate the image, you'll be able to use two fingers.

The Future is Here: 3D Printers

While the 21st Century hasn’t yielded the flying cars and jetpacks we’ve imagined we would be piloting, it has introduced some of the most advanced technologies to date. Smartphones have essentially become the standard for interpersonal communication. Televisions can trick your eyes into seeing a 3D image as well as push the resolution up to 4K.

The New Acer Aspire V7

When writing a review of a new Ultrabook or notebook computer, I always start with the basics. What does this “new” Ultrabook or notebook bring to the table? Why would I ever consider ditching my nine-year-old laptop— which has served me fairly well despite having an ancient 320GB hard drive and no Wireless N capability—for something else?

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