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Secure data storage is important, especially for businesses. From workstations to large servers, WD offers a variety of hard drives to fit your needs. The WD Red hard drive is suitable for small NAS enclosures while the WD Se hard drive is optimized for... READ MORE
Parallels Desktop has become the standard bearer for running multiple platforms on your Mac desktop or notebook computer. If you need to run both Windows apps and Mac apps, but don’t want two separate computers, Parallels may be the software solution you’re looking for. With new models and features, this is the most integrated Parallels software available yet.
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Apple has come a long way since its first modular desktop, the Macintosh II, which was introduced in 1987. The designs underwent radical changes after the return of Steve Jobs in 1997. The first Mac Pro was born in 2006; however, in 2013 Apple introduced a complete redesign. Now... READ MORE
While the built-in speakers of some Mac computers, such as the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and iMac are sufficient enough for a portable audio experience, sometimes you have to plug in external desktop speakers to truly get a high-quality listening experience. Bose™ provides several options for you.
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Windows 8.1: The Return of the Start Button (sort of)
When Windows 8 was released on August 1 of this year, its reception was fairly mixed. With a heavy emphasis on the touch capabilities of tablets and touch-enabled computers, Microsoft unintentionally alienated many of its desktop users. While the multi-touch controls and gestures integrated into Windows 8 worked well with touchscreens, they... READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year. We hope you don't find yourself sitting beside the habitual talker with a cell phone on a cross-country... READ MORE
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.
Protecting that data is a multimillion-dollar business. Companies like... READ MORE
Tablets have become as standard as smartphones this year. You can see them on the morning commute, in parks, schools—just about anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. But as tablets become more ubiquitous, and the selection of tablets grows, you need to make hard and fast choices about the tablet you buy. If you want our picks for some of the best tablets this season, read on.
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It happens every holiday. I go racing down every aisle of every retailer in my neighborhood in a mad frenzy, competing with other harried parents as we search for that perfect doll or remote-control automobile, or remote-control doll or whatever the television has been screaming at my kids to buy. And in that insane crush, I always ask myself, “Am I buying the right gift for my kids? Will it last... READ MORE
Ten years ago, getting a steady Wi-Fi signal at home was almost unheard of. People were using routers with hardwired connections rather than trust the fleeting and often flaky connection that most communications providers were offering. It wasn’t until Netflix really started to push the streaming of movies into homes (and the impending demise of DVD deliveries) that Wi-Fi became a huge concern.... READ MORE
Once upon a time, laptop PCs were considered to be the lightest, fastest mobile devices available. This was back when laptops weighed almost eight pounds and were about two inches thick when closed. Along came cellular phones, which also, at their inception, weren’t that portable either. As technology progressed and microchips became faster, lighter, and more energy efficient, cellular phones... READ MORE
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: hard-drive storage is one of the most important components of any computer. We have some suggestions for hard drives that will fit most of your everyday needs. First, let’s start with what you’re going to do with a storage device, because it makes a difference regarding how much and what sort of drive you may need, or the kind of storage that would be... READ MORE
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. As part of the conversation we had about these new dream systems, we veered off into the... READ MORE
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.
External versus Internal Drives
First of all, if... READ MORE