Netbooks are affordable, compact, lightweight, power-efficient portable computers that are ideal for browsing the Web, checking e-mail, light office work and other tasks that are not processor intensive. If you’re looking for a compact solution with these qualities, consider Sony’s VAIO P VPCP111K Lifestyle PC Computer.
Anyone who uses external hard drives regularly wishes they were faster. Once you start copying several gigabytes of data to an external hard drive, you’re in for a long wait. Most external hard drives connect to computers via USB 2.0, but USB 3.0 is ten times faster. While your computer probably doesn’t have a USB 3.0 port, Western Digital’s My Book 3.0 comes with a solution.
Mac mavens awoke on Tuesday to news from Apple that their world has been rocked once again with the introduction of faster and more capable iMacs(left) and Mac Pros. The company also unveiled a Magic Trackpad that brings Multi-Touch gestures to the desktop. Display devotees were awarded a 27-inch LED-lit monitor, and friends of the environment a rechargeable system for batteries, reusable for up to 10 years.
If you’re an IT expert, it’s a simple matter to set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection between your home network and a remote computer somewhere on the Internet. But if you’re not an expert, setting up a VPN is an involved process, with no guarantee of making a secure connection. The Dane-Elec myDitto Home Network Key and Server make secure remote access a snap, regardless of your level of computer expertise.
If you have multiple computers in your home, managing them can become a full-time job, especially for the most computer-savvy person in the home. Regular backups, transferring data and eliminating duplicate files is time consuming. But the TS mini Home Server from ASUS makes managing computers much easier, and it adds a lot of functionality to your home network.
If local area networks (LANs) were like plumbing, then Ethernet cables would be the pipes and routers the valve switchers. But data bits have a huge advantage over fluids. They don't require conduits to flow through your home or office to still be useful.
Sales don't always take place behind a store counter. In a wireless world, it's possible to check the validity of someone's intended credit card purchase from any place on earth in range of cell phone or Wi-Fi reception. The Macally SwipeIt Secure Credit Card Terminal is a one-pound accessory for an iPhone or iPod touch that lets you process payments from under a roof or out in the sun on the piazza.
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