Mac users pride themselves on style. After all, Mac notebooks and desktops are the most stylish-looking computers in the universe. Western Digital’s new My Book Studio LX is designed to complement the appearance of Mac computers and it offers many innovative features. Of course, it’s also compatible with PCs.
The Space Pilot Pro 3D Mouse from 3Dconnexion is a professional three-dimensional controller, with its own LCD screen, for your computer. You can pan and zoom or rotate images and change the scrolling speed, among other navigational adjustments, even while you use the LCD screen to check your Outlook e-mail, calendar or tasks. The color LCD is called the Workflow Assistant and it also launches RSS feeds.
More than 84% of people between the ages of 18 to 24 listen to music on their computers, even though the sound quality they produce is hideous. An entire generation is missing the real impact of their tunes! To counter this disturbing trend, HP teamed up with Dr. Dre and Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine to design its Beats Sound System for Notebook computers, and audio quality was a top priority.
Scribblers of the Livescribe Smartpen Pulse have discovered the joys of turning handwritten notes into computer-searchable text along with linked audio that the pen records with its built-in mono microphone. Now, the company has introduced the LiveScribe Echo Smartpen (left) in 4GB and 8GB versions.
The easiest way to add lots of storage to any network is to install NAS, or Network Attached Storage. Cisco’s NSS Series of NAS enclosures is available with different numbers of drive bays, with or without the drives themselves. The arrays make it easy to provide a network with up to 12 terabytes of storage.
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.
People love MacBooks. They’re just so stylish. But what happens when you connect a non-matching external hard drive to a MacBook? Nothing, except that your points for style drop dramatically and your feng shui might be irreparably damaged as well. If you need an external hard drive but want to maintain a trouble-free feng shui, then consider the G-Drive mobile; it matches your MacBook perfectly.
Portable hard drives are great because they allow you to walk around with a terabyte of data in your shirt pocket. But hard drives are delicate devices, they break easily when dropped and a terabyte of data is a terrible thing to lose. That’s why LaCie’s rugged portable hard drives are life—and data—savers.
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