Apple is reportedly ending Aperture, its high-end photo app, merging its functionality into a single new, free Photos app. This continues a longtime Apple strategy of cutting software prices to, in many cases, free. Why?
Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
They call it familiarity-based graphical authentication. You'll call it genius. It's authentication for the rest of us.
The most original Mac backup product in years is out from Acronis, a leading Windows backup vendor. But is different better? Here's what I found.
We're all used to crapware subsidizing Windows PCs. Now firmware-based spyware is subsidizing Android phones. Here's what to look for.
ExtremeTech reports that Kingston and PNY are changing the components in their SSDs once the initial reviews are in. And not necessarily for the better.
The Congressional inquiry into lost IRS emails shines a bright light on misguided IT investment priorities. Is your organization making the same mistake?
In an endurance test six consumer-grade SSDs have been written to continuously until failure. The good news: They all exceeded their endurance specs by a substantial margin. But half have failed before reaching a petabyte of writes.
There were many positive developments unveiled at Apple's recent WWDC. But one major piece of 1980s technology at the center of the Mac and iOS stack needs replacement. Tech rarely gets better with age.
SoSecurity faces a tough road to obtain funding for its top-notch SSD drive, but bigger companies may be drooling to take it over.
There's a new Kickstarter campaign for a brilliant SSD with a host of features that will have Seagate, WD and Toshiba kicking themselves that they didn't think of first. Will it succeed?
Flash vendors make a big deal about 'usable gigabytes' as they struggle to show they are more cost-effective than disks. But is it a realistic metric?
Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, may be the only traitor with his own state holiday. What does that have to do with Edward Snowden?
Anything that can be hacked, will be hacked — including neural networks. Here's what researchers have learned about surprising artificial intelligence behavior.
IBM is suddenly ending sales of NetApp products this month to focus on pushing its own stumbling products. Who is the bigger loser — IBM, or NetApp?
A technical paper this month outlined a creative method for making SSDs four-times faster (sometimes). But the headlines ignore the paper's nuanced results and its creative method for making SSDs faster, more efficient and longer lived.