The price and performance of Apple Silicon is excellent, but it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Before you buy the 2-year-old M1 MacBook Air, here's what you should know from a long-term user.
Which is the best external hard drive? The right one can help you meet the ever-increasing storage demands of the digital age. To help you find the ideal fit for your needs, whether it's for a Mac, PC, or gaming console, we hand-picked the best options available.
40 years ago, almost to the day, I interviewed with Digital Equipment Corp. and two weeks later reported for work. After the tremendous advances since then, I have to wonder, where will we be in 40 years?
New Macs and some PCs come with combined Thunderbolt 4/USB-C 3.1 gen 2 ports. They both claim a stunning 40Gb/sec of bandwidth. But is their performance actually the same? Yes, and no. Here's what my testing several external SSDs on an M1 MacBook Air found.
DreamHost is a well-known web hosting provider, long recommended by WordPress.org. But it has a host of other features and capabilities that make it a popular choice for over a million websites. Here's what you need to know to see if DreamHost could be the right host for you.
It's become a cliché: "Think outside the box!" Okay. But how? Pro tip: thinking isn't the hard part. Here's what I've learned about "the box."
How do you persuade prospects to buy? Paint an attractive picture. Motivation trumps accuracy. Selling add-on storage by getting customers to focus on an impressive bandwidth number scratches many customer's itches. The truth is different.
Encoding audio has always been a process of compromise. 16 or 24 bit? 44KHz, 48, or 96KHz? Risk clipping loud sounds, or lose detail to the noise floor in soft passages? But no more. Here’s what you need to know.
Crypto currencies have been all the rage for more than a decade. Great fortunes have been made and hundreds of millions if not billions has been paid to criminals thanks to their anonymity. It's time to rein in this global criminal enabler, the worst storage innovation in my lifetime.
Apple charges $200 for adding 256GB of storage. Thanks to the latest technology you can add four times the external storage that is almost as fast and more flexible - for less money. Here's how.
Yes, it is a handsome desk accessory. And a powerful machine. But if bang for your buck is the goal it simply doesn’t make the grade. Here's why.
I've spent too many years in the storage industry to trust any data storage product, including Apple's. But even though a completely dead M1 Mac SSD will brick your system, there are still reasons to have a bootable backup. Here's why. And how.
If your M1 Mac's SSD fails, you can't boot off an external drive, a change from past decades. Here's the problem and strategies to manage the risk.
Is your new Mac eating your costly SSD? Reports suggest that some new M1 Macs are wearing out their SSDs at alarming rates. I had to see for myself.
Some M1 Macs are seeing absurd levels of write activity on their - costly - internal SSDs. Here's my take.