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Storage touches everything from the data center to your iPhone. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Key players: EMC, NetApp, Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.

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'Abandoned sum' email scam goes retro

'Abandoned sum' email scam goes retro

How many "abandoned sum" emails have you received? Hundreds if not thousands, if you've been online for a couple of decades. But the world must be running out of gullible email users, so the scam has gone retro: snail mail. Here's what it looks like.

November 12, 2019 by

Artificially intelligent marketing

Artificially intelligent marketing

While engineers might argue that marketers are already fake intelligence, AI researchers are working to make marketing - and other stakeholders - intelligible to each other, and, incredibly, C-level execs. Here's how.

October 31, 2019 by

iPadOS storage how-to in pictures

iPadOS storage how-to in pictures

iPadOS dramatically improves iPad file handling and storage. I've been running the iPadOS beta 4 on an iPad Pro to learn about the new storage management features. Here's what you need to know -- in pictures.

September 23, 2019 by

Make your old Mac faster

Make your old Mac faster

Is your old Mac feeling its age? Have boot times spiraled from seconds to minutes? Are you starting to think that it might be time to buy a new Mac? Not so fast! Here's how you can give your old Mac a new lease of life.

November 15, 2018 by

Dell announces a refreshed XPS 13 laptop

Dell has improved its webcam in the XPS 13, which it claims was the one complaint it received about the previous model, with the device priced at $900 and powered by a quad-core 8th gen Intel processor.

January 14, 2019

ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.

July 11, 2012 by

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

The ioSafe Rugged Portable isn't the smallest, lightest, fastest or most affordable external hard drive, but it performs well enough and is extremely rugged. If you really need to protect your data on the road, look no further.

July 10, 2012 by

Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

July 3, 2012 by

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

A scalable network storage appliance best suited to datacentres in mid-sized companies, the RackStation RS3412xs lacks enterprise-class features — but that's reflected in the price.

February 17, 2012 by

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link's no-frills approach to NAS will be attractive to businesses who need the storage basics without unnecessary complications. But those looking for a 'do-anything' system should look elsewhere.

February 6, 2012 by

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

The ReadyNAS NV+ v2 is nicely designed and built, and Netgear's X-RAID2 technology does a good job of managing the 4-bay array discreetly. The web-based management tool's redesigned UI is an improvement, but we'd like to see more more add-ons for the new ARM-based platform.

November 30, 2011 by

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-419P II

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-419P II

The QNAP TS-419P II holds its own on features in the competitive NAS market, although it's let down in some of the smaller details such as locking drive bays.

November 29, 2011 by

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