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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

macOS Catalina: Avoid my mistake and wait before you upgrade

macOS Catalina: Avoid my mistake and wait before you upgrade

If, like me, you've been ignoring those popups warning you that this app or another won't be compatible with the next version of macOS, judgement day has arrived. About 10 percent of my apps aren't compatible, and some of them are pretty important. Here's what I found.

October 9, 2019 by

Best of the best iPhone accessories (July edition)

Best of the best iPhone accessories (July edition)

There's what feels like an infinite amount of iPhone accessories on the market. Some are good. Some are OK. Many are just awful. But a select few are amazing. Here are the iPhone accessories that I rely on daily. There's also a special offer here for Hardware 2.0 readers.

July 4, 2018 by

How to completely erase any device

How to completely erase any device

Maybe you're super-paranoid, or maybe you just want to sell your old device and have piece of mind. Either way, being able to delete data is a valuable skill. Here's everything you need to know about securely wiping hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), flash drives, and even iOS and Android devices.

May 31, 2018 by

Best of the best iPhone accessories

Best of the best iPhone accessories

There's what feels like an infinite amount of iPhone accessories on the market. Some are good. Some are OK. Many are just awful. But a select few are amazing. Here are the iPhone accessories that I rely on daily.

May 11, 2018 by

Battle of the NAS appliances

Battle of the NAS appliances

We recap our in-depth reviews of eight Network Attached Storage appliances. It's difficult to call out one that's best, because everyone has different needs. But we can recommend a machine for most small businesses, creative folks, and departments.

February 26, 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

Thecus N4200PRO

Thecus N4200PRO

The N4200PRO is a flexible four-bay NAS enclosure with some good extras. It's fairly easy to manage, has a wide range of modular applications and performs well. The integrated mini-UPS is a great idea, giving added peace of mind in critical environments.

October 10, 2011 by

Synology DiskStation DS3611xs

Synology DiskStation DS3611xs

A highly scalable and very flexible NAS/iSCSI appliance, Synology's DS3611xs has performance and capacity to spare. It will appeal to mid-sized companies requiring fast and reliable access to large amounts of data.

July 27, 2011 by

Drobo B800i

Drobo B800i

It's hard to fault the Drobo B800i, which combines good looks, performance and functionality with ease of use. It's not cheap, but for the money it's one of the best small-business iSCSI appliances you can buy.

July 5, 2011 by

Synology RackStation RS2211+

Synology RackStation RS2211+

A very scalable NAS appliance, the RS2211+ benefits from the add-on extras found on other Synology storage devices, which should appeal to small businesses. However, it lacks some storage-specific features that enterprise customers may be looking for.

May 13, 2011 by

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05

With advanced RAID capabilities, few superfluous add-ons and an easy-to-use interface, the D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05 is a no-nonsense NAS enclosure with plenty to attract smaller businesses.

May 9, 2011 by

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM's Storwize V7000 is a mid-range SAN disk array with some very high-end features. Its data migration and virtualisation capabilities are well suited to organisations with SAN disk arrays in need of consolidation or replacement.

April 1, 2011 by

Dane-Elec MyDitto (1TB)

Dane-Elec MyDitto (1TB)

Dane-Elec's MyDitto is a competitively priced 1TB NAS box offering impressively straightforward remote access, although it lacks one or two common features.

July 26, 2010 by

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics has taken its self-managing storage technology and added dedicated iSCSI Gigabit interfaces to create a fast, reliable and extremely usable small-business SAN appliance.

June 17, 2010 by

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

<p> <a href="http://go.iomega.com/en/">Iomega</a>, now owned by storage market leader EMC, has launched the <a href="http://go.iomega.com/en/products/network-storage-desktop/storcenter-network-storage-solution/network-hard-drive-ix4-200d/?partner=4735#overviewItem_tab">StorCenter ix4-200d</a>, a four-spindle, network-attached storage (NAS) device aimed at small businesses, distributed offices and home office networks. The company reckons that it fills the gap between the bottom of EMC's enterprise range and the top of Iomega's small business series of products because its adds data protection and a suite of other features to the basic storage function. </p>

December 11, 2009 by

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

<p> A secure backup and file-sharing solution based on <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/default.mspx">Windows Home Server</a> (WHS) sounds an unlikely-sounding product for a small business to buy into, but HP's new <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF25a/12169-3798502-3954626-3954626-3954626-4021709.html">StorageWorks X510 Data Vault</a> range might change a few minds on that score. </p>

October 19, 2009 by

Data Robotics DroboPro

Data Robotics DroboPro

<p> It's not often that a product lives up to the marketing hype surrounding it, but the <a href="http://www.drobo.com/products/drobopro/index.php">DroboPro</a> is one of those exceptions. According to its manufacturer Data Robotics, the DroboPro is 'storage that manages itself' &mdash; and we quickly discovered that that's exactly what it is. </p>

September 18, 2009 by

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

<p> It's not often that a product lives up to the marketing hype surrounding it, but the <a href="http://www.drobo.com/products/drobopro/index.php">Drobo Pro</a> is one of those exceptions. According to its manufacturer Data Robotics, the Drobo Pro is 'storage that manages itself' &mdash; and we quickly discovered that that's exactly what it is. </p>

September 17, 2009 by

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX

<p> The <a href="http://www.netgear.co.uk/rndnvx.php">ReadyNAS NVX</a> is the latest in a line of similar units from Netgear, aimed at home and small business use. The ReadyNAS NVX takes up to four Serial ATA drives in a number of configurations, and supports most common file serving protocols as well as several streaming media protocols. We reviewed the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/storage/0,1000000999,39419831,00.htm">ReadyNAS NV+</a> around a year ago and were impressed with it, and this new unit continues that trend. </p>

July 2, 2009 by

D-Link DNS-343

D-Link DNS-343

<p> The <a href="http://www.dlink.co.uk/cs/Satellite?c=Product_C&childpagename=DLinkEurope-GB%2FDLProductCarousel&cid=1197367100808&p=1197318962342&packedargs=ParentPageID%3D1197318962321%26TopLevelPageProduct%3DConsumer%26locale%3D1195806691854%26packedargs%3DProductParentID%253D1195808623796&pagename=DLinkEurope-GB%2FDLWrapper">DNS-343</a> from D-Link is a small network-attached storage (NAS) appliance aimed at homes and small businesses. As well as networked storage, it features a built-in USB print server plus multimedia sharing capabilities. Although it costs less than other similar devices, it also has some quirks that could make it more difficult to manage and get the best out of &mdash; particularly for larger numbers of users. </p>

June 29, 2009 by

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