We’ve become accustomed to online companies hosting our data, but this practice is actually highly inefficient. This page explains the situation pretty simply. My advice is to use “unhosted” online services that support personal data control, or “zero-knowledge” services that encrypt your data before it leaves your computer. I’ve created a list of suitable services […]
External hard drives allow you to add terabytes of storage to your computer for a few hundred dollars. External drives connect to PCs and Macs via their external connectors. Almost every computer has a USB 2.0 port, so it’s the most common type of connection currently. Here’s the speed of other interfaces (from slowest to fastest): FireWire 400, […]
External hard drives are a must for backing up computer data. And for most users, the best portable external hard drives work just as well as their desktop cousins, with the added versatility of travel-readiness. Storage capacity is important, but it’s definitely not the only factor to consider. Here are a couple of the other […]
The market for Bluetooth wireless keyboards continues to explode since the release of Apple’s iPad tablet, leaving manufacturers scrambling to make the most portable keyboard without losing points in functionality. Luckily, both the iPhone and the iPad support Bluetooth wireless technology. And why do you need one at all?
The best laptops were once a pricey commodity that many consumers could not afford, but with the popularity of these mobile computers many manufacturers have been forced to make inexpensive models to reach every class of buyer. At first many of these models were not the best laptops, but with technology advancing so quickly many […]