This week feels like a Back to the Mac kind of week as our deals are super hopping for those of you bound by desks and laps. Never fear, we still have great iOS price cuts, but if you're in the model for upgrading your main machine, this week we're playing your song. Meanwhile, there's this --->
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Whenever you use the standard delete command for the Trash on any computer, the files are not actually deleted. Instead, the space on the drive is marked as available, and can be written over by future files. Fortunately, you can say “hasta la vista” to these files with a simple command, causing your deleted files to actually be removed from your system.
Hard drives are cheaper than ever, so there's no excuse for not keeping your precious data backed up. Drobo's affordable storage solutions use data-aware tiering to protect against a single drive failure, traditionally at the expense of speed—until now. The company’s latest Drobo 5D and Drobo mini products offer the protection of a RAID storage array coupled with modern, lightning-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity.
CES is the week's big news so hopefully all the new models mean price cuts coming our way on last year's everything. At least, that's how we roll when we're not early adopting. Meanwhile, as we all marvel at the latest and the greatest, here's some pretty great price cuts that will be sure to be a hit with your wallet.
The Retina MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs are great computers. Whether you need ultra-high resolution or ultra-portability, those machines are stunning workhorses. But there's a tradeoff: Both models come with fixed flash storage. Many MacBook users need to pack along an external drive in order to house all their data. Recent offerings from Western Digital and G-Technology bring signature Mac style to svelte little external drives that are at home on your desk or in your pocket.
Thunderbolt (and lightning) may have been very, very frightening to Freddie Mercury, but Apple fans have been pining away for stuff to use with the Thunderbolt port on their Macs. Western Digital’s My Book VelociRaptor Duo puts the waiting to an end, literally. This ultra-fast desktop RAID offers blistering speed, but it comes at a cost.
We usually have some killer deals on Macs or we have a bevy of cases for your inspection, but this week our hottest deal is on an iPad. Now, if you're in the market for a Mac, we've got a couple that might suit and there will never be and end to cases or case sales, so we've got that covered too. But if you've been holding out on buying an iPad, perhaps a look below at this price will entice you.
Encrypting your external drives can help protect your data from peering eyes. No matter what type of external drive you have -- whether it's a thumb drive or a USB-connected platter-based one -- you can encrypt it and seal its contents right from within the Finder.
It wasn’t that long ago that a terabyte seemed like an impossibly huge amount of data. But oh how things change. iTunes Match supports large music libraries of up to 25,000 tracks, and with Apple TV’s new support for 1080p HD content, we’re regularly adding Mad Men episodes to our libraries that can be nearly 2GB each. Thankfully, the Mercury Elite Pro offers plentiful storage in a sturdy, versatile package that fits the needs of even the most voracious media consumer.