It's been five months since Thunderbolt technology arrived on the scene with the latest MacBook Pro refresh. At the time, not many devices were available to make use of the speedy new I/O connection. Since then, the new port has now appeared on new MacBook Airs, iMacs and Mac minis, and with that, the quantity of Thunderbolt-capable devices has improved as well! While some devices and accessories may not be available just yet, many should be arriving shortly. We highlight a handful that could help with all your future data transferring needs.
Since its debut in 2008, Apple’s Time Capsule has been a study in simplicity and elegance. Offering its users an all-in-one wireless internet gateway and impeccable storage and backup solution, it’s a peripheral device that simply oozes win. For those of us that bought our Time Capsules back in 2008, however, it’s also a device that’s beginning to get a little long in the tooth, especially in the face of the stellar 2TB and 3TB storage update Cupertino gave it this past June. If you’re made of money, you could opt to fork over $499 for a taste of Apple’s new wireless backup hotness, or with a little hard work, you can upgrade your existing Time Capsule with a brand new high-speed 3TB drive for less than half that price. Here’s how to do it.
With the Google+ announcement and the rush to get on the newest social networking service, Facebook may soon look like a wild west scene with a tumbleweed blowing in the wind (i.e. like how Myspace looks now).
If you're looking to migrate from Facebook to Google+ or you just want to backup your Facebook photos, we found an online tool that can help you out and save you some time.
With Apple widely rumored to be introducing refreshed MacBook Air models on or shortly after the release of OS X Lion this month, little is known about what might be different from the existing versions, but a new report claims the company may be using faster flash memory for the diminutive notebook’s storage.
Thunderbolt is finally here! On the heels of a small software update Monday night, Apple has started selling their own $49 cable as well as Promise Pegasus R4 and R6 RAID systems available in capacities ranging from 4TB all the way up to 12TB.
Google Docs has become the ultimate go-to place when it comes to cloud document storage. The service not only enables you to access your documents and collaborate with other users, but you can also store important files to access anywhere. However, it's always a good idea to back up those documents if, say, your internet goes out, or if Google has another flub like when Gmail managed to accidentally delete a ton of users' emails. Fortunately, there's an easy solution for backing up your files to your hard drive.
With iCloud lurking in the not so distant future, MobileMe users may be wondering what will happen to their files on iDisk. While Apple has yet to release their plan for MobileMe to iCloud transitions, we can only assume that Apple will phase out iDisk in favor of document syncing and storage in iCloud. If you’re like us, however, you’ll want to take your files off of iDisk and store them on Dropbox or another online storage service.
Don’t know what’s going on under the hood? Space Gremlin will investigate for you and return a detailed report. The app scans your hard drive, then delivers an easily navigated tree-map grid of your file system that displays which applications are occupying the most space and which folders are suffering from extreme bloat, with overlays that provide essential feedback.
Apple and Intel showed us the way to the future of I/O technology in late February with the debut of new MacBook Pros outfitted with a Thunderbolt (formerly Light Peak) port disguised as a mere mortal Mini DisplayPort. Now that the high-speed data port is a reality -- and likely headed for other Mac models in the near future -- who’s taking advantage of it and how?
The iPad 2 comes in an astounding 18 different configurations. But choosing the right model isn’t quite as hard as it sounds. Black vs. white? That comes down to aesthetics. Picking a 3G provider depends mostly on which one has the best service near you -- or if you need 3G connectivity at all. So the real question is, how do you choose the right capacity?