One of the knocks we hear against Apple products pretty often is that they're expensive. Sure, they aren't as inexpensive as $200 netbooks, but they're also not hastily designed, shoddily manufactured garbage you throw away in 2 years either. But there are ways to crack that price issue a little, and with this week's refurbs, we've got the week's lowest price, base models of all the flagship Macs just ripe for your wallets. iOS products tend to land a lot closer to the same market prices out there, but if you want some cheap gear for them, you've come to the right place.
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’s Tuesday, and that often means new stuff from Apple. This week is no exception, although the product in question isn’t exactly “new” -- it’s the same OS X Lion released back on July 20 to the Mac App Store, but available at a higher price on a USB thumb drive.
First introduced at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the folks behind AirStash have returned with some new superpowers for their pocketable wireless flash drive, including media streaming and WebDAV support.
It wasn’t that long ago that we burned files onto CD-Rs and were amazed
by their gargantuan 702MB of storage. But even they seem antiquated
now--we routinely carry around several gigabytes of data in our pockets
on USB flash drives. Verbatim’s new line of Tough–’n’-Tiny drives takes
flash drives to the next level of shrunkeness, reducing them to a speck
of plastic and embedded electronics that seems barely big enough to fit
into a USB port.
Flash drives are easy to use and lose, potentially making your personal
files anybody’s business. Verbatim tackles this problem with the Store
’n’ Go, a USB flash drive with password protection. But the drive’s
security may be too inflexible for some users, and its software has