hardware

 
The DataVac Electric Duster Blows

Chances are, if you are reading this post, you already know how important it is to clean out the insides of your computer. Dust is the enemy of electronics. Without …

 
Review: Transcend Jetflash 710 (32GB) USB flash drive

As an instructor who teaches design courses, I rely heavily on USB drives for my day to day work. While cloud services like Dropbox and Copy are excellent for retrieving …

 
My Macbook Pro Travel Kit

When I made the switch to a new 13″ Retina Macbook Pro last month, some old friends came along. I speak of my traveling gear, of course. There’s my Spire …

 
The Yiynova MSP19U+ from a Windows User’s Perspective: Part 1

Today’s guest blog post is by Matt Strieby, from NewLeafDesign.com. I have to admit I almost jumped out of my chair when I saw the price of the Yiynova MSP19U+ …

 
Hard Drive Reliability: Which Brands to Buy. Which To Avoid.

The fine folks at Backblaze recently updated their hard drive brand reliability chart to reflect their latest findings. Managing cloud backups in a data center, they employ 34,881 drives and …

 
R.I.P. Early 2008 Macbook Pro: 2008 – 2014

My venerable early 2008 model Macbook Pro, purchased brand new, has chimed its last “bong” for the last time. It served me well for 6 and a half years. The …