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Routers and extenders that make dorm life easier

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Part of settling in to a dorm or shared house at school will be getting set up on your own network, and Future Shop has you covered there. With all the routers and extenders available, you’ve got a lot of options to help you ensure the best connectivity wherever you are for both work and play. It’s a good idea to avoid underestimating your connectivity needs and build your set up ready to accommodate the wireless needs of all sorts of devices because you never know what situation you’ll end up with and you always want the best possible experience.

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Spring cleaning your PC

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2014 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 03:55 PM by Administrator

 

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Spring is here, so it’s time for a good old fashioned spring cleaning. Sure you already know to flip your mattress, dust your shelves, organize your garage, and all of that usual stuff but it’s really worth giving equal attention to your PC. In fact, your PC needs twice the cleaning love since you’ve got to clean both the physical components of it, as well as the data inside it to keep everything in tip-top condition and running at optimal performance, so you’re getting the most out of your investment.

 

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Getting to know WD

by Blogger on ‎02-23-2013 09:33 AM - last edited on ‎09-17-2013 01:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Over the years I’ve had the chance to check out a lot of different hard drives and data storage solutions. In all that time WD has been one of the best, most trusted names in the industry. Their products have a great reputation for quality, reliability, and longevity. I’ve been able to try out their small pocket-sized hard drives. I’ve been able to try out their small business networked attached storage (NAS) solutions. I’ve even been able to try out their routers. Through all of that, they’ve always stood out as well built products which I was confident in trusting with my precious data.

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How to find your way around a PC

by Blogger on ‎12-01-2012 11:01 AM

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Personal Computers (Otherwise known as PCs) can seem pretty confusing. A lot of people have no idea what's going on inside, and haven’t even seen the inside of one. They can seem like mysterious boxes that you just plug things into, press some buttons, and stuff just magically happens. Even if you’re not looking to build a computer from scratch or perform do-it-yourself repair work, its good to have some idea of what components combine to make a PC, and what everything does if for no other reason than to simply demystify these gadgets we tend to use on a daily basis.

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Upgrading to Windows 8 with a little help from WD

by Blogger on ‎11-18-2012 06:40 AM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Installing a new operating system to your PC can seem like a daunting task to many. It can be a pain free process for the most part these days with Windows 8 but of course you should still take care to make sure you have everything backed up first when you start the process. That's where Western Digital can come on to help.

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Review: WD Sentinel DX4000 small office NAS

by Blogger on ‎09-05-2012 12:55 PM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There is certainly no shortage of NAS devices out there these days. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and price points. Many of the newer entries to the scene are smaller, more consumer oriented devices that, while functional, are pretty basic. Not so with Western Digital’s DX4000 Sentinel NAS.

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The wait is finally over, this week marks the release of the sequel to one of the best Transformers games ever.  That's right, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is available now, and already the game is receiving widespread praise among critics.  That begs the question, is this the best Transformers game ever?

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Keeping your USB Flash drives safe.

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2012 10:06 AM

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Everyone loves USB flash drives. They’ve become the standard go-to method for portable data storage. They come in a seemingly endless variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. There are so many available that can easily become daunting. We’ve already looked at some considerations to look at when shopping for one, and how size isn’t everything with USB flash storage. With all that data in your pocket, you might be neglecting its safety. Just because a USB flash drive can often be replaced for a few dollars doesn’t mean your data can, after all.

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USB Flash Drives - Size isn't everything

by Blogger ‎07-07-2012 04:49 PM - edited ‎07-07-2012 04:52 PM

usbsize.jpgUSB flash drives are pretty ubiquitous these days. They come in all sorts of various shapes, sizes, and configurations. It seems like there is no end to the selection. Unfortunately a lot of people get overwhelmed with all that choice and it becomes easy for all the options to look effectively the same. Many people only look at capacity and price but you might be surprised how much more there can be to consider.

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My Book Live personal cloud storage

by Blogger on ‎07-04-2012 04:54 PM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

mybooklive.jpgThe My Book series of external hard drives from Western Digital have always been pretty popular. With great performance, high quality, and a slick aesthetic, it's hardly a surprise. Western Digital has a pretty strong name in the hard drive market. Lately they have been dipping their toes into the networking market too so seeing a product like the Western Digital My Book Live is a natural fit.

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Seagate's portable drives for PC

by Blogger on ‎06-29-2012 07:24 AM - last edited on ‎09-06-2012 03:24 PM by Administrator

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Seagate has a great history manufacturing reliable PC hard drives. These days, while internal PC hard drives are still in high demand, there is a lot more to talk about in the evolving external hard drive space. There are two particular models that we’ll take a look at today; Seagate’s Backup Plus portable drive, and the Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive. 

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It was only yesterday when we took at look at the world of Solid State Drives (SSDs) to see what they were all about and how they differed from traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) for storage media. Today we’ll examine a specific SSD product category; Thunderbolt SSDs. These external drives let you capitalize on the speed and reliability of an SSD without all the benefits of an external hard drive. 

 

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Solid State Drives explained

by Blogger on ‎06-05-2012 09:23 AM

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You’ve probably heard of a hard drive before. It's a type of storage technology used in your computer to keep all of your data. It's commonly abbreviated to HDD and uses a series of spinning platters not unlike vinyl records in concept. The next generation of computer storage is here now and already making waves. Abbreviated to SSD, solid state drives are becoming increasingly popular. They’re already common in Macbooks and Ultrabooks but their use is spreading throughout the computer market.


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Network Attached Storage and you.

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2012 10:56 AM - last edited on ‎03-07-2013 12:27 PM by Retired Administrator

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With Backup Awareness Month in mind, I thought we could take a moment to sit down and discuss the world of network attached storage - NAS for short. They can be really handy for data storage, file sharing, and of course as part of your backup solution.

 

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Welcome to the cloud.

by Blogger ‎06-03-2012 08:03 AM - edited ‎06-03-2012 08:04 AM

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You may have heard about cloud computing before though even if you haven’t it's something you’re probably already using without even realizing it. It's a growing trend in the computer scene so you can expect to hear about it a lot more. With June being Backup Awareness Month, it's a good time to take a look at this term and what it means for you and your backup needs.

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