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Backup Solutions for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎08-16-2014 08:50 AM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As we increasingly work and move between computers and mobile devices, the need to consider constant and secure backup strategies becomes more important. For the back to school season, there are various hardware and software solutions that enable quick, effortless and safe backup solutions for our vital information, projects and critical e-mails as well as the documents we need for reference and for submission.

 

A good backup solution begins with a plan and knowing that at any given time you need to have at least two secure backups of your most recent work and documents. USB thumbdrives, external hard drives and nearby servers are all good ideas but most people should look at having a third option and one that is possibly offsite. Let's look at some strategies for backups as well as some products worth considering.

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Review: Zagg Folio case and keyboard for iPad Air and iPad mini

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2014 01:09 PM - last edited on ‎06-19-2014 03:38 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Zagg’s Folio line of keyboards don’t just replicate the functionality of an add-on keyboard, they transform the experience of using an iPad Air or iPad mini by creating a cohesive case and keyboard combination that, together with long battery life and sturdy build quality, will easily become comfortable extensions of the way people use their favourite tablets.

 

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Microsoft reveals the Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2

by Blogger on ‎09-23-2013 07:30 PM - last edited on ‎03-11-2014 03:00 PM by Administrator

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Today Microsoft made some rather big announcements concerning its Surface lineup of tablet style computers. They introduced the world to the Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2 as well as a lineup of new exciting accessories. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new.

 

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Review: Dell XPS 12

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2013 11:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-20-2013 11:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you can’t decide between getting a laptop or a tablet, Dell has you covered with the XPS 12.

 

It’s a laptop. It’s a tablet. It’s the computer you want, whenever you want it.

 

Transforming it back and forth between the two modes is super quick and easy. In a second you can just flip the touchscreen around to make the change so it is flexible for work, play, and everything in between. That makes is a super all-round machine no matter what your needs.

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Tablets are becoming the new "must have" school supply for students

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2013 07:10 AM - last edited on ‎08-19-2013 09:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Less than a century ago you could find writing slates in almost every classroom in the country.

 

They were pretty much standard equipment for students.

 

These days tablets are becoming the modern equivalent, rapidly proliferating throughout classrooms with all sorts of students.

 

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Review: Solo Universal Fit eReader and Tablet Cases

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2013 10:51 AM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 11:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Finding a case for your tablet or eReader isn’t hard, but finding a really good one isn’t easy, either. Protection, portability and design are all important factors, of course, but when you also have something that fits almost anything, regardless of brand, you have a pretty good combination. The Solo Universal Fit Tablet and eReader case aspires to be just that type of product, and it succeeds fairly well at doing so.

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Review: Zagg Keys Profolio iPad case

by Blogger ‎08-03-2013 02:27 PM - edited ‎08-06-2013 06:28 PM

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Having a great keyboard case for your iPad is one of those things that’s easy to dismiss as something you don’t need. Once you try one out, however, you’ll find the convenience of having a full physical keyboard integrated into your iPad case something you don’t want to live without again. In the iPad keyboard case department there are a bunch of options to choose from, but the Profolio from Zagg Keys really stands out from the pack.

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Graduation Season. Top Gifts for the New Graduate.

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2013 04:46 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:34 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Accomplishments are in the air, as it’s graduation season! Whether you are attending the gradation ceremony for high school, college, or a technical program, a gift will brighten up the day for the new graduate. Check out our top 5 graduation gift ideas. 

 

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Review: Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2013 08:54 AM - last edited on ‎08-30-2013 02:54 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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One of the first complaints we heard about the iPad was decrying the lousy speaker setup. It faces the wrong way, and has tinny sound with low volume. If your audio experience is really important to you, then the Belkin Thunderstorm can help solve that issue once and for all. It transforms the iPad into a great mobile cinematic home theatre experience, perfect for movies and games.

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Review: StarTech USB docking station

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2013 08:02 AM

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If you’re looking for a simple docking station for your laptop or tablet, you might be disappointed to find that there is no solution available specifically for the model you’re looking for. Manufacturers don’t make docks for all devices after all. If your gear has a USB port, then you may be in luck, being able to have all the convenience of a dock, only needing to be plugged in via USB. I, for example, have a Surface Pro which has one USB port. With the StarTech USB docking station I simply plug it in to that USB port and instantly my display is extended to an external monitor, my headset is hooked up and ready to go, and I can take advantage of four USB ports for whatever I need. It turns that one available USB port on my gadget into four and eliminates the need for me to connect everything to my device one at a time. One plug to rule them all. Now when I sit down at my desk, I’m up and running with all my external peripherals in no time.

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Comparing the Microsoft Surface Touch Cover VS Type Cover

by Blogger on ‎05-12-2013 05:31 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:35 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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If you’ve got your eye on picking up either a Microsoft Surface RT or Surface Pro, you’re likely also going to be getting one of the optional keyboard covers offered for it. The big decision you’ll have to make is picking between the Touch Cover and the Type Cover. At a glance they can look pretty much the same but after using each for a few weeks, I now think of them both as dramatically different accessories.

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Review: Focusrite iTrack Solo

by Blogger on ‎04-30-2013 04:14 PM

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The iPad has been a pretty interesting device for musicians over the last few years. There is a growing ecosystem of hardware and software that makes these tablets invaluable to musicians. One of the latest such products I’ve been able to check out is the Focusrite iTrack Solo. This handy little device lets you record guitar and vocals straight on your iPad without the need for any computer intermediary, so it is a great solution for use in the studio or on the go.

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Review: ZAGGkeys PROfolio+ keyboard case for iPad

by Blogger on ‎04-21-2013 03:03 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:36 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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If you own an iPad, the two best accessories you can get to enhance your experience are a case, and a keyboard. I have recently been spending some time with the ZAGGkeys PROfolio+ Keyboard for second, third and fourth generation iPads. Not only does this accessory give you a solid case, and keyboard combination, but it does so with a little panache.

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Review: Lifeproof nüüd iPad Case

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2013 06:48 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2013 02:10 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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I recently put the LifeProof nüüd iPad case through its paces. This thing is possibly the most hardcore iPad case I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of them. If you’re really serious about protecting your iPad from just about everything while still being able to use it, then chances are this is just what you’re looking for. The reason it is called the nüüd, is because this leaves your screen ‘nude’, with nothing between you and the screen. That means you get to retain visual clarity and a great touch experience without anything getting in the way. They really seem to want to maintain a great experience using your iPad and not get in your way. They even go so far as to channel the sound properly so the speaker doesn’t sound covered up and muffled. With that in mind it is amazing that they’re able to offer so much protection simultaneously. This case means you can take your iPad pretty much anywhere. It is waterproof up to two meters deep. It is also snow, ice, and dirt proof to IP-68 standards. It is even shock proof, being designed to military drop survivability specs for four feet.

 

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Review: Surface Pro

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2013 01:38 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:37 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Many in the tech world have been keeping an eye on the Surface Pro. Its a little like an ultrabook. Its a little like a tablet. Its an interesting piece of hardware that fills each of those niches, and creates something new somewhere in between them too. I spent the last couple of weeks getting to know one, and putting it through its paces for b

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