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Breathing new life in my Mac Pro

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Although I enjoy iOS and use my iPhone and iPad Mini very often, my main computing device remain my Mac Pro. I used to mostly use a laptop before making the switch, but I mainly use the computer at home and I have been extremely happy with the Mac Pro since I bought it, end 2010. I also have a …

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Why I am sticking with Drobo

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After giving much thought to the question, I have finally decided to stick with Drobo, and I have bought a new unit, the 5D. Wouldn’t I have preferred to create my own ZFS system? Yes indeed, but I have not done so, for the following reasons: In order to properly run ZFS you need a fully fledged computer, with a …

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Crowdfunding and the Future of Technology

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It’s been so exciting to watch how technology development has been influenced by the sudden access to considerable funds, courtesy of crowdfunding. Suddenly, the need for a financial backer, who may have been difficult to find, is no longer the only option even for the more obvious successes. Everything from the Oculus Rift to an iPad Nano watch strap has been funded via the power …

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SaneBox, the best thing that happened to my email

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I have always been on top of my email accounts: most of them are at Inbox Zero pretty much every day (often more than once a day). Frequent interruptions throughout the day are the main problem for me. I have tried to set up automatic rules, to classify my contacts, to remove notifications; still, I ended up checking my email …

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Bit Rot on OS X – Myth or Reality?

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Bit rot, in case you do not know, is a scary word which makes you lose all confidence in your storage. To make it simple, it means that there is a slight chance that your data might change over time, getting corrupted. This leads to all sort of issues, especially with data which is not accessed often and not easily …

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