Using a computer means occasionally dealing with annoying, possibly disastrous problems like losing all your data if your hard drive crashes. Here are ten of the most common computer problems and how to deal with them. Read more...
Mac OS X 10.2 and later versions have automatic processes that clean up fragmented files from the hard drive, but it can get to the point where you still need to defrag an older, slower-performing hard drive in your Mac. One of the simplest and most user-friendly methods is to use a trusted third-party defragmentation program. Show More Summary
Most computer hard drives come with only one partition for all your files and programs. This set-up applies with Windows PCs and Macs. If you manage large numbers of files and folders for various projects, creating another partition in your computer’s hard drive can help you become better organized. Show More Summary
You can lease an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Coupe in the US for $1,900 thanks to a new deal the British brand has with Ally Financial. That's hardly cheap, but we have a way to possibly offset the cost. Continue reading How to leaseShow More Summary
His name is Chili Reuben and he drives a Spice Mobile. Watch out America: Guy Fieri has become big enough to be parodied on network television — and the most recent spoof isn't even part of an SNL sketch. Fox's Bones — a crime-focused comedy-drama — is the latest show to take a swipe at Fieri's over-the-top antics. Show More Summary
It turns out that support for bigger external hard drives isn't all that the latest Xbox 360 preview's packing. The surprise features aren't huge by any means but they're pretty self explanatory and as of now should make using the console a bit easier, regardless. Show More Summary
Microsoft is rolling out an update for the Xbox 360 that adds support for, among other things, adding up to 2TB of extra storage via USB hard drives. This feature was offered a few weeks ago for members of the new Xbox 360 preview program.
Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]
Western Digital announced its Q3 FY 2015 earnings on Tuesday, April 29, reporting a 4% year-on-year decline in net revenues to $3.55 billion. Correspondingly, the hard drive manufacturer reported a nearly 10% y-o-y decrease in the number of units shipped, to 54.5 million during the quarter. Show More Summary
Want the No. 2 overall pick from Tennessee? Get ready to pay big. That’s the Titans’ stance on the matter, at least, per a published report. According to Fox’s Jay Glazer, the Titans have let it be known that only “a HUGEEEE value” will get them to move the selection. Per ESPN’s Bob Holtzman, Titans…
“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new. I’ve devoted several columns to hardware solutions — replacing old hard drives […]
YouTube user Arganalth (previously) has created a new video that features a number of floppy and hard disk drives playing Yann Tiersen‘s elegant song “Comptine D’Un Autre Été: L’Après Midi” from the 2001 romantic comedy film Amélie. The original song for comparison:
Anyone sufficiently skilled with computers knows that it's extremely hard to make your data truly disappear without a trace, even when your hard drive crashes. Lois Lerner's probably thinking about that right now. Earlier today newsShow More Summary
Living in Los Angeles, it's hard not to think about doughnuts. In the time it takes to drive from home to work, you'll most likely pass the glowing yellow signs of the big chains; mom and pop stands in every other shopping center; and a growing number of fashionable shops with their fancy fonts and...
$649.99 gets you an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 2TB hard drive.
About midway through Grandma Clinton’s second term we’ll probably discover her lost hard drive buried beneath boxes of Depends. An inspector general investigating the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the … Continued
Yesterday was a really hard day at work. Lots of meetings, tough topics, lots of stress, lots of frustration. So when I went home, I didn’t take my usual route, but decided to exit the highway a bit earlier than usual and drive through...Show More Summary
If you have any old hard drives or SSDs lying around, this inexpensive docking station can turn two of them into easy external backup drives. Read more...
Last year, I initiated a home networking project to move my storage from an array of multiple desktop hard drives to a Network Attached Storage located in the basement. The unit I chose was the DS214play which is their 2-bay NAS that supports up to 12 terabytes of data and has a built in hardware […]
When buying computer hardware for yourself or your entire company it might be a good idea to consider buying refurbished, reconditioned or off-brand equipment. Here are ten reasons why. Enterprise refurbished hard drives memory used off-brand