Archive for April, 2009
The box has it’s own internal client and makes installation and connection a snap.Â The device will support a number of formats such as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ or EXT2/EXT3 Linux.
Using Pogoplug is just as simple as setting it up. You, as the account owner, can hit up your Pogoplug.com share from any web browser and upload/download/view files from there. If you’re on the same local network as your Pogoplug, it’s smart enough to use your Wi-Fi/Ethernet to transfer files faster. There’s also Mac and Windows software that loads the share as a network-mounted drive. Other cool things you can do: Grab the iPhone app and stream MP3 files, view JPG files, open PDF/Doc files over Wi-Fi or 3G.The great thing about the Pogoplug is that it only costs $100 and no monthly access fee.Â Given this, along with it’s universal accpetance to OS support, it’s one slick answer to easy file sharing. Continue Reading
Review: iPhone Application – Shape BuilderThe iTunes store offers hundreds of games for adults and teens, but what about the younger kids.Â The kindergartners, preschoolers and 1st graders?Â Today I am reviewing an iPhone application called Shape Builder. Shape Builder is a puzzle game where a youngster drags puzzle shapes over a silhouette to build an image.Â Once the image is complete either a sound effect or spoke word is played for the graphic. The game is amazingly simple.Â I have a 3 year old who figured it out instantly.Â The shapes are familiar and in sync with what kindergartners are learning.Â Shapes such as fire trucks, letters and animals. iTune Application link. Shape Builder home page. Continue Reading
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At this point, the USB backup adapter is ready to suck information off your PC and stuff it onto your flash drive, with the push of a single button. Of course you need to set some configuration options in the NovaBackUp software, but once set – you’re ready at any moment.
“Our research indicated that over 80% of users have a My Documents folder of less than 64GB, and more than 85% need to regularly transport less than 64GB of data between different PCs. This shows that USB flash drives are an efficient method of backing up your data, and with high-capacity USB flash drives, there is still plenty of room for your favorite music, photos and even movies,” said Jim Carlton, Corsair’s vice president of marketing.This is also an excellent marketing tool to encourage users to break away from their 2 year old 1GB drives and saddle up for a larger 16GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive. I for one, am a lazy backer-upper and a device like this might encourage me to be more vigilante about data backups. The Corsair USB backup adapter has an MSRP of $35. Corsair product page. Continue Reading