The modern computer is an amazing thing. It is a work device, a communication device, a jukebox, and a video machine. I don’t know about you, but I probably watch just as many shows through either iTunes or Hulu or Netflix as I do on my HDTV these days. Yes, a huge amount of video entertainment comes through our computersRead more
Twelve South makes some great Mac products. They make the Compass iPad stand and the BookBook iPad case, along with a host of other Mac accessories. Well today they are rolling out a new product that seamlessly connects Apple’s Magic Trackpad to the Apple Wireless Keyboard to create one, easy to use, accessory. Judie recently reviewed a somewhat similarRead more
I have been using a Mac laptop of some kind for a relatively short amount of time — only since March 2008, but since then there has always been a MacBook nearby, whether it was the 15″ MacBook Pro, a first generation MacBook Air, a second generation MacBook Air, a 17″ MacBook Pro, or more recently an 11″ MacBook Air.
It has been a while since I have used a desktop computer, and even longer since I used a desktop computer running Windows. Truth be told, the last time I had the opportunity to use a Windows desktop computer it was not the most pleasing experience. Yes, it was in the days of Vista, and despite decent hardware I feltRead more
I love corporate thrillers. One of my favorite books of all time is “Paranoia” by Joseph Finder, an awesome espionage/thriller with cool twists. However, despite being a big geek words like “silicon” and “graphics chip” don’t really pique my interest. However, AMD has put together an AWESOME trailer for their newest chips, and if this doesn’t make you at leastRead more
Today in London England an Apple I, one of only 200 of the first ever Apple computers made, sold at auction for a whopping $210,000. The computer came packed in its original box and included a signed letter from Steve Jobs.
When it was first introduced back in 1976 the Apple I sold for $666.66. Like most Apple products it
Apple is holding their Back to the Mac Special Event after announcing it just one week prior. One week’s notice, and the blogosphere is all abuzz with excitement.
It is pretty amazing that Apple can pull off such things and time after time grab so much attention, but it especially makes sense this time around. Not only is Apple on
We’ve covered the fireproof & waterproof ioSafe hard drive a few times here at Gear Diary. I’ve tried to burn the thing up but failed. If you’re still not convinced or have been waiting for the right time to pick up one of these indestructible drives, now is the time.
Buy.com is featuring the 2 TB ioSafe Solo with 5
How many of you out there have old computers sitting somewhere in storage because you don’t have somewhere to throw them? I’ve got one PC in my basement. The traditional tower computer is made from a variety of plastic components that come d-day (destroy-day) end up clogging our landfills.
Recompute is a Full Life Cycle Designed desktop computer that addresses
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Lenovo recently sent me a 23″ touchscreen ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop computer to use for long-term evaluation. Because of its similar form factor to the ThinkCentre A70z (which had a 19″ non-touchscreen monitor), I already knew that I would like its space-saving design. But what I didn’t expect was how much I would come to appreciate the
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Back since I bought my first caddy load cd drive I have been building my own computers for personal use and gaming. Since IT is now my career, the past few years I don’t do as much gaming but still like to keep my home system up to date with at least a current video
I have a bad back, and when it goes out I have a very difficult time sitting for extended period. This can be more than a slight problem in light of the fact that, between my work as a rabbi and my work on the site, I do so much writing. At times I’ve ended up placing my keyboard onRead more
This is just a heads up! Lenovo and AMD have joined together to create the new M75e ThinkCentre, and the specs are pretty impressive …
The ThinkCentre M75e is an enterprise-class mainstream desktop designed for cost-conscious large enterprises and public segments. This is the first M-series ThinkCentre desktop featuring the powerful AMDTM processor AMDTM VISION Pro Technology. The ThinkCentre M75e
Last August Larry and his fellow firefighters put ioSafe’s external hard drive to the test. They placed a drive with a back-up of Larry’s iMac in an old car, lit it on fire and watched it burn. They then removed the drive and, as promised, all of Larry’s pictures and files were still safely on the drive. (Now howRead more
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One of the things that’s wonderful about writing for Gear Diary is the diverse mix of folks involved in the endeavor. You got your PC folks… you got your Appleheads… and you got your LINUX fans (well fan… Joel) and so on. We’ve got gaming folks; hard-core gadget nerds; exercise mavens; and gear
I’m still on the fence about Apple’s new MagicTrackpad. I’ve wanted something like this for my iMac for such a long time but I still keep flipping back and forth between it and my MagicMouse. Others, however, love it and it is easy to see why someone who is using it all the time now might quickly find the farRead more
I could sum up this entire review in one word (Whoosh!), but I think Lenovo would not be happy. Nor would you, since you clicked through to a review intending to find out more about a product, and not just that’s it’s very fast. So let’s get started in on the Lenovo A63 desktop and what makes it so impressiveRead more
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By now you have likely heard that Apple did a refresh on the Mac Mini, greatly overhauling the internal and external hardware and enhancing the overall specifications … and the price. The basics are as expected – more or less a copy of the 13″ Macbook Pro with more desktop-like set of connectors. The big new
It’s a common occurrence for me on my Mac. I very often place two Finder windows side by side. I do it when I moving a bunch of files and folders around or installing a new application.
But often times I forget that simply clicking the Finder icon in my dock won’t launch a new Finder window, if I already
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Today AMD is happy to announce their new Phenom II X6 CPU, 890FX Chipset, and ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series video cards. This trio is the latest offering from AMD/ATI and promises more bang for the buck and unmatched performance. AMD put the hours in at their R&D lab and developed a 6 core CPU that
At the end of 2008 I bought my first digital picture frame, the Gigantor 15″ from Think Geek, which at the time was one of the largest available without getting into astronomical amounts of money. I paid about $200 for it, which I thought was a pretty good deal considering that many 10″ and under frames were selling in
Backing your data up to the cloud and living out of the cloud is all the rage. SpiderOak cloud backup has a lot of features that I have been looking for in an online backup solution.
First, to get started with SpiderOak, you need to download the software for Windows, Mac or Linux and install it. The version delivered for
Earlier today I had the opportunity to meet with Jeanniey Mullen, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Zinio. I’ve been reading Zinio’s digital magazines for years going all the way back to my first Tablet PC. Most recently I was wowed when they unveiled their iPhone app. Using “out of the box” thinking they were able to revision
From The Neat Company….. “The NeatDesk is a high-speed desktop scanner and digital filing system that will quickly turn all the paper on your desk into organized, digital files. More than just a great scanner, NeatDesk also includes patented NeatWorks software to identify and extract key information from your paper files, then automatically organizes it in the easy to use