Western Digital My Cloud – Review

On May 5, 2014, in Hard Drive, NAS, Review, Wireless, by Elisa Pacelli

WD My Cloud
Company: Western Digital
Price: $149.99 for 2TB model
Requires: Mac OS 10.6.8 or higher, Windows XP (SP3) or higher

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Cloud computing is all the rage nowadays. We use iCloud for our music and photos, Dropbox and Google Drive for file sharing and storage, plus a host of other cloud-based services, on a daily basis. The problem is, some of these services can get expensive or lack the security features we need. One solution to this problem is to use a local cloud service, like the Western Digital My Cloud.

The My Cloud is personal cloud storage known as a NAS, network attached storage. Connect it to your network (hence the name) either wirelessly or by Ethernet, and all your files on the My Cloud are available to whomever you authorize on your home network.

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My Passport Pro – Review

On April 24, 2014, in Hard Drive, RAID, Review, by Curt Blanchard

My Passport Pro 2TB Thunderbolt Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Western Digital
MSRP: $299.99
My Passport Pro

My Passport Pro 2TB portable hard drive is built specifically for the Mac as it utilizes Apple’s Thunderbolt technology. It is also powered by Thunderbolt so no external power source is required. The hot, new feature is that it contains two identical drives that are user configurable. For example, you can use one of the drives for Time Machine and the other for your back-ups.

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MyMac Podcast #468: General Mishmash

On July 31, 2013, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Gaz is off this week, so Guy roped in…I mean got Paul Shadwell to volunteer to step up to the microphone. Lot’s of diverse topics including different ways to use your AppleTV, a bigger iPad, the iWork/iCloud beta, and the distinct possibility that Gaz’s Wombles song almost killed John Nemo! Also using a network attached storage device to create your own personal cloud and Hogs are motorcycles.

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Links:
Guy’s App Pick: WD 2go by Western Digital Free at the iOS App Store
Paul’s App Pick: GolfSense App
GolfSense Products
Pauls’ Podcast and website

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Our Favorite Things – 3 Geeky Ladies 15

On December 9, 2012, in Three Geeky Ladies, by Tim Robertson


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The Ladies, along with their guest, 4th Geeky Person Tom Schmidt, share their favorite things.

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Cirque du Mac Party

Wednesday morning marked another fine breakfast at, yes, you guessed it, Mel’s Diner. It’s good, wholesome (fattening) food, well-prepared, and reasonably priced. What more can you ask of a diner?

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