OS X Odds & Ends: FixSharing; Backitup; more
At CES, the company introduces a portable hard drive that's rugged and ultracompact.
Which is better for backups: an online service, an external hard drive, or something else? We lay out some good options, and the pros and cons that come with each approach.
Nero 8 shows off a new interface for getting started that makes the many tools easier to find from the get-go. Some welcome new features include HD support, although this rich suite can still confuse.
The 1TB Verbatim Acclaim portable hard drive may appear boring compared with flashier drives, but its sleek size, rapid transfer speeds, and generous seven-year warranty more than make up for its lack of fashion sense. The Acclaim's executive look will likely attract corporate professionals, but we highly recommend its versatility to anyone in need of a storage upgrade.
Nero 6.0 Ultra is a versatile, comprehensive CD/DVD software suite that gives you excellent bang for the buck.
The Sony DRU-830A is a fast drive, but it's on the expensive side.
Nero 7 adds significant new features to this already impressive suite, furthering its reach to the living room and giving users a true bargain.
With its first convertible tablet, Gateway trades low weight for extensive functionality and long battery life. But if you need a featherweight tablet, look elsewhere.
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The Sony DRU-800A is an overall decent performer in a small package.