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Now that USB 3.0 has become mainstream in the Mac market, we're hearing about a lot more USB 3.0-based drives and accessories. Of course, once you've run out of ports on your Mac, you either need to swap devices or get yourself a hub. Satechi, the company that wowed us with a 10-port USB 3.0 hub e...

May 29th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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While we're used to connected hard drives that share their contents with phones and tablets, the reverse isn't common -- why don't many of these drives safeguard our mobile content from the start? Toshiba is as baffled as we are, so it's launching its Canvio Connect portable drive with handheld ac...

April 30th 2013 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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People often think there are only two options for old Mac laptops: sell them or throw them away. But there's a third option that can keep parts of your old MacBooks useful for a long time -- a hard drive enclosure. An enclosure allows you to turn any internal hard drive into an external one....

March 27th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's still not all that easy to track down a 2TB portable drive. Thankfully, Toshiba is making that extra-large capacity more ubiquitous by shipping an upgrade to its Canvio line of USB 3.0 disks. Both the no-frills Canvio Basics 3.0 and a Canvio Special Edition with a backup software bundle now...

January 28th 2013 at 11:13am 0 Comments
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ASUS apparently revealed this adorable wireless router in the middle of CES, but it's understandable, given the size of the thing, how it might have got lost in the cracks. Thankfully, the WL-330NUL USB pocket router has now resurfaced at Expansys and while it doesn't have a price, you can now reg...

January 17th 2013 at 10:14pm 0 Comments
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Corning, the same company that brought you the Gorilla Glass used on most smartphones, announced new optical Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables yesterday at CES. The cables make use of Corning's ClearCurve VSDN optical fiber technology to extend data transmission range while being smaller and light...

January 8th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Though DisplayLink has been Mac-friendly for a number of years now, the company has finally made good on their promise of speedier USB 3.0 drivers for the latest Macs (except for the barely-updated Mac Pro). If you don't recall, DisplayLink technology essentially turns a single USB port into an ar...

January 8th 2013 at 4:05pm 0 Comments