Best Western Digital External Hard Drives iMore 2019 External hard drives are an essential tool for making your cyber life much easier. However, with so many different types on the market, it's hard to know which external hard drive is right for you. Whether you're looking to store important files for your business, or just free up storage for your gaming addiction, we recommend the WD My Passport Wireless Pro with its amazing battery life and compact size. Here's the best Western Digital external high drive available.Best Overall: WD My Passport Wireless Pro The WD My Passport Wireless Pro is a wireless portable hard drive that is near perfect for photographers, videographers, gamers, and anyone who is looking to store and edit media files on-the-go. The My Passport Wireless Pro has 4K streaming over 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities. In other words, it delivers high-speed performance. The Wi-Fi feature also gives you the option to make quick edits to your media files through your … [Read more...] about Best Western Digital External Hard Drives in 2019
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Hands-On By Daniel Eran Dilger Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:06 am PT (01:06 pm ET) Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta! macOS Catalina inception: Mac apps on an iPad Pro via Sidecar, with Touch Bar, and Apple Pencil Just over two weeks after first showing off the new macOS Catalina 10.14 at its Worldwide Developer Conference in the first week of June, Apple has released its first Public Beta for intrepid explorers. If you're taking notes, that's a couple of days earlier than last year's debut of the Mojave public beta. A Catalina blast from the macOS past Apple's platform development speed continues to gain momentum. The pace and direction of the Mac has come a long way since the "Big Cat" OS X era of … [Read more...] about Hands on with Apple’s first public beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina
5G is the next-generation of mobile internet. That means soon, when it rolls out to more than a few locations, it’ll be replacing 4G. There are lots of advantages to 5G: it promises to be faster than 4G, it’ll cover wider areas, connections will be more stable and latency, which is the response time between your device and the network it’s connected to, will decrease. This advanced connectivity will have a significant impact on technology and how we use it. From the way we interact with our smartphones and connected home devices through to powering whole industries, such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities and always-on healthcare, just to name a few. However, if we had to put our money on an industry that could benefit the most from 5G, and may even need it to truly take off, it would be virtual reality (VR). Although there have been reports over the past few years that VR headset sales aren’t hitting targets, VR is proving to be more and … [Read more...] about Is 5G the key to virtual reality finally going mainstream?
Like computers, your smartphone can get bogged down with layers of software, apps, files and processes after you've been using it for a while, rendering it slower and more frustrating to use – or, even worse, completely unusable. Provided the problem isn’t down to dodgy or breaking hardware, these performance issues can usually be remedied by updating and/or stripping back elements of your smartphone’s software. So, whether you’re looking to repurpose your old phone for a friend or relative to use, turn it into a reliable backup handset or breathe new life into it so it's less irritating to use, we've got seven tips to help you get it running like new again.1. Update your system softwareUpdating to the latest version of Android or iOS can give your smartphone its best chance of living out the rest of its days optimized for the newest apps, games and services available.Why?When a phone launches, it ships with a specific version of the operating system … [Read more...] about 7 top tips to supercharge your old smartphone’s performance
Computer scientists from Aston University have developed a way to drastically improve the battery-life of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, by minimising the power consumption of mobile apps by as much as 60 percent. The research, which is published in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies Journal, presents a solution that integrates mobile computing with cloud computing, with tools developed to identify the most power hungry parts of a mobile app and then moves them to the cloud using a technique called code-oﬄoading. The scientists developed a mobile-cloud hybrid application framework for Android that hybridises mobile apps, executing them across both mobile and cloud platforms. Using the code-offloading technique the 'power hungry' parts of the mobile-cloud hybrid application are ﬁrst identiﬁed, and then oﬄoaded to the cloud and executed there, instead of on the device itself. As they execute on the cloud instead of the … [Read more...] about Scientists Improve Smart Phone Battery Life By Up to 60 Percent