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iOS 7: replacing the elegant with the tolerable
— 12:04 AM on September 20, 2013

If I had to describe the totality of Apple's hardware design during the final years of Steve Jobs' tenure, I would use one word to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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A hands-off quasi-review of the iPhone 5C and 5S
— 1:19 PM on September 13, 2013

As expected, Tim Cook & Co. materialized this past Tuesday to confirm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A quick look at Adata's DashDrive Durable HD710 waterproof hard drive
— 1:10 PM on September 13, 2013

Adata's DashDrive Durable HD710 puts a terabyte of storage inside a shock-resistant, waterproof enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. We take a closer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 22TB update
— 10:33 AM on September 6, 2013

We're testing six SSDs to see how many writes they can take before burning out and what happens to performance as the flash degrades. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A closer look at RAPID DRAM caching on the Samsung 840 EVO SSD
— 2:19 PM on August 29, 2013

Along with its SLC-based TurboWrite cache, Samsung's 840 EVO SSD has a secondary caching layer that stores data in system memory. This so-called RAPID...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Introducing the SSD Endurance Experiment
— 4:47 PM on August 20, 2013

We all know that flash memory has a limited tolerance for write cycling, but what does that mean for SSD endurance? We're testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The desktop PC needs a makeover
— 1:25 AM on August 16, 2013

My PC is too big. Much too big. I'd always vaguely suspected it,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Netflix embraces profiling
— 2:46 PM on August 14, 2013

It was a dark and stormy night when I first joined Netflix in January 2007. Or light and breezy. Who knows? I can't remember three...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The least-timely, shoddiest review of Final Cut Pro X
— 7:17 PM on July 30, 2013

If you look at The Tech Report's main blog page, you'll notice a blurb describing each of the columns. In describing The MacHole...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Samsung's 840 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on July 25, 2013

Samsung's entry-level 840 EVO SSD combines affordable TLC NAND with a server-style SLC cache. We explain the drive's unique buffering tech and explore...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The App Store heads to kindergarten
— 12:56 PM on July 12, 2013

So Apple's iOS App Store celebrated it's fifth birthday this week, culminating 260...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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SanDisk's Extreme II SSD reviewed
— 12:10 AM on July 9, 2013

With MLC main storage and an SLC flash cache, the SanDisk Extreme II is unlike any other SSD we've encountered. We explore the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Vertex 450 solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:05 AM on June 21, 2013

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD returns to the family's roots, combining an updated Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with the latest 20-nm NAND. We explore how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Demo'ing the future at WWDC
— 12:59 PM on June 14, 2013

If there's one thing I learned from Monday's (June 10, 2013) keynote at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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At WWDC 2013, Apple showed its new soul
— 11:59 PM on June 11, 2013

There was something different about Apple during yesterday's WWDC keynote. I couldn't put my finger on it at first. Part of it was the glitchy...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Random gigabits for the week of June 3, 2013
— 10:53 AM on June 7, 2013

'Tis the week before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference MMXIII: Borg vs. Cylon, and *SPOILER ALERT* we already know what spoilers have already spoiled the already-expected-anyway...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Seagate's 600 SSD solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:18 PM on May 31, 2013

For years, hard drive makers have largely steered clear of consumer SSDs. Seagate is finally ready to get into the market, and we've taken...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive reviewed
— 8:31 PM on May 28, 2013

Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 serves up 4TB for only $190. We take a closer look at how it compares to the competition.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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