Review: Western Digital My Book Live

The advent of digital media – photos, videos and music – has meant many of us are struggling to store, manage  and backup Gigabytes and even Terabytes of precious data.

Traditionally, this data would be stored on a single desktop or laptop computer. That’s fine but most families want to share this data so all members of . . . → Read More: Review: Western Digital My Book Live

Review: Western Digital TV Live

The Western Digital TV Live (WDTVLive) is a second generation device for playing media on your TV or home theatre directly from a portable hard drive. With the Live version, Western Digital added an Ethernet port which greatly expands its overall utility.

The device comes nicely packaged with the obligatory DC power pack, an infrared remote (with . . . → Read More: Review: Western Digital TV Live

Megabits and Gigabytes – Understanding broadband plans in Australia

All Australian broadband plans (including mobile wireless) have both speed and monthly download limits.

Many consumers have no idea how the speed or limits are measured or what they mean in everyday terms. As a result many get slugged with massive excess usage costs and have no idea why.

In this post I explain the terms used in . . . → Read More: Megabits and Gigabytes – Understanding broadband plans in Australia

Backup your data. Do it now and do it right.

When was the last time you did a backup of your files? When was the last time you tested it? I mean really tested it? How would you explain to your family/business colleagues/tax department that you lost all the files?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new external hard drive to backup her digital media. Her . . . → Read More: Backup your data. Do it now and do it right.

OpenDNS Family Shield – Simple internet filtering for families

There’s been lots of debate recently in Australia regarding the compulsory Internet filter the government is currently working on. For this article, I will be putting that debate aside and focusing instead on the simplest way to protect your family from the less desirable aspects of the Internet.

First of all you need to understand that any . . . → Read More: OpenDNS Family Shield – Simple internet filtering for families