The iPhone 5 gets decent battery life, considering how thin it is, but it certainly doesn't last all day. That's why I decided to pick up a Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case for it. How does this compare to the Juice Pack for the iPhone 4? And is it worth $99? Read on for my full review! The iPhone Needs Juice I was initially quite impressed by the iPhone 5's battery … [Read more...] about Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5: Hands-On Review
Thin provisioning is a topic that is interesting to me. Now, I have to warn you ahead of time that I've been a critic of thin provisioning for a long, long time. So, you're really not going to get a big cheer leader "rah rah" session here. I feel like too many people use technologies like thin provisioning more for political and management problems than technical problems. … [Read more...] about Storage is Not Getting Cheaper
I already called out Amazon as the "go-to" place to buy Office 2011 for Mac OS X, but when the official Office for Mac blog spilled the beans on Black Friday deals, I had to take a look. Sure enough, Amazon.com is still the cheapest place to get Office 2011: Home & Student 1-pack Home & Student Family Pack Today "Black Friday" Today "Black … [Read more...] about Amazon Is Still The Best Place To Buy Office 2011 For Mac
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (hereafter referred to as HGST) just bought Fabrik, the company that produces and distributes consumer storage devices as SimpleTech and pro/AV storage using the G-Technology name. We in the enterprise storage sector are all too familiar with the epic battles between Hitachi Data Systems (let's call them HDS) and EMC, both providers of … [Read more...] about Does Hitachi+SimpleTech = EMC+Iomega?
Ed Bott asked how one could buy Apple computers at discounted prices. I myself recently faced this same question, and I'm pleased to say that it is possible to buy Apple computers for below retail, despite the company's strict attempts at pricing controls. I bought my own 15" MacBook Pro last month for a full 25% less than the retail price. I learned a few things during my … [Read more...] about How To Buy Discount Apple Computers