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If you want to sell a storage device, first back everything up on it with a flash drive, external drive or automated backup service. For Android or iOS, activate the Google Auto Backup service or Apple’s iCloud. Next, wipe the device. No, not with a rag, but wipe out the ...

I’m sure most of us have used a USB drive (or thumb drive) at one point or another. They are super convenient to transfer files, especially when they are too large for email or you don’t have access to an Internet connection. But it’s this same convenience of being portable, ...

One thing that any IT specialist handles on a regular basis is replacing old equipment. Technology is moving so fast that today’s cutting edge device can be tomorrow’s paperweight. That raises an interesting question though. Once an organization does decide to upgrade or replace any of its existing technology, ...

Tech devices are rapidly evolving from those you carry around with you in a pocket to those you wear on an arm, and they seem to be getting smaller and smaller. We have the laptop as the progenitor, culminating in the smartphone and tablet. And beyond: Google Glass, ...

For the last several years, I have been hearing a great deal about the “end of the PC era” or how the PC is doomed. An article here from All Things Digital, for example, concludes that the PC era is over because during one business quarter PCs the majority of commodity ...

If you follow the technology industry, you are probably aware that HP - like Dell - has been struggling to stay relevant as sales of mobile tablets and smartphones continue to surge while the traditional PC market shrinks. IBM, for example, long ago made the transition from being primarily ...

Low-powered cellular base stations are often found in residential homes and small businesses where mobile coverage is scant. The device, which also known as a femtocell, connects to DSL or cable connections and extends cellular coverage to a functional level where cell towers simply don’t reach. Some cellular base ...

It began with the laptop. The laptop was the first portable internet-connected device that freed up millions to create a mobile workforce. Next was the smartphone, which didn’t really take off until Apple opened it up to developers and allowed the creation of applications that made the smartphone what it ...

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