Tag Archive: Drive


Five photo backup alternatives to Google Drive

Google Photos has dropped its automatic syncing of your pictures to Google Drive. While the Photos app will continue to backup your photos, it will no longer save them in your network storage with Drive.

I don’t personally see this as an issue, but many will want an integrated app for both. Fortunately, with Android choice is king and there are some solid apps that offer this functionality. We’ve compiled a short list of some favorites that are available on  [Read More…]

PNY’s minuscule 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is down to $10 for one day only

There are just a few hours left to snatch PNY’s tiny Elite-X Fit 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $ 9.99 at Amazon before its price rises back to normal. Thanks to the site’s Deals of the Day, this sale saves you nearly $ 12 off its average price there, and it also matches the lowest we’ve ever seen this product reach.

Big Savings, Tiny Drive

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Project Strobe is making your data more secure in Chrome and Drive

Chrome extensions will now be required to use permissions with access to the least amount of data.

What you need to know Chrome extensions will now be required to use permissions with the least amount of data in order to function. Extensions which handle user-provided content and personal communications must now provide a privacy policy. Third-party apps will now only be able to access specific files in Drive unless they have been approved by Google.

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Best External Drive for Chromebox in 2019

Chromeboxes aren’t laptops. Chances are you’re not tossing one into a backpack and setting it up at Starbucks; instead, it sits quietly behind a screen of some sort and is always ready. That means there is no reason to try and get by with 16 or 32GB of storage. Most models are easy to take apart and upgrade if you’re the DIY type, but adding more storage for your stuff is as easy as plugging in a cable.

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Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving mode, a new way to drive safely

Google is changing the way you use your phone in the car… again.

We’ve seen “car mode” on Android change almost as often as messaging apps on Android over the last couple of years, but it seems fairly confident about this new iteration. Briefly announced during the I/O keynote as Google Assistant Driving Mode, this new UI for how you handle things in the car is pretty different from the Android Audio app mode we currently have.  [Read More…]

PNY’s 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive is an absolute must-have at just $15

While many people back things up in the cloud these days, it doesn’t hurt to have a copy of your personal files saved locally as well. There’s probably been a time or two where you wished you could access something a bit easier than logging into an app, and PNY’s flash drive can help you do just that. Right now, you can pick up the 128GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 flash drive for just $ 14.99, which is about $  [Read More…]

Grab the WD Elements 8TB desktop hard drive at its lowest price

Running out of space? Add a few more terabytes.

The WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive is down to $ 129.99 at Newegg when you use coupon 43DPC7 during checkout. Shipping is $ 6.99 but even at $ 137, it’s the lowest we’ve ever seen it go. The drive regularly sells for $ 150 at Amazon, though you can get it for $ 140 there right now.

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5G will drive a bigger wedge between the haves and have-nots

The current 5G deployment strategies mean you won’t find it in rural America any time soon.

In October 2018 I wrote about how 5G could be the best hope rural areas have when it comes to getting high-speed internet access. I concluded those thoughts with this little nugget: But I fear that nothing will change enough to make a difference and the have-nots will still go without. Fast forward to April 2019 and I no longer fear  [Read More…]

The WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive has dropped to $170

Portable storage that won’t disappoint.

The WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive is down to $ 169.99 on Amazon. This portable storage device has been selling around $ 190 for the last few months and today’s price matches the lowest it has ever gone.

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If you want a speedy and reliable portable SSD at its best ever price, you’re in luck. This 1TB WD model is back  [Read More…]

Store your data on this discounted Toshiba Canvio 2TB portable hard drive

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB portable hard drive is down to $ 51.99 on Amazon. That price is about $ 13 off what this hard drive normally goes for and a brand new low. The deal is only applicable to the white model. You can also get the 1TB version at a substantial discount today.

Take it with you Toshiba Canvio Advance 3TB Portable Hard Drive

This portable hard drive looks as good as it performs. Keep in  [Read More…]