Western Digital My Cloud Review: The Best Thing to Happen to...


Many of us have more data than we know what to do with. Digital photos, digital movies, MP3s and old school stuff like documents and spreadsheets can start to take up a lot of space on your PC. On your smartphone or tablet, it’s even worse —a lot of those photos get snapped on a smartphone and with limited storage, it doesn’t take long to fill them up. Cloud storage is always an option, but then you’re at the mercy of the provider and there may be charges associated with the service. Western Digital offers a compelling alternative —a “personal cloud”— with its My Cloud series of network hard drives. I tested a 3TB My Cloud drive and came away convinced that this is the best thing to happen to hard drives since USB.  

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra review


 As you build an impressive collection of movies, music and photos, digital storage space becomes a priority. Does the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS provide enough room for your current needs, and enough expansion space for your 4K video future? What about ease of configuration and use? 

Make your computer kid-friendly for the summer


 School is out and the kids are home! Here are a few things to think about as you get your computer and your kids ready to handle the summertime computing fun.

How to speed up an old computer

If you've been thinking your computer is getting a little laggy, don't think about buying a new one until you check out my tips for how to speed up an old computer.

Enter for a chance to win a Samsung T7 Shield portable...

Whether for system backup or organizing all files digitally, everyone can benefit from having the Samsung T7 Shield portable SSD. Enter this contest for a chance to win one.

When do you need a really big SD memory card?


   Chances are you have a handful of SD and microSD memory cards kicking around in a drawer or installed in a variety of devices. And chances are they’re pretty low capacity, like 4GB or maybe 16GB. That was plenty of storage a few years ago, but now? Not so much. High capacity SD cards like Lexar’s new 200GB microSD card are becoming much more common. But when do you actually need a really big SD memory card?

Hybrid drives are an affordable blend of SSD speed and HDD...

If you're looking to improve your PC performance without breaking the bank, I'll show you how hybrid drives are an affordable blend of SSD speed and HDD mass storage.

How to switch to an SSD to boost the performance of...


 Does your laptop seem a little sluggish? Replacing its hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD) is a big performance win. Even better, the procedure takes just minutes and just about anyone can do it. Here’s how.

Does your computer need a Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock?

The Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock has already proved its worth for PC gaming, but would it make sense to have one on your desktop for everyday use?

Why a PC backup plan should be your New Year resolution

Don't lose your important data in 2018! I'll show you why a PC backup plan should be your New Year resolution.