1. Synology DSM 6 Final Release

    March 25, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I installed the DSM 6 release candidate several weeks ago. As usual, it's a great update for the Synology NAS. The most notable improvements over DSM 5 for me is the file indexing. Now it's available as a final release for owners of many Synology NAS boxes.1 ...

  2. Procreate and Apple Pencil from David Lanham [Link]

    November 23, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I just love seeing this stuff. Here's one of my favorite artists showing that the tools don't make the artist. It's impressive what someone with talent can do. I expect to see a lot more cool stuff created with the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.

  3. Plex App Available for The New Apple Tv

    November 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Time to put on a coat if you're headed to hades because there's now an officially sanctioned Plex app for the Apple TV. And it looks good.

    Plex

    Mine arrives in a day or two. Even if the Plex experience is equivalent to the Roku, I will be pleasantly ...

  4. The Backblaze 2015 Hard Drive Failure Results [Link]

    July 29, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Basically, Western Digital is still way better than Seagate even with a smaller sample size for WD. Seagate drives have failed me so often that I refuse to buy anything with one of their platter drives in it.

  5. Hard Cases and USB-C Cables at Monoprice [Link]

    July 29, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Monoprice sells high-quality alternatives to many of the major manufacturers of geek utility hardware.

    These hard cases are great for storing all kinds of stuff.

    Case

    They also carry quite a few USB-C cables and connectors now too.

    USB-C

    I still think their Zinc-alloy Lightning cable is one of the best I ...

  6. OWC Announces USB-C Dock [Link]

    June 11, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    OWC makes some good stuff, so I imagine this forthcoming USB-C dock is going to be top notch. From one USB-C connection you get Gigabit Ethernet, two audio, two high-power USB-A ports, two standard USB-A ports, one USB-C port, HDMI, and SD card reader. I imagine every new MacBook owner ...

  7. A Better Force Touch

    June 10, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My review of the new Retina MacBook Pro was mostly positive but I was less than thrilled with the Force Touch trackpad. My biggest complaint is that the "Force" part is a bit difficult to master. I often end up applying a Force Touch when I really just want to ...

  8. Real Use Case Testing the Mid 2015 Retina MacBook Pro 15

    June 01, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Three years ago I opened my new 15" Retina MacBook Pro for the first time and loved it. The Retina screen is incredible. While bigger and heavier than many other models, it's still one of the lightest and thinest laptops I've owned.1 I was worried it was ...

  9. Creating Bands for Apple Watch [Link]

    May 05, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Apple now details the requirements for third party bands. I doubt officially licensed bands will be all that much cheaper, given this:

    Apple Watch lugs will be available soon through the Made for Apple Watch program.

    The license terms seem relatively unencumbered though (minus the usual boilerplate about sublicensing).

  10. Presenting With the Apple Watch [Link]

    April 28, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Fraser Spiers:

    I was initially confused about this as it's not obvious what puts it into each mode but here's the rule: if you have a Keynote presentation open in Keynote on your iPhone when you launch the Watch app, it will control that presentation. If you ...