Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage hands-on

By on May 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage hands-on

We met up with Seagate last week to get a sneak peak at its brand new wireless mobile storage drive, the GoFlex Satellite. It’s a battery-powered external hard drive, though it’s not just a traditional drive — it can also stream any and all content wirelessly over Wi-Fi to any iOS or Android device, or even any Wi-Fi device with a browser. The premise is that since most mobile devices are limited in storage, you can load only what you really need on your iPad, for example, and have your entire music or photo collection (or both) loaded up on the external drive to be accessed only when you need something. To get content onto the drive, you just use one of the GoFlex connectors such as the included USB 3.0 connector (there is a ThunderBolt connector coming this summer), and either use the company’s Media Sync software to automatically add content, or use the drive like a normal external drive and manually load on your data. More after the break. More →

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac walkthrough

By on August 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac walkthrough

Sure it’s been announced and even previewed, but there’s nothing like having our very own copy to mess around with. (Someone should check if Zach and Michael are still breathing, though — they might have fainted). If there’s one thing I’ve learned about BlackBerry lovers, it’s that they are relentless and won’t give up. Having said that, it isn’t a complete surprise to see Research In Motion finally move towards a Mac solution. Hit the break for an awesome walkthrough with commentary!

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BlackBerry Media Sync updated to support album art, Vista 64-bit

By on December 18, 2008 at 5:44 PM.

BlackBerry Media Sync updated to support album art, Vista 64-bit

Good news for everyone who uses their BlackBerry as an MP3 player — BlackBerry Media Sync has been updated by RIM and is now sitting all pretty at version 1.1.0.24. The most important new enhancement brought about by the upgrade is support for iTunes album artwork, something which made all previous versions before this seem like a pathetic sham of an iTunes-syncing application. Beyond that, users running a 64-bit version of Vista need no longer feel left out as their machines are now supported. Mac users on the other hand are still left in the dark, for now.

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BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac

By on October 7, 2008 at 9:43 AM.

BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac

Feelin’ left in the dust while all your Outlook-loving PC friends get all the cool BlackBerry stuff? Well, RIM has been hard at work on the Mac side of things, and we’ve got a first look at BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac. This isn’t a final version so don’t get too depressed that the options are pretty limited at this time. We’d expect the final software to break down media types like photos, music, videos, and more. In its current state you can only sync music from your iTunes playlists, and it’s all very straight-forward. As far as the options go, you can choose where to sync your music to (device or memory card), choose to select individual playlists or all of them, and… that’s about it. We’ll quit talkin’ and let you do the lookin’. After the break, of course.

Thanks, RIM ninja!

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