Best Portable Hard Drive 2017

May 22 2016No Commented

Categorized Under: Misc. Gadgets, Notebooks

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive


Seagate remains one of the biggest names in storage and even with the rise of cloud storage, there’s still call for a reliable portable hard drive. The newly refreshed Seagate Backup Plus Slim is available in four capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB, the drive currently costs just $60, $61, $89 and $199, respectively.

On the downside, the Backup Plus Slim drives lack security and has only a two-year warranty, which is shorter than many others on the market, including other drives from Seagate. If you can live with that, the new Slim makes an excellent choice.

Design and portability

It has a nice and stylish metal cover on the top with a brushed finish and a slightly raised logo in the botton right corner. There’s also a thin slit housing an LED but there are no physical buttons for backup so you’ll need to use the provided software.

An obvious advantage is that the Backup Plus Slim is a very portable drive which can easily travel around with you in a bag or even your pocket. It’s just 12.1mm thick and 140g. It comes in a wide range of colours: blue, red, black and silver.


Like most portable drives, the all the new Backup Plus/Slim portable drive is bus-powered. This means it needs only one Micro-USB 3.0 port and comes with a standard USB cable included.

Out of the box, the drive is formatted in the NTFS file system and works right away with a Windows computer or with a Mac.

Also pre-loaded onto the drive is the Seagate Dashboard software and it’s here that you can back-up the files on your computer. You can use the predefined ‘Protect Now’ button or setup your own plan to select which folders are backed up and when.

The Social feature provides a way to share your media on social-networking sites, including Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube, and, conversely, back up media from those sites to the portable drive.

Other than the backup software, the new Backup Plus/Slim drive also include a two-year 200GB subscription to Microsoft OneDrive online storage

Performance and benchmarks

Compared with the Backup Plus Fast, the new Backup Plus/Slim is just about half as fast, which is to be expected since the Slim is just a single-volume drive.

Compared with other similarly configured portable drives, however, the new Backup Plus/Slim is very impressive. Via USB 3.0, it registered the sustained copy speeds of 119MBps and 125MBps of writing and reading.


The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is a well-rounded portable hard drive which offers good value for money, design and speed. PC and Mac compatibility out-of-the-box is a decent feature and the Seagate Dashboard software is easy to use offering PC, mobile and social backup.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is one of the most convenient ways to backup your data, at home or on the go. Only concern with the drive is the fact that it comes with a short 2-year warranty. Other than that, the new Seagate Backup Plus Slim is quite an excellent buy.

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iphone 6s – A Breakthrough Design

September 10 2015No Commented

Categorized Under: Cell Phones

A breakthrough design. Pushed even further.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus take everything that made the previous generation great, and advance it to a new level. They’re made with 7000 Series aluminum, the strongest alloy we’ve ever used in an iPhone. They both feature Retina HD displays made from the strongest cover glass used on any smartphone in the world. And now they’re available in an elegant new rose gold finish.


7000 Series aluminum. Stronger from the outside in.

The iPhone 6s enclosure is made from the same grade used in the aerospace industry. This aluminum is created from a unique composition of elements that make it the strongest alloy we’ve ever used in an iPhone.

The world’s strongest smartphone glass. Now even stronger.

The new glass on iPhone 6s is made using a special dual ion‑exchange process, which makes it stronger at a molecular level and the most durable in the smartphone industry.

Sleek and seamless, in four gorgeous finishes.

The smooth, continuous unibody design created for iPhone 6 comes to iPhone 6s. Its familiar form feels just right in your hand. And now there are four stunning finishes to choose from: gold, silver, space gray, and the new rose gold.

They come in two sizes. Perfect. And perfect.

Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have stunning Retina HD displays. No matter which size you choose, your apps, photos, and just about everything else will look vibrant and sharp. High contrast, dual-domain pixels, and accurate colors ensure that whatever is on your screen, you’ll love what you see.

iPhone 6s

4.7″Retina HD display
with 3D Touch


iPhone 6s Plus

5.5″Retina HD display
with 3D Touch


Software and hardware. A deeper connection.

If iPhone 6s seems like it’s tailor‑made for iOS, that’s because it is. Each hardware component — from the A9 chip to the Home button — is designed to get the most out of iOS. And likewise, iOS is designed to maximize the performance and functionality of the hardware it runs on. Together, they deliver a powerful and enjoyable experience because they were designed that way — together.

3D Touch

iPhone 6s was designed specifically to work with 3D Touch, the next generation of Multi-Touch. 3D Touch is a revolutionary pressure‑sensing technology that lets you get to the content you want simply by pressing the display. Capacitive sensors measure the pressure you apply on the glass. You instantly see a response on the screen and feel feedback from the all‑new Taptic Engine. 3D Touch is a perfect example of the magic that happens when hardware and software are designed together. 3D Touch can only perform because it was designed alongside iPhone 6s.

A9 chip

The A9 chip is made specifically for iPhone. By designing our own chip, we can tailor its performance to how people really use their iPhone. So the things you do every day — browsing the web, using apps, taking photos — work even better. This level of integration between the A9 chip and iOS 9 means that your iPhone performs better and works more efficiently than if we used an off-the-shelf chip that we didn’t design.

Touch ID and Apple Pay

Place your finger on the Home button, and just like that your iPhone unlocks. Touch ID is just as secure as before and now works even faster. You can use it within participating apps to sign in and authenticate purchases. And with Touch ID and Apple Pay, making purchases in stores happens in one natural motion — there’s no need to open an app or wake your display.


The most amazing and affordable smartphone model released by Huawei

July 3 2015No Commented

Categorized Under: Cell Phones


Huawei accustomed us with releasing smartphones that were accessible to most people. Their designs are up to the trends, performances very acceptable and prices ranging to fit all pockets. The company is quite active in this business niche, being very competitive when it comes to offering an affordable technology. But this time, Huawei managed to surprise us with their newly released smartphone model. Huawei P8 is their new mobile gadget, with surprising features and an even more remarkable price. For what is considered a middle range phone, P8 has to offer a lot more than the average phones of this category.

First of all, the way it looks will amaze you right from the start. It has a slim design and, most amazingly, a full metal case. Thus, it is much resistant and presentable than many other phones you can buy for the same price. It is light and comfortable when holding it in your hands, and you can really grab it, without the risk of dropping it on the floor. The body is made entirely out of one single piece and comes in three varieties of colors, black, gold and silver, meeting all preference demands. And since the back of the phone will not come off, the slots for the SIM card and memory card will be found on the side.

The display has a full HD resolution and a size of 5.2 inches, being large enough to look at everything you want. The colors are quite attractive also, without giving too false images, and icons and images look clear and crisp. Definitely a feature you will want to see in a new generation phone. It develops 424 pixels on every inch of the screen, still being well below the most appreciated Samsung Galaxy S6. But still, it must explain the difference in price somehow. You can easily read anything on the phone indoors, and it behaves very well outdoors too. Although, if the sun shines bright, you may struggle a bit to see what’s on the screen. Other than that, everything looks great on the screen, and you might have to use two fingers to type messages on the slightly larger screen.

Moving forwards, toward the software, you should know that the P8 has the latest version of Android Lollipop. However, if you are familiar with this type of software, you will have a hard time recognizing its look on the new Huawei phone. Why is that? Because the manufacturer used an interface called Emotion UI, which actually changes the way Android Lollipop looks entirely. Not even the icons will look the same. It misses though the app tray. So all the apps you will install on the P8 will be distributed on several home pages on the phone. It is something that Apple also does, when it comes to iPhone. So, even some users don’t like not having an app tray, it may not seem too bothering for the majority of them. It has the same amount of customization options like in the case of other Huawei phones, so this model brings nothing new.

The processor is an octa core 64-bit Kirin 930, with a performance of 1.5 GHz and an RAM capacity of 3GB. So you will be surprised to notice that the phone is very potent and works extremely smooth, without tripping or making you wait too much while enjoying an application. It can really compete with the top notch phones. It is very flexible when you need to work on it, and it keeps a fast pace. Also, it unrolls without too many problems even some of the most demanding games. To make an idea about what it can do, P8 was tested by playing Grand Theft Auto on it, delivering surprising performances during gameplay. So it is another plus for this affordable phone.


A pleasant surprise is the cameras of the phone. Both back and front cameras are made by Sony. The back camera has a maximum resolution of 13 megapixels, and the front camera has 8 megapixels, a lot more than the average type of phones. So you will be able to make clear and nice selfies, to share with your friends. Considering the fact that Galaxy S6 has a rear camera of 16 megapixels, you may not be impressed by the camera equipped on P8. But don’t draw any conclusions until you try it out. Afterwards, you are free to comment if you’ll have anything to say. The camera performs surprisingly well even on low-light, delivering very good photos. It also has some exciting modes for shooting images. So don’t be afraid to play with it. You will enjoy beautiful and bright pictures, with well-balanced brightness and color distribution. The images are just like in real life, without looking artificial. Although, if you zoom in, you won’t get the same quality, the sharpness of the camera suffering in this stage.

Now, a matter that is of high interest when it comes to all new generation smartphones is the battery. So you will think about how it will perform and how long will it last without charging. The manufacturer claims that it can last even one day, in average using conditions, which can be a great performance considering the large screen and powerful processor. But if you’re not fingering the phone all day long, you might just get very near to that performance. At a test using multiple applications, running games, videos, music, literally working the phone out, the battery lasted for about 10 hours, which is a bit lower that P8’s top competitors.

If you want a decent running phone, at a fair price, then P8 might be what you’re looking for. However, don’t expect it to run like the S6 because as you were able to see, its performances are nowhere near. It is a great phone to have if you don’t have too high expectations, and you don’t wish to spend too much. But in case you want to enjoy the latest technology then you may be a bit disappointed by the P8. After all, it is only a mid-range phone, suitable for the same type of expectations.

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