Tech Made Easy http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:11:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Review: TP-Link Archer D7 Router http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/08/17/review-tp-link-archer-d7-router/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/08/17/review-tp-link-archer-d7-router/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:11:55 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7907 Wireless AC + ADSL2 modem Even though the standard hasn’t been ratified yet, the home router market is awash with models boasting 802.11ac wireless capability.  This classification of router is technically capable of total WiFi throughput of over 1Gbps, although on closer inspection you’ll find that it’s split between two different wireless networks at 2.4GHz […]

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Synology holding DSM and Product event in September http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/08/06/synology-holding-dsm-product-event-september/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/08/06/synology-holding-dsm-product-event-september/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:23:50 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7904 New features, new products, meet the Synology team! I reported yesterday on the SynoLocker ransomware that’s currently infecting peoples Synology Diskstations, but I’ve got happier Synology-based news today in the form of an announcement for their latest UK meet and greet session, to be held in London on September 18th. The event will focus primarily […]

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Synology issues statement on “SynoLocker” Ransomware http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/08/05/synology-issues-statement-synolocker-ransomware/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/08/05/synology-issues-statement-synolocker-ransomware/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:28:20 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7900 Older versions of DSM to blame? I’ve not seen this first hand, but apparently there’s a particularly nasty piece of ransomware doing the rounds that affects Synology Diskstation devices. Ransomware is the term for malicious software that infects your system and then holds your files hostage (hence ransom), demanding payment in exchange for allowing you […]

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Review: Nuance Power PDF Standard http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/07/21/review-nuance-power-pdf-standard/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/07/21/review-nuance-power-pdf-standard/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:15 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7889 Make, edit and search your PDFs Since the mid 90’s when it was first invented, the PDF file has been both a blessing and a curse to those in the IT industry.  The great thing about PDF’s is that the file size tends to be comparatively small when compared to a .DOC or .PPT file. […]

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Review: Hoco Crystal Series iPad Case http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/06/22/review-hoco-crystal-series-ipad-case/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/06/22/review-hoco-crystal-series-ipad-case/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:44:09 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7883 Safe, secure, standing up Cases for portable devices have been a cash camel for device manufacturers for quite a while now.  Ever since Apple unveiled their Smart Cover that first debuted with the iPad 2, the big names have been trying to shift their own official cases at a premium.  I mean, just look at […]

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Review: Google Chromecast http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/21/review-google-chromecast/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/21/review-google-chromecast/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 20:15:20 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7872 Keeping it simple, stupid It took me a while to actually bother buying a Google Chromecast.  At £30 it’s not exactly expensive, but I honestly struggled thinking what benefit it actually had over my existing setup. After all, I’m in a home where every room has at least one screen, and each screen has at […]

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Review: D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC Router http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/review-d-link-dir-868l-wireless-ac-router/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/review-d-link-dir-868l-wireless-ac-router/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 13:27:14 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7860 Faster than Wireless-N, but disappointing range Since moving in to our new place, we’ve really struggled to get a decent WiFi signal to all corners of the apartment.  It’s a little bit larger than our last place, but the construction is concrete/steel rather than the brick and stud-wall construction, which is relatively easy to get […]

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