Tech Made Easy http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:47:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Apple will recycle ANY old Apple product http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/04/22/apple-will-recycle-old-apple-product/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-will-recycle-old-apple-product http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/04/22/apple-will-recycle-old-apple-product/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:47:08 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7775 Might even give you store credit too… Starting today, Apple retail stores will recycle any Apple product that you bring in, working or not, for free. If your kit is in working order, then you may even get store credit out of the deal, though I’d argue that the rates you’ll receive are less than […]

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Review: Apple iPad Air http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/03/17/review-apple-ipad-air/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=review-apple-ipad-air http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/03/17/review-apple-ipad-air/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:17:58 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7755 Apple’s 10″ wonder returns When Apple released iOS 7 last year I was one of many people who tried it, hated it and then got rid of their Apple devices as quickly as possible. At the time I swapped my “old” iPad 3 for a Google Nexus 7 tablet, but now, 6 months later, I’m […]

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Synology releases DSM 5 for NAS devices http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/03/11/synology-releases-dsm-5-nas-devices/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=synology-releases-dsm-5-nas-devices http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/03/11/synology-releases-dsm-5-nas-devices/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:26:06 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7747 New interface, new features Synology have this week released the latest version of DSM, the operating system powering Synology Diskstation and Rackstation storage devices. I’ve had a quick play with it on my DS412+ this evening and it definitely seems to be a lot more fluid and responsive than DSM 4.3.  Not only that but […]

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Check if your email address has been compromised http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/27/check-email-compromised/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=check-email-compromised http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/27/check-email-compromised/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:28:18 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7739 Keep your accounts safe Every now and then there’s a highly publicised story about email addresses being stolen from major companies like Adobe or Snapchat.  Usually this is due to those companies being targeted by hackers who’s sole aim is to harvest people’s personal information so that they can sell it on for profit. Usually […]

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Create your own Homepage with ProtoPage http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/23/create-homepage-protopage/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=create-homepage-protopage http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/23/create-homepage-protopage/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:13:04 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7733 All your news and search tools on one page Most people have a homepage set up on their browser that takes them quickly to a popular news page or their favourite site.  But if you’ve got a whole bunch of favourite sites then it can take you some time to catch up with what’s going […]

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Synology confirms vulnerability in DSM http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/20/synology-confirms-vulnerability-dsm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=synology-confirms-vulnerability-dsm http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/20/synology-confirms-vulnerability-dsm/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:27:05 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7727 DSM patch closes loop It’s never nice when I receive an urgent email from a company detailing a security flaw in their product.  It’s even less nice when I own and actively use said product, like a Synology NAS drive. Synology have today sent out a press release detailing a recent security vulnerability that has […]

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Review: Cherry G82-27020 Mac Keyboard http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/18/review-cherry-g82-27020-mac-keyboard/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=review-cherry-g82-27020-mac-keyboard http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/02/18/review-cherry-g82-27020-mac-keyboard/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:30:50 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7649 Cheap as chips Mac keyboard for typists. Just recently I spanked more than I should have on an old G5 Power Mac.  One of the downsides was that it didn’t come with a keyboard so I was forced to scour the Internet looking for a Mac compatible keyboard that wouldn’t cost me an arm and […]

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