Tech Made Easy http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:08:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Review: Inateck 4 port USB 3.0 Hub http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/11/01/review-inateck-4-port-usb-3-0-hub/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/11/01/review-inateck-4-port-usb-3-0-hub/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:07:44 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7943 Mobile workers dream I’m a massive fan of USB hubs, mostly because my main machine is a laptop and I don’t have time to reconnect a bazillion different devices each time I’m at my desk.  It’s much easier for me to plug in a single USB hub that has all my other “desk mode” devices […]

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Review: Inateck 2 in 1 iPad Air Case http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/11/01/review-inateck-2-1-ipad-air-case/ http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/11/01/review-inateck-2-1-ipad-air-case/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:45:16 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7933 Case? Satchel? Cover? WHAT ARE YOU!?!?! Inateck aren’t a company that I know much about, but they emailed me recently and asked if I’d like to take a look at a few of their products.  I don’t get much time to write these days, but I did have need of a new iPad case so […]

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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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