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OSOMOUNTS: A Road Trip with NFC Enabled Car Mounts

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

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One of my favourite car mounts of late has been one with a sticky back onto which your phone can quickly be mounted. And just as quickly be taken off single-handedly, which is probably more important.


Why would I be interested in reviewing a couple of car mounts where you need two hands to dismount your phone? Only when it offers that something extra which most car mounts don't have yet: an easy NFC connection.


Let's look at two implementations of the same idea from Osomount: one is a mount you can put on a windscreen or the dash and the other one can be inserted in one of the ventilation slots.

QNAP HS-210 Silent NAS

StorageWritten by Kevin Cheng on .

Read more: QNAP HS-210 Silent NASEarly this year, QNAP launched a Network Attached Storage (NAS) specially designed for the modern digital lifestyle. With thanks to QNAP, the HS-210 has been on an extended tour of duty on the DigitalReviews test bench.

Let see what makes this NAS different.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Edition - The Best Speech Recognition Program yet?

SoftwareWritten by Martin Regtien on .

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This is a quick review to test out the latest edition of Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition program.
Over the years we have been reviewing all the editions starting with DNS 8.
Apart from an ever increasing accuracy (how far beyond 99% can we go?) there are some major improvements in the current release that we can report on.

Hands on with the New BISSELL VAC & STEAM

AppliancesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

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We have done a fair few reviews over the last few years featuring vacuum cleaners. Dyson took the lion share of these but when one of our editors got hold of the Bissell AirRam vac some time ago, I knew that we would hear more from this American company.
Today we are reviewing a multitasker that has just launched here in Australia: the Bissell Vac & Steam.
I love it when a product carries a name that describes exactly what does....

Galaxy S5 Unplugged: Official Samsung Wireless Charging Options

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

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The great thing about the latest model in the Galaxy S series is that it is waterproof to some extent but this also means that the USB charging port had to be covered up. It's always a bit fiddly to get that little cover off and, more importantly, you have to make sure that it gets properly sealed again afterwards!
This little extra step in recharging your phone may not be the sole reason for wanting to look at wireless charging so let's see what else is on offer from Samsung to make life a little bit easier.

Today we are looking at 2 "official" solutions: the S Charger kit and the S View cover.

Reviewing the Synology RS814+RP with DSM 5.0: A Big NAS for Small Offices

StorageWritten by Martin Regtien on .

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From our own experience we know that many small businesses-and for that matter even larger ones, have not discovered or implemented NAS units in their organisations.
This is not a primer on the benefits of NAS but a summary of our day-to-day experience with the RS814+ which is the latest product from Synology aimed at serving the smaller businesses.

More importantly, the RS814+RP was launched at the same time that the latest implementation of DSM 5.0 was released, the heart and soul of the machine. We'll spend some time highlighting the new features of this latest update of the operating system.

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