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Synology C2 - Everyday Data Protection

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Synology C2 - Everyday Data ProtectionNew hardware is released every few months like clockwork. To this end there is almost a lack of relevancy to hardware specifications anymore, the fight has moved to functionality and user experience.

Synology has focused a lot of effort on their OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM). Over the years, there has been a steady flow of improvements and increase of ecosystem to extend the base functionality.

Synology has been kind enough to provide a DS218+ for review. Instead of the usual hardware focus, DigitalReviews is looking at some specific data protection with Hyper Backup in DSM.

TRAVELON SHOW 2018 – Reviewing an Anti-Theft Wheeled Carry-On and Other Essential Travel Bags

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: TRAVELON SHOW 2018 – Reviewing an Anti-Theft Wheeled Carry-On and Other...It’s time to hit the road again!

Most of us fly regularly and need to take along all the essentials to keep ourselves looking good and fresh for several weeks and carry our electronic friends along as well.

That’s requirement Number One: lightweight travel gear so that we can maximise our luggage allowance.
But it also has to be strong, durable and good looking.

That’s why we again looked at Travelon gear for this year’s line-up of different pieces of luggage.

First Australian Review of the MIELE SCOUT RX2 Home Vision Robot Vacuum Cleaner – World’s Best?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Appliances

Read more: First Australian Review of the MIELE SCOUT RX2 Home Vision Robot Vacuum...

After having reviewed the top-of-the-line Miele vacuum cleaners over the past couple of years, our attention now turns to what might arguably be the most sophisticated autonomous vacuum cleaner in the world: the Miele Scout RX2 Home Vision. This robot vacuum cleaner has just been released onto the Australian market.

Have a look as we put this roving robot to the test as it scouts and scoots around a house that was definitely not built very robot-friendly!

So how did it go?

Owlet Smart Sock 2 – Tracking Your Baby’s Heart Rate and Oxygen Levels. An Aussie Review

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Owlet Smart Sock 2 – Tracking Your Baby’s Heart Rate and Oxygen Levels. An... 

How often do parents check up on their newborns? Most new parents want to be able to check on how bub is doing without disturbing their sleep – or interrupting their own to see if their baby is still sound asleep.

Fortunately, technology can come to the rescue in a very unobtrusive way via the Owlet Smart Sock, a baby monitor that tracks heart rate and oxygen levels constantly and let you know if anything is amiss.

Let’s hear from Karma, one of our writers whose son Asher was born 6 weeks ago.
These are her findings below:

Let There Be Light(s)! - AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Let There Be Light(s)! - AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights
When MobileZap introduced the AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights not so long ago, I knew I wanted a bunch of them.

They are billed as “Under Cabinet” lights but can be used in so many applications that every household could easily use a dozen.

What is it and how can we use these handy lights?

The Stick Vac to Own: Bissell MultiReach ION XL 36V Bolt - an Aussie Bloke’s Hands On Review

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Appliances

Read more: The Stick Vac to Own: Bissell MultiReach ION XL 36V Bolt - an Aussie Bloke’s...

Over the years we’ve been reviewing many items that have been a “Model 2” – an improved product. Like last week’s new Megaboom. We love to see how a good product can be made even better.

When we did a hands-on take of the original Bissell Bolt ION XRT Stick Vac we gave it a big Thumbs Up but also noticed a few points where it could be improved.

Bissell recently released their new iteration of the Bolt and made it into an even more compelling tool for your broom cabinet.

Here is the Bissell MultiReach Bolt 36V and our findings.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 - Improvements all Around

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Audio

 Read more: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 - Improvements all Around

We’ve been friends with the “Boom” family of bluetooth speakers for a few years now, having reviewed the Megaboom and Wonderboom models and more significantly, have them still in daily use. Until the next model comes around of course and then the older models get passed around to friends and family – except for the original Megaboom.

I’m holding onto that one just a while longer. Why?
Is the new Megaboom 3 not good enough?

On the contrary, my friend. Let me explain.

Nuance Power PDF - PDF Editor Powerhouse

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Software

Read more: Nuance Power PDF - PDF Editor PowerhousePDF as a document type requires no introduction. It is everywhere, it is unavoidable and it is here to stay. Through the years there has been many solutions for creating PDF files, and with the newer versions of Microsoft products, the ability to create PDF files on the fly is more convenient than ever for the average user.

For the power and corporate users, there is a need to push beyond basic conversion of a document into PDF format. With PDF/A-1 being the global electronic archiving standard for long-term preservation, the need for a full featured software that can create, manipulate, edit PDFs, and is is capable of checking for PDF/A compliance becomes much more important.

Nuance Power PDF Advanced is a full featured offering aimed at medium to large organisation. Nuance was kind enough to provide a review copy for DigitalReviews.

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