The Perils of Cloud Storage and the Comfort of using a NAS

It is hard not to be seduced by the latest file storage craze. Cloud storage includes offerings from Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox among many others that promise reliable access to all of your documents, music, photos and even videos using a computer, tablet or even a smartphone.

I personally use a few cloud storage solutions… OneDrive became my favourite due to the promised ‘OneDrive Unlimited Storage‘ I received for subscribing to Office 365. I have however been burned by cloud storage recently as with over 1TB of my files sitting on OneDrive for easy access, Microsoft decided that actually ‘unlimited’ storage was impractical to offer, reducing ‘unlimited’ to just 1TB. 1TB is of course a hefty amount of storage space, however having already exceeded this new maximum allocation, it has left me rethinking my overall storage strategy.

It is this unpredictability of cloud storage solutions that leave me a little cold. We are at the mercy of the providers, who can change their terms and conditions as they see fit. So although I will continue to use them, I am certainly now relying more on a much older technology… this is of course NAS (Network-Attached Storage).


Yamaha Tyros 5 Keyboard – Main Demonstration [IMAGES] [VIDEO]

Yamaha Tyros5 Keyboard
Recently I had the opportunity thanks to Roger from Roger’s Music to record the main demonstration audio from the latest flagship keyboard from Yamaha – the Tyros5.

After recording the main demo music, I decided to capture video snippets so you can see the Tyros5 from various angles as well as including some of the images provided by Yamaha.


How To #2 – Taking Screenshots from the Windows Operating System on a Mac Keyboard

As wonderful as the Mac OS X operating system can be, sometimes installing Windows on an Apple computer or laptop is essential – especially if you are a gamer or simply want to experience the best of both worlds.

Taking a screenshot on a Mac keyboard though can become tricky if you are looking for the ‘Print Screen’ key, as usually it doesn’t exist on the Apple keyboard layout.


Train Simulator 2013 Announced – Release 20th September 2012 [IMAGES]

Today have announced on their new official blog that the latest instalment of the series Train Simulator 2013, is to be released over Steam on the 20th September 2012.


Microsoft Surface Tablets Announced – Windows RT & Windows 8 Pro [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

Microsoft shocked everyone recently by announcing two of their own tablet devices known as ‘Surface’. Following very much in the footsteps of the Apple philosophy by bringing the best of hardware and software together within a single company and not relying on third parties, Microsoft have introduced two variants of the tablet – one with Windows RT (competing with the iPad) and the other with Windows 8 Pro (competing with Ultrabooks).