Best office suite for OS X and more
Posted on: 07/01/2013 10:26 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Best office suite for OS X, Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 13.04 (LAMP), Corsair Carbide Air 540, COBY Kyros Dual Core 8'' MID8065 Internet Tablet Review, and 2013 MacBook Air NGFF PCIe SSD Review (256GB)
Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 13.04 (LAMP) @ Howtoforge
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 13.04 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
Read more: Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 13.04 (LAMP) @ HowtoforgeCorsair Carbide Air 540 @ techPowerUp
The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is the company's first cube chassis; it aims to offer the perfect base for a compact water-cooling system. Don't be fooled by the name as it can swallow up to two 280 mm radiators without issue. While everything looks great on paper, we check to see how it stacks up against the competition.
Read more: Corsair Carbide Air 540 @ techPowerUpCOBY Kyros Dual Core 8'' MID8065 Internet Tablet Review @ Madshrimps
After reviewing the MID8065, a COBY tablet from their latest generation, we could not help but notice the speedier 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor which makes the slowness when browsing websites almost non-existent (an issue we have found with the MID1045). Also, the battery life has been improved during standby since the firmware turns off completely Wi-Fi during this time and the 8’’ format is more compact during travel.
Read more: COBY Kyros Dual Core 8'' MID8065 Internet Tablet Review @ Madshrimpsbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review @ OCC
The idle temperatures delivered by the Dark Rock Pro 2 were consistent with my expectations at both stock and overclocked settings, keeping the Core i7 2600K at 26 Â°C. Looking at the load temperatures the Dark Rock Pro 2 performs well keeping temperatures below 50 Â°C when run at stock speeds and below 70 Â°C when overclocked, putting it in some elite company. What stands out even more than the cooling is the lack of noise emanating from the chassis. The case fans are noisier than the heat sink and from two to three feet away you do not hear either, delivering the ultimate in cooling and quiet!
Read more: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review @ OCCHigh Power Astro GD-750 Watt PSU Review @ HiTech Legion
So, why am I not doing my robot imitation with a PSU from an unknown company called “High Power” on my bench? Simple, High Power is actually the retail arm of well known OEM manufacturer Sirfa. Sirfa can actually lay claim to being the first manufacturer of 800, 1000 and 1200W 80-PLUS Platinum PSUs, as well as first with 1000, 1200 and 1350W Gold. They have also been the OEM for some highly respected PSUs. I have owned several Sirfa/High Power manufactured PSUs over the years and, whether you realize it or not, you may well have, also. You may not know the High Power name, but the track record is definitely there.
The High Power Astro GD-750 (or AGD-750) takes all of this innovation and puts it into one 80-PLUS Gold package. The High Power Astro GD-750 is semi-modular and boasts a single 744W 12V+ rail along with semi-passive Intelligent Cooling. The AGD-750 takes the reasonable approach to semi-modular, with 24-pin, 8-pin and 4+4-pin permanently attached, along with one PCIe, and ten SATA, four molex and four 6+2-pin PCIe, all modular using flat cables. Internally, the AGD-750 uses solid Japanese capacitors, along with Digital VRM and DC-DC converter on the minor rails for solid power delivery. The 135mm fan uses semi-passive cooling, with no activity when loads are below 25% for the utmost in quiet and efficiency. On the rear of the AGD-750, there is an active real-time power meter to monitor usage and load.
Read more: High Power Astro GD-750 Watt PSU Review @ HiTech Legion2013 MacBook Air NGFF PCIe SSD Review (256GB) @ SSD Review
If you've been hanging around TSSDR or Technology X lately, you will have noticed that Apple shipped us a brand smacking new MBA, complete with a Samsung 256GB NGFF PCIe SSD that spits out performance as high as 825MB/s.
Since our initial MBA reports, we have had the opportunity to do what we do best and install Windows 7 on the MBA, followed by complete testing of the new Samsung PCIe SSD in a Windows environment.
To be frank, our PC benchmarking of this SSD resulted in some of the worst SSD performance we have seen to date and we don'™t believe this to be the fault of the Samsung PCIe SSD. While testing in Windows 7, performance had even increased from 794MB/s to 824MB/s and, on the outset, this machine appears to the screaming thunder of storage performance.
Read more: 2013 MacBook Air NGFF PCIe SSD Review (256GB) @ SSD ReviewNillkin Super Frosted Case For HTC One Review @ Review the Tech
I’m back with another review of a case for the HTC One, but this one is from a company I’ve never heard of Nillkin. It’s Chinese company that seems to specialize in cases for mobile products like phones and tablets so I was very interested in seeing what they have to offer. The product was provided by Mobile Fun for review and it’s called the Super Frosted Case, but on the Nillkin site it’s called the Super Frosted Shield, same difference I guess, shield or cases, either or. So anyway, the case is very thin and lightweight as to not add any bulk or weight to the HTC One. Included in the pack is also a screen protector so it’s really a full protection package for the HTC One. So read on to learn more..
Read more: Nillkin Super Frosted Case For HTC One Review @ Review the TechIn Depth: Best office suite for OS X: 6 tested @ Techradar
Best productivity suites for your MacAside from a browser and an email client, the must-have apps on any Mac are those found in an office suite. TextEdit is fine for tapping out quick notes to the milkman, but you need a more weighty solution for complex business documents. The same can be said of quick sums: Spotlight provides a rudimentary calculator, but falls short when it comes to the family finances. In your workplace, a comprehensive business bundle is less a luxury and more a necessity, but which one you settle on depends on what you need to do. It's like trying to choose between a smartphone, a tablet and a Mac as your daily working platform. Each has benefits, but are communications options and portability, for example, as vital for you as data storage space or sheer computing muscle?
Read more: In Depth: Best office suite for OS X: 6 tested @ Techradar