Security Tips for iOS Devices and more
Posted on: 07/04/2013 10:51 AM
Here today's reviews and articles, including Security Tips for iOS Devices, Intel DC3217IYE Next Unit of Computing, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (AT&T) Review, G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2933Mhz Memory Review, and Corsair Carbide Air 540 review
Security Tips for iOS Devices @ ThinkComputers.org
There are never many instances of panic regarding Apple. We never hear of viruses or problems from their devices but this doesn't mean the security of your device should be ignored. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch you need to ensure it is secure both internally for web use and from general theft. As millions of people use these devices there are bound to be instances of hacking and viruses in time and you need to ensure you're protected if this does happen. If you're interesting in ensuring your Apple iOS device is protected then follow these simple tips.
Read more: Security Tips for iOS Devices @ ThinkComputers.orgCM Pulse-R Headset Review @ OCC
I love that I can unplug the cable when I'm on the go rather than wind it tightly around the cups. I've destroyed a few pairs wrapping them up that way, so now it's just tossed in the bag on its own. This headset will be great when I travel for work again, and the padding really keeps the external noise low. My husband was talking to me and I completely missed the entire conversation with just a little music going in the background. I can't wait to block out the screaming babies and snoring old men.
Read more: CM Pulse-R Headset Review @ OCCIntel DC3217IYE Next Unit of Computing @ techPowerUp
The Intel DC3217IYE Next Unit Computing is quite the beast, with the ability to connect two HDMI screens at the same time and the power of an Intel Core i3 and QS77 Express Chipset all in a tiny package. Just add memory and SSD and take this tiny system for a ride - we sure did!
Read more: Intel DC3217IYE Next Unit of Computing @ techPowerUpSilverStone AR02 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
This time, we tested the SilverStone AR02 CPU cooler. It has a tower heatsink, three 6 mm heatpipes and one 92 mm fan, supporting up to two fans. Let's see if this "compact" cooler performs well.
Read more: SilverStone AR02 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware SecretsTeam Group Color Turn E902 32gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ DragonSteelMods
Up for review today I have the Team Group Color Turn E902 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive. Yes I know it’s just a flash drive, they’ve become very commonplace but they’re also indispensable, at least they are in my opinion. This drive from Team Group runs off the USB 3.0 interface so you can expect fast read and write speeds and from my testing and comparison you’ll get them for sure. I’ve tested the drive on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces and it performs extremely well on both, so read on to learn more…
Read more: Team Group Color Turn E902 32gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ DragonSteelModsSamsung Galaxy S4 Active (AT&T) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The slightly confusingly named Samsung Galaxy S4 Active isn't quite a Galaxy S4 in a waterproof case. It's a different phone, albeit with the S4's processor and Android skin. Some of the changes are for the better (a super-loud speakerphone), others are for the worse (a less-capable camera), and yet others are a matter of taste (a different screen technology).
Read more: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (AT&T) Review @ TechReviewSource.comASUS Z87-Pro Intel Z87 LGA1150 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
ASUS recently sent over their mainstream Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboard for us to run through the ringer. The ASUS Z87-Pro has the bells and whistles that separate ASUS motherboards from the rest of the pack. Though they don't over do it with frivolous features, everything has a function that truly adds to the value of the board. How will the ASUS Z87-Pro stack up against our other Intel 'Haswell' Motherboards? Read on to find out!
Read more: ASUS Z87-Pro Intel Z87 LGA1150 Motherboard Review @ Legit ReviewsG.Skill Trident X DDR3-2933Mhz Memory Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
To go with our new Intel Haswell/4th Gen Core CPU and high end Z87 board we also need a bunch of high end memory and that is exactly what G.Skill look to provide with their Trident X 2933MHz sticks.
Read more: G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2933Mhz Memory Review @ HardwareHeaven.comNoctua NH-U12S, NH-U14S @ DreamWare Computers
The latest additions to Noctua's NH-U CPU Coolers are the NH-U12S and NH-U14S. They are the top-models of the U series by Noctua and offer premium-quality CPU cooling. They are similar in many ways, except that NH-U14S has been boosted up a little. In terms of size, both have slim design to be as much RAM-compatible as possible.
Both coolers come with power managed fans by Noctua. The NH-U12S is coupled with NF-F12 PWM while the NH-U14S comes with NF-A15 PWM. Both fans are at the high-end of power managed fans by Noctua, offering extremely low noise for 120 mm and 140 mm. respectively.
Read more: Noctua NH-U12S, NH-U14S @ DreamWare ComputersCorsair Carbide Air 540 review @ Guru3D
We review the new Air 540 chassis in the Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair. It has to be the most unusual product we have seen in a long time being cube shaped. But working our way through it we learned one thing, it is an absolutely innovative and impressive chassis. It is something different, and we like that very much. Corsair has been going strong in the chassis market. Very few of their PC cases left us with mixed feelings. It started with that Obsidian 800D and more recently 900D which to date are amongst the most well knwon and reputable chassis. With the Graphite series they pursued a somewhat more mainstream to gamers level of PC cases. And then came the Carbide series for which Corsair pursued the mainstream market, and as we all know that means a cheaper product often resulting in stripped away features, style and functionality that we know and learned to love, from say the Obsidian or Graphite series. Admittedly what Corsair has been doing with the Carbide series works well, as it did convince me in a positive way when they launched the initial series. These chassis remain good looking and really are feature rich products. So yes, I was a little surprices to see the Air 540 launch in the Carbide series, but it makes sense as you'll learn throughout this article.
So the latest blast of magic in the Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair is the Air 540 and it probably is the most unusual chassis you have seen in a quite while. The Carbide Series Air 540 is designed with a wider outer shell, and the innovation can be found in the fact that it has two side-by-side chambers (internally) with optimized Airflow. This design helps the case deliver good cooling whilst remaining at low noise levels. The main chamber of the Carbide Series Air 540 houses the motherboard and hot-swap 3.5” drives for drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25” drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments make building aquite easy and provides excellent cable routing. The layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components, resulting in lower temperatures and noise levels.
Read more: Corsair Carbide Air 540 review @ Guru3DASUS RT-AC66U & PCE-AC66 802.11AC Network Kit Review @ Hardware Canucks
Only a few short years ago, ASUS was a relative unknown in the consumer networking marketplace, a marketplace which was dominated by only a few key major players. This near-monopoly set the cost of entry absurdly high and pushed many consumers towards lower level products. While they may have not been around as long as Cisco or D-Link, ASUS quickly broke onto the scene and set about building an enviable reputation in the home networking environment. Their latest home networking devices – the RT-AC66U router and PCE-AC66 PCIE adapter card - show exactly how they’ve has been able to attain respect in this cut-throat
ASUS’ previous generation ‘Dark Knight’ RT-N66U is widely considered as one of the most well rounded consumer grade routers available due to its adaptability, high performance and ease of modification. However, its replacement, the RT-AC66U, will make it seem slow by comparison.
Read more: ASUS RT-AC66U & PCE-AC66 802.11AC Network Kit Review @ Hardware Canucks