Reviews

This is part 2 of a multi-part review of the Drive Bender software for Windows Home Server 2011. Part 1 is available here. In this section, we’ll cover the Drive Bender terminology and how to install Drive Bender.  If you’re thinking about installing Drive Bender,  there are some important points I’ll discuss about the product […]

With Windows Home Server 2011 out and running, the biggest complaint most users have is the lack of Drive Extender (DE) being incorporated into the operating system, which was included in WHS v.1.  Drive Extender allows users to use any size hard drive (JBOD-Just A Bunch Of Drives) in their system and consolidate them so it looked […]

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Review: Popbox 3D

by Damian on November 4, 2011 · 3 comments

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It has been over a year since the Popbox 3D was released, and the entire time for better or worse I have had the Popbox 3D in my possession. The main reason why I never did a review when it was first released was because it was an absolutely horrible launch, and I felt is just […]

My first Windows Home Server lived in a beast of a case with plenty of room for 12 hard drives at a push, so when I decided to scale down and go the MediaSmart Server route it was a thought always in the back of my mind…. “What if I need more than 4 drives?” […]

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Review: Popbox V8

by Damian on October 5, 2011 · 13 comments

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About 1 month again at IFA 2011 Syabas announced the Popbox V8, their latest entry into the media player market. Syabas was nice enough to send me a review unit, so let’s take a look at what the Popbox V8 has to offer and see if it can have a more successful launch then the […]

With having my HP ex490 running just fine at home and being perfectly happy with WHS v1 for some time now I haven’t really paid much attention to the number of addins slowly becoming available for WHS 2011. But having recently picked up a copy of WHS 2011 at a fantastic price I’ve decided to […]

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Review: Boxee for iPad App

by Damian on August 15, 2011 · 9 comments

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Just last week Boxee released their much anticipated iPad App. I had a chance this weekend to install and do some testing, so let’s take a closer at what the Boxee for iPad App brings to the table. Requirements: Boxee for iPad App (free) Boxee Media Manager (optional) iPad Boxee Box (optional) Boxee account (free) […]

When I first decided to write about the CloudBerry Online Backup add-in for Windows Home Server v1, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As I suspect many novice to intermediate readers might think, backing up to the cloud may be outside your general understanding, price point or perceived value for the hassle. Well, I […]

When it comes to controlling a media player, my money is still on using a solid universal remote (such as the Logitech Harmony line or others). However, as more and more media players integrate the online experience, the typical remote doesn’t quite cut it for navigating around. Most people don’t want to have a monster […]

Two months ago D-Link announced the release of the D-Link DCS-932L Day/Night Network Camera. Setting up some network cameras in my house has been on my ever growing to do list, and thanks to D-Link for providing me the DCS-932L to review, I finally had the chance to test out. Let’s take a closer look […]