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USB drives are not particularly interesting. They’re small, boring, fragile. If you can manage to hang on to one for more than a few weeks, if you don’t accidentally drop it or crush it, you’ll probably throw it out the window in anger after waiting for large file transfers to finish. As corny as it sounds, Sandisk’s Extreme PRO USB 3.0 changes all of that.
Apple has prepared a fix for the scary OS X security flaw that lets somebody with “privileged access” to your network connection get at information you think is secure. It’s in the App Store now. Here’s what you need to know about the fix.
On Friday, Apple quietly released a patch of what turned out to be a serious iOS security flaw. Five days later, that bug is still very much present in OS X, meaning your MacBook is more at risk than ever. So why hasn’t Apple fixed it yet?
A former CPU researcher for Intel put together an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit over the weekend, where he answered the online community’s questions about his experience designing processors and working with the nano-level technology that powers your PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. ‘eabrek’, to use his Reddit alias, had some brilliant insights about the past, present and future direction for processing tech.
Arguably the most important tool in your academic arsenal as a student is your ultrabook. That sexy, thin, power-sipping marvel in your satchel will see you through the next four years of study, provided nobody spills beer on it first. Here are our picks for the best laptop and ultrabook companions to get you straight A’s.