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Final Thoughts After Using iDrive 2 TB Cloud Backup for Ten...

Clouds
Previously, I wrote about switching from CrashPlan to iDrive, then about my initial experiences after using iDrive for five weeks. It's now over ten...

Switching from CrashPlan to iDrive

Goodbye CrashPlan I've been receiving emails from CrashPlan regularly, telling me that their cloud backup service is no longer being offered for home users. That...

BBC micro:bit — First Steps (Part 1)

First Steps with the BBC micro:bit Part 1video
What is the BBC micro:bit? And what can you do with it? The BBC micro:bit is a small and relatively simple single board computer. The idea...

Remembering the Sinclair QL

Sinclair QL Computer
Leaping Ahead Standing for 'Quantum Leap', this was Sinclair's attempt to move upmarket. The QL was released in 1984, and featured more advanced hardware than...

Yamaha HS50M Active Monitor Review

Yamaha HS50M Speaker
I purchased a pair of Yamaha HS50M monitor speakers after becoming tired of trying my mixes on various HiFi systems, car stereos etc, and...

Remembering the Commodore Amiga

Commodore Amiga 1000
Magazine Reviews The original Amiga was launched in 1985, when I was still at college. I often used to read magazines in the library there,...

BBC micro:bit — First Steps (Part 2)

First Steps with the BBC micro:bit Part 2video
Random Numbers and Temperature After getting a BBC micro:bit at Christmas, and displaying some simple images to prove it can be programmed, I wanted to...

Roland Mobile Cube Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Amplifier Review

Roland Mobile Cube
The Roland Mobile Cube is a small battery-powered portable stereo amplifier, with built-in speakers. Initially, I bought it for use with a laptop and Propellerhead...

Remembering the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K Computer
First Computer At Home The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a particularly significant 8-bit computer for me, because it was the first computer that I ever...

Remembering the Apple II Series

Apple II Plus
At School Thanks to my high school computer studies class in the 1980s, the Apple II was the first computer that I ever used --- and...