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DCS-1130 Missing Features After Firmware Update

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If our readers are anything like me, they like to keep their devices up to date with the latest firmware.  Typically, this is either to fix some bugs that have been found or to introduce some new features to a product.  With that said, it is also normal for a company to distribute a changelog which indicates either what changes ... Read More »

C.O.D. Protests The Protect IP Act

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Personally, I am sick and tired of the United States government meddling more and more in our lives.  The movie and music industry is using our elected officials like puppets (muppets) and we are sitting idly by and letting it happen.  Well, I signed the petition, and my voice will be heard next election.  G.R.I.P. – Get Rid of Incumbent ... Read More »

Increase RAID Rebuild / rsync Performance for QNAP NAS

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QNAP has limited the amount of resources dedicated to their NAS lineup when rebuilding a RAID array or performing rsync backups.  The decision here was to limit the amount of impact these types of processes have on your system in order to maintain an acceptable level of responsiveness.  This is very considerate of QNAP, however, I prefer a bit more ... Read More »

Simplify Your Financial Life With Mint.com & Manilla.com

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Many of us are struggling to get a grip on our financial lives.  A lot of us don’t know which accounts have what in them, what bills are due on what days, or what credit cards have the highest balances.  Getting a grip on your financial life doesn’t have to be a strain.  There are utilities out there that can ... Read More »

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011 – Died at Age 56

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Personally, I have never really been a fan of Apple products.  That doesn’t mean they don’t have their place in the world, it just means they aren’t for me.  However, when one of the most influential people in technology passes, we ALL mourn the loss.  Whether we are PC, Mac, Linux, etc, we can all recognize and appreciate what Steve ... Read More »

C.O.D. NAS Benchmarking Utility – Free!

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We, at computingondemand.com, had been looking for a way to benchmark a NAS in a repeatable form without the need to buy additional software.  For us, we had been performing a test in our NAS reviews that benchmarks the speed at which you can transfer the Avatar ISO to and from a NAS.  This was a drag and drop process ... Read More »

Mouse Without Borders

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Clever utilities are what really get my mouse twitching.  In the age of the connected home, more of these devices are disconnected from one another.  I have a keyboard and mouse for eight PC’s in my home, 3 of which are HTPCs.  The HTCPs in my home all are capable of using a Logitech Harmony Remote control and all are ... Read More »

QNAP vs DROBO

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We all love our NAS. If you don’t have one yet, you will love your NAS. Sometimes picking the right one for you may be difficult. Really, it all boils down to what you need. In this NAS Showdown, we are going to pit QNAP against Drobo in a cage match to help you determine who deserves your money. Read More »

Is Google DNS Better Than Your ISP’s?

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Recently, Google introduced their own DNS service for internet customers.  With the latest iteration of their service, along with OpenDNS and a few other DNS Service providers, they have started to use CDN’s (Content Delivery Network) to increase performance.  This helps latency issues that your ISP is typically unable to address by gathering and using data stored on DNS servers ... Read More »

How to Configure MAXCDN with WordPress

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If you are running a popular website that utilizes WordPress you may have been asking yourself how you can have the site perform better. Outside of the slew of plugins and functions you can use, you can use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to speed things up a notch. A content delivery network is a slew of computers or servers ... Read More »