Seagate Backup Plus 500GB review

 Price: $100  |  From: Seagate  |  Verdict: 9 out 10. Editor’s choice! Whatever Seagate is doing to make its drive go fast it’s working. Like its 1TB compatriot in the super-sized portables group the Backup Plus 500GB left nearly every other drive in its wake when it came to our performance tests. In fact this…

LaCie Rikiki 500GB review

 The LaCie Rikiki uses the simplest design imaginable: a sharp-edged rectangle of brushed black aluminium and yet it really works showing that once again LaCie understands elegant design better than any other hard drive manufacturer. It’s not just the design that works for the Rikiki however. Like other LaCie drives you go through an initial…

Best Apps for Android, July 2012

Apex Launcher Alternative launcher for ICS users. Ice Cream Sandwich ships with by far the best version of the Android launcher so far (as you’d hope) so it can be quite upsetting when your phone manufacturer decides that its modified version is better (*cough* TouchWiz *couch*). It is of course child’s play to replace the…

Flash fantastic: LaCie FastKey USB 3.0 120GB review

The FastKey is what you get when a company goes all out to make the fastest flash memory possible. Boasting an extremely fast microcontroller as well as DRAM to cache transfers it can hit speeds that will put many hard drives to shame. The value of the DRAM cache really showed in our small file…