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YubiKey 5 NFC and 5Ci review

The YubiKey is a security key that comes in many different formats and versions. I got the chance of testing two of them, the YubiKey 5 NFC and Yubikey 5Ci. Better security and still enjoying comfort and convenience are the two major USPs of the YubiKey.

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macOS Photography Video

ioSafe Duo review

The ioSafe Duo unit is a hard drive / SSD drive unit for two disks that you can set up in RAID 0, 1, JBOD or Span. As with all ioSafe digital storage equipment, the unit is fireproof, waterproof and theft-proof.

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Path Finder 9 review

With Path Finder 9, Cocoatech brings back the collapsible module shelves from version 7. The new version is also fully Catalina compatible and still is the best replacement for the Finder. Even if you keep on using the Finder, it offers superior functionality in areas such as compression, file renaming, folder comparison, etc.

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1Password, Lastpass or Dashlane ?

With my 1Password account almost expired, I decided to look for a free alternative. I checked out Roboform, Lastpass and Dashlane, or storing my passwords in an encrypted DEVONthink Pro 3 database.

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ioSafe Solo Hawk, the indestructible external drive review

The Solo Hawk is an external SSD that is a bit more rugged, a bit bigger and heavier than most of the competition’s products. It’s crushproof, waterproof, chemicals proof and more.

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Keep It review

Do you need a database to collect and manage information and content snippets or is a notes app that uses a database and is entirely based on Markdown perhaps better? Or do you perhaps need something that doesn’t use a database at all? Reinvented Software seems to think the latter and offers a solution that fits the description: Keep It

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TG Pro protects your Mac against heat-induced wear and tear

TG Pro doesn’t just give you an easy read-out of temperature sensors and a brutal manual speed-up of the Mac’s fan(s). It lets you set a maximum temperature for all of the monitored components inside

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Editor's Choice 2019 macOS

BBEdit turns 13 and makes Grep a whole lot easier

In human years, BBEdit turns well over 30 and with that age comes wisdom. Lots of it. Besides having become better at following Apple’s luminance schemes, the venerable text editor now offers a vastly simpler way to create Grep patterns, a Grep cheat sheet and the ability to create rectangular selections in documents with Soft Wrap Text set to active.

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Editor's Choice 2019 macOS

CalDigit Tuff Nano, the smallest, toughest mobile NVMe SSD on the market

CalDigit released what must be the smallest mobile NVMe SSD currently available. The 74 grammes CalDigit Tuff Nano has a capacity of 512GB (soon also available in a 1TB version). The Tuff Nano is slightly bigger than two CompactFlash cards laid next to each other and slightly thicker than two of them stapled on top of each other. It comes with two cables in a sturdy plastic storage box.

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Run DriveDx and find out how healthy your hard drive or SSD is

From the day I owned a computer, I’ve always wanted to check my disk drives’ health on a regular basis and a few decades ago that became possible thanks to S.M.A.R.T., a self-monitoring system built into all hard disks and SSDs that is supposed to enable an app like Disk Utility on a Mac to warn you when a drive is near-dead. That’s where Drive Dx comes in.