Archiving images, video footage and audio on a Mac: best practices (long read)

There is a difference between a data archive and a backup. Backing up data is a safety measure. You ideally do it every day to safeguard against data loss due to power outages, stupid mistakes, etc. In contrast, archiving is storing your data on external media to save it for history. You can archive for legal reasons, to free up space on your workstation or to make sure you will still be able to recall and reuse what you created/saved today ten or 20 years from now.… Read More Archiving images, video footage and audio on a Mac: best practices (long read)

Review of the Honeywell Voyager XP 1472g barcode scanner — great for scanning passwords and managing archives

You can use a barcode scanner for anything from managing book collections and movies on Blu-Ray discs, to consumer products. You can also use barcodes and a scanner to know what’s on your driver’s licence, tax receipt, passport and more.… Read More Review of the Honeywell Voyager XP 1472g barcode scanner — great for scanning passwords and managing archives

The complete solution for designing barcodes: Barcode Studio

I don’t know if the world knows of a graphic or layout designer who hasn’t had to — at the very least — paste a barcode into their design. Barcodes are everywhere and they can help with tasks as complex as tracking hospital patients or as simple as you, desktop Mac or PC user, tracking your images, videoclips and other files across backups, NAS servers, local media, and the cloud.… Read More The complete solution for designing barcodes: Barcode Studio

Benefits and disadvantages of cloud backup and the alternatives

While backup strategists will tell you that a good strategy requires you to have a backup off-site, there is an alternative for freelancers and small office owners. It involves storing your backup in a different room, on location, in a safe enclosure. This is a feasible strategy for freelance photographers, filmmakers and audio producers.… Read More Benefits and disadvantages of cloud backup and the alternatives

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.… Read More CalDigit Tuff Nano, the smallest, toughest mobile NVMe SSD on the market

Mac and iOS files integration a reality with InterConneX 2

InterConneX is a file storage and management app for the iPhone and iPad that enables you to store, manage and share all your files and folders in one location just like on a Mac. The new version has a re-designed interface, supports cloud connections and is now available in two separate iOS apps; one for your iPad and one for your iPhone.… Read More Mac and iOS files integration a reality with InterConneX 2