John Gillooly

Recent articles by John Gillooly

Synology's DS411 Slim reviewed: a baby NAS for unique needs

Synology's DS411 Slim reviewed: a baby NAS for unique needs

The Synology DS411 Slim is one of those products that will be the perfect solution for some, but largely inappropriate for the masses.
Nov 14 2014, 6:04PM
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 reviewed

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 reviewed

Fast forward and Samsung has now launched its third generation of the Galaxy Note to a relatively small but highly dedicated audience of converts. Read the review.
Dec 2 2013, 12:01PM
Not your average printer: HP's Officejet Pro X576dw

Not your average printer: HP's Officejet Pro X576dw

The print speeds of this printer are phenomenal. This printer really shines if you are doing a lot of on-demand printing.
Nov 6 2013, 3:53PM
Product Brief: Seagate Backup Plus

Product Brief: Seagate Backup Plus

This is a great solution for backups if the amount of data, or your internet connection, precludes the use of cloud services.
Oct 28 2013, 12:29PM
Got an iPad? Find out why this app is so useful

Got an iPad? Find out why this app is so useful

The new Parallels Access app opens up world of possibilities for your iPad. Find out what it does.
Aug 28 2013, 12:27PM
Samsung's Galaxy S4 reviewed: superb hardware and design, but a few niggles

Samsung's Galaxy S4 reviewed: superb hardware and design, but a few niggles

It's a worthy member of this flagship smartphone lineup, but a few niggles keep the Samsung Galaxy S4 from taking the crown of greatest smartphone.
Jul 9 2013, 11:41AM
Targus ACP71 USB 3 Docking Station: a one-stop shop for docking your laptop

Targus ACP71 USB 3 Docking Station: a one-stop shop for docking your laptop

The Targus ACP71 USB 3 Docking Station not only adds extra USB, network, display and audio ports for your laptop, but it also includes a universal laptop charger.
Jun 21 2013, 10:23AM
Handy gadget: A laptop charger for the car

Handy gadget: A laptop charger for the car

Spend most of your work day out and about in the car? This laptop power adapter works with your car's cigarette lighter.
Apr 18 2013, 1:38PM
Unboxed: Apple's latest 27in iMac

Unboxed: Apple's latest 27in iMac

The 2012 iMac may be in short supply, but we've gotten our hands on one. See what this new, skinnier iMac looks like up close in these photos.
Feb 1 2013, 10:30AM
Product Brief: TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit

Product Brief: TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit

Not cheap, but the TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit works wonderfully and is a superior alternative to wireless around the house in most situations.
Jan 7 2013, 12:27PM
Product Brief: Netgear WN2500RP wireless range extender

Product Brief: Netgear WN2500RP wireless range extender

This Netgear WN2500RP wireless range extender is a handy way of fixing a wireless network blackspot in your home.
Dec 17 2012, 1:55PM
Review: Acer's Aspire S7, a laptop with a touchscreen

Review: Acer's Aspire S7, a laptop with a touchscreen

It is a truly luxurious product, with great attention to engineering detail as well as great integration with Windows 8.
Dec 13 2012, 1:04PM
Product brief: TPLink N750, great networking at a competitive price

Product brief: TPLink N750, great networking at a competitive price

TP-link's N750 dual band router delivers great networking performance at a competitive price.
Nov 27 2012, 2:22PM
Data storage for the home office: Synology's Diskstation DS213 reviewed

Data storage for the home office: Synology's Diskstation DS213 reviewed

If you're looking to store anywhere up to 8TB, then this is a solid Network Attached Storage (NAS) box that could be used for the home office.
Nov 15 2012, 11:47AM
HTC One V reviewed: a great first step into the smartphone world

HTC One V reviewed: a great first step into the smartphone world

The HTC One V is a budget smartphone with looks and design that belies its status.
Nov 8 2012, 5:01PM
Microsoft Surface tablet will start at $559

Microsoft Surface tablet will start at $559

Australian pre-orders have been announced for Microsoft's new Surface tablet with Windows RT. Here is what you need to know about Surface, Windows RT and the hidden costs.
Oct 17 2012, 10:47AM
Dell XPS 15 reviewed: one of the best 15in laptops on the market today

Dell XPS 15 reviewed: one of the best 15in laptops on the market today

The Dell XPS 15 is an excellent mix of power, design and endurance. Click to read the review.
Sep 6 2012, 3:25PM
Product Brief: WD Mybook Live Duo

Product Brief: WD Mybook Live Duo

The WD Mybook Live Duo can be seen as a beginner NAS device, with fairly simple software and configuration paired with user replaceable hard drives.
Aug 29 2012, 2:00PM
Product brief: WD 6TB Thunderbolt

Product brief: WD 6TB Thunderbolt

Need an external storage drive that can transfer data to or from your computer very, very fast?
Aug 20 2012, 5:18PM
Stop, don't rush to download free Windows 8 Enterprise trial version

Stop, don't rush to download free Windows 8 Enterprise trial version

Microsoft has released a limited test version of Windows 8, but you shouldn't rush to download it.
Aug 16 2012, 10:32AM

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