Synology

20 Jun 19
www.ultimatepocket.com

Small is good when it comes to NAS boxes designed to serve up audio and video over a home network. Synology’s 4-bay DS419slim, being built for 2.5-inch drives, is significantly less bulky than the average NAS box designed to accommodate 3.5-inch drives. The DS419slim is perfect for SATA SSDs (solid-state drives), which are nearly noiseless […]

19 Jun 19
Mags Forum Technology

In the past I’ve set up the SMS notifications service on my Synology NAS (DSM 6.2.2-24922 ) through ClickaTell. Now whenever I receive a SMS notification every message looks like this: @ W @ A @ R @ N @ I @ N @ G @ @ F @ A @ I @ L @ […]

19 Jun 19
The Australian

Are you horror-struck at the thought of storing personal or business data in the cloud? Are you worried it may be stolen? Would you prefer that it weren’t housed at a data centre in some far-flung country?

19 Jun 19
Business Industry Reports

The exclusive research report on the Global Business Continuity Management (BCM) Solutions Market 2019 examines the market in detail along with focusing on significant market dynamics for the key players operating in the market. Global Business Continuity Management (BCM) Solutions Industry research report offers granulated yet in-depth analysis of revenue share, market segments, revenue estimates […]

19 Jun 19
Mags Forum Technology

I have Synology server running with router Netgear R7000. R7000 has a domain register under noip.com with domain: hello.ddns.net. I want to setup MailServer (not MailServerPlus which is paid server) under my domain: hello.ddns.net. I set up Synology MailServer according to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC1iosN3-8I Setup MX record under noip.com for my domain: “hello.ddns.net” according to: https://www.noip.com/support/knowledgebase/receive-email-domain-name-console/ (pseudo […]

18 Jun 19
9to5Mac
After going hands-on with over 250 new changes and features across both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, I set out to distill the list down to 13 of my favorite new features. What stands out the most amongst so many changes? Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for the details and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more iOS 13 coverage. Enhanced Files app with USB drive and SMB Server support In iPadOS 13 users now have the ability to connect an external USB-C storage device directly to the iPad Pro, and browse its contents directly from an updated Files app. The enhanced Files app lets users move content to and from external storage like USB thumb drives, external hard drives, and SD Card readers. External drive connectivity also works via USB-C hubs like this one from HyperDrive. In beta 2, users can even connect wirelessly via SMB to external storage. SMB connectivity makes it possible to connect wirelessly to a Synology NAS, and access all of that device’s contents directly from the Files app as well. These enhancements are made even more useful by the updated Column view on iPad Pro, which makes it easier to view high-quality previews and gain quick access expanded metadata. Video: the best iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 features Thanks to Zugu Case for sponsoring this video. Buy the new iPad mini 4/5 Muse Case on Amazon. Subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more videos Desktop-class Safari on iPad Up until iOS 13, websites like SquareSpace and Google Docs never worked quite right due to the way that Safari on iOS rendered websites intended for desktop browsers. In iPadOS, Apple fixes this by giving Safari on iPad a desktop user agent by default, among other changes. The end result is an improved experience that’s optimized for touch input, and scaled for the larger iPad display. The new update also results in smoother scrolling, resulting in a more fluid browsing experience. Download files One of the biggest complaints about iOS over the years is its inability to download files directly from Safari. Of course, there have been plenty of workarounds for downloading files in the past, but none of those workarounds ever felt satisfactory. In iOS 13 we finally get the ability to download any file directly to the device’s internal storage, iCloud storage, storage providers, or even an external USB device. Having the ability to download files directly via Safari goes a long way towards removing unnecessary friction previously present in the iOS experience, making it feel more like a desktop computer. Floating keyboard for iPad One of the best things about Apple’s smallest tablet, the iPad mini 5 (review), is that it’s much easier to type on given its small form factor and keyboard layout. Larger iPad models have always been more cumbersome to type on due to the large keyboard. iPadOS looks to solve this issue by presenting users with the option of enabling a floating keyboard that’s similar in size to the keyboard found on an iPhone. The floating keyboard, which can be docked virtually anywhere on the screen, makes typing with one-hand so much easier, and also enables QuickPath swiping for faster typing. Multitasking improvements Multitasking on iPadOS 13 got major productivity-focused enhancements that we covered in-depth in our recent iPadOS 50 features video walkthrough. As you’ll come to learn, multitasking gets a lot more powerful and a bit more complex in Apple’s latest iPad software update. The multitasking improvements include the ability to have multiple Slide Over windows, Split View support that allows you to work with the same app across multiple spaces, along with App Exposé to see all the app windows across spaces that pertain to a single app. Photos app editing enhancements Of all of the features in iOS 13, the new Photos app editing enhancements impress me the most. Photo editing gets a huge upgrade in Apple’s latest OS update, thanks to several additional effects and the ability to adjust the intensity of those effects on the fly. Even more impressive is the fact that virtually all of the photo editing tools and changes apply to videos as well. For the first time in iOS, users now have the ability to crop, rotate, add effects, add filters, change the aspect ratio of videos, and more. Best of all, the changes are non-destructive, allowing the user to revert changes when necessary. Dark mode After seemingly endless rumors about its existence, Dark Mode finally makes its highly-anticipated debut in iOS 13. Users can enable Dark Mode via the Settings app, from anywhere using a handy Control Center shortcut, or automatically using time-based triggers. Dark Mode makes using your device in dark environments much easier on the eyes by making as many on-screen assets as dark as possible. In other words, Dark Mode helps to limit the amount of bright light emitted from the display at any given time, which makes content easier to view in dimly-lit environments. Most of Apple’s default applications come with Dark Mode support built in, but third-party developers will also be able to take advantage of dark mode when iOS 13 releases to the public later in the fall. New volume indicator After years and years of complaints, Apple has finally fixed the volume HUD — one of the biggest small annoyances in iOS. In previous versions of iOS, the volume HUD would appear in the middle of the display, covering up content in the process. In iOS 13, the volume HUD has been strategically relocated to the side of the display right next to the physical volume buttons on the iPhone. Not only has the indicator moved, but it’s also smaller in size and automatically shrinks down in size to further get out of the way. Updated Maps app with Look Around In iOS 13, Apple has begun the process of redesigning the Maps app with more realistic details for roads, beaches, parks, buildings, and more. This is an effort that will continue to roll out throughout the year. But the Maps app feature that is making the biggest splash is the new Look Around interface, which is Apple’s take on Google’s 360-degree Street View interface. After taking Look Around for a test drive, I can vouch for Apple’s claim that it features smoother and more seamless transitions as you navigate around the 3D space when compared to Street View. New cut, copy, paste, undo, redo gestures Shake-to-undo, while still available, has been replaced by a new three-finger-swipe undo gesture. Along with the new method for undoing changes, there are also new cut, copy, paste, and redo gestures that are all performed via simple three-finger gestures. Undo: three-finger swipe left Redo: three-finger swipe right Copy: three-finger pinch in Cut: three-finger pinch out in x 2 Paste: three-finger pinch out Improved direct cursor control In iOS 13 you can now grab the cursor and precisely position it anywhere within a text editing field. The cursor in iOS 13 will automatically snap to lines and between words, providing a much-improved experience over iOS 12’s cumbersome magnifying glass direct cursor control paradigm. Mouse and Controller support Two new input method options debut on iOS 13 — Xbox One S/PS4 Controller support, and mouse support. Controller support is the more mainline feature, as it allows iOS gamers to control any game with built-in controller support via two of the most popular game controllers currently available. Mouse support is technically an accessibility enhancement, so Apple isn’t promoting it as a mainstream feature. Nevertheless, it works surprisingly well. Mouse support in iOS 13 features accurate tracking, along with the ability to map a large variety of shortcuts across multiple buttons. With how good it already is, I could see mouse capability gaining mainline support in the future. New Reminders app The Reminders app has been completely rebuilt with a modern interface that’s more capable than the previous version of the app. New Smart Lists automatically organize your reminders, while a quick tool bar helps to better categorize individual list items. Lists themselves feature more customization than before, allowing users to customize the name, choose from over 60 different glyph icons, and select from a dozen colors. The new Reminders app also lets you indent items to create subtasks within lists, while also allowing you to group multiple lists together. All in all, this is a major update for the Reminders app, and I think it has enough features to where most users will be satisfied by the default app instead of looking for an App Store solution. 9to5Mac’s Take From a power-user perspective, these new updates are by far the most impressive updates that we’ve seen over iOS’ storied history. For iPad users especially, iPadOS addresses many of the concerns I expressed in my iPad Pro review from 2018. Considering that hundreds of new features and changes are included in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, it’s difficult to boil all of the changes down to just a few items, but these are the features that stood out to me the most. What features do you think are the best in iOS 13 and iPadOS? Sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts and opinions.
18 Jun 19
Find Your VPN

In our currently ever-growing list of VPN services we decided to test, it is time to focus our undivided attention on another service that has been publicly audited and who claims that they embrace a no-logging policy, VyprVPN What caught our attention besides those two traits enunciated above you will get to read in this […]

18 Jun 19
L u k e n . o r g

Well, it’s been a long time coming but the IT transformation and datacenter modernization initiative is almost complete. Decommisioning the half-rack of gear, three EMC AX series storage arrays, three PowerEdge servers and two Powervault tape libraries. Must say, it’s a lot quieter in the server room, not to mention definitely cooler and a major […]

17 Jun 19
9to5Toys
Newegg offers the Seagate IronWolf 6TB NAS Hard Drive for $139.99 shipped when checking out with code EMCTBUC34. That’s good for a 23% discount from the going rate at Amazon and B&H, beats Amazon’s best-ever price by $30 and comes within $7 of the all-time low. For comparison, today’s offer is the best we’ve seen since September of 2018. Seagate’s line of IronWolf drives were created with NAS and other always-on systems in mind. It features up to a 64MB cache and 3.5-inch form-factor. Rated 4.5/5 stars, much like the rest of the company’s hard drives. Save a little bit more and opt for the 4TB version of Seagate’s IronWolf drive. You’ll get the same NAS-focused design and reliability, just with 33% less storage.  We previously took a look at the IronWolf drives in our Synology DS1019+ NAS review and found them to be notable options for filling an always-on storage device with drives. Seagate IronWolf 6TB NAS Hard Drive features: Designed for use in 1-8 bay NAS environments within home, SOHO, and SMB environments, the 6TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD from Seagate is built to withstand 24×7 operations, or 8760 hours per year. This 6TB drive has been equipped with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, a 3.5″ form factor, and a 128MB cache, providing users with an ample storage capacity and data transfer speeds of up to 195 MB/s. This IronWolf hard drive also has an MTBF rating of 1 million hours, 600,000 load/unload cycles, 1 in 1015 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, and a workload rate of up to 180TB per year. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.
17 Jun 19
9to5Mac
One of the big new additions to the Files app in iOS 13 is the ability to connect to a server via SMB. In the initial iOS 13 beta, attempting such a connection resulted in an error, but in iOS 13 beta 2, you can now successfully connect to a server wirelessly. In this example, I was able to connect to my Synology NAS, which allows me to access a plethora of videos that I archive before uploading to 9to5Mac’s YouTube channel. I often find myself referencing back to these videos, and/or incorporating them directly into videos that I work on as a reference point. Having the ability to access my NAS via the Files app is a huge productivity improvement for iOS users. Not only can you access content on a server, but you can also store content there as well. In other words, my Synology NAS now works similarly to other providers in the Files app, except it’s hosted locally on my home network. Below you can find screenshots of the new server option in the Files app. We’ll be back with much more coverage of iOS 13 beta 2 in the coming hours. For now, tell me what you think about SMB server connectivity in the Files app? Is it something you’ll use? #gallery-597502-11 { margin: auto; } #gallery-597502-11 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-597502-11 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-597502-11 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */
16 Jun 19
How to do easily - Learn How to do Tasks Easily

Josh Hendrickson Smart plugs are a great way to automate your stupid devices, such as lamps, game consoles and coffeemakers. They also promise savings in energy and money. But will they save enough money to pay for themselves? Maybe eventually. Smart plugs are perfect for simple automation We love smart plugs because they are easy […]

15 Jun 19
NAS Compares

New TeamViewer Application App for Synology NAS Test TeamViewer is a remarkably well known and well-established tool for those that are looking to access a PC, Mac, portable device or really any supported computer system remotely. Remote access and remote control of computer hardware is not a new thing and has in fact been around […]