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One of the frustrations of using the Apple iPad is that there is no conventional file system on it. What's more, there's no SD card slot or USB port to connect some sort of external storage, making it difficult to get files from one device to another without connecting the iPad directly to a PC or Mac. I decided to look at Dropbox, a tool that provides a way to share files on the iPad (and elsewhere) via the Cloud. Although the app lets you share files across many devices, this review is going to concentrate on how you deal …

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[B]Web Site[/B]: [url]http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/online-backup/[/url] [B]OS[/B]: Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 [B]Cost[/B] $4.95/month or $49.95/year for 250 GB [B]Reviewer's View[/B]: Overall this a fine backup choice. It provides a generous amount of space for a fair price. They could do a better job of defining how to get started, and the web site recovery could be better integrated with the desktop software, but after you get going, it's a very straight-forward process. There's a lot to like about backing up to the cloud. I've got two external drives I use for backups, but I've been thinking it would be good to …

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[ATTACH=right]14357[/ATTACH][B]Product[/B]: Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi [B]Web site[/B]: [url]http://www.apple.com[/url] [B]Price[/B]: $599 for reviewed model [B]Pros[/B]: Fantastic screen resolution, responsive touch screen, great battery life. [B]Cons[/B]: Need to connect to iTunes on a computer for first use, finger prints, not all app store apps are tuned for iPad, no Flash support. [B]Stars[/B]: 7 out of 10 [B]Reviewer's View[/B]: The iPad is a new type of device. Out of the box, it's a joy to hold and look at and the apps are the great differentiator. It's not perfect. Flash is conspicuously absent, for instance, and finger prints abound, but it's a wonderful …

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The other day I walked into [URL="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/index.asp"]Barnes & Noble[/URL] in Boston, and there was the [URL="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp?cds2Pid=30195"]Nook[/URL] sales desk front and center. Being a gadget geek, it screamed for me to come over and check it out, and I did not resist the siren's call. I picked up one of the two display units off of the counter and began asking questions. Although I only had a few minutes with it, my conclusion: it's a very nice device, but definitely geared toward the casual reader, more than a student or researcher, as you would expect from a Reader developed by a …

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