From version 12: FreeNAS becomes TrueNAS

FreeNAS has been a popular storage solution for years, even for home use - I myself have been using the system with four hard drives in HP Proliant micro servers for several years. With version 12 FreeNAS becomes TrueNAS - iXsystems merges the commercial and free branch of the NAS operating system. The advantage is supposed to be: instead of two separate ...

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Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

RTX 3080, Big Nav, Ryzen 5000, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X: pre-ordered chaos?

In the last few days some products have been activated for pre-ordering, which have met with great customer interest: Nvidia has introduced the 2nd generation of RTX cards in the form of the Geforce RTX 3080, Sony the PlayStation 5 and Microsoft the Xbox Series X. At all three product introductions there were many frustrated prospective customers and cancellations in the end. …

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LG 38WN95C: 144 Hz monitor for home office & gaming tried

After a few years with two Dell 2515H, the time was ripe for a new monitor that combines the various requirements in one device: as much screen area as possible, high color fidelity, many connections and for a game in between also more than 60 Hz. After some research, the LG 38WN95C remained, practically the "serious" brother of the LG ...

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Email Archiving with MailStore Home Portable

Despite the spread of messengers such as WhatsApp or Telegram, the classic mail has not yet become obsolete - day by day there are more and more mails lying dormant in the inbox. Whether it's the booking confirmation for the next holiday, a message from friends or the invoice for the last purchase, you get everything by email. Mail providers like GMX have ...

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Fritz!OS 7.20 for Fritzbox 7590

AVM has released a new Fritz!OS version for the top model of the Fritz!Box: Version 7.20 brings a lot of innovations. While many users in the home office depend on functioning Internet, I have installed the current version - so far without problems, the sync rate remained at 292 Mbps. The innovations include WPA3 and improvements in the MESH network - for ...

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HP 250 G7: Entry level notebook with DVD drive

If you are looking for a simple notebook that still offers enough performance for all common office applications, you can get the HP 250 G7 with 8 GB RAM, quad-core Intel CPU and 256 GB SSD for a good 450 Euros (~$450). The device is offered in different configurations, the version reviewed here has the catchy name "6HM83ES" and is equipped with a quad-core Intel ...

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Streamcam: Webcam for home office and streaming?

Webcams are currently a sought-after commodity due to the Corona pandemic and the sudden increase in home office workers. Logitech has brought an exciting model onto the market with the Streamcam, which stands out especially with Full HD video streaming at 60 fps. At around €160, the Streamcam doesn't come cheap: part of the reason for the price is that ...

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Bandwidth management in the home office

Those who normally upload large amounts of data while they are not at home may have a problem with the cloud upstream or backup replication in times of home office. In the same way, it can lead to problems if family members want to upload larger amounts of data in parallel. To avoid this, there are various approaches on how the available bandwidth can be divided in the best possible way, ...

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Mobile Adblockers on the advance

Back in 2015 with iOS 9, Apple introduced support for adblockers. Until now, adblockers have led a niche existence on mobile devices, but this now seems to be changing. Heise.de now reports with reference to a study by the Canadian provider Blockthrough that while adblock usage on the desktop is falling, mobile adblocker usage is increasing significantly and this is practically ...

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