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What ports do I have on my device? Sorting out cables, USB, Thunderbolt and Firewire

USB Host ports A host is a computer or another device with an operating system, that has the ports and the OS support (and drivers) to control a USB device. Where are the ports? If it is a desktop computer, … Continue reading

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What is the state of Thunderbolt drives? (October 2014 edition)

Thunderbolt drive news Apple has left Firewire and adopted Thunderbolt as their recommended high speed connection for external hard drives (and monitors and other devices). With the Late-2013 “tubular” MacPro, Apple is making it quite explicit that there is no longer any … Continue reading

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Q. Can I hook my computer up to my TV?

It depends what outputs you have on the computer, and what inputs you have on the TV. If you have a VGA output on the compter only, then you will have to have a VGA input on the TV. There … Continue reading

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Q. What is Thunderbolt?

Thunderbolt is a new computer data interface format that combines high speed data transfer plus digital video into one cable. The release of the Apple Mac Book Pro in February 2011 introduced Thunderbolt to the market, followed by the iMac … Continue reading

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