Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and more

As previously mentioned, Dropbox and Box are arch-competitors now, as both are courting the enterprise market. (Dropbox used to focus largely on individual and small- to midsize business accounts.) Both offer a healthy ecosystem of integrated third-party apps that make the services more robust. Both have continually evolved and improved …

Time Machine: No FAT or exFAT drives, only HFS+ and APFS

To judge by a recent spate of email, Mac users are using Windows and Unix/Linux compatible drives more than ever. Many people have asked why their external drive appears and is grayed-out in the Time Machine preference pane’s excluded list. (Open the Time Machine preference pane and click Options to …

ExpanDrive 7 review: Number seven not all lucky for Mac cloud storage utility

By the time an application reaches version 7.0, users anticipate fewer whiz-bang new features as developers focus on refining core functionality and required compatibility updates. The question then becomes, has the software improved enough to justify buying an upgrade to the latest and greatest version, often on an annual basis? …

OWC unveils its Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C, an external NVMe drive promising 980MBps speed

With OWC’s Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C, another company is promising to deliver the full potential of USB external storage via NVMe SSDs. OWC claims 980MBps of sustained throughput, which is very fast, though we’ll verify that when we test it.  The drive, which is Mac- and PC-compatible, starts shipping …

Amazon is running a monster sale on PNY storage devices at all-time-low prices

Beefing up your storage options can make your life a whole lot easier, and today, an Amazon sale on a solid lineup of PNY storage products can help you add some space at crazy-low prices. You’ll find discounts from flash drives to SSDs, so whatever your storage needs, you should …

Fledging Shell Thunderbolt 3 review: Roll your own X5 with this fast, portable NVMe enclosure

There’s nothing like generic when it comes to saving money, be it prescription medicines or the Shell Thunderbolt 3. The Shell, a svelte $151 unpopulated (no drive) enclosure from Fledging offers about the same performance as Samsung’s X5, but for quite a bit less, depending on which M.2 NVMe SSD …

This 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card is less than $30 on Amazon today

Here at PCWorld, we know how important extra space is for your Android phone or Nintendo Switch, so we’re always on the lookout for great deals on microSD cards. And we found another one: Amazon is selling the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC for $27.29Remove non-product link, down from a list …

CleanMyMac X 4.4.1 review: Some handy tools but its malware dictation still falls short

MacPaw has shot for the stars with its new version of CleanMyMac X, its catch-all Mac utility that serves as a software crud and gunk remover, as well as a malware scanner, macOS extensions manager, and a universal updater for your installed applications. Since my initial review of CleanMyMac X, …