Sunday, 21 December 2014

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive 32GB

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive 32GB

Mark reviews a storage device that confronts all his expectations

It's not often that this gnarled reviewer finds a device that I'd almost class as magical. But the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is almost that, and threw many of my initial expectations out of the window in short order.

Handling it for the first time it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to deduct that this is a nicely made, slightly large by modern standards, USB flash memory device.

The review model has a 32GB capacity, but that's easily modifiable, because the Connect is actually a mobile caddy for a micro-SD card that you can easily remove and replace, should you want more space.

How to be a tech guru

e-tech guru

The ancient art of solving any computer problem

Expert’ is a relative term – by which I mean it’s a term that our relatives use. “Ask Luis, he’s the computer expert,” my mother-in-law will say, to anyone who
will listen. I’ve spent more than twenty years fixing other people’s problems, so I’m used to being called an expert, but the reality is that every family has its own expert.

To qualify, you just need to be the youngest adult in the room that owns a PC. Sooner or later, your grandma or your uncle or your sister-in-law will mention that their laptop is broken or iTunes keeps crashing, and you’ll feel guilted into taking a look at it. Whether or not you ultimately manage to fix it makes no difference; you’ll still be the computer expert. After all, you’ve just spent a frustrating Sunday afternoon downloading drivers or booting in and out of Safe Mode, so you must know what you’re doing.

Block annoying pop-ups forever


Most browsers now block pop-ups automatically, but stopping them in programs, apps and games isn’t as obvious Robert Irvine explains how it’s done

Block ads in software using Ad Muncher

Millions of web users use Adblock Plus ( to filter online ads and pop-ups. and you may even be familiar with uBIock (, which we’ve recommended several times this year. But effective though they are, both these tools rely on your browser to be running, which means ads can still reach your PC via other means.