Fat 32, geocaching, USB 3.0 emergency cable secrets and vegan pseudo cheddar dip on this episode of Tekzilla!
On today's Tekzilla, FAT 32 sucks for backups... we'll take NTFS or HFS+, and it's not just the 4GB cap on file sizes. Then, Veronica takes you through the art -and exercise- of GeoCaching. Plus, we check out how slow Is A USB 3.0 drive with a USB 2.0 cable? We asked for your free online FAX recommendations and we got some great responses. Lastly, we talk last meals, healthy eating, and Vegan Pseudo Cheddar Dip!
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Treasure Hunt + GPS = geocaching... and it's one of Veronica's favorite things to do outdoors. Geocaching.com -just announced that there are 2 million active caches around the world, ready for you to find. Watch the video for Veronica's geocaching primer and learn out to find -or make- caches! (PS--here's where to find a cache Veronica made!
Spencer wrote in that he's "never seen you be as misinformed as yout FAT32 answer was." What's he talking about? Our recco on how to back up Windows and OS X on one shared drive. Spencer prefers FAT32... and he's right, you can use FAT32 to share a drive between OS X and Windows. It's not our favorite, though, starting with the 4 GB cap on file sizes. Find out why our mostly rational reasons why we think FAT32 sucks for backups in the video! (PS - if you're looking to make BIG FAT 32 partitions, check out the most excellent GParted and FAT32 Format. Also: here's the link to Microsoft's thrilling read, Limitations of the FAT32 File System in Windows!
You HadOneJob.com details, though a very simple and clean site experience, the complete and utter inability of some people to do their job right. Or maybe, they just wanted to see how people would react. Go there. Now. Word's just can't explain the awesomeness of this week's "Website We Just Can't Get Enough of!"
Jon wrote in, "Can I use a USB 2.0 cable on a USB 3.0 device? And will it have the same speed?" Watch our video to find out a) if you can use a 2.0 cable on a 3.0 device, b) what happens to drive speed if you do, and c) why Veronica's really irked about USB 3.0, Lightning, and pretty much every other connector update. Also, check out 10 Things You Should Know About USB 2.0 and 3.0 for lots of great info on USB!
A few weeks ago we asked you to help us find a great online fax service for one of your fellow viewers. As always, you came through! Larry in Oakland suggests HelloFax -- Evernote offers its users 50 free HelloFax pages a month! Andrew uses the free eFax feature that came with his HP all in one printer. And Rob in Ontario found a Bob Rankin newsletter that includes a laundry list of free faxing services. Thanks everybody!!!
MV emails, "I'm catching up on episodes and had to do a double take when I hit play on the Feb 12 episode. Vegan pseudo cheddar dip??? Patrick, are you sick?" Patrick? Sick? Maybe. Watch the video to find out what the heck he was talking about... and if it would be part of his last meal!