How to set up your Synology Diskstation DS1019+

Here’s how to set up the DS1019+’s hardware!

Synology, makers of the Diskstation networked attached storage (NAS) appliances, reached out to me to see if I’d like to take a look at its DS1019+ ($650 on Amazon) for use in your home or small office, or as a home backup solution. We at iMore have already given it a rave review and I have been a user of the DS1513+ since 2014 and since I just love that machine so much I jumped at the offer.

More than just a NAS
DS1019+ specifications
Hardware setup
Final comments
More than just a NAS

I’ll be going over a series of articles that detail the hardware setup, the software setup, migration from an older Diskstation, how to enable Time Machine backups on the NAS, setting up a media server, and likely more! I’m actually reticent to limit my description of the Diskstation to nearly a backup repository. I also use it for my VPN (in and out of my network), my mail server, dynamic IP resolution, SSH server, DHCP server, router, Plex server, and t…

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Does Apple Card deserve a spot in your wallet?

Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Mobile Nations may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network

There’s been a lot of conversation around the question, ”is Apple Card worth it?” Some people lambast its rewards, while some tout its money management. It seems like the only thing everyone can agree on is that the physical card is really sweet looking.

Rather than diving into all of the facts and figures about Apple Card, which you can find here, let’s talk about who it’s actually going to be beneficial for and who it’s probably not for.

It goes without saying that there is no one card to rule them all. Everyone is coming from different financial situations and has different ideas of what kinds of benefits will suit their unique situation best. So, let’s find out what kind of person you are, and whether Apple Card would be a good fit.

Who it’s worth it for

If you want to track spending easily

If you are try…

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iMore show 654: A Roller Coaster With No Hill

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent ditch Rene and Georgia this week for a one-on-one conversation about the failure of several Samsung Galaxy Fold review units. They also talk about Apple and Qualcomm’s settlement in the midst of their ongoing legal battle as Intel exits the 5G smartphone modem business.

WWDC will be here before you know it! The Wonder Twins of tech go through a laundry list of rumored and wishlist features. Finally, Apple has released their 2019 Environmental Responsibility report, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite begins beta testing in New Zealand.

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Show notes

Galaxy Fold … unfolding (not sorry)
Apple/Qualcomm
iOS 13 rumors and speculation
Apple’s Environmental Responsibility report
Harry Potter Wizards Unite starts beta testing in New Zealand
Sponsors

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Prep for four of IT’s most valuable certifications with this CompTIA bundle

There’s never been a better time to work in IT. Whether you’re planning to work as a freelance IT professional for multiple companies or want to land a lucrative salaried position at a major tech firm in Silicon Valley, there’s an unprecedented demand for talented and trained individuals who can install, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of increasingly complex server infrastructures and networking systems.

But if you want to be considered for the best possible positions in the industry, you need to have the right certifications under your belt in order to stand out from the crowd. The 2019 Complete CompTIA Cybersecurity Bundle will help you earn four of the field’s most valuable and respected certifications, and thanks to iMore Digital Offers, the entire bundle is available for over 90 percent off the regular $897 price. That brings it down to just $49.

With more than 90 hours of expert-led training, this extensive bundle will prepare you to ace the exams for the CompTIA Sec…

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Need more Switch controllers? The Pro Controller should be your first buy

We’re obsessed with the Nintendo Switch and do all the research for accessories and peripherals that can enhance that experience.

Joy-Con

For Guests

$70 at Amazon

Pros

Replacements if original Joy-Cons fail.
Attach to Switch, use in Joy-Con grip, or use as two mini controllers.
Size and weight make it great for children with small hands.
Cons

Pricey.
Not great as a primary controller option.
These two halves of a controller work together to deliver a unified gamepad experience. When operating as one, this controller gives you an Amiibo docking station, intense vibration feedback, and all of the buttons you expect in a modern gamepad. As two, you can enjoy local multiplayer in any game that supports it.

Pro Controller

For Yourself

$57 at Amazon

Pros

More Comfortable.
Long battery life.
Better control in your games.
Cons

You only get one.
Nintendo’s Pro Controller for Switch is a plain black gamepad designed to look and feel like something familiar to Xbox and PlayStati…

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How to edit your Mac’s Hosts file

You can tell your Mac to use a Host File instead of your DNS to go online. Here’s how!

If you’re setting up a new web server or another device that’s going to be connected to the internet and you want to put it through its paces before it’s live, or if you’re having trouble with spyware and adware networks, there’s an invisible file on your Mac that can help. It’s called the Hosts file, and this is how to use it.

The Domain Name System

When you type in the domain name of a web site you want to visit there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. Every web site, every service, almost every device connected to the Internet has a unique numeric address that tells all the other devices where it is — its TCP/IP address. The Domain Name System (DNS) translates those numeric addresses into something a bit more recognizable and memorable to humans, like, ”www.imore.com” for example.

The first time you type in a web address, your Mac pings a DNS server — typically one au…

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Do prescription glasses work with Nintendo Labo VR?

Best answer: Yes, but whether or not you like the feel of your glasses inside Nintendo Labo VR will ultimately come down to personal preference. For some bespectacled users, there’s a chance you might not need to wear glasses at all.

Simple VR Experience: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster ($40 at Amazon)
Immersive VR Experience: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit ($80 at Amazon)
2D Experience: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit ($61 at Amazon)
How Well Does Labo VR Work with Glasses?

We searched Nintendo’s website to see if Labo VR was designed to fit around glasses but found no information on this topic. Next, we contacted Nintendo Customer Service, but since Labo VR is a relatively new product the representatives didn’t know much about it.

With some research into VR user forums, we found reports of people wearing Labo VR over their prescription glasses quite comfortably and without experiencing any vision problems. This is good since the one-size-fits-all…

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Snakehive Wood Wallet iPhone Case review: Practical appeal

Sustainably sourced wood protects your phone in this functional case.

This natural, sustainably sourced wood folio iPhone case lets you carry your essentials and watch videos. It has two card slots plus a larger slot for cash. The case folds into a stand for horizontal video viewing. Magnets hold the folio flap closed both on the front and back of the phone.

Snakehive Wood Wallet iPhone Case

Price: $25+

Bottom line: This excellent wallet folio case is made from sustainably sourced wood.

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The Good

Protective
Holds cards and cash
Magnets hold folio closed
Folds into a viewing stand
Nice looking
Sustainably sourced wood
Wireless charging compatible
The Bad

Folios can be bulky
PU leather only comes in black

Funtional folio

Snakehive Wood Wallet iPhone Case: Features

The Snakehive Wood…

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Pokemon Go Events: Legendary Lunch & Eggstravaganza 2019

Legendary Giratina Origin Lunch Bagon Day, Eggstravaganza Event, Go Fest Chicago, and more!

Pokémon Go is intended to get you out and about, both on your own and with family and friends. One of the ways Pokémon Go tries to bolster activity is with events. Some of the events get splashy announcements and coincide with big public holidays. Others are quieter and more regular. Here’s what’s happened already and what’s coming up next.

Safari Zone Singapore Celebration

As a way to celebrate our first #PokemonGOSafariZone event in Singapore, Shuckle will be spawning globally from April 20 at 6 a.m. to April 21 at 10 p.m. (local time)! Keep an eye out, and if you’re lucky, you might even encounter something Shiny… ✨😉 pic.twitter.com/TEa8IF0Fas— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 19, 2019

Shiny Lapras too, though no boosted spawns for that one.

Shiny Meltan coming back to boxes

Starting April 24 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, you’ll have…

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Apples började planera attack mot Qualcomm redan 2014

Washington Post har publicerat urdrag ur olika interna mejl och andra dokument från Apple som visar hur företaget planerade att stämma Qualcomm.

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