As you may have read in my previous blog post on ExpanDrive 5, it had some great features, but some significant caveats. Now, ExpanDrive 6 is here, released almost 6 months ago (July 5, 2017) it’s had some time to release minor updates and bug fixes. So as a traveller looking to keep my local
I’ve just been skimming through the Found Money participating merchants on and have noticed a few new ones have joined the ranks over the last couple of months. This is great news, especially as more and more retailers that I buy from on a regular basis have become available. Sadly, a few of the previous
The Mophie XXL Powerstation is a 20,000mah portable universal battery that you can use to extend the life of any device capable of USB charging such as smart phones and tablets. It’s not the highest capacity battery on the market, but it is at the larger end. For comparison, most of the battery packs you
It’s hard to believe it’s been three months already, and yet it’s July! The last quarter has been exciting, to say the least. Wifey and I had the opportunity to go on an 18-night transpacific cruise from Sydney to Hawaii with three days in French Polynesia visiting Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. I’ll be blogging
When we travel, I often use more than one camera. I almost always use my smartphone, and then sometimes I use a GoPro, and sometimes I use my DSLR camera. My phone always has the correct time, but sometimes the other two are incorrect. Most recently, on our road trip from Darwin to Perth, I
I was blown away by the 2016 movie, Nerve. It follows the story of some high school kids, two in particular (played by Emma Roberts and Dave Franco), who start playing a distributed online game called “Nerve.” It has “players” and “watchers.” The “watchers” watch the “players” and come up with dares for them that
I signed up with when they first launched here in February 2016. Then, in late 2016, Acorns Australia added the “Found Money” feature to their app before later rebranding as Raiz. The concept behind this is that you get rewarded with bonus money in the form of cash back, for shopping with participating retailers. Generally,
Sometimes you have to work between Windows and Mac computers. FAT32 doesn’t work if you need to deal with files bigger than 4gb. NTFS doesn’t work if you need to write from a Mac. Mac HFS+ just doesn’t work with Windows at all. So what do you do? Enter exFAT!
ExpanDrive behaves like an external USB attached drive, or more accurately a series of USB attached storage. Each of your cloud storage systems becomes a drive connected to your computer. As long as you are on the internet, you can then enter these storage destinations anytime and access the files on them as you would any other external drive. Similarly, you can save directly to them just like a regular external drive.
I started trialling Odrive 30 days ago to see if it is a good alternative to running cloud synchronising apps for the many different cloud services I use. Those cloud services include Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, and OwnCloud. I am also looking at ExpanDrive as another possible option. Besides doing away with additional applications,