Finding your Files using Synology Universal Search

It has been almost a decade of using network attached storage (NAS) to store my files. It is a brilliant storage device. Although I have switched between different brands of NAS (i.e. D-Link, Netgear, Asustor, Synology) and used different devices to create or update files along the way, the precious memories (i.e. family photos and videos) and data that I care about remains safe. However, the amount of documents (word, eBooks, news clippings, etc.) that I amassed over time made searching tedious or slow through Windows File Explorer or OS X Finder. Recently I discovered that the Synology Universal Search can locate the contents a whole lot faster.

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SSD’s remaining Lifespan

Solid State Disks, or SSD, are pretty the norm in computers nowadays. They offer the access speed and vibration/ shock stability unmatched by mechanical hard drives. However, how often do you take note of your SSD’s remaining lifespan or wear leveling count? For me, I peeked at it once in a blue moon and it was too late when the SSD failed.

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Evaluating GoldSilver Central Savings Accumulation Program

GoldSilver Central (GSC) recently launched the GSC Savings Accumulation Program for physical gold, silver and platinum in Singapore. It allows retail investors to accumulate physical precious metal on a daily basis for a flexible period of time (i.e. S$5 daily for 3 months). After the accumulation period, investors have the option of taking physical delivery of their holdings.

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Boogie Board Scribble n’ Play

We came across this Boogie Board Scribble n’ Play while travelling in Hong Kong. Ariel was amazed by the fact that she could draw on the board with the various tools. She almost refused to let me put it back onto the display shelf (in the shop). She enjoyed doodling and seeing colourful lines appear as she runs the tools across the Boogie Board.

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