This time on the show, Python + Privoxy = no more banner ads the your router level! Eighty of Dual Core reports. Plus, a cloud syncing NAS without the hassles of building and maintaining a BSD box or messing with Rsync to EC2! Not that you couldn’t, just, this one’s dead simple.
Int0x80’s Privoxy Segment
Pogoplug Mobile Review
“There has been a huge move from local data collection to storing stuff in a cloud or network share. The Pogoplug Mobile was recently released and has the power of both. It’s a perfect little tool for people who want to be able to access files from anywhere and upload files on the go- hence the name. To get this guy started, you just plug him into your router and stick some sort of external drive into it whether it be SD card, an external hard drive, or a flashdrive, and you just leave him there sitting on your computer desk.
After that, (and after you’ve activated your Pogoplug Mobile and created a new account) you can access and store files on the ‘black box’ from your phone, tablet, or PC.
The Pogoplug guys have even created really streamlined apps for your iPhone, iPad, and Android device. These apps are mostly just for streaming files, so there aren’t a lot of advanced capabilities like on your PC.
Now, back to the Pogoplug Mobile. The device is about $80, and has USB 2.0 and an SD card slot so you have infinite storage expansion. Since it is 2.0, the fastest files can be transferred is at 30MB/s, and it has a Gigabit ethernet connection.
From your computer – go to my.pogoplug.com and login to see files that have been uploaded to the pogoplug cloud or to pogoplug mobile device (my SD card is 16gigs). With your device activation, you also get 5 free gigs of cloud storage.
The online interface is really easy to use and understand, with files sorted by type at the top or device on the side.
When you first start it up, it’ll take a while to sync all of your files from the device to your PC, and we do have a very fast connection here at the studio. I did find that my phone seemed to sync the files a lot faster than when I checked the myPogoPlug page on my PC. I also discovered after messing around with it, that if you play an mp3 from the phone or the PC browser interface, it’ll continue to play in the background while you do other things, including browsing other files on PogoPlug.
From the app on your mobile device, you can automatically upload photos and videos, but for iPhone users you have to turn on location services for this.
Overall, I found that the Pogoplug is not only really easy to setup and use, but also perfect for anyone who is on the go all the time and wants access to their files ASAP (with maybe a little time for buffering).
I did want to mention that apparently there are some hacks for the PogoPlug Mobile, specifically this model (pogo-v4-a1-01) like getting Archlinux on it and possibly Ubuntu. If you know about these, or just want to give your take on the Pogoplug Mobile, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.”
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