September 8, 2015

Synology DSM 5.2-5592 Update 4

The new DSM 5.2-5592 Update 4 fixes several security vulnerabilities as well as the false-positive that the Antivirus was reporting in /usr/syno/bin/zip. In addition this update also fixes the issue where DSM cannot be updated after system recovery on certain models Fixed Issues in DSM 5.2-5592 Update 4 Restored the mandatory file (/usr/syno/bin/zip) that has been removed due to Antivirus Essential’s false-positive detection. Upgraded Apache HTTP Server to 2.2.31 to address one security vulnerability (CVE-2015-3183). Upgraded PHP to 5.5.28 to...
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April 24, 2015

Synology fixes SMB vulnerability with DSM 5.1-5022 Update 5

Synology released DSM 5.1-5022 Update 5 that fixes a vulnerability that could allow for unauthorized access to shared folders on the NAS. Fixed Issues in DSM 5.1-5022 Update 5 Fixed a vulnerability that could allow unauthorized access to the shared folders via SMB protocol. How to install Synology DSM 5.1-5022 Update 5 You can download the Synology DSM 5.1-5022 Update 5 from the Synology Download Center or by logging into your Synology dashboard and going to: Control Panel > System...
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March 20, 2015

Synology Adds Chromecast And DLNA Support To DS Photo+, Updates Nearly All Their Other Apps Too

Synology, purveyor of network attached storage, has brought updates across the range of their Android interfaces for their products. Perhaps most interesting and useful is the latest update to DS photo+, which now allows you to stream photos and video via Chromecast or DLNA from your Synology NAS. If you utilize the private cloud setup offered on many of their devices, this could allow you to take your personal media to work, friends, or wherever else you may want to go.

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February 11, 2015

Synology Updates DS Cam To Version 2.5 With Support For Lens Control, Two-Way Audio, And More

DS Cam is Synology's interface for interacting with its surveillance camera from an Android device. Version 2.5 adds a number of new features, most of which require Surveillance Station 7.0. One is the ability to control the lens, specifically auto-panning, auto-focusing, and tracking objects. With two-way audio, instead of simply hearing what's going on, you can now project your voice through the camera's speaker as well.

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November 24, 2014

Hands On With Synology’s App Family And The DS 415+ NAS

These days, there are tons of way to store files. Locally, in the cloud, on the network...or any combination of those. Personally, I'm a cloud storage kind of guy - ever since Dropbox and Drive have been a thing, I've relied on them to keep everything in sync across all of my computers and mobile devices. Keeping my most-used files accessible whenever and wherever I want has changed the way I use my gear (for the better).

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September 24, 2014

Synology Releases The Public DiskStation Manager 5.1 Beta, A New DS Note App, And A Ton Of Android App Updates

There are many reasons not to want to hop aboard the cloud computing bandwagon. One reason is the lack of internet access in all the places where you need it, and there's nothing you can really do about that. But another common complaint is the need to trust another company enough to manage your data, and there are ways around that. Synology NAS (network attached storage) users get to build their own cloud without having to give up all of the convenience that comes with the likes of Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync, or whomever else comes to mind. Now the company has rolled out a bunch of new stuff.

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