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What Happened to Optical Media?

Jul 2, 2014

Optical media, referring to CDs, DVDs, and BDs, have played a vital role in computing over the years. After the floppy disk became obsolete, CD drives became mainstream in computers. It came to a point where most software was distributed on CDs. Then came the DVD, which quickly replaced the CD in many ways and had its drives implemented in most computers. The third generation of optical media, the Blu-Ray disc, might not be as well-used. Use of all three generations is declining overall. How can the technology world survive without optical media? To answer this question, let's look at the different optical media types. Continue reading...

Portability of Portable Hard Drives

Apr 29, 2014

External hard drives can be used for a number of reasons: expanding your computer's storage, easily transferring large content from one place to another, and backing up your computer's files, just to name a few. There are now many sorts of hard drives to choose from on the market. Among these are portable hard drive options. A true portable hard drive is not only easy to transport, as the name implies, but it also has one key feature: it does not need an external power source. Continue reading...

iPhone 5c, Apple’s “Newest” Phone?

Apr 22, 2014

With the simultaneous release of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Apple has expanded their iPhone product line to accommodate two phones. The iPhone 5s was Apple's traditional yearly upgrade to the iPhone, where it added many features to the previous generation, the iPhone 5. Apple designed the iPhone 5c, on the other hand, as a "cheaper, but still brand new" budget phone. It does, in fact, cost $100 less than the iPhone 5s. There's more behind Apple's latest money-making gimmick, though... Continue reading...

Pages 5.0: A Different Program

Apr 15, 2014

You've upgraded to Apple's most recent OS X Mavericks. You will probably go ahead and upgrade Apple's suite of apps, including Pages. But wait a second, is it upgrading or downgrading? The new Pages 5.0 and Pages 4.3 are two completely different programs. Pages 5's code was completely rewritten, in order for Apple to set the ground for new things to come with the program. Continue reading...

iPhone 5 Camera vs. Point and Shoot

Apr 14, 2013

Lately, there have been many arguments about whether the iPhone 5 camera is actually better quality than a true point-and-shoot camera. If you already own an iPhone 5, buying a true camera could be considered a waste of money. That is, if the iPhone camera is truly of high quality. Has Apple improved the camera enough? Here's a visual test: iPhone 5 camera vs. the Nikon Coolpix S550, an example of a point-and-shoot. Continue reading...

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