Tag Archive: Storage


What is UFS 3.0 storage, and why should you care?

Best answer: UFS 3.0 is the latest iteration of Universal Flash Storage, a storage standard designed for the likes of smartphones and digital cameras. UFS offers read and write speeds that are significantly faster than eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) while retaining the same power consumption figures. Think it of as a mobile SSD for your phone.

Speed demon: OnePlus 7 Pro ($ 669 at OnePlus) UFS delivers SSD-like speeds on smartphones

UFS (Universal Flash Storage) has emerged as  [Read More…]

Meet the Motorola One Vision: Big screen, big storage, and 48-MP camera

Motorola on Wednesday announced its latest smartphone, but don’t look for it on US shelves anytime soon. It’s a shame, too, because it’s got the makings of a great device and a price we can appreciate.

The Motorola One Vision is an Android One endeavor which means it will receive monthly security updates and major software releases. In fact, its partnership with Google means it will “exceed software requirements”.

Looking at the hardware, we really like what we see in  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 Pro confirmed to feature UFS 3.0 flash storage

OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the first phones to offer UFS 3.0 flash storage.

OnePlus isn’t waiting around for its May 14 launch event to reveal details on the OnePlus 7 Pro. In a tweet, Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 7 Pro will feature UFS 3.0 flash storage, making the device one of the first in the world to be based on the new standard. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold foldable phone also uses the same  [Read More…]

Google pushes Android Q’s controversial Scoped Storage enforcement to 2020

Scoped Storage requires new permissions and has been pushed back till Android R to give developers more time.

One of Android Q‘s key focuses so far has been privacy, bringing a big change to how apps access a phone’s file system. In the most recent beta, Google implemented Scoped Storage, an important tenet of that privacy push, and it was immediately met with negative feedback and controversy.

Scoped Storage has good intentions: it’s meant to allow apps  [Read More…]

What is Scoped Storage in Android Q?

One of Android’s fundamentals is getting a big overhaul. One that will require a rewrite of a long list of apps that try to access files stored on your device.

Privacy and security are going to be a major focus of Android Q. That’s a good thing for each and every user, especially when many of the changes require no action on our part to happen. Security experts worrying about security on our phones means we can  [Read More…]

Sunday’s top deals: Mr. Beams lights, storage gear, & more

It’s been a long week, so why not treat yourself to one of these awesome deals? You deserve it.

Secured files World Backup Day discounts

Having your data stored in the cloud is great, but can also be expensive, and if the company has a failure you risk losing it all. Keep local copies of your most important files for less with today’s big sale.

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Amazon’s one-day sale on PNY storage products offers new low prices

Don’t wait on these prices! The deals will be gone in a flash.

PNY storage products, from SD cards to flash drives and more, are on sale at Amazon for just one day only. Some of the items featured in today’s sale are even at new low prices, so it’s the perfect time to make your move if you’re in need of a larger or more reliable storage solution for some of the devices you own, be  [Read More…]

The best Android phones with expandable storage

If you carry your media library with you, shoot a lot of 4K video, or are looking to download a few seasons of a TV show for a lengthy flight, expandable storage is essential. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options available. The Galaxy S10+ is the obvious choice considering the sheer number of features it packs in, but there are a lot of budget options as well if you don’t want to spend $ 1000 on a phone.

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Wednesday’s top deals: SanDisk storage, Quantum 4K TVs, and more!

On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a bit time consuming. Don’t let that drag you down, though. We’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites from today that you simply can’t miss out on.

Stock Up Western Digital storage and memory sale

Amazon’s sale is one day only so be sure to take advantage of it while you can. Tons of devices all  [Read More…]

Western Digital’s new mobile storage is ready for the 5G era

Downloading things superfast is only half the battle.

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, 5G is the big buzz at Mobile World Congress this year. But being able to download data to your phone, tablet or laptop with lightning speed is only half the battle. Enter Western Digital with its new embedded flash storage for the new era of 5G devices.

The iNAND MC EU511 (don’t get hung up on the name) is built on Western Digital’s  [Read More…]