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Expandable Memory in Mobile Computing

One popular argument that Droid smartphone owners use to justify purchasing it against another phone is that it has the potential for expandable memory. A device with expandable memory might have very little storage but has space for an SD card to upgrade the capacity by 16, 32 or 64 GB depending on the size of the SD card.

Some businesses, however, have not adopted this policy. Apple’s mobile computing devices like the iPhone and iPad do not have expandable memory, but models are available with a certain amount of storage. The iPad with Retina, for example, costs $499 for the 16 GB model. The 32 GB model is $599, 64 GB costs $699 and 128 GB is $799. These models cannot be upgraded: in other words, the only way to get 32 GB if you purchased a 16 GB model would be to do a return, or to sell the original and then purchase the larger option. Continue reading

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Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘The Biggest Thing to Happen to iPhone Since iPhone’? (EDITED)

iPhone 5 Dimensions. Photo courtesy of Apple, Inc.

In 2007, thousands upon thousands of people stood in line for hours to witness the advent of Apple’s first iPhone. It was considered to be revolutionary (and marketed as such). Being only 15 years old at this point, I remained unenthused. To begin with, I didn’t have an income to afford such a luxury. I wasn’t particularly thrilled with my SideKick 3, but I knew that only the richest students in my school would buy the iPhone. Few would, especially knowing there would be connectivity/signal problems given how isolated we were, nestled between the mesas in Sedona, Arizona. I didn’t give in to the pressure of everyone around me using the same technology provided by the iPhone until I finally asked for the iPhone 4 as a birthday gift from my mother nearly two years ago. I am not much for following ‘fads’, but I quite like my iPhone. The question now becomes: Will the iPhone 5 be worth the switch? Continue reading

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Competing Application Platforms

Technology is moving exceptionally quickly, or so it has seemed lately. With the advent of the iPhone and Android smartphones, software once only available for use on computers is now accessible through mobile devices. Even gaming consoles like Microsoft’s xBox 360 can now access applications downloaded from the Web, like Netflix and Facebook. It seems like most things that people use every day are now able to do this. There are refrigerators with touch screens and access to Twitter, and cars that can play music from web-based radio applications like Pandora. What will be next? Continue reading

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Facebook’s Stock- Why did it fall apart?

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about Facebook’s stock and it’s dropping value. One possible explanation has to do with inconsistencies in ad space. Facebook makes money through ads on every page. These ads are tailored to the person using the page based on browser history and even subjects mentioned on the site itself. Most of the people who use Facebook, however, access their profiles on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets through Android or iOS applications. There are many third-party applications that can do this, but only one is sponsored by Facebook itself. Continue reading

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