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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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