Blu-ray Disc Future & Benefits - Room for Two: Apple & Blu-ray Optical Disc Media http://amplify.com/u/gwx8
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been less than enthusiastic about Blu-ray’s future, but the truth is that Apple will certainly not be able to get rid of optical media as we know it.
For content, there’s simply nothing on the market that comes close to Blu-ray’s 1080p picture and sound. While Apple promotes the ease and simplicity of using iTunes and digital distribution, there are two obstacles to the company’s strategy to keep in mind: there is a finite amount of bandwidth available and online storage can only take you so far and only so fast. On the other hand, inserting a Blu-ray disc into a computer optical drive or media player doesn’t get any more instant.
Even Microsoft takes a bite at Apple’s lack of Blu-ray in one of its more recent ads, while simultaneously taking a jab at their “Get a Mac” campaign from a few years back. The ad turns the tables by letting the sad Mac notebook sit in amazement seeing the high definition picture offered by the PC’s built in Blu-ray. If upcoming MacBook Pros feature SSD rather than moving parts for optical media drives, consumers are provided with fewer options, which just forces the use of online formats. Shouldn’t we have the right to choose, Blu-ray or not?
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Apple iPad-2 USB Port Rumor - Possibilities of USB Port with iPad 2 http://amplify.com/u/gwtc
The Possibilities of USB Port with iPad 2
The buzz surrounding Apple’s new iPad has certainly grown louder with the prospect of some cool new features. Now, while rumors are only rumors, the latest online word has been given some more considerable weight due to its source. Digitimes is reporting that industry sources claim that the iPad 2 will get five new features and among them is a USB port. If the rumor is true, it would be the first Apple touchscreen device to feature USB. Other features of the device may include: video phone, lighter size, retina display technology and 3-axis gyroscopes for gaming.
A USB port has the potential to open up countless possibilities for what you can do with an Apple device. By joining the club of USB peripherals, the iPad 2 could provide more storage options. It may be safe to say that even if Apple came out with just a Micro-USB port, a market of Micro-USB drives could follow. In this instance, you could buy a smaller capacity, less expensive iPad and attach a more cost efficient storage option like a USB flash drive.
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Strait out of your favorite sci-fi or spy novel, Premium USB is proud to announce we have yet again extended our line of custom flash drives with our brand new Mini Spy USB Flash Drive. This new customized flash drive builds on Premium USBs dedication to quality products and services by offering our customers even more choices of USB drives for their next promotion.
The Mini Spy flash drive earned its name due to its stealthy appearance and small stature. It only measures 15mm X 20mm X 7mm, which is about the size of a dime, and comes in either black or white. But upon closer inspection one will notice that the majority of the USB is actually the USB connector itself. This makes the Mini Spy very stealthy as when inserted into any available USB port, it is hardly noticeable.
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One of the neat things about printable CD and DVD discs is that you can use a software program to design your own artwork. There are dozens of programs available to do this, but which one is the best? Today we are going to look at several popular label design programs to see which one stands out.
SureThing CD/DVD Label Designer
Publisher: MicroVision Development
Platform: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7
Trial Version: Yes (15-day)
One of the biggest names in the CD labeling industry is SureThing. Their software is available as a stand-alone product, but it also comes bundled with high-end disc publishers such as Primera Bravo CD/DVD duplicators and other machines. Included are templates for full size and mini discs, CD jewel cases and DVD cases, VHS tapes, and much more. SureThing even supports LightScribe disc labeling! This fully-featured software can create just about any label you need. It’s also my favorite pick of all the different label design programs.
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NAND Flash Prices Predicted to Fall 35% in 2011! *http://amplify.com/u/gqrf
Over the last year, NAND flash memory prices have fluctuated quite a bit. It was fairly common for flash prices to change in the dollar range at one point this past year but luckily the prices have seemed to stabilize. Well as we are one month away from closing 2010, it is time to start looking forward to 2011 and what it will bring. Well according to DRAMeXchange, 2011 is shaping up to be quite an amazing year for NAND flash prices.
DRAMeXchange is reporting that we can expect to see NAND flash prices fall as much as 35% in 2011! This of course is fantastic news as the price decrease only means that NAND flash products, such as USB flash drives or SD cards for example, will only become easier to afford!
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It’s the kind of innovative gadget that would make Doc Brown proud. We introduce to you Flash Rods 500GB Seagate Delorean Time Machine USB hard drive. The device is a scaled stainless steel 1:18 replica of the famous vehicle at the center of the eighties classic trilogy of Back to the Future.
While novelty USB flash drives are seen everywhere, a custom HDD like the Flash Rods Delorean is a rarer find. External USB hard drives are for the most part characterized by their boxy, smooth shapes and generic physical features.
Read More: Back to the Future with Seagate USB Drive Delorean
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