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World’s highest capacity SD memory card – 512GB – unveiled by SanDisk

There has been a 1,000-fold increase in SD memory card capacity in little more than a decade, says manufacturer SanDisk. In 2003, SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card and has now unveiled what it says is the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market with a 512GB capacity. The company says the new 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card delivers write speeds up to 90 MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world colour and stutter-free 4K…

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The Evolution of iOS from iOS 1 – iOS 8 [INFOGRAPHIC]

This week saw the launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. Apple also announced that iOS 8, the operating system that will run both of the new iPhones will be made available for download on September 9th, 2014. In light of the evolutionary change of the iOS, we decided to dig a little deeper to the first ‘iPhone OS’ right through to it’s latest iteration iOS 8. It’s development both in the hardware and software front…

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HDR Photography: How To Take High Dynamic Range pictures

“High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is about making the most of the shadows, mid tones and the highlights. By using multiple exposure we can merge these together to make one stunning image. “So that’s at least three, one normal exposure, one a few steps down and another equal steps up. The HDR effect can be completed using only a single image, a process called tone mapping, but this doesn’t really cut it,” says photographer Andy Scott. See his stunning photos…

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Apple iPhone 6 and Watch news: the Apple Pay service

Blog update: Could Apple’s latest service usher the end of cash and bank cards? Apple Pay could be one of the most important announcements to accompany the launch of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. As expected, Apple launched two versions of the iPhone 6 and an Apple Watch at a special event on 9 September. Apple Pay: the end of the wallet? We’ve had the launch, the soundbites and even a live video stream from Apple. But a…

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Is the “selfie” the solution to password hacking?

Fed up of trying to remember different passwords when accessing your phone, online accounts and worried about them being hacked or stolen? Could the security solution for all of us ultimately lie with the “selfie”? As most of us know, a selfie is a photo that we take of ourselves. It’s much beloved by teenagers and celebrities. But a number of experts now think it could hold the key to improving security online. Strictly speaking, they are talking about biometrics…

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Apple iPhone 6 “release date” – 9 September 2014

Read our round up of the speculation around the iPhone 6 launch, possibly alongside an iWatch, on 9 September by Apple. The new phone could feature an “iPayment” system that allows iPhone 6 owners to buy things in physical shops. The company has announced that it is holding a big event on 9 September 2014 with the cryptic message, “Wish we could say more”. Here are 6 rumours about the iPhone 6 Two sizes: 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch display. The larger screen…

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The transformation of memory storage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Small memory cards may now be part of modern life, but not so long ago this wasn’t the case. The original hard disk drive stored 5 megabytes of data on 50 magnetic disks – each 24 inches in diameter. The IBM 350 RAMAC disk storage unit was operational in 1956. Now we talk about the size of memory cards in millimetres. Just take a look at the infographic below. Further links to click on Read about the SanDisk 128GB microSD memory card and buy…

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What’s best – Apple, Android or Windows phones? Vote here

Are you an Apple or Android mobile phone fan. Or perhaps you use a Windows or Blackberry phone. Which type of mobile phone do you use and why? Please take part in the poll below – it will be interesting to see which is the most popular. What's best: Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry phones? Other links to click on Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future? Shop for mobile phone accessories, tablets Could your phone store millions of…

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The man with one of TV’s most heard voices (although you may not know his name or face)

Ever wondered who does the voice overs for TV ads? Well, we have found out who one of these “mystery voices” belongs to… it’s a 7dayshop customer and his voice is most likely to have been heard by many of us. Terry Golding has lent his voice to thousands of TV, corporate, internet video and radio adverts. Just listen to this recording – and realise, you have probably heard his voice! Google, John Lewis, Marstons have been just a few…

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Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future?

If you have ever shouted at your mobile phone, it could actually do some good in the future. Using sound to charge a mobile phone could become a reality, according to new research. A team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and mobile phone maker Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype – a nanogenerator – that could be used to charge a mobile phone using everyday background noise. That could be traffic, music or even our own voices. The…

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