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SD Association unveils App Performance Class SD cards

SD Association unveils App Performance Class SD cards

The SD Association has announced a new type of memory card that users of smartphones and tablets that need more space for their favorite apps will want to know about. The new App Performance Class is part of SD Specification 5.1 and establishes technical and market requirements to run and store apps on SD cards. The specification still supports storage of images, video, music, documents, and other data as well.

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StarTech’s new dual-slot SD reader transfers data between cards

StarTech’s new dual-slot SD reader transfers data between cards

StarTech has introduced a new SD card reader that'll make life easier for photographers and others who frequently use these media cards. The dual-slot card reader -- which is being offered in USB-C and USB 3.0 varieties -- makes it easy to write content to two cards at once, to access content from two cards at once, and to transfer content between the two cards. The reader has a built-in cable, as well, eliminating the need to carry one around.

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TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

What happens when you run out of space on your hard drive? Sure, you can start purging old files and unneeded programs, but that will only get you so far. The other option is to add a second drive, or simply replace it. Replacing an entire drive can be a lot of work, what with copying everything over, and getting your computer set back up the way you like it, and few laptops allow a second drive. Well, if you're a MacBook owner, there's a new option at your disposal.

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Verbatim reveals SD cards for action cams, 4k recording

Verbatim reveals SD cards for action cams, 4k recording

Verbatim has expanded its SD card lineup with Verbatim Pro+ SD cards designed for use with action cameras and Pro range SD cards for 4k cameras. The cards are said to offer UHS-I Speed Class 3 and Class 10 standards, and to have a read speed up to 90MB/s. The write speed is nearly as fast at up to 80MB/s, making them a better choice for DSLRs, action cameras, and any other device that needs to record RAW images, rapid burst shots, or ultra high definition resolutions.

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Samsung PRO Plus, EVO Plus memory cards ready for UHD content

Samsung PRO Plus, EVO Plus memory cards ready for UHD content

Our mobile devices are getting more and more capable, both in creating content as well as playing them, so it is only fitting that data storage should catch up to them as well. Samsung already unveiled its UHS 2.0 NAND storage used for internal memory, particularly in the Galaxy S6, and now it's turning its attention to external storage as well. Samsung is adding two new members to its SD and microSD card family, the PRO Plus and the EVO Plus, with the promise of smooth handling of UHD and FHD content.

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Eyefi’s Mobi Pro WiFi SD card is here, links camera and cloud

Eyefi’s Mobi Pro WiFi SD card is here, links camera and cloud

When you’re out and about snapping pics, the last thing you want to think about is whether or not you have (or will have) a reliable WiFi connection. Your camera probably has an SD card slot, but does your computer? Instead of forcing compromise, Eyefi wants to let you take pics or video and leave the rest to technology with their new Mobi Pro WiFi SDHC card. Instead of thinking about how you’re going to transfer files from your SD card to your computer, Eyefi is taking care of everything.

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Sony has $160 microSD card coming for ‘Premium Sound’ lovers

Sony has $160 microSD card coming for ‘Premium Sound’ lovers

It’s all about sound. And noise. Well, to Sony it is, at least. In a bit of a head-scratcher, Sony is releasing a new microSD card, called the microSDXC. This 64GB card is labelled as being “for Premium Sound”, to which Sony hopes audiophiles everywhere will buy it. At $160, it’s a lot pricier than similarly specced microSD cards. That massive price boost (like five-times as much) is explained away, where Sony explains it has “less electrical noise when reading data”.

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Chrome OS may soon allow file transfers from external drive to the cloud

Chrome OS may soon allow file transfers from external drive to the cloud

Chrome OS has seen some interesting new features of late. Remote Desktop sharing finally hit Chrome, and you can now run Linux in a window without leaving Chrome. Though both are still works in progress, they signal a new direction for Chrome OS wherein the “browser OS” gets a bit more desktop. There may be another cool feature rolling in, as code commits in Chrome’s Developer hub, Chromium, suggest Google Drive will soon be able to take files straight from an external drive or SD card to the cloud.

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Toshiba FlashAir III wireless SD card: file transfers sans hassle

Toshiba FlashAir III wireless SD card: file transfers sans hassle

In our increasingly connected world, having to pause and connect a USB cable or swap in an SD card to transfer files is a cumbersome, nearly archaic process. Wireless SD cards largely solve that problem, making it possible to shuttle, for example, pictures from a digital camera to a laptop quickly. Such is the usefulness of Toshiba's new third-generation FlashAir III, a standard SD card with a twist: the inclusion of its own WiFi for simple transfers among devices even if there's no wireless network available.

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Here’s the best MacBook upgrade you can buy for under $50

Here’s the best MacBook upgrade you can buy for under $50

Working with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air released in the past few years means having an SD card slot for quick data transfer. What we’re looking at today is the relatively unknown world of 3rd-party products aiming to make use of that slot for non-traditional purposes. With the Transcend JetDrive Lite 360, we’re expanding storage for our MacBook at a fraction of the cost of built-in storage.

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Simplelocker.A ransomware targets Android SD card data

Simplelocker.A ransomware targets Android SD card data

There is another ransomware lurking around the Android neighborhood and this time it can actually do more harm. This Simplelocker.A malware targets a device's SD card and encrypts common file formats in there so that users can't access them unless they pay the price.

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Eyefi Cloud Review with Eyefi Mobi

Eyefi Cloud Review with Eyefi Mobi

Eyefi doesn't believe the instant gratification of automatic photo sharing should be limited to smartphone photographers, and Eyefi Cloud is the way it aims to give that same satisfaction to those sticking with dedicated cameras. Building on last year's Eyefi Mobi WiFi-enabled SD card, Eyefi Cloud promises swift organization and simple sharing in addition to the convenience of having every photo you take accessible from all of your devices. Ambitious stuff, but has Eyefi managed to make it user-friendly? Read on for our review.

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