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A guide to memory cards from 7dayshop.com for 2017

How to choose the right card SD memory cards are now pretty much standard for a range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras and camcorders. Getting the right card is essential. They can increase the storage capacity and performance of your device. Memory card formats: SD, microSD and CompactFlash SD, microSD and CompactFlash are the main card sizes on the market today. Within each card size, there are different classes of storage capacity and speed. SD memory cards are…

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This news could transform smartphones and kill off PCs

Memory chip that supercharges smartphones and smashes performance of PCs despite tiny size unveiled by Samsung. The Korean electronics company’s new 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded memory chip will rev up the next generation of high-end mobile devices by providing high capacity storage at PC-beating performance levels all within a compact design that’s smaller than micro SD memory cards. How fast? This new card can transfer (read) data at speeds of up to 850MB/s – that’s nearly as fast as a typical hard drive found…

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Your next smartphone could have a touchscreen that you can use with WET fingers

New technology could end the nightmare of touchscreens going crazy when they get a bit of water on them. LCD manufacturer Japan Display Inc has begun making what it calls second generation “Pixel Eyes” LCD modules for premium mobile products that require high performance. Using a new sensor structure and new materials, the new Pixel Eyes display even works with wet fingers. What's best: Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry phones? It’s also possible to have thinner borders, deep black level and…

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5 REALLY Simple Ways To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

Easy ways to keep your phone going longer – a light-hearted look at options to ensure the battery lasts longer while out and about. 1. Turn down the screen brightness Okay, so you might struggle to see your phone screen on a bright day – but you could try shielding it with your hand. And it could help your phone battery last that crucial little bit longer. You could also try making your screen timeout – when the display goes dark…

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You Might Want To Change Your Phone Lock Screen Pattern…

We’ve heard warnings about passwords like 123456, but people choose similar phone lock screen patterns. Here’s how to improve your security. New research has shown that people gravitate towards simple patterns, which are easy to guess, when it comes to Android smartphone lock screens – which offer an alternative form of security to traditional passwords. Predictable A study of 3,400 user-selected patterns by researcher Marte Løge, a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has revealed that 44 percent…

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The ‘Magic Internet Button’ That Fixes Everything – Click Here

Who doesn’t want a button like this on their keyboard? Aren’t there some days when you’d love a magic button when the web’s having an off day or misbehaving? Okay, so we don’t really have a magic button that fixes everything, but we do have a list of 5 things that could make your online and technology life that bit easier – click on the photos below. 1. Not running out of phone battery at just the worst moment – get this power bank!…

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Smartphones Now ‘More Popular’ To Get Online Than Laptops In UK

Two thirds of people in UK now own a smartphone to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online for nearly two hours a day, according to new research. And a third of UK internet users now see their smartphone as the most important device to get online compared to the 30% who prefer their laptop. That compares to just 22% who went for their phone first and 40% who plumped for their laptop in 2014. The resesearch…

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Have you heard of “tech-neck”?

Tech neck is claimed to be brought on by regular use of smartphones and tablets. Looking down at devices up to 150 times a day has led to something dubbed tech-neck – with people between 18 and 39 being most affected. It seems to be something to do with saggy skin and a distinct crease around the neck caused by all that looking down, according to the Telegraph website. Although, everyone’s skin is affected by ageing neck-tech is reportedly being seen in much…

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The selfie stick: 5 ‘facts’ that may surprise you

1. 1925 – the first ‘selfie stick’? The selfie stick is an extendable rod or monopod with a mount or clamp to hold your smartphone or camera at one end and handle at the other end. The idea is that you can take better pictures of yourself (known as a selfie) or group shots. Some even have remote or Bluetooth controls. But the selfie stick may be a much older phenomenon. In December 2014, the BBC reported about a photo of a couple taken in…

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90% of world’s population over age of 6 “set to have a mobile phone”

Mobile phones will be available to vast majority by 2020, says communications firm Ericsson It forecasts that 90% of the world’s population over 6-years-old will have a mobile phone within 6 years. And smartphones are expected to soar in popularity. There have been 800 million new smartphone subscriptions in 2014 – bringing the total to 2.7 billion globally, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson mobility report, which is a comprehensive update on mobile trends. But this smartphone figure is predicted to…

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