Although no many people find expandable storage of any use, a lot of people prefer to have a MicroSD card slot on a phone. Unfortunately, a lot of phones nowadays don't use this extra storage space. These manufacturers choose not to include the MicroSD card slot merely because it takes up precious space that could be filled by more important components.
Xiaomi though might have a different approach for this. Every smartphone uses a SIM card slot for the SIM, so why not have a SIM card that is also a microSD card. This will save the extra spaced needed for a microSD card slot taking up on your phone.
A patent found by IT Home shows how Xiaomi is working on the revolutionary storage technology that may end up the need for separate slots altogether. The card would have the usual SIM technology on one side and then storage technology on the other side. This would, of course, require a specialized SIM tray that can read both ends. The only drawback here is that only Xiamoi phones could use this kind of technology. As this technology is patent by the company.
It may seem like a brilliant idea but it might be too late. Since eSIM technology is going to be a more popular form of technology in smartphones, and there might not be even a space for a physical SIM tray the card in the upcoming few years. However, between now and then Xiamoi could entice people looking for expandable storage to buy its products.
Today's businesses tend to develop advanced loyalty programs. A client gets rewards for buying a product or a service. The same happens in the banking industry. Bank purpose numerous rewards for owners of travel credit cards.
When a person opens a bank travel card he gets points as he spends. It is good to accumulate point. For many miles, you can get a big reduction on a price of an airline ticket. You can read more information about best travel rewards credit card form numerous online resources.
How to search flight options and get price reductions
To get reductions on a plane ticket you can not only keep them accumulated on your bank card. You have to choose an airline that will accept your points. There are too many airlines companies in the world, That is why people use professional websites, that compare the best flight option. They offer a fine way to evaluate flight options. Here is how you can do it:
● Enter into a system the place of your departure and final destination. You also have indicated if you have any points accumulated. Travel credit card issuer will give you such information.
● Get a flight comparison. A system will propose many flight propositions. You can get around 20 flight offers from various airlines. You will also get information on how many rewards you can redeem and how many rewards you can earn.
● You can choose an option you find relevant. You will then have a possibility to buy a ticket for a discounted price.
These are simple steps to take. Using such a comparison tool, you will have a possibility to choose the best flight option.
How to transfer your miles to a specific airline
As you spend money from a travel card, a bank gives you miles. They are calculated in points equivalent. A certain amount of points has concrete dollar equivalent. When you decide to buy a travel ticket you can transfer your reward and compensate ticket price.
To do it you have to register on websites that propose miles transfer service. In the United States of America travelers usually use Chase travel card. To collect miles from this plastic you have to use Chase Ultimate Rewards program.
After you open an account on the website you will be able to see the number of points you accumulated. You can redeem points when you find it necessary. You have to click ‘Transfer points' and choose airline miles should go to. A system will evaluate your request and calculate a final ticket price for you.
Another program that proposes to transfer points is called Starwood Preferred Guest Points. It is a unique program. It helps you to accumulate points as you make a transfer of the miles. You earn as you spend your miles.
In today's world, there are many ways to economize. Take an advantage of it. Choose a program that will help you to earn most of the miles.
As you probably know already, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead and chances of the smartphone ever resurfacing are almost none. However, Samsung would like to keep their customers from going elsewhere and that is exactly why they are offering $100 to all Note 7 customers who are willing to switch over to another Samsung smartphone, rather than leaving the brand completely or asking for a full refund. The extra $100 will be given to the customer via bill credit. Although this incentive is only available to the customers in the US at the moment, Samsung is expected to extend similar offers to other regions as well.
Here's the official statement by Samsung, "As a sign of our appreciation for your patience and loyalty, we are offering up to a $100 bill credit from select carrier or retail outlets if you exchange your Galaxy Note 7 for another Samsung smartphone, less any incentive credits already received."
Just in case you want nothing to do with Samsung smartphones for a while, most retailers and carriers will give you your money back, along with a $25 bonus. If you plan to switch to a different brand, you will still get a $25 bonus from most of them. Please note that if you had already exchanged your Note 7 when the first recall was initiated, the $25 bonus which you received then will be subtracted in all three scenarios.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Earlier this year when Samsung launched its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, something that got leaked out was both of the smartphone's inability to support expandandable storage via microSD card.
Although there was mixed response about this limitation, consumers took note of this while choosing devices with various storage options (32, 64 and 128 GB) available at different price point. Now it seems Samsung might be considering the option to give expandable storage via miscroSD in the S7, which is supposed to release in the first quarter of 2016.
According to HDBlog.it, Samsung will release two devices at Mobile World Congress 2016, with the Galaxy S7 featuring a 5.2-inch flat display and the Galaxy S7 edge, like the S6 edge -- having a 5.7-inch curved screen. There were speculations in August that the two new handsets would be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset, marking a comeback to Qualcomm over Samsung's own Exynos chip.
But, the S7 is rumored to have a top and bottom curved screen, as well as the expandable storage option mentioned above. Right now it's not quite clear if this flagship device will get removable storage We hope to see this unfold in the due course of time.
Back in the day, there was a lot of fighting between the Samsung and Apple fans regarding who is copying whom. Although Samsung was mostly on the receiving end of such blames and lawsuits by Apple themselves, things changed later on and Samsung really did start differentiating themselves. For example, they did not adopt the notch for two years and they kept the headphone jack. That seems to be changing though, as Samsung has been slowly taking the same steps as Apple recently.
News comes in from reliable sources today that the Galaxy Note 10 may not have the micro-SD card slot either. If this is true, then in addition to the fact that the Note 10 will be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, it's not nice to hear.
Alongside the two rumored changes in the upcoming Galaxy Note 10, also consider that up until the Galaxy S9 series was released, Samsung did not downgrade the camera optics in their regular S series, as compared to the S+ series. In 2019, Samsung copied the same ideology as Apple by even releasing three devices like the latest iPhones, further dividing the flagship S series into multiple categories. Is it just me or do you think the same? Let us know in the comments.
Recently a security research team at ThreatFabric discovered a new Android malware that could target a list of multiple apps that requires user credentials to login including social, communication, and dating apps. The malware is called Black Rock. It is a banking Trojan - derived from the code of the existing Xerxes malware that is a known strain of the LokiBot Android trojan.
However, despite being derived from a banking Trojan, the malicious code seems to have more interest in non-financial apps than the banking apps. It pretends to be a simple Google update, and ask for permission to update the apps. Though after getting into the system, it hides its icon from the app gallery and moves the bad actors while being staying in the back.
The team found this malicious code in May, but they kept working to study it. As per the analyst team, the code can do far more than just stealing your user's login information. It can save and forward the credit card information as well. Although, it may sound like a regular malware, so far, it has acquired the ability to attack 337 apps, which is significantly higher than any of the already known malicious code. "Those ‘new' targets are mostly not related to financial institutions and are overlayed to steal credit card details," the team at ThreatFabric said in a blog post.
He malware is designed in such a way that it can overlay attacks, send, spam, and steal SMS messages. It can also lock the victim app in the launcher activity. By acting as a keylogger, it can record every key being hit and could help the hacker to gather all the information he needed. Furthermore, they have found that due to its unique nature, it can deflect the usage of antivirus software such as Avast, AVG, BitDefender, Eset, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, or McAfee.
File Explorers are a very Important Apps, one of the first thing you install when you buy a New Phone or right after a factory reset. Solid Explorer 2.0 Stable, featured a slick dual-pane drawer, Material Design UI and an extensive features list.
Solid Explorer 2.0.9 looks completely amazing because it includes Full Material Design UI and various bug fixes. It has all of the Lollipop animations we've come to expect, along with a proper full-height navigation menu, floating action button, and colored status bar. The default blue/orange UI can be changed to whatever you like in the settings. You even get animated thumbnails for video. That's cool, but I could see it ending up a little annoying long-term.
Solid Explorer 2.0.9 Change-log:
- ability to modify attributes of multiple files
- updated app folder mapping
- fixed writing to SD card with root permission on KitKat
- fixed anonymous FTP login
- fixed remote file sharing
- fixed splitted archive reading
- minor bug fixes
You can get Solid Explorer 2.0.9 on your Android device now by downloading the official APK or via Google Play store link below.
We always need a Extreme high-capacity SD cards for the our New Cameras that can record 4K videos, which requires a very high memory card to hold all these videos together. SanDisk has now announced a new card that should make the life of any videographers a bit easier.
Today, SanDisk has announced the world's first 512GB SD card, that's half-a-Terabyte in a postcard size chip. Insert two of these in a camera that support two cards and you have a full 1 Terabyte of storage space available at your disposal.
The 512GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card is rated at a write speed of 90MB/s and a read speed of 95MB/s, which should be enough for high bitrate 4K recording or high framerate burst shooting. The card is temperature proof, shock proof, waterproof and X-Ray proof and comes with SanDisk's usual lifetime warranty and RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software.
Unfortunately, It's Price is Extreme too, the 512GB Extreme PRO will cost around $799.99. But if you are someone who invests in expensive camera gear and can afford to spend on fast, spacious storage options, then this is worth considering.
SD cards Technology is improving year after year. Toshiba has just unveiled that it will be releasing a New SD card with built-in Wireless connectivity during this year (2015). These new SD cards is named FlashAir III, and will be available in WiFi and NFC variants both with multiple sizes each.
The first SD card model is an NFC-enable SD Card, apparently it's been added so you can see up to 16 picture thumbnails from the card on your Android smartphone with just a tap. Also, you'll also find out how much storage space is left on the card.
The Toshiba FlashAir III model creates its own Wi-Fi network, which you can connect to in order to copy and share what's on it. It apparently comes with "enhanced photo sharing and management features". The card has a neat pass-through feature that lets you access its contents and the Internet (through a Wi-Fi router) at the same time. This SD card will be out in March. If you want 16GB of storage, you'll need to pay $79.99, while double that amount could be yours for $99.99.
The Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Card will be available for purchase in March,2015 at various retailers and on Toshiba US website for $79.99 for 16GB and $99.99 for 32GB.
Last year, We reached the 128GB limit in microSD cards. This year at MWC 2015, SanDisk broke that record and introduced New 200GB microSD card. The SanDisk 200GB Ultra® microSDXCTM UHS-I card is now a reality.
Moving files won't take nearly as long, the card is UHS-I rated and can offers transfer speeds of 90MBps which is approximately about 1,200 photos moved per minute. The card is water proof, temperature proof (-25°C to 85°C / -13°F to 185°F), shock proof, magnet proof and even X-ray proof.
The 200GB microSD card will become available worldwide in Q2,2015 at $400. The price will probably go down after the initial launch, the 128GB card is currently $100, having started at $130. It was as low as $90 at one point.
Big things can come in very, very small packages... SanDisk has just released a 200GB microSDXC card with UHS-I speed, which is as absurdly tiny as the rest of them but offers the most storage to date for the format.
Previously, the largest microSD card type available offered 128GB of unformatted storage, but this latest version adds more than 50% additional capacity. The 200GB version was announced back in March, and SanDisk says the 90MB/second read speed allows approximately 1200 photos to be transferred via USB 3.0 in a minute (remember, most of the latest devices supports up to 128 GB only).
Granted, all that capacity comes at a price, and removable storage is never cheap especially at first. The 200GB card sells for £210 from Amazon, whereas the 128GB version is just £58. You could buy three of those for less and have loads more storage, but of course, swapping tiny cards like these is problematic.
SanDisk has introduced the first 200GB microSDXC card a while ago and it's currently on the markets. Now, a company called Microdia, and while it doesn't quite have the same brand recognition as the memory card giant, this California-based company also makes flash memory and accessories. Microdia introduced the first microSD card that stuffs 512GB worth of storage space into a piece of plastic smaller than your fingernail.
Naturally, it won't be cheap. Microdia says it estimates the Xtra Elite will cost around $1,000 which converts to around £655 or AU$1,285 when it goes on sale by the end of this year, though that's not the final retail price. You can buy a 64GB card for around $30, £18 or AU$35.
The Xtra Elite will use version 4.0 of the Secure Digital standard, and feature an Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus with data transfer rates of up to 300MBps. Because it's using SD 4.0, the card features an additional row of pins below the standard ones.
The standard 52-card deck is a versatile tool that has led to hundreds of card game variations worldwide. From humble games played at home with friends and family, to high-stake game tournaments played on the casino floor, card games provide a thrilling experience that are enjoyed by novice and veteran players alike.
With that said, most players are familiar with card game staples such as Poker and Blackjack. Yet over time, the growth of the entertainment industry has encouraged casinos to be more innovative and intriguing with their card game offerings.
Nowadays, lesser known card games can be found in brick-and-mortar as well as online casinos. So we've collaborated with the folks at bgo to bring you a list of card games you might have seen before, but haven't played yet. Take a look at our infographic to learn the objectives of each game and try them out on your next casino visit!
People have been playing cards since time immemorial and although we may not realize it, there have been thousands of different games invented throughout the history of mankind itself. However, never before have the numbers been so high as they are today. Not only do most traditional games have multiple digital versions available now from different developers, hundreds of brand-new card games have also made their way onto smartphones, computers and tablets which were created exclusively as video games.
In spite of there being massive variety in the genre, most of them are not worth playing. Some are just very poor adaptations of classics, while a lot of the newly introduced games lack any originality or interesting aspect to them. If you are looking for a good card game to play online and actually enjoy it, you are in luck. We have carefully selected a handful of excellent games from across the industry that represent some of the best work in this particular gaming genre.
Hearthstone by Blizzard is widely believed to be the most influential card-based video game of all time. Set in the World of Warcraft MMORPG universe, it has inspired countless clones ever since it came out back in 2014, and till date, remains one of the most played turn based, collectible card games in the world. Once you play Hearthstone, it is possible that you may find a large majority of the modern digital card games to be far too similar.
Admittedly, there are developers who have improved upon the original formula and some of their offerings might even present a better experience because of that, but that's debatable. Either way, Hearthstone remains a must play game for anyone who is looking to get into the whole online card collecting video game genre.
Blackjack is at least 400+ years old, as the first mention of the game was reportedly found in a short Spanish story, written way back in the year 1601! It is surprising that in spite of the card game being so ancient in its origin, none of the other contemporary, older or younger traditional card games have managed to adapt so well to the digital format.
Blackjack in a live casino takes the experience even further, as it blurs the otherwise distinct line between virtual and real casino card games. If you like classic casino games in general and card games have always been your thing, you will find both virtual and live casino blackjack variants to be quite amazing.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Gwent was originally introduced as a side-game in the epic RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Even as a side-game, Gwent became extremely popular and people who never even played a single RPG before, decided to give it a try just for the sake of playing Gwent.
3 years later in 2018, the legendary developers CD Projekt Red released their standalone card game, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. It was a fleshed-out version of Gwent that has since been improved massively and supports various multiplayer modes for an immersive and addictive experience online.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a single-player RPG campaign expansion for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, but it's also a standalone card game with its own 30-hour+ storyline and unique gameplay elements not shared by the main game. Whether you have ever played Wild Hunt or not, rest assured that you will fall in love with Gwent.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Elder Scrolls 6 will probably be released in a dystopian future in the real world, if the latest reports from 2020 are anything to go by. However, as far as card games are concerned, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a far more polished game that's solid in 2020, as compared to how it was back in 2017 upon release. If you want a break from all those Hearthstone clones out there, try Legends because Bethesda has cleverly added more depth to the card game with a tricky rune system, allowing for more strategic players to shine through. You can check out a detailed review on IGN to know how Legends also utilizes a nifty lane mechanic to set it even further apart from Hearthstone.
Each of the titles here will appeal to a separate group of players, but whichever ones you decide to try out, rest assured that you won't be disappointed.If you are wondering why Uno or Exploding Kittens did not make it onto the list, then that's entirely because their online counterparts are just not good enough to represent how good the card games feel while playing them in real life.
Sony invented a new line of microSD cards that can produce better sound if they are made from the right materials and tuned just right to minimize electric noise coming from the card while it's working.
It theory a poorly designed component could interfere with the electric system of a phone or MP3 player and mess up the accuracy of its amps. Though in reality the label is an audiophile placebo that will cost around $155 when it comes out in Japan on March,5th.
Either way, unless you paid twice as much for your headphones than you would for this card and you listen exclusively to FLAC, you don't need the Premium Sound microSD card. And even if you do, you probably still don't need one.