How to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad

How to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad

Steps to add a microSD card slot on iPhone or iPad

iPhone and iPad users seems to be suffering from the low space problem with no solution in sight. A low storage space means one cannot take any more photos or videos without deleting something on their device. But here are some really smart steps to add a microSD card slot on the iPhone or iPad by spending just $25.

Use Lexar tiny microSD reader

The best way to add a microSD card slot is to make use of the Lexar’s tiny SD card reader for the Lightning devices. With this users get a free Lexar Mobile Manager app which makes it easier and simpler to move media files such as photos and videos between the device and storage card. It can even used for moving photos and videos from device or camera to the iPhone or iPad to editing and sharing on the go.

Use Valkit 2-in-1 Lightning cable with microSD reader

You can buy $25 Valkit 2-in-1 Lightning cable and microSD reader to add the much needed extra storage space to iPhone or iPad. You will get a 10 inch long Lightning cable which with built in extra storage space and this can be helpful in moving photos and videos from device to the card and vice versa. Now your iPhone or iPad will as good as the Android counterparts with enhanced capability of moving files across the device.


Add extra storage space for smoother iPhone or iPad experience

You might have went to friend’s birthday party or somewhere out of the city and the moment you decide to click a memorable photo your device shows low storage space. Using the two steps stated earlier will help you in collecting the memories in the form of photos and videos without the fear of low storage space on the iPhone and iPad for years to come.

Both of these steps allow you to increase the extra storage space up to 256GB which is quite a handful. Secondly paying hefty charges for the iCloud for a larger storage iPhone or iPad version will certainly be a costly affair when you can get the same benefit through spending just less than $25. Financially speaking a 256 GB memory card costs around $170 while latest iPhone 7 with same storage space will cost a whooping $849 and iPhone 7 32GB version will cost $649. So opting for any of the above steps is a sensible and wise decision for rooting out the low storage problem for once and all.

The best thing about these steps to add a microSD card is that you are not limited to carrying just a single card at a time. You can use as many card as you like in order to keep photos and videos in different cards. It also aids in transferring files to and from PCSs, laptops, Macs and Android devices. Certainly it isn’t as good as the built in microSD card slot but it works well enough to compensate for the loss.

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Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPU for Future Designs

Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPU for Future Designs

Nvidia has been making progress in a technical wall in GPU design wherein it would no longer be capable of shoving more transistors into a GPU die to increase performance to which rate customers have grown accustomed to. GPUs in general are designed as monolithic dies with their functionality under one` roof’.  This tends to take place often and the earlier GPUs on some occasion utilised separate chips for specific functionality.

Several times, AMD together with Nvidia had used various cores in providing support for the extra monitors or to bond links between PCI Express and AGP.  Nvidia has now been appraising the option of a multi-chip GPU which would interconnect with the other parts of the core such as MCM – Multi-chip-Module, considering the core component of the GPU, that have been single-die matters for a long time.

However monolithic GPU designs tend to have issues from various problems. At first they could be reticle-busters, pushing the limits of what TSMC, GlobalFoundries or Samsung could construct into a single core. Harvesting good GPUs from the corrupt ones could escalate issues when the manufacturer tries to harvest good die as in the case of Nvidia and the GTX 970.

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In-House Simulator

The system that they utilised in recovering parts for the GTX 970 also had an influence on the memory bandwidth of the GPUswhile accessing its last 512MB of RAM.  If GPUs had been built in modules, and linked together on a common package, the subsequent chip could theoretically be huge and more powerful than any single card.

The research team of Nvidia utilised an in-house simulator in evaluating their designs and build two virtual GPUs comprising of 256 streaming multiprocessors -SMseach.

One was based on the present monolithic design while the other utilised an MCM design.  In the study of the author, they were of the belief that they can exceedthe performance of the biggest construct able GPU by 44.5% and come within 10% of a monolithic GPU die which exceeds any product presently buildable at any foundry.

If this type of approach in a perfect situation could harvest amazing development in performance as well as power consumption together with TDP,  one would not have the complete GPUs horsepower focused in a small space. Caution would be essential against jumping to conclusion.

Non-Uniform Memory Access – NUMA

The authors of the report have acknowledged that this would need software which was NUMA – Non-Uniform Memory Access, compatible. Moreover there would also be an inevitable performance hit while accessing data that is held in different GPU or sharing information over numerous cores.

These types of performance have already taken place when consumers try to deploy arrays of GPUs and the performance penalties are now considerablytougher than what they tend to be in an MCM.It is left to be seen what Nvidia would be doing for the next couple of generations.

However a move to MCM GPUs tends to be almost certain. The issue is which company would be getting there first.  It is believed that AMD’s Navi GPU architecture off in the distance could be utilising an MCM GPU design also particularly since the AMD has the tech in place with Zen, at the moment.

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Is a Mac Laptop or Desktop a Better Investment?

Is a Mac Laptop or Desktop a Better Investment?

Have you decided to purchase a Mac as your next computer? Whether you want a more secure system with reliable Mac service. or one meant for designers, you’ve made an excellent choice. Now you just have one more thing to decide before you begin looking for Apple computers for sale. Do you want to purchase a laptop or a desktop?

The Portability Factor

The first thing you should do is decide where you intend to use your new computer the most. If you only intend to use it at home, a desktop will work well. However, if you want something you can take with you to cafes, to work or when you travel via train or plane, you’ll obviously need a laptop. Even if you usually use the computer at home right now, consider your long-term plans in case they change the way you use the internet.


The Size Factor

Size is another important detail, even if you don’t need a portable computer. Consider how much space you have in your home. Do you live in a dorm room? Are you sharing a small apartment? Have you jumped on the tiny house bandwagon? If you don’t have a lot of space to spread out, a desktop is probably not a good idea. A laptop can be folded up and put away when you aren’t using it, which means your kitchen table can double as a desk or you’ll still have sleeping space if you need to use your computer in bed.

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The Intended Use Factor

Finally, consider what you’ll be using the computer for. While laptops will work for gaming or designing, their smaller displays may make it harder for you to work, especially if your eyesight isn’t 20/20 to begin with. Desktops offer a larger display screen so you don’t miss anything.

Don’t worry if you’re still not sure which Mac is right for you. When you search “Apple reseller near me,” you’ll find plenty of companies that can help you go over specifications and decide exactly what you need to be productive.

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Apple iPhone 8 Will Abandon Touch ID Fingerprint Reader in Favour of a Facial Recognition system

Apple iPhone 8 Will Abandon Touch ID Fingerprint Reader in Favour of a Facial Recognition system

iPhone 8 is set to do away with the fingerprint for the new facial recognition

Apple next eagerly awaited smartphone is the iPhone 8 about which speculations are quite tremendous. One of the analyst has claimed that Apple will be moving away from its popular Touch ID fingerprint recognition system completely in order to incorporate facial recognition system in the future iPhone variants. Rumours have suggested that Apple is currently deciding whether to put the sensor at the rear or on the front of the device.

The Claims

Latest claim about abandoning the popular Touch ID fingerprint sensors has been made by a reputable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.He believes that Apple would be going for a edgeless display in the next variant of the iPhone in order to give it the highest screen-to-body ratio. Thereby Apple users will get more screen right at the top and Apple could even consider to ditch the home button in order to enlarge the screen at the bottom in iPhone 8.

He predicts that the OLED model will not support the fingerprint recognition as the full display design isn’t compatible with the widely used capacitive fingerprint recognition technology.

He even goes on to say Apple will have to deal with a number of problems while bringing the Touch ID capabilities on the OLED screen therefore they are most likely to abandon it and opt for the facial recognition system. If they don’t then Apple would have to deal with the last minute changes which ultimately results in the unwanted delays.

All the rumours surrounding iPhone 8

Here is the list of rumours which has found their way into framing the outlook of the next iPhone to be released this year.

  1. Dual-lens 3D Camera
  2. 5 inch and 5.8 inch variants with OLED screens
  3. Wireless charging support
  4. Industry grade aluminium back panels made up of two reinforced glass panes along with a metal frame present in the middle.
  5. Curving glass casing
  6. Facial recognition sensors
  7. Augmented reality capabilities
  8. Pricing for 12 GB model will be $999 while 256GB model will be sold at $1,099.

More rumours about iPhone 8

Just a week ago a videos was shared online by MobileFun which gave the first look of the accessories to go with the iPhone 8. This included two Olixar products offering a vertical dual camera setup along with a robust edge-to-edge display which has become a new trend in the consumer electronics market.

It even had a screen protector which tends to reveal a lot about the next iPhone look and design. Screen protector has suggested Apple would be going with almost bezeless design with the next iPhone in order to give a stiff competition to the Samsung latest premium Galaxy models.

This also means that iPhone 8 will be lot slimmer at the top and bottom than the iPhone 7. Until Apple unveils the next iPhone in next few months all these rumours will keep going interest as it taps into the curiosity of the prospective buyers.

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Social Media

7 Actions to Do in Facebook for a Beginner

7 Actions to Do in Facebook for a Beginner

I hope I don’t attract smirks when people read the title and guess what follows further down. By now Facebook might have a billion users but still, it can accommodate another billion may be in its member database. It implies there is a billion potential newbies to Facebook; I thought I would target at least 10% of them through this blog post.

I agree the world population is online savvy; still, equal numbers of people are not. I address them here with some very basics of Facebook working.

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  1. Create a Facebook profile.

Creating a profile is the first action when you want to enter world of digital communication. It is a very simple task of signing up with name and upload your profile photo. If you don’t upload your own image, Facebook members would not be free to communicate with you. It is FACE BOOK mate, so stay true it by using your real photo. Do not use pictures of animals, birds or your college emblem or your company logo. You don’t have to fill all your true information in your profile. Fill only the information you are comfortable sharing with others.

  1. Make friends in Facebook.

People join Facebook to make new friends, find and revive lost contacts and try to convert the friends into business leads. So, there is no point shying away. The Facebook search function find friends for you who are already active in Face book using your emails addresses of your contacts in gmail, yahoo! And hotmail, etc.

Once you get a few friends in a day or two, Facebook will notify you of new friendship requests from people either you know already or strangers.. You can also try to locate your school mates, past colleagues by using the ‘search’ function or send new friendship requests based on location, age, gender, field of interests and more filters.

  1. Posting updates

Either on an hourly basis or on a daily basis nor on any other schedule that suits you, you can post updates on your wall in the form of text, images or even videos. If you have a blog, you can post your blog post URL and the Facebook will retrieve the title of your published blog post plus a small snippet of your blog post.

  1. Pictures or videos

Pictures or videos can be related to your travel or an event involving you or your son or your spouse can be uploaded with ease. Your updates on your profile page will attract more readers’ reactions if they contain pictures and videos.

  1. Tagging

While uploading a picture or naming a few of your Facebook friends, it is easy to tag them too so that as and when your tag, the tagged members of Facebook will be notified of the mention by you and they will click on the notification to land on your post and read it fully and leave a ‘like’ or comment on it.


  1. Join a few Facebook groups.

Facebook groups are created by the members of Facebook for a specific cause or purpose. It is free to created and free to join to expand your friends’ list and to expose your own personal or business interests. In addition, you can create your own group and invite your friends and people with similar interests to join the group.


  1. Interacting with friends and strangers

Based on your expressed interests, your friends’ posts and strangers’ posts would appear on your wall if you have configured your setting accordingly. Under each of the post, there would be ‘like’ button that you can press to let them know you have read and liked their post. Moreover, one can also publish a comment under the text or image updates.

There is more that Socialmedia offers but as you gain experience and when you have real online business, you will come to know about them. Nevertheless, whether you have a blog or a website, whether you do online business or not, a Facebook presence for everybody can be a real learning experience.

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