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Write endurance is rarely the cause of failure in either one. An SSD can write petabytes of data. Mechanical parts are more prone to failure than solid state, which is why the Apple TV no longer has a hard drive in it.They operate at hard drive speeds for large sequential transfers. The SSD part of a Fusion drive is only 128GB so in a 1TB Fusion drive, 872GB of data is transferred at speeds no better than an HDD. There are still advantages with random writes but it's far...
The main concern people have is not about the lack of privacy but who to trust with what information. Like I said earlier, people have sensitive medical information they wouldn't tell their bank. They'll have financial information they wouldn't tell their doctor and so on. There are companies whose business model is to monetize data and those include Google and Facebook. Apple has a different business model - they charge more for hardware.About 90% of Apple's revenue is...
This has been happening on movie sets where they are previewing footage they've just shot to make sure it looks ok:https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/blackmagicproductioncamera4k/technologyThey won't be huge files as they'll be short sequences at a time and they could well be on external SSDs but if they have to chop a rough edit, it could be putting strain on the internal.The main point is the performance aspect shouldn't be overlooked with SSD, it's not just a...
That's true, there are lots of companies with access to sensitive data. Internet service providers for people not using encrypted connections have even more access to info because every single piece of data has to pass through their servers before it even gets to Google - this might be the motivation in moving everything to SSL encryption. Banks have huge amounts of data too, all your purchase records. That always gets me when bank employees (especially ones that look like...
Here's the thing though, outside of scenarios where Google explicitly knows not to track people, Google is tracking everyone by default. They don't know who is a kid and who isn't unless the kid tells them; if they use a parent's device, Google doesn't know any different. If you assume they're tracking adults and you're comfortable with that, they have to be tracking kids in exactly the same way. I of course use Google services as I use Google like most people do and was a...
Google is a publicly traded company with a business model that operates on advertising. What any company tries to do is make the best success of the business model they choose. They push it as far as they can get away with. Fans on the outside try to project a persona onto companies to make them feel better and make definitive statements on their behalf like "children aren't tracked, period". Then when it's found otherwise, it changes to 'oh, well they don't do it now so...
Like this you mean?http://safegov.org/2014/1/31/google-admits-data-mining-student-emails-in-its-free-education-appshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/sue-scheff/google-apps-for-education_b_5083478.htmlYou have to remember though that anything-but-Apple products are better than Apple products and if you don't think so, you're not impartial enough.
An external portable drive doesn't negate the advantages of a laptop but you have to think about performance. You can't work with 4K footage or heavy image files on a laptop hard drive because it's too slow. Saving files takes forever. Every time you save or open a 1GB project to a HDD, it'll take about 20 seconds vs 2 seconds on an SSD. If you have to work with files like this, chances are you can afford to get the larger drives.To move the base 15" MBP to 1TB SSD costs...
You'd have to find a space for a HDD first:Going backwards would mean making the whole machine thicker again in order to stack components. There is no possibility to go back at this point.This issue is not a lack of options, you can get a 1TB SSD just as you can get a 1TB HDD, the problem is just how much that costs. For the time being, for people who can't afford that internally, the route is cheaper external SSDs or HDDs. The following 1TB SSD is still a bit expensive at...
Everything that can be seen in portrait can be seen in landscape with different framing. See bathroom scene here from Eyes Wide Shut filmed in widescreen (NSFW):http://yardsofgrapevine.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/eyes-wide-shut-toilet.jpgPortrait video works for Facetime because faces are taller than wide but that's the front camera. Everything shot on the rear camera can default to landscape with an option to force it portrait. Not only landscape but default to always...
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