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How long will we be living USB Type-C dongle hell? Not Long I think

  There has been lots of chatter on dongles now that Apple taken the leap of faith and removed all ports on the new MacBook Pros except one, the USB Type-C (USB-C) port. Now while in my opinion this is a bold move in the right direction it does lead to a transition phase where […]

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Bye bye and good riddance to 130 year old technology, the 3.5mm jack, long live the king – USB Type-C

Wow the media is in a frenzy about the latest Apple iPhone 7 dropping the 3.5mm jack. Personally I cannot believe the 3.5mm jack has lasted as long as it did. Here is a list of just a couple of articles which seem to infer that the removal of the 3.5mm jack is the starting […]

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Hot Topic of the week, the Samsung S7 does not have a USB Type-C port

The internet is all a buzz this week with news of the Samsung flagship S7 mobile phone. Yes it’s a beautiful phone packed to the brim with super features but sadly NO USB Type-C! instead the Samsung S7 has a Micro USB, old school to say the least. Many are asking the question why no […]

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Too Few USB Ports, USB is Hard because it’s Easy, International Happiness Day

Not Enough USB Ports The most common complaint I hear now is that PC’s don’t offer enough USB 3.0 ports. In the most recent blog from Jeff Cable, he talks about how he bought a MacPro that has only 4 USB 3.0 ports.  Jeff Cable says: “The only bad thing is that the new Mac […]

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Informal Benchmarking USB 3.0 on MacBook Pro and Other Upgrades

  The Macbook Air and Pro include a backup and restore function called Time Machine.  You backup your MacBook to an external USB Drive (USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Drive).  Time Machine lets you restore from this drive, and it automates it so your software and documents are exactly as you left them. In this […]

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Does my NAND need USB 3.0? Part 4, Apple drives SSDs faster, and mainstream

  SSDs or Solid State Drives are the storage in tablets like the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy.  SSDs use NAND flash, but fast NAND flash. The NAND in SSDs is faster and NAND in SSDs has to be able to handle more read and write cycles than NAND used in USB Flash Drives or […]

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Apple adds USB 3.0 to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air–Every USB 3.0 port comes with Thunderbolt

At Tim Cook’s keynote today, Apple announced USB 3.0 available in the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.  Here’s the screen shot from the Apple website.   The new Apple MacBooks use the fastest, most advanced Ivy Bridge PC chipset which include USB 3.0 I think this means Apple deployed official USB 3.0 support before […]

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$800M says Thunderbolt stays Closed

I’m constantly asked: “Will Thunderbolt replace USB 3.0?” Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 will co-exist & live long, fruitful lives As reported previously, Apple filed and recieved a patent for a new iPhone or iPad connector which looks  like a Thunderbolt connection. You can see in the picture that it includes connections for USB 3.0 and […]

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Why the iPhone 4S drives the need for USB 3.0

Google iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and you will get about gazillion hits, hopefully including this Blog Smartphones drive the need for USB 3.0 in digital cameras and digital video cameras to From the Apple event Monday “We’re now on to the camera in the iPhone 4S. “We set our sights on competing with the […]

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Apple’s USB 3.0 DisplayPort Patent, Radiation, Cell Phones, and Bananas

Patently Apple reports today that Apple has applied for a patent on a combined USB 3.0 and DisplayPort connector. The great thing is we now know that Apple is at least thinking about USB 3.0.  The connector is (obviously) for their iPad, iPhone, iPod devices. I like to be positive about everything, but there is […]

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