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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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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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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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