Apple Kills SSD Performance on Competitor SSDs

If you needed another reason to hate Apple, we've got some ammunition for you. With the latest version of their OS (Yosemite 10.10), Apple has pulled the pin and killed off TRIM support for competitor SSDs. There is no reason to do this as the "user experience" will be the same (or better) with a different SSD, but Apple has decided to push their own brand to the point where a part that could be serviceable for the average guy - no longer is. Removing this will make the experience worse for users that upgrade their drives. #BadApple

TRIM marks data to be deleted that was removed at the filesystem level. Normally, SSDs do not keep track of the blocks that are no longer in use. This is where TRIM enabled SSDs would come into play by  helping increase the life of of the SSD, and performance over that lifespan.

Source: FutureLooks

Pixel Density War is Awesome!

I love pixel density. The more pixels you can cram together on a display, the better. I like having a laptop with a 3K display and wish I had enough green saved up to buy a 5K display to go with it. When it comes to smaller screens, pixel density used to be owned by Apple, but others have come out and beat them down, cramming 2560 x 1600 displays on 5-inch or bigger displays. Sharp is giving the small(er) screen the same love and has packed in an amazing 736 pixels per inch on their new 4.1-inch display. Yup, even this tiny screen has a native resolution of 2560 x 1600.

According to Sharp, the new display has the same ppi as that of a 4K display that measures 6 inches. We know what many customers might be thinking at the moment. How much battery life will this screen consume? And will the super-high resolution make that much of a difference on a smaller display? Whether you get your answer or not, Sharp is said to be planning to provide companies with sample panels sometime in 2015 and mass production of the screens might happen in 2016.

Source: MobileMag

Surface 2 for $200

If you live in the USA and are wanting to pick up a Surface 2 RT tablet, there is absolutely no better time than now. Right now on Microsoft's eBay store, you can pick up a 32GB Surface 2 with Windows 8.1 RT for a mere $200. It comes with free shipping in the USA and while is a refurbished unit, is up to the same quality standards and condition of a new one. Go shopping and beat some of the Black Friday rush.

At less than 1.5 pounds and just 8.9 mm thick, Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. It runs Windows RT 8.1 and comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office 2013 RT, so you get Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote—right out of the box. Surface 2 ups the ante with a more powerful, always-on processor, so it's ready to go when you need it. With an up to 10-hour battery that keeps you charged through the day, Surface 2 is powerful, yet ultra-thin and lightweight.

Source: eBay

Android App Pick - QuickPic

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are playing around with Android 5.0 Lollipop and giving a new Gallery App a go. QuickPic is a fantastic gallery replacement for your current stock gallery and if you've upgraded to Android L, you'll want to get this installed right away. It's fast, fantastic and free! Check it out and you'll easily see why it's our App Pick of the Week!



An Update Is in Your Destiny

You might have already been psyched about the new update for Destiny but you will even be more so after reading this next bit. Hidden within the patch is some info on some new things to expect from upcoming DLC. On Reddit, user sgtfrankieboy has broken down a list of the upcoming additions and as you will see there is plethora of nice stuff!

The new destiny updates brings new stuff to the database! This includes 35 new Activities, 7 new Activity Types and around 230 new items! These items are related to the upcoming DLC expansion. Don't want to click on every single item? Try using the DTR tooltip extension for Chrome!

Source: Reddit

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