Tag Archive: Flash

Samsung: We’re Wasting Half Of The Galaxy S4′s Flash Storage On Crappy Features No One Wants


when you buy a 16GB iPhone, iOS 6 takes up roughly 1GB of space on the device, leaving about 15GB or so to spare. Buy a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, on the other hand, and you get just 8.49GB!

Why? Samsung says all the bloat is because of the nonsense, half-baked “software features” they keep on baking in.

In a statement to CNET, everyone’s favorite Cupertino copycat said:

“For the  [Read More…]

Apple Now Allows You To Supercharge Your iMac With New Flash Storage Options

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Up until now, if you wanted a new 21.5-inch 2012 iMac from Apple, you had pretty dim prospects when it came to storage: your only options were a a stinky 1TB 5400RPM hard drive, or spending an additional $ 250 on a 1TB Fusion Drive. There were no options for a pure flash storage iMac, and on the 27-inch iMac side, things weren’t much better: the  [Read More…]

Adobe’s Biggest Advocate For Flash Is Now Making The iWatch Software [Rumor]


When Apple hired former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch — yes, the same guy who watched and lamely whined while Apple basically killed Flash by declaring it a wholly unnecessary and archaic web technology that had no place in the mobile age of computing — there was a lot of head scratching. What would Kevin Lynch be doing at Apple?

Well, here’s one theory: he’s heading a team made up largely of  [Read More…]

Enable a Screen Flash for Alert Notifications in Mac OS X

Screen Flash for Alerts in Mac OS X A little-known screen flashing feature exists in Mac OS X that provides an alternative way of being notified of system alerts, meaning that anytime you’d typically hear the general system sound effect feedback, see a bouncing Dock icon, or have a new icon badge appear, the screen will briefly flash instead. The screen flash is silent but offers unmistakable feedback that an alert  [Read More…]

Evernote Hello For iPhone Gets Passcode Lock, Flash Control & More


Evernote Hello, the iPhone app that makes it easy to remember the people you meet, has been updated with a number of new features. The app now has a passcode lock option, making it more secure, and a number of improvements have been made to business card scanning, including the ability to control your camera’s flash.

For those unfamiliar with the app, Evernote Hello is like an advanced address book. It’s  [Read More…]

Get Automated USB Thumb-Drive Backups With Flash Drive Backup [OS X Tips]

Flash Drive Backup

A lot of us use our USB thumb-drives (flash drives, data sticks, whatever you call them) as little repositories for our daily document work. We keep Word docs, text files, photos, and other daily data ephemera on the small four to eight gigabyte drives, making it easy to shuttle stuff between computers at work, home, and on the go.

But what happens when that little drive stops working,  [Read More…]

Use Your iPhone Flash For Visible, LED-Powered Notification Alerts [iOS Tips]

LED Flash Alerts

If you’ve read these tips for any length of time, you’ll know that there are plenty of settings on your iPhone that were designed first and foremost for people with various disabilities, but that can be extremely useful for those of us who don’t have a specific disability, as well.

Flash-powered alerts are one of these features; for those with hearing impairments, using the iPhone’s flash to let  [Read More…]

Apple Blocks Older Versions Of Adobe Flash Plug-In To Protect Users From Malware

Apple has crippled Flashback significantly, and the number of infected users is dropping rapidly.

Apple announced today that they have updated Safari’s web plug-in that blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player.

The update comes after Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft experienced a slew of malicious attacks on their computers via a Java exploit. Blocking the Adobe Flasher Player plugin should protect users from vulnerabilities.

The Next Web reports that the update  [Read More…]

aTV Flash (Black) Updated To Jailbreak Latest Apple TV Firmware


Following the most recent Apple TV update that brought Bluetooth keyboard support, iTunes in the Cloud, and Up Next to the Apple TV, FireCore has released updates to their second-generation Apple TV jailbreaking software aTV Flash (black) and Seas0n Pass that allow you to get your jailbreak back on firmware 5.2.

Here’s what is new.

Full list of changes

NEW! Added support for Apple TV 5.2 and Bluetooth keyboards  [Read More…]

Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Update To Avoid Attack On Macs

Apple has crippled Flashback significantly, and the number of infected users is dropping rapidly.

There’s a new trojan horse attack on Mac

We’ve been hoping for a quick and painful death to Flash for a while now. It’s been slowly coming, but we’re getting closer to the day of no longer needing the crash crazy, disease injecting plugin.

Flash is still everywhere though even if you don’t want it to be, and it’s  [Read More…]