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Lilbits: Microsoft’s app store, Google’s 5G network, and Fedora for phones

Apple and Google have been taking a lot of heat for their app store policies recently, with developers bristling at the companies’ insistence that apps distributed through their respective stores follow very tight restrictions that many see as anti-competitive. Microsoft, meanwhile,¬†also has an app store. You probably don’t use it very much, and developers have […]

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WD introduces Red Plus hard drives in response to SMR performance complaints

Recently a number of the companies that produce hard drives have begun shipping models that use SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) technology rather than CMR (Conventional Magnetic Recording). And some users have noticed. For example, the Western Digital Red line of hard drives are designed specifically for use in NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices… but in […]

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WD made an 8TB portable SSD, but you can’t buy it (yet)

Portable SSD prices have fallen in recent years, and you can these days you can pick up a 2TB model for around $270. But an 8TB portable SSD? Right now that’s priceless. Western Digital is unveiling a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show, but the company hasn’t committed to bringing it to market anytime soon. […]

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Western Digital’s first portable SSD sells for $100 and up

Storage company Western Digital has been selling USB hard drives for years. But the company’s a bit of a latecomer to the portable solid state drive space. Now Western Digital is making up for lost time with the introduction of a tiny, speedy SSD that’s available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. The WD My […]