Author: Terry

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macOS High Sierra Update

macOS High Sierra Update

Software
High Sierra Released September 2017 The latest operating system released by Apple is High Sierra. Even though it's technically a new OS, it's more of just an upgrade on top of Sierra. Sierra was a very clean system that ran quite smooth so it will be interesting what this new software will bring to the table (the good or the bad). New Features A new file system New video compression standard — (HEVC) Next-gen graphics processor — (Metal 2) Updated applications — (Safari, Photos, Mail)   Apple File System: "Your data is under new management" Apple has decided to change the way their computers store your files. Utilizing flash technology to create a more advanced file system. Available to every Mac with all-flash internal storage. Benefits: Future proof —  using a new 6
Apple’s New iPhone X – Built by Samsung

Apple’s New iPhone X – Built by Samsung

Hardware
Apple vs Samsung In the smartphone and tech industry there are no greater rivals than Apple and Samsung. Apple's new smartphone the iPhone X, (available starting November 3rd), is the latest in the two companies trying to one up each other. However... Samsung is actually making quite a profit on each iPhone X sold. This is because Samsung is in contract with Apple to supply the components required to build each phone. Samsung built components: OLED display -(iPhone X) Batteries -(iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s) Chipsets and Processors-(iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s) Samsung has a contract to supply around 160 million OLED displays to Apple. Originally the contract was for 100 million and was estimated to be worth $2.59 billion.   Who's winning in this smart phone competition?
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

Hardware
AMD's newest processor the Ryzen Threadripper 1950x is their most powerful cpu to compete against rivals Intel. Threadripper 1950x Specifications Number of CPU Cores: 16   Number of Threads: 32 Base Clock Speed: 3.4GHz Max Turbo Core Speed 4GHz Total L1 Cache: 1.5MB Total L2 Cache: 8MB Total L3 Cache: 32 MB   Default TDP/TDP: 180W Max Temps: 68°C Cost $999.99 USD Performance Comparing the Threadripper 1950x to the comparable Core i9-7900x from Intel we see the following results. The 1950x scores much better in Cinebench and is able to encode video at a faster frame rate. However, the Core i9-7900x gets the win in Geekbench and PCMark 8 scores. Our Verdict If you're looking for a new CPU and you do a lot of cont
College Tech Tips

College Tech Tips

Tech Tips
Be Ready for College with these Tips!   1. How to Save Money for College Going away to college is expensive! However being a college student with a .edu email address allows you access to a 6-month free trial of Amazon Prime Student This is a great opportunity for those of you who haven't yet been a member of Prime and want to try. Living on your own or in a dorm is much easier when you can simply buy just about anything and have it shipped to you for free within 2 days.   Have time to kill between classes? With Amazon Prime, you have access to Prime video which gives you a collection of movies and TV to watch from all your devices.    2. Decide on what you need to be successful in school Depending on your major and what your hobbies are will dictate how much tec
Time to upgrade to an SSD?

Time to upgrade to an SSD?

Hardware
Have you not yet upgraded to a SSD in your computer? Does it feel like your computer takes forever and a half to boot? Are you tired of staring at your computer screen waiting for it to load while trying to open a file or application? If so you're going to want to look at what upgrading your hard drive to a Solid State Drive can do. SSD: What is an SSD? SSD stands for Solid State Drive, which is similar to USB's or SD cards. There are zero moving parts inside a SSD but instead  microchips are used to store data. Typically they use NAND memory which is non-volatile, which just means when the drive loses power the data isn't erased and forgotten. When SSD first started to be used in consumer computers there were rumors about the stored data being worn off from use. This myth has been debu