Chips For Smartphones, Not As Food

Technology is a wonderful thing. It has actually given a new/different meaning to lots of things we used to know. Apple is not just a fruit. Blackberry isn’t either and same with chips. Tech companies may have gotten the inspiration from food in creating these world-changing innovations and it has forever changed the meaning of these things especially with smartphones. Who does not own a smartphone these days, right? Aside from not being cool, you miss out on a lot of things with a low-tech lifestyle. Social media and messaging apps are among the most popular features of these smartphones aside from popular games that forever erases the word boredom in your dictionary.

Smartphones also fuel your love for self-photography a.k.a. the taking of “selfies”. The latest smartphones often have high pixels and allow you to upload photos directly to your various social networking sites or even share to friends on messaging apps. High-tech mobile chips make all these things happen. It’s such a tiny object that holds just as much importance as any computer out there.

The Galaxy S8 may not be able to beat the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s in speed tests, but it still delivers remarkable performance. The phone is the first one to offer users new 10nm chips from Qualcomm and Samsung, the same kind of chip technology that will be found in various other flagship handsets this year, including the iPhone 8. But chip manufacturing process is only part of the story. Sure the smaller chips get the more efficient and the faster they become, but these mobile chips are all based on ARM designs. So whenever ARM releases new chip designs, it’s good news for smartphone lovers.

ARM did exactly that at Computex — it announced a couple of new processors that are likely going to power next year’s phones, including the Galaxy S9 that Samsung is already working on.

These chips are the ARM Cortex-A75 that will likely be used by Qualcomm, Samsung, TSMC, and others to create flagship mobile chips, and the Cortex-A55 that will power many of the future mid-range handsets. Finally, there’s also a new Mali-G72 graphics processor for next year’s phones.


These new mobile chips spell the future. They aren’t just your typical chips that provide known features you already have in your mobile arsenal right now. You’ll now have a taste of augmented reality, machine learning, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence in the palms of your hand.

Back in March, ARM revealed a new technology called Dynamiq, which allows a combination of smaller, more power-efficient cores and larger, more powerful cores to be used on the same design. Previously, there needed to be an equal number of large and small cores. With a maximum of eight cores in a cluster, it’s now possible, for example, to have seven ‘Little’ A55 cores and one ‘Big’ A75. Not only does this offer more flexibility for manufacturers that use its designs, but the company says the Dynamiq family will be able to increase AI performance by more than fifty times over the next three to five years.

ARM says the “ground-breaking” Cortex-A75 boasts a 20 percent mobile performance boost over the older A73. It adds that the new processor can offer laptop-level performance while using the same amount of power as existing mobile processors. ARM sees the A75 being used in large-screen devices (laptops), servers, automobiles, and, of course, smartphones, where it will provide additional performance for advanced workloads such as machine learning. And thanks to improved instructions-per-clock efficiency, single-threaded performance is improved by around 20 percent.


While you don’t really see it, these mobile chips make a world of difference to your entire smartphone experience. Design is not the only thing that sets smartphones apart like back in the days but what’s really in it, a.k.a. the mobile chip used. Nowadays, smartphones can be just as good as a regular PC. From single core to dual core and now quad core, it’s basically a mini PC or a handy computing device that you can take with you wherever you go.

If you don’t own a computer because you use your smartphone to do everything for you all the time, you spare yourself from the stress brought about by hard drive failures that plague most computer users. This link may be helpful for them even though smartphone users really need not bother themselves with these details at all. When looking for a data recovery service company to help you retrieve lost data because of a hard drive failure specifically on a Mac, this link may prove helpful to you.

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Still In The Dark About Data Recovery Costs?

Data is such a precious commodity. We hear it far more often than we’d like to admit these days. It is why both individuals and businesses alike go to extreme measures to ensure their data is safe and accessible at all times because they would lose their business without it. It is not always cheap but better to be safe than sorry. Once you lose your data, getting it back isn’t always that easy and you may have to shell out a lot of money in trying to retrieve it.

Fortunately, there are lots of companies that are into data recovery, so you can be sure to get your data back and save yourself from all the headaches. If there is one bad aspect of data recovery, though, it has to do with its pricing. The prices data recovery companies are asking can be a lot and businesses and individuals aren’t always so thrilled to find out how much they have to pay just to get their data back from oblivion.

There’s a lot that’s commonly misunderstood about the art of data recovery. Many would-be customers underestimate just how much we can retrieve from a damaged hard drive with the right tools and techniques, while others make the mistake of assuming they’ve permanently deleted their files when getting them back would, in fact, be trivial. Others wrongly assume that modern storage methods like flash memory are the Achilles’ heel of the data recovery engineer.

Most of all, though, customers misunderstand how much it costs. Their price expectations at the outset of a job vary wildly, and the quotes they receive from data recovery companies sometimes serve only to muddy the waters – certain costs may be hidden, the capabilities of the provider unproven and the amount of recoverable data unknown.

Here is an essential fact that you should know about the sophisticated and techie art of data recovery:

The first rule of data recovery: You pay for time, not quantity

The first thing you should know about data recovery pricing is that you’ll almost always be charged by the time the job takes, not the amount of data you need to recover, and any company that says differently should be eyed with suspicion.

Think about it: if you bring a shattered hard drive into the shop, the recovery job is essentially the same regardless of whether you’re attempting to grab a single file or several gigabytes of data. The real work is getting the drive to function again, not to transfer some or all of its contents to a fresh medium.


Data recovery pricing often depends on the media type involved, the file system in place as well as the extent of the damage among other factors. Data recovery is kind of expensive with some companies charging a minimum of $500 for just a single recovery while some charge it depending on the amount of data to be retrieved.

Online backup and disaster recovery provider Axcient today said it is offering its on-premise BDR virtual appliance free of charge to managed service providers, encouraging them to deploy the technology at customer sites.

Axcient Free, available for download from the company, provides full recovery of data for up to three servers and 20 terabytes of data, CEO Justin Moore told MSPmentor.

“This is a highly disruptive, free version of our platform,” he told me. “We are giving away the local part of our recovery-as-a-service platform.”

MSPs can think of this as a freemium offer. While organizations will still have to pay to replicate the backup to the cloud, they can also just use the free local backup if they wish as an easy way to dip their toes into BDR. Buying the cloud service is not required to get the free local backup.


This initiative is somewhat unheard of in the industry as most companies offer their service for a specified fee. This is a breath of fresh air for businesses and individuals that use data in their daily operation because it’s free. The data storage management of businesses may fail them and the last resort has to be the hiring of the expert services of data recovery firms that don’t come in cheap.

Visit this link to learn more about data recovery pricing or even ask for our expert help when you face such a situation yourself. You shouldn’t fret over data loss problems nor should you spend a fortune to get it back once you lost it. If you are using an older storage version, this link: may offer valuable insights on RAID recovery pricing. We can also help you out on this, so don’t hesitate to call us for help.

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External Hard Drives = Data Loss No More

Computer users know very well how frustrating it can be to deal with data loss. You can lose almost all the data saved on your PC in a snap. That means you have no choice but to say goodbye to all the photos stored in there; not to mention the videos, songs etc. you have painstakingly downloaded only to disappear without any trace. This data is a part of who you are, a virtual remembrance for the virtual life you have lived so far. But thanks to the many vulnerabilities of a regular computer, you can never tell when your hard drive will give up on you.

To save your data (and your memories as well as your sanity), make sure you have a backup plan in place in the form of an external hard drive to ensure no data is lost forever. Yes, you don’t need a genius solution to this age-old data loss dilemma. All you need is just a conventional technology and some common sense to foresee that such a disaster may strike (because your computer isn’t a super machine), so you need to prepare for it beforehand.

Whether it’s for backing up your entire computer or giving yourself some extra file space to work with, everyone needs an external hard drive. But with so many models on the market to choose from, which ones are worth getting? There are many factors to consider here, but the primary ones are storage space, speed, portability, and reliability. With that many factors, it’s impossible to definitively call one external drive the “best,” but it is possible to find five drives that, collectively, will fit the needs of anyone.


Even though external hard drives have been around the market for quite a while now, many computer users actually admit that not all of them own one yet even though they know the importance and benefits of having a backup storage. Aside from the usual threats of hard drive failure issues you face and cybercrimes like ransomware can also take you by surprise. Cyber crooks can take all your files from you without warning. Even paying the ransom in bitcoins is not an assurance that you can really get your data back. So, it’s just common sense to buy an external hard drive and save yourself from all the hassles brought about by unforeseen data loss. After all, there are cheaper brands in the market and you can choose the size you want depending on your data storage requirements.

But I found a site, or forum – I can’t remember which – where someone was selling Bitcoin. I think I paid well above the quasi-official exchange rate for the coins; who really cares about the difference between 1.2 cents and 1.5 cents when you’re only spending $25? I’d read something fun about them, probably in Wired, and wanted to understand them better, so I bought some.

Eventually, I had the Bitcoin sitting in a cold storage wallet. An offline file, outside of any online bank or exchange or digital storage facility. A text file, basically, with a long string of cryptographic hash that represented an encryption key. I didn’t trust any online service not to crash and lose my investment.

I put it on a hard drive.

I used the hard drive for a whole bunch of things. Storing pirated music and movies and TV series, a portfolio of my best tech writing work, all my uni assignments, photos of friends and family and the couple of holidays that I’d taken. I took the hard drive with me when I moved out of home with my long-term girlfriend, and used it for all the things you use a portable hard drive for.

In the year or so that followed, we broke up, and I moved back home. As I was moving out I used the opportunity to clean up some of the accumulated tech detritus that comes with being a technology journalist. USB sticks, 3D glasses, USB cables, PC components. All that sort of literal junk. A pile of junk that went into a skip. That hard drive was in the pile, and it had that damn annoying click. I had better portable hard drives.

I didn’t need, or care about, anything on it. The photos were backed up to another portable drive, my writing was in Google Drive, the music was on my desktop PC.

So I threw it away.


Bitcoins are a really big thing these days. Although many people are still clueless about it, it is the perfect digital currency for cyber criminals who engage in crimes like ransomware. The article above can be really quite funny or annoying considering how much the bitcoin currency’s value has soared over the years. A $25 investment could well be worth around a million dollars in value in current time.

The major drawback to bitcoin use is that its value constantly fluctuates. No need to worry, though, if you don’t own one today because many computer users actually don’t. Meanwhile, a major problem you can relate to and probably have experienced once or twice in your lifetime (or even more) is damaging your hard drive. This article got you covered. And since you often ask an expert computer technician to work on your damaged hard drive, it helps to check out this link for data recovery costs, so you don’t get ripped off by unscrupulous computer pros.

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Useful Mac Tips You Don’t Know Yet

Apple has been a pioneer in computing and smart technology. They are led by innovators who dared to think out of the box and gifted the world with the Mac, the iPhone, and the graphical user interface. The world has two types of tech users: those who use Apple products and those who use Windows and Android. There are actually other computer operating systems out there but the users are only a handful and therefore insignificant.

Most people use Windows-powered PCs because they are cheaper than Apple products and there are different manufacturers selling it so you have a lot of options to choose from. Apple computers run on MacOS that have improved significantly over the years as people become more engrossed with the web. While Mac’s popularity has waxed and waned over the years, we can’t deny that it still has a big market and people can’t still wait to get their hands on their own iMac. If you’re new to Apple desktops and still wondering how it works, these tips can help you a lot and make the transition from Windows a smoother one.

Use Siri to change system settings on your Mac

You can use Siri to quickly make changes to your settings. Save time by using Siri rather than going though the System Preferences menus searching for the setting you require.

Correct Siri’s mistakes

If Siri has misheard you, just click on the text where it has attempted to transcribe your words and correct them there before pressing return.

Copy and Paste between devices

Universal Clipboard is an extension to the Continuity features introduced in Mac OS X El Capitan. With Universal Clipboard you can cut and copy items on your macOS and iOS devices, and paste them on to other devices.

Sync Desktops on multiple Macs

One of the best new features that came to MacOS in Sierra is the way that the Desktop now syncs across iCloud – so you can go to your iCloud Drive on any of your devices and access the files and folders on your desktop.

Autocap and full stop like on your iPhone

If you like the fact that when you type on your iPhone or iPad the first word of a sentence is automatically capitalised, and a full stop is added automatically after you press space twice, you will like these new options that arrived in Sierra.

Locate your cursor

Next time when you can’t see your mouse pointer on the screen just shake your mouse, or wiggle your finger on the trackpad: it’s what we all do instinctively, but doing so will make the cursor grow in size momentarily so you will have no trouble spotting it.

See everything you have open on your Mac

Thankfully, since El Capitan when you select Expose you’ll see minimised views of all the documents you had open so you can see and select the one you want.


This is the beauty of the web. You get all sort of information for virtually every topic there is. This is good news for Mac users who are learning to navigate their new device. After all, it won’t hurt to get a little help now and then.

Mac Tips

Mac users, these tips are for you! There are quite a few features that Mac computers offer and knowing these things can help you improve how you use your Mac:

  • When you buy something online, no need to print the confirmation page! Instead, choose Print, and from the PDF pop-up menu, choose “Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder.” This will give you a PDF copy saved in a folder called Web Receipts in your Documents.

  • Put an icon into the Trash just by highlighting the icon then press Command-Delete. From the trash, if you right click the deleted item and select “Put Back” it will restore the item to its original location.

  • Anything you print, you can turn into a PDF document. Chose the Print command, but instead of choosing Print, click the PDF pop-up menu and choose “Save as PDF.”

  • You can view most documents without opening a program to do it. At the desktop, highlight the icon and then tap the Space bar. This is a fantastic way to preview photos, but also great for Office documents, PDF files, movies, sounds, etc.


No matter how long you have been using computers, you’d always be surprised to learn something new about it years later. And honestly, many of these tricks have actually made our lives easier, so how come we weren’t aware of them from the very beginning beats me. Your Mac computer is an amazing piece of gadget yet a bit mysterious too at times. Its software is expertly designed and capable of hardcore multitasking that will amaze you every single time.

Many times these unknown Mac features vary depending on the MacOS your iMac is running on. But of course, you should keep in mind to always update your OS to the latest version to make the most of these cool and functional features as soon as you can.

No matter how careful you are, you may encounter issues now and then because life isn’t perfect and you’d get stressed no matter what you do. If your problem involves data loss, ask for the professional help of because it is always better if an expert work on issues like this one or risk losing your data forever. They can also help you with RAID data recovery if you happen to be stuck with this older data storage. Check out this link to get an idea how they can help you with it.

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Can’t You Still Bring A Computer On A Plane?

The world’s economy has become increasingly global. It no longer matters which continent you live in because the Internet has bridged the gap albeit not the distance. And along with this ease of access to the web, we have grown a thirst to travel the world and see the places we see online for real. The popularity of backpacking has also introduced a new breed of travelers – backpackers. These travelers are low on budget but find ways to save in absolutely everything they can during their travels.

But if there’s one thing all travelers share, it’s their love for their smart gadgets (and sometimes old ones, as well!). Aside from their mobile phones, many travelers actually bring their computers with them. It affords them a longer travel time if they can also work at the same time as they go around from one place to the next. Meanwhile, there are bloggers who get paid to travel and in return, they recount all aspects of their travel to give their readers an idea of a certain place’s tourist spots, culture, and many others. Hence, they need to bring their entire tech arsenal with them since they may stay in a certain place for an extended period of time.

US authorities are considering banning carry-on computers on European flights to the United States, widening the security measure introduced for flights from eight countries in March, an official said on Tuesday.

The Department of Homeland Security is close to making a decision on a wider ban as the busy summer transatlantic travel season looms, department spokesman David Lapan said.

Airlines flying to the United States from European airports that would be involved in implementing the policy have been given a warning that it is under consideration, he told journalists.


The threat of terrorists is what drives governments to issue this computer ban on airline travels or force passengers to put their computers inside their checked-in luggage. However, most travelers aren’t at ease in checking in these pricey investments because of the fear of losing it or getting it broken during airport handling.

The Transportation Security Administration told CBS News in a statement, “We have not made any decisions on expanding the electronics ban; however, we are continuously assessing security directives based on intelligence and will make changes when necessary to keep travelers safe.

Former top TSA officials indicate to CBS News that a laptop ban has been at least discussed for well over a year dating back to an attack on a Somali airliner. The sense then was a total or widespread ban was impractical and would lead to outcry from business travelers who may elect not to travel if they can’t work on board.

Further issues include the amount of sensitive personal and professional information stored on laptops and tablets that would be suddenly forced into checked bags and the steep increase in the number of lithium-ion batteries in the cargo hold, which presents its own danger.


While these computer bans aren’t permanent, we’d likely hear about them more often especially that terrorist attacks are increasing and the threat of World War 3 is spreading on the web. If possible, it’s better to leave your laptops at home to save yourself from all the hassle especially if you are traveling to the nations specified by the ban. But if not, you have to take lots of precautions to protect your belonging from damage or loss.

If you have to bring a device, make sure you at least set up a passcode or fingerprint lock and enable remote wipe in case it is stolen. Do a full backup before leaving for the airport. Experts recommend shutting the computer down completely, not just putting it into a sleep mode.

It is possible to bypass a simple passcode lock. A more secure option is to wipe a laptop or tablet clean before traveling. Koivunen recommends deleting most locally stored data as well as authentication tokens, cookies and certificates.

Since it’s difficult to wipe all traces of your data from a machine, consider switching to a “burner” laptop — an inexpensive device that doesn’t have sensitive information on it.

If you need to access your work or personal files at your destination, there are a couple options. You can upload it all to the cloud, but double check to make sure copies aren’t also saved on your hard drive.

“While storing data in the cloud presents its own set of security concerns, it does allow for convenient remote access from nearly any computing device, even smartphones which are allowed by the recent aviation security enhancements,” said Joe Levy, CTO at security firm Sophos. .

If you keep data on the device, encrypt it. Most operating systems offer built-in options for full-disk encryption.


We have little say as to what policies the government issues because it is for the common good. It may be inconvenient on our side if we are affected by these policies but we have to sacrifice a little for the good of the many. If you love to travel and the places listed on the ban happened to be a part of your itinerary, weigh your options first. Do you really need to bring your laptop with you? If you answered yes, be ready to part with your pricey laptop but first make sure you got all grounds covered so as not to lose anything on that flight or end up with a broken gadget that won’t serve its purpose anymore.

In the event that something untoward happens and you suddenly lose your data, can help you overcome this stressful scenario and make sure you get your lost data back as soon as possible. Data loss is inevitable. Whether you are using your computer or smart gadget, you are bound to lose data at some point in your life. It can also be due to a hard drive failure which is again inevitable if you own an older gadget. Ask for the help of to provide the repair that your device need without the fear of being scammed. You’d be surprised at what others are capable of doing for money’s sake. So, keep your mind at ease with our expert assistance from start to finish.

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Servers Aren’t Safe From Hackers Anymore

The world is becoming smaller and smaller by the day. Thanks to technology, we are now able to achieve so much by doing so little – sounds confusing, right? Technology has become so advanced it has overcome many of the limitations we faced back then. Computer servers have a big role in making all these things happen. They have grown so big and far important in our daily life without us really knowing.

Technically, servers respond to requests issued by another computer program known as the client. While most of us concern ourselves with the mundane issues of life and the occasional computer glitches, cyber hackers all over the world worry about stealing precious data by hacking the computer servers themselves or use it to harass certain people for money. They often target the computer’s software first to be able to access the server and wreak havoc. The crimes can be petty but some can be huge and affect a great number of people.

With the arrest of two people, Delhi Police have cracked a case wherein computer servers were allegedly hacked during the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), held to admit students into postgraduate medical courses in December, 2016. Raids are also being held in Delhi, Bengaluru, Bihar and other cities to nab the rest of the accused, which include some doctors, police said. Police said the arrested persons have been identified as Abhishek Singh, a native of Varanasi, and Atul Vats, a native of Patna.

“Police received information on January 20 that some people cracked the online medical entrance examination, held between December 5 and December 13, after hacking the servers. With the help of technical surveillance, police identified the accused and teams were formed to unearth the conspiracy,” police sources said, adding that a case has been registered following a complaint by Inspector Ashish Kumar, who was the leading the investigation team before Inspector Lokendra Chauhan took over.


Criminals would go to great lengths to make a living even at the expense of others. Nothing can stop them no matter how advanced the data security that is in place because they’ll get past it no matter what. Hacking attacks have been far too common nowadays and they not only target individual victims but even big servers as well.

The exploits target a variety of Windows servers and Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows 8. Hickey was able to test out exploits in his UK firm’s lab and confirmed they “work just as they are described.”

The Shadow Brokers is a group of anonymous hackers that published hacking tools used by the NSA last year. Last Saturday, the group returned and published a batch of NSA exploits it had previously tried, and failed, to sell. This Friday’s release contains more serious exploits. The releases are published with strange and misspelled blog posts, and recent posts have been critical of the Trump administration. The group complained about the lack of media coverage of its release last Saturday.


Both the government and private organizations are at risk and getting servers hacked is no laughing matter either. Issues of espionage, terrorism, destabilization, and many others are just some of the reasons for this terrible crime. It may seem harmless to you but the repercussions are disastrous when these cyber criminals are not stopped.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at modernizing and improving the nation’s computer networks.

Trump’s homeland security adviser Tom Bossert says the order will help keep the U.S. safer from cybersecurity risks. Among the new requirements is that agency heads must be accountable for implementing risk management measures.


Since cyber security is such a pressing and sensitive issue, the US government has decided to intervene and are now taking this initiative for the safety and security of everyone on land. I’m sure you are all aware of the terrorist threats all over the globe. And they’re not just empty threats because they have committed unspeakable crimes that deserve no mercy. Considering that there are different servers out there, different solutions are also needed to fix specific issues. Check this link to learn more about Dell RAID server data recovery, of course, with our expert assistance. For HP Proliant Server Recovery, this link comes in handy including our helping hand.

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What To Watch Out For In Computer Servers

The world of technology is always changing. Nothing remains constant because the nature of technology itself is dynamic. It improves and advances as the technology needed for it becomes readily available too. If you look at the computers we are using now, they are unlike the ones we used when growing up. While we may feel nostalgic about Internet explorer back then along with some other features unique to that era, we won’t swap the convenient WiFi access we have now and all the wonders brought by the World Wide Web.

If my memory serves me right, you can’t use the phone when someone is using the computer in the early period of the Internet because duh, dial-up. It somehow makes you feel good you now live in the age of social media and smart gadgets because life seemed so much more alive even though you don’t physically interact with people. And then there’s the cloud. Well, it is a different concept now that we think of cloud computing. Even computer servers themselves have completely evolved.

You won’t need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU sitting on your desktop.

The DGX-1 supercomputer — which looks like a regular rack server — gets most of its computing power from eight Tesla V100 GPUs.

The GPU, the first one based on the brand-new Volta architecture, was introduced at the company’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday.

“It comes out of the box, plug it in and go to work,” said Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang during a keynote speech.

But the DGX-1 with Tesla V100 computer is expensive. At $149,000, it’s worth some people’s life savings. But Huang encouraged people to order it, saying the box will ship in the third quarter.

The new supercomputer 40,960 CUDA cores, which Nvidia says equals the computing power of 800 CPUs. It replaces the previous DGX-1 based on the current Pascal architecture, which has the power of 250 two-socket servers, according to Nvidia.


Technology developers get bolder and more ambitious as the days go by and boy do they deliver. Who would’ve thought that you’d be able to store up to four terabytes of data on a single external hard drive five years ago? Your mind is blown every time you hear about unbelievable feats in the technology world and see them happen with your own eyes for real.

Move over, Silicon Valley. Thanks to the opening of a $1 billion Facebook data center, the hottest tech region of the country right now may be Fort WorthTexas.

Originally announced in 2015, the 100-acre facility is Facebook’s largest data center yet and is expected to grow to 150 acres after a planned extension. The social media giant had 750 construction workers on-site daily while the first building was being built, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

What’s operational now is 440,000 square feet of computer server space and 70,000 square feet of additional administrative space. It’s already being supported by 150 Facebook employees and additional contract staff, who are routing fiber optic cable and installing, maintaining and repairing network devices and servers.


Facebook’s newest data center and the fifth overall boasts of thousands of servers that cover a span of 440,000 square feet to accommodate all the selfies and shares you will be posting on your Facebook account from now on. It is also the company’s biggest data center to date, which says a lot about man’s growing fascination and reliance on social media in their daily lives. Technology advances but so is man’s computing needs, so it will always be a struggle to meet it flawlessly.

We know just how valuable data is. Although Facebook or other big companies that need thousands of servers to do the job right, us mere mortals only need one and it is often our computer’s hard drive. It won’t hurt, though, if you can afford to buy a backup like flash drives or external hard drives for your peace of mind. Data loss is a constant threat we face in the unlikely event that our gadgets fail. RAID servers used to be the thing for small business owners several years back and some are still used today, can come to your aid if ever your RAID server fails. Meanwhile, learn more about so you know what to ask the next time you are faced with a data recovery issue.

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How Has Enterprise Storage Changed Over The Years?

Everything around us changes, always evolving. Even us humans have changed a lot over the years. Some experts claim we descended from apes but others contradict it. This argument has been dragging on for years and the answer may likely continue to elude us. But when it comes to technology, recorded history has done its best to keep track of technological advancements that we can definitely check and counter-check events and how certain concepts came to be.

Among the most important aspects of technology is data storage. Data means a lot to all of us. From the data that allows us to access the web to the data that we share and keep, we spend a great deal of our time, effort and money in securing these data. While most of you have no idea what enterprise storage is all about, it is often used by large organizations in the storage and retrieval of data that they use. Large amounts of data and lots of users are all in a day’s work for these huge enterprise storage repositories, so it helps to know what to anticipate from them today and tomorrow.

True hybrid enterprise cloud storage systems promise the best of both on-premises infrastructure and public cloud. They offer the performance, security and governance of local storage necessary for many mission-critical business applications — not to mention the on-demand elastic scalability and utility economics of public clouds.

But finding true hybrid cloud tools to support critical, enterprise-class, database-driven applications can be difficult. This gaping hole in the market has left enterprise IT pros and business application owners stuck on legacy infrastructures.

However, there has been significant progress. Oracle Cloud Converged Storage, released last month, integrates storage services across its database, enterprise applications, enterprise storage infrastructure and public cloud. Practically, its latest on-premises Oracle ZFS storage arrays internally and organically extend into public Oracle Cloud storage (which is also made up of ZFS storage arrays) — no gateway integration or third-party software required.


The cloud is fast rising in popularity because there is no longer the need for a physical object to store data for you. The huge servers of big companies provide the storage many people need that is not only convenient but affordable too.

Enterprises are loading up their data centers with hybrid flash storage systems in increasing numbers, according to a new survey from ActualTech Media commissioned by storage array maker Tegile Systems.

More than half (55 percent) of the 700 IT professionals polled for the study said they were using hybrid flash storage systems, which typically use a combination of solid-state drives and traditional hard disk drives to speed up data services, in their environments. Last year, 47 percent reported the same.

Meanwhile, all-disk storage systems are steadily losing their appeal. Adoption rates dipped from 41 percent in 2016 to 37 percent in the first quarter of 2016. All-flash environments remain relatively rare with a mere two-percent penetration rate.


Enterprises have more options when it comes to data storage now that technology has greatly improved. More importantly aside from their efficiency, they are more affordable now too. Even flash storage is being utilized by enterprises as a data storage option mainly because of its affordability.

With Huawei’s unique tools, the series can be configured in three easy steps, it takes up to only one minute for setup. The management system enables customers to manage devices from multiple vendors uniformly. At the same time, it can perform batch deployment, capacity forecasting, and performance analysis in a centralised manner.
“The advantages of the convergence features within the OceanStor 2000 V3 series have been widely proven by Huawei enterprise storage systems deployed in various industries,” says Jonas Arndt, senior cloud solution architect of the Huawei Global Solution Elite Team.
“Additionally, the Huawei OceanStor 2000 V3 series provide flexible scale-out and scale-up capabilities, enabling SMEs to embrace fast growing business. By simplifying configuration, reducing manual operations, and offering smart functions, Huawei’s new storage systems make upper-layer business deployment more flexible and O&M simpler. They are bound to be the best fit storage for SMEs,” he says.


Simple, smart, efficient and collaborative data storage is all the rage now. Enterprises have no choice but to use more technology in their day-to-day business operation since almost everything has gone digital now. They have to adapt to these changes if they want to stay relevant in our growing technologically-obsessed world where people can’t get enough of their smart gadgets. The good thing about technology aside from becoming faster and efficient over the years but more cost-effective too. So, there is no reason for you to miss out on the benefits they offer because they are literally within your reach now. Whatever your business is, there sure is an enterprise data storage available for you.

For smaller enterprises that only have their personal computers to rely on for their daily computing needs, you may not yet be worried about most of these data storage issues because you only have your hard drive that does the work for you. But when it fails, boy it does really fail you. Tap on the expert assistance of for help when it happens. Data recovery is likewise still possible for those RAID 10 users with the help of our skilled pros. This page: can help you understand what’s going on and what can be done to retrieve your data and save your business after all.

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Lost Data? Recover It In 1-2-3

Data has evolved to become a truly precious commodity now. The word meant little to us a decade ago and we would likely relate it to plain information but it holds more power in our modern tech-crazed society now. Smart gadgets are life. The Internet is the place to be. Data is everything. You need data to access the web and you create data from all the files you share online or input on your computer – from that high school photo you can’t wait to post next Thursday as your throwback picture or that entire collection of movies you’ve accumulated through the years to the important documents that signifies all your achievements in life.

We value all this data highly and will move heaven and earth to get them back in the unlikely case of losing it or having it accidentally deleted. Data recovery is the process of salvaging your lost data whatever the reason may be. While some brave souls attempt to recover their lost data by themselves, it is always advised to have an expert look into it to avoid the risk of permanent data loss.

With data recovery, prevention really is the best medicine. Companies that put in place the best plans and tools to protect data are much less likely to go through the hassles of recovery, meaning they spend less time on data and more time on generating revenue.

Automation is a valuable tool for data backups. Individuals and companies should set schedules for automatic backups in order to remove any manual processes. If one person at a mid-sized firm is responsible for manual backup procedures and they go on vacation for a week, then is data recovery being covered? Automation means companies will at worst lose a bare minimum of data.

Even with safeguards in place, data loss can still occur. When it does, companies can take several steps to ensure a smooth process that allows them to retrieve vital information without an exorbitant expense.


The premise actually makes perfect sense. Indeed, prevention is better than cure and it does not only apply in the medical field. If you want to spare yourself from the drama of data loss, make sure you take care of your gadget well and set up a backup plan for your own sanity and security.

Accidentally deleting files is easy to do. It’s a sickening feeling when you realise what you’ve done. Fortunately, you might be able to get them back without spending any money.

Even though Windows may not be able to see a file you accidentally deleted – or perhaps became the victim to a disk failure – it’s usually possible that the data could still be there and able to be retrieved.

Many free programs attempt to recover deleted files, but you need to be careful before installing and using them (we’ll explain why below). Here we’re using Disk Digger, but most file recovery utilities work the same way, and we’ll recommend some alternatives if this doesn’t work for you.

It may sound hopeless once you don’t see your data within your reach anymore but don’t lose hope since there are countess data recovery services you can tap or you can perhaps give some data recovery tips a try first before calling a professional for help. I hope that the following tips can offer you comfort and help when you lose valuable data yourself.

Look in the Recycle Bin for deleted files

The first thing you should do is check the Windows’ Recycle Bin if you’ve just deleted something you didn’t mean to. When you select a file and press the Delete key (or right-click and choose the Delete option from the menu), Windows makes no attempt to delete it at all.

Undelete a file using recovery software

Undelete software works by looking on the disk to see if the data is still there, even after a ‘permanent’ deletion.

All Windows really does when it deletes a file (permanently) is scrubs out the information about where it was stored on the disk. It’s a bit like crossing out the address on an envelope: the contents are still in it, but a postman wouldn’t know where to deliver it.

Recovering corrupt files

Another way files can be lost is if they become corrupted. This could happen, for example, if a power failure occurred while a file was being written, leaving the disk directory in an unpredictable state.


No matter how meticulous you are in maintaining your PC, it will likely fail you as the years go by. While you may not be able to access your files for a variety of reasons, data recovery is possible with the help of Meanwhile, can offer relief to those who are using RAID servers. You are guaranteed of an efficient solution at a price you can afford. Think of us professionals as someone who can fix your favorite toy when it has become all broken and worn out. After all, tech gadgets are the most sought after plaything of the modern Joe. We promise you that we can give you back the data you lost using a set of fool-proof data recovery methods we use. So, don’t fret because we got you covered.

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Watch Out For This Windows 10 Update

Computers are no longer luxury items these days. They are necessities that not only connect us with the World Wide Web and social media but allow us to do lots of mundane things that we can’t live without. Windows PCs are the popular choice while some prefer the more expensive Apple computers that revolutionized the computing world. For the longest time, Windows 7 was the popular choice because it is easy to use and it has almost everything you’ll ever need in an operating system.

Updates are inevitable, though, because systems need to be upgraded to keep up with the times. These updates often have the fixes for commonly reported bugs and defects as well as improvements on certain features. Microsoft has gone a long way and has since then offered Windows 8 (which wasn’t quite the hit they expected), and now, Windows 10.

The reason it’s called the Creators Update again is because it will contain more ‘creative’ features. Hopefully including some of the things Microsoft promised in the April Creators update but which never materialised.

This will do a similar thing to Memories on an iPhone, in that it will automatically create edited videos from your photos and videos. But on top of this, you’ll be able to use Windows Ink (if you have a touchscreen device) to draw or write on the video, and even anchor your scribbles to a person or object so it automatically moves with it.

There’s mixed reality too, so you could – as in Microsoft’s example above – turn a football into a fireball using the same anchor and tracking mechanism.

Timeline is an improved ‘Task View’. When you click on the Task View button you’ll see not only the current apps and windows you have open, but you can scroll down to see the stuff you were working on previously that day, or even months ago.

This will also work across your Windows 10 devices because the information is stored in Microsoft Graph. This is what Microsoft calls an “intelligent fabric that helps connect dots between people, conversations, projects, and content within the Microsoft Cloud”.


For almost two years now, Windows 10 has been made available to the public. Since its launch in July 2015, Microsoft offered its users a free upgrade but it has long since expired. Since then, it already had two updates and the last one was actually released just last month. The next update in line is scheduled on September 2017 for its Fall Creators Update.

New Windows Modes

Microsoft confirmed their recently announced Windows 10 S will support accessibility features but if a user of any assistive technology needs to be on Windows 10 Pro for their specific hardware/gear then their upgrade from Windows 10 S will be offered at no additional cost. This is in keeping in line with Microsoft’s offer last year of the Windows 10 Upgrade for users of assistive technologies at no cost even though the free upgrade period has expired. The companies goal is to bring more assistive technology apps to the Windows Store so that Windows 10 S can be a viable OS option for those users.

Some of these new accessibility features are already being tested in the Windows 10 Insider Program so if you are interested in testing these tools just head over to the Windows Insiders page and get signed up to participate.


In their effort to ensure utmost accessibility of Microsoft products, the current Windows operating system showcases features that are friendly to the differently-abled such as the blind, deaf, or those with other physical disabilities.

There aren’t many hardware requirements on Windows 10. However, updating it doesn’t mean your PC or hard drive is immune from issues like hard drive failure. This link will tell you what you need to know about clean room requirements, so you can do a background check first on a hard drive service company you hire to fix your failing hard drive. Another important consideration has to do with the price. Read this link to understand more about hard drive recovery costs and certain considerations you need to remember. If you choose us, we even provide free evaluations, so we can give you a ballpark figure about how much you need to shell out to retrieve your lost data before even starting on the job. Rest assured you will receive professional service at an affordable price, unlike the exorbitant fees other companies ask for.

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