SSDs vs. HDDs

SSDs vs. HDDs

That whirring you hear when you boot your computer or when it wakes from sleep mode is the sound of your hard drive’s magnetic disks beginning to spin. Conceptually not dissimilar to a record player, a hard disk drive (HDD) is an electromechanical device with an actuator arm that positions itself over spinning disks, called […]

Saving Your iPhone Photos Requires Hacking

Saving Your iPhone Photos Requires Hacking

There’s a new feature on your iPhone (enabled by default) to save your pictures in a different format called “High Efficiency Image Format”. Sometimes you’ll see this new format with either .heic or .heif filename extensions. They’re great and reduce filesystem storage; however, if you download them off your phone for archival purposes, chances are […]