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I had a caller ask me this week why her hard drive is so full. I was able to remote in and find out exactly what the problem was. Her son had downloaded some movie and game files and had drastically reduced her hard drive space. How would she have known where these large files were located? I’ll show you how.

There are two easy methods you can use to get a visual indicator of where these large files are. Windows 10 now features a new Disk Storage application which will show you. For those who don’t have Windows 10, you can use WinDirStat to easily scan and find large files.

For Windows 10, simply go to Start/System/Storage, and double-click your hard drive (typically the C: drive). From there, you’ll be able to double-click each section to open the files and manually delete them.

The other method of graphically locating large files is with WinDirStat which will work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Once you have completed your download, you just need to run the file so that it can install on your computer. Once opened, you select which drive you want to scan and it will graphically show you all your files and free space on that drive. From there, you’ll be able to quickly open files or folders and delete them as needed.

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May 5th, 2016 was World Password Day. People have to remember a password or a pin number for everything, whether it is for online banking, shopping, email or social media accounts. According to recent surveys, about 36 percent of the population feel overwhelmed by the amount of passwords that they need. After all, according to more research, each user has on average 17 passwords for their various apps/websites.

A big mistake that many people make is that they use passwords which are based on personal information, since it will be easier for them to remember. Unfortunately, attackers know this as well. Commonly used text passwords involve partner’s, pet’s, siblings’, or children’s names. It isn’t just standard text passwords either, numerical passwords can also be easily guessed by trying out the birth year, month or day of a target.  A combination of different case as well as numbers offers a lot more security, but still isn’t enough.  You want to have a password with at least 8 different characters and digits, as this will offer a much higher degree of security.

Here is an example of a great way to create a strong and secure password. Think of a sentence that you can easily remember, that includes numbers in it. Then use the first character of each word and the numbers in it to create your password.  For example, Alpha Computer Support was founded in 1999 by Paul Meyer. Today, on May 5, I will create a strong password with at least 16 characters.

The resulting password is: ACSwfi1999bPM

Strong passwords are only one ingredient for stronger security on the web.  We have established a small checklist to aid you in building your online security.

  • Change your passwords often: Users need to change their passwords for their online accounts on a regular basis. It isn’t advisable to reuse password across multiple devices, it is much better to use a unique password should be chosen for every online service or social media network.
  • Use strong antivirus/malware protection: In most homes, multiple devices are used to access the web, so all of these devices should be considered when you are checking your security. This includes desktop PCs as well as smartphone, tablet PCs or notebooks. All devices need to have current malware protection, to help you stay safe from viruses, trojans, ransomware, and other threats that might try to steal your information.
  • Keep software up to date: Your operating system and all installed applications on your systems needs to be kept up to date at all times.  Security updates prevent flaws from being exploited, which can be used to gain access to your personal information.

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G DATA Software has released a whitepaper on the rise of Ransomware.  Most people have heard of the CryptoLocker and CryptoWall viruses, but where do these come from and how do they work?  This is the question that the inventor of antivirus is trying to answer in this paper.

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icloud account http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/icloud-account/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:24:46 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1772 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

From http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1782536&page=3 Question My wife and I share the same apple ID on our devices. We each have our own apple ID (she probably doesn’t even know hers though), but I also set up a “family” apple ID which is what EVERYTHING gets synched to.Both our phones also use the same itunes ID for making […]

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My wife and I share the same apple ID on our devices. We each have our own apple ID (she probably doesn’t even know hers though), but I also set up a “family” apple ID which is what EVERYTHING gets synched to.

Both our phones also use the same itunes ID for making purchases. If she buys something i don’t want on my phone (an app for example) its simple to delete it. Same goes for her.

The big deal breaker for me and the reason I set it up like this is for photostream. She takes pictures (frequently of our kids) and they show up on my phone. I take pictures, they show up on hers. But more importantly, Aperture uses this apple id and pictures from either phone are automatically downloaded.

But this also allows to to share the same calendar and contacts. We don’t need separate calendars. One calendar for both of us. She adds a kids doctors appointment on her phone, shows up on mine since we are using the same calendar data. Same with contacts. One address book for both of us – always in sync. No changing one contact on one phone and the other never getting updated. No more “hey, did so and so change their phone number?…oh yeah, forgot to tell you.”

Messages get sent to our phone numbers, so there is no duplicating of that or double messages showing up.

For us, this setup works and I imagine is why others set it up this way too. Its a workaround to apples crappy implentation. Sounds like they got the kinks worked out for family sharing but at the end of the day you still have to manage two sets of data, one for each spouse. That’s a pain. Even then, I’ve not read anywhere that this new family sharing will work for photostream.

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I understand you are trying to use an icloud account in your own specific way, but this is not how an icloud account was designed and intended to be used. 

Apple designed the icloud account to be assigned to individuals, not partners. That way, when you jump from your iphone to your ipad to your mac, everything remains beautifully in sync. 

if you and your wife want to share apps and music, great, share an apple ID for apps and music. 

If you and your wife want to share a calendar, great, you can share a calendar through icloud to each other. 

if you want to share contacts, well, this is where apple doesn’t really have a solution for you. but luckily, microsoft exchange uses push, and you guys can share an account there. or you can use gmail contacts, sadly those will no longer push updates to phones. these aren’t perfect solutions, so i recommend you give apple feedback and ask for shared contacts. 

again, icloud accounts were never designed to be shared between two people. you are using the icloud account incorrectly, so you really shouldn’t be upset that things aren’t going the way you want them to. 

there are solutions out there for everything you’re looking for. again, just want to reiterate that icloud calendars can be shared amongst individuals to achieve what you want. 

the only thing you won’t get by using the system properly is shared contacts through icloud.

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Why calls ring on every iPhone in house http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/why-calls-ring-on-every-iphone-in-house/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1767 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

Alpha Computer Support, Inc. Solution go to Settings – FaceTime – turn off iPhone Cellular Calls Rossman: Why calls ring on every iPhone in house Jim Rossman jrossman@dallasnews.com Published: 27 September 2014 06:00 PM Updated: 27 September 2014 06:39 PM I am wondering whether you have encountered issues with the iPhone’s new operating system, iOS 8. When […]

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Rossman: Why calls ring on every iPhone in house

I am wondering whether you have encountered issues with the iPhone’s new operating system, iOS 8. When I am home with my wife and boys, if I get a phone call, it rings on all of the kids’ phones and vice versa.

AT&T told me to disconnect the hand-off switch on the settings: general, but it didn’t work. Apparently they want us all to get an iCloud account. I don’t want to have to do that so I can track my kids’ activities.

M.T., Dallas

I get a lot of these questions.

Sometimes I’ve experienced the same issue, but most of the time the problems are unique to the reader.

In this case, I experienced phone calls ringing on two iPhones that were in the same room.

It’s only happened to me once, so I really didn’t think much of it, but when a reader asked about it happening to him, I started looking into the issue.

When technical people tell you they’re “looking in the issue,” it really means they’re searching the Internet for people who have had the same problem and seeing what they did to fix it.

I found the answer to M.T.’s question from an answer to a similar question at Apple’s support forums (bit.ly/Y2kxqT).

I got a better explanation from Michael Hiltzik at the Los Angeles Times (lat.ms/1riLtwz).

The ringing on multiple iOS devices is actually a feature of iOS 8 called Continuity, which will enable users to take calls to their iPhones on an iPad or even a Mac.

There are some settings to check to make Continuity work (or to turn it off).

All devices have to be connected to the same WiFi network.

All devices have to be logged in to the same iCloud account.

Facetime has to be active.

Enable “iPhone Cellular Calls” on each device in the Settings/Facetime preferences. This was the setting that helped M.T.’s situation. He turned off “iPhone Cellular Calls” for other phones in his house.

Hiltzik says that to get Continuity working, users should also turn off WiFi calling. That’s found under Settings/Phone/WiFi calling.

Have questions about features in your phone’s operating system? Let me know.

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Cybercrime Scheme Uncovered in Brazil http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/cybercrime-scheme-uncovered-brazil/ Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:34:45 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1764 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

By NICOLE PERLROTHJULY 2, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers have uncovered what they believe is a significant cybercrime operation in Brazil that took aim at $3.75 billion in transactions by Brazilians. It is unclear what percentage of the $3.75 billion worth of compromised transactions was actually stolen. But if even half of that value was […]

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SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers have uncovered what they believe is a significant cybercrime operation in Brazil that took aim at $3.75 billion in transactions by Brazilians.

It is unclear what percentage of the $3.75 billion worth of compromised transactions was actually stolen. But if even half of that value was redirected to criminals, the scope of the swindle would eclipse any other previous electronic theft.

The thieves preyed on Boleto Bancário, or Boletos, a popular Brazilian payment method that can be issued online and paid through various channels like banks and supermarkets, said researchers at the RSA Security division of the EMC Corporation.

Researchers said the ring had been using what they called bolware — a play on Boletos and malware, a term for software intended for illegitimate purposes — to intercept legitimate Boletos payments and redirect them to the accounts of criminals or mules, who are people paid to stand in for the criminals.

Boletos can be used for every kind of transaction, from telephone bills and health insurance premiums to mortgages and school tuition. Over six billion were issued last year, according to Brazil’s central bank. In a country where many lack bank accounts and do not trust the postal service enough to send checks by mail, it is common to see long lines at banks as Brazilians carry their Boletos to pay their bills.

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The Central Bank of Brazil’s headquarters in Brasília. Over six billion Boletos, a popular Brazilian payment method that can be issued online, were issued last year, the bank said.CreditPedro Ladeira/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Bolware was first detected in 2012, but this is the first time that security researchers have been able to trace bolware to a single criminal ring and determine the scope of compromised transactions.

RSA researchers in Brazil, Israel and the United States studied 19 variants of bolware for three months. Using digital logs, they were able to trace the bolware to what they believe is one group in Brazil. Based on the logs, researchers determined that 192,227 victims had been affected and 495,793 Boletos transactions worth $3.75 billion were hit.

“Cybercrime is a lot more rampant in Brazil than it is in the United States, and in many ways Brazil has been the trendsetter in cybercrime,” said Avivah Litan, a cybersecurity analyst at Gartner.

Cybercrime accounts for 95 percent of losses incurred by Brazilian banks, according to the Brazilian Federation of Banks, or Febraban. Brazil also has a large online population — about 107 million people, or more than 50 percent of the country’s population — and in 2012 an estimated $1.4 billion was lost to electronic fraud, according to Febraban.

Now, researchers say Boletos fraud has become a serious threat to banks in Brazil. After briefing Febraban on RSA’s findings, Uri Fleyder, a researcher for RSA based in Israel, said in an interview Monday that while Boletos fraud was a known issue, “No one realized it was on this scope.”

Febraban officials said they could not comment on a continuing police investigation but noted that Brazilian banks last year spent $910 million on digital security and that they were encouraging consumers to migrate from Boletos to a more secure, fully electronic payment system called Direct Debit Authorization, or D.D.A.

Boletos are an enticing target because they are so common.

The criminals infected PCs by sending emails with malicious links and attachments that, once clicked, downloaded the bolware onto a computer. The bolware burrowed into the Windows operating system of a computer and worked through Internet browsers — including Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer — where it modified Boletos transactions and redirected payments directly to the accounts of criminals. The bolware also collected users’ email credentials, most likely so more malicious emails could be sent to infect more computers.

RSA researchers said they had also briefed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Secret Service and were working with local and international law enforcement officials to help prosecute the individuals behind the ring. The current assumption is that the group has ties to organized crime in Brazil, but Mr. Fleyder cautioned that for now, that was just an assumption.

Because the bolware affects only Windows PC users, researchers are advising PC users to take extra precautions before clicking on suspicious links or email attachments and to make Boletos payments using only the digital wallets on their mobile devices.

But the best advice, Mr. Fleyder offered, was simply to “be vigilant.”

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T-Mobile charged customers for ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars in bogus fees – FTC http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/t-mobile-charged-customers-hundreds-millions-dollars-bogus-fees-ftc/ Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:26:26 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1762 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

By James O’Toole  @jtotoole July 1, 2014: 5:42 PM ET The FTC complaint depicts the alleged bogus charges on a customer bill NEW YORK (CNNMoney) T-Mobile says it’s on a mission to help customers by reshaping the U.S. wireless industry. But the company is now accused of hitting those same customers with hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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T-Mobile says it’s on a mission to help customers by reshaping the U.S. wireless industry. But the company is now accused of hitting those same customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in bogus charges.

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that T-Mobile (TMUS)earned a windfall in recent years from third-party merchants offering bogus text message subscriptions for things like flirting tips, horoscopes and celebrity gossip. Those charges frequently weren’t authorized by customers. The charges were allegedly concealed on customers’ monthly bills.

As many as 40% of those customers hit with these monthly charges sought refunds, a fact that the FTC says should have been “an obvious sign to T-Mobile that the charges were never authorized.” The complaint alleges that the charges took place between 2009 until December of last year, and T-Mobile had documentation of high complaint levels as early as 2012.

“T-Mobile knew about these fraudulent charges and failed to stop them or take any action,” FTC consumer protection director Jessica Rich said on a conference call with the media. The Federal Communications Commission is also investigating T-Mobile’s alleged cramming, she added.

Related: T-Mobile offers unlimited music streaming

T-Mobile CEO John Legere fired back Tuesday, calling the FTC complaint “sensationalized,” “unfounded and without merit.” In a statement, Legere claims that T-Mobile stopped billing for premium texting services in 2013 and created a program for customers to receive full refunds. He called on the FTC to hold the nefarious text subscription services responsible — not T-Mobile.

T-Mobile CEO on music, Amazon and Sprint

“T-Mobile is fighting harder than any of the carriers to change the way the wireless industry operates and we are disappointed that the FTC has chosen to file this action against the most pro-consumer company in the industry rather than the real bad actors,” he said.

The FTC doesn’t yet have precise estimates for the number of customers affected or the total amount of bogus charges. Those issues will be settled in court.

The FTC engaged in settlement talks with T-Mobile before Tuesday’s announcement but failed to reach an agreement, Rich said. The agency hopes to secure refunds for all consumers affected.

The lawsuit comes as T-Mobile engages in an aggressive marketing campaign dubbed the “un-carrier” strategy.

The goal is to upend the mobile industry, and T-Mobile’s been doing that by eliminating contracts, dropping international roaming charges and offering to pay competitors’ customers $650 to switch over.

Speaking at a press event in Seattle last month, Legere spoke with disdain about the billing practices of larger rivals Verizon (VZTech30) and AT&T (TTech30).

“They see everything as an opportunity to tell customers what to do and to gouge them,” Legere said.

T-Mobile is itself in the process of finalizing a $32 billion merger with Sprint (S), according to reports last month. If approved by regulators, the deal would unite the nation’s third- and fourth-largest carriers into a combined entity with subscriber numbers comparable to Verizon and AT&T.

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Apple’s iWatch Hardware Partners May Reveal New Info http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/apples-iwatch-hardware-partners-may-reveal-new-info/ Fri, 04 Jul 2014 03:07:16 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1752 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

Several media outlets have already reported that Apple is on track to launch the iWatch in October, and that timeframe still seems to make the most sense. Now, ahead of that launch, Apple’s manufacturing partners in Asia are reportedly gearing up to get the iWatch production underway. According to CENS, Quanta Computer is beginning “trial” production of […]

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Several media outlets have already reported that Apple is on track to launch the iWatch in October, and that timeframe still seems to make the most sense. Now, ahead of that launch, Apple’s manufacturing partners in Asia are reportedly gearing up to get the iWatch production underway.

According to CENS, Quanta Computer is beginning “trial” production of the iWatch ahead of mass production that’s scheduled to start later this month. Quanta is said to provide 70 percent of Apple’s iWatch orders, which lines up with a report last month from Reuters that said the same thingCENS also noted some of Apple’s other iWatch partners including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Group, Richtek, Kinsus Interconnect Technology, Career Technology, Merry Electronics, TXC Corp and Roytaltek.

Those firms might reveal new information.

RoyalTek, for example, provides quartz crystal products, according to CENS, which is compelling news since Apple is largely expected to outfit the iWatch with sapphire that it’s manufacturing out of its own plant in Arizona. Also, Merry Electronics provides “electro-acoustic components,” which might be used for the voice-messaging that Tim Cook recently suggested will be a major part of the iWatch.

Apple certainly has a busy fall. We’re expecting the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone (Air?) in September, and it’s also possible we’ll see new iPads, a new Apple TV and much more all around the iWatch launch.

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Brand New Galaxy S5 Ad Trashes iPhone Battery Life http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/brand-new-galaxy-s5-ad-trashes-iphone-battery-life/ Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:44:03 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1745 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

Samsung has a brand new attack ad on Apple that focuses on battery life. The Galaxy S5, as we’ve found in our tests, is pretty darn impressive when it comes through getting us through more than a full day of use, and so Samsung is taking that feather in its cap and knocking down Apple in […]

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Samsung has a brand new attack ad on Apple that focuses on battery life. The Galaxy S5, as we’ve found in our tests, is pretty darn impressive when it comes through getting us through more than a full day of use, and so Samsung is taking that feather in its cap and knocking down Apple in a new marketing video.

The ad shows iPhone users sitting near outlets, suggesting that they always need to be near a source of electricity, while others are able to hang with friends. “Hope it has a better battery,” one person says overhearing two others talking about the new iPhone.

Samsung then uses the ad to show off the Galaxy S5′s Ultra Power Saving Mode, which provides up to an extra day of standby time with just 10 percent of the battery life. It even highlights the ability to swap out batteries on the whim, something iPhone users aren’t able to do (though there’s always Mophie.)

Check out the clip above for yourself – agree or disagree with the ad?

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Acer plans “Liquid” Android smartphone push http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/acer-plans-liquid-android-smartphone-push/ Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1739 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

Acer plans “Liquid” Android smartphone push Acer today unveiled four Android models that the Taiwanese electronics-maker will ship in the third quarter under the “Liquid” brand, although pricing details were not revealed. At the top end, Acer unveiled the 5.7-inch Liquid X1, a 4G phone equipped with two cameras and an eight-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek […]

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Acer today unveiled four Android models that the Taiwanese electronics-maker will ship in the third quarter under the “Liquid” brand, although pricing details were not revealed. At the top end, Acer unveiled the 5.7-inch Liquid X1, a 4G phone equipped with two cameras and an eight-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek processor. The phone features a split-screen option for users to operate on separate applications and the “Acer Zoom Fit” that enables one-hand operation. PCWorld (5/30)

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Coming: Proposed Specs Include Metal and Plastic Versions, QHD Display, And Next-Gen Processors http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-release-date-coming-proposed-specs-include-metal-plastic-versions-qhd-display-next-gen-processors/ Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:15:18 +0000 http://www.alphacomputersupport.com/?p=1735 www.AlphaComputerSupport.com

By Fionna Agomuoh on January 13 2014 9:46 PM A Quad HD ‘QHD’ display is among the features proposed for the Samsung Galaxy S5. O2 Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors have been trickling in consistently, but recent reports have now dropped a bomb of specs, which are sure to excite pundits and fans alike. Recently, news surfaced suggesting […]

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Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors have been trickling in consistently, but recent reports have now dropped a bomb of specs, which are sure to excite pundits and fans alike. Recently, news surfaced suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be unveiled in March in London, but much more information has now surfaced.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Metal or Plastic?

Sources have reportedly divulged to SamMobile that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will in fact release in both metal and plastic variants, as has long been rumored. It appears that Samsung may be taking a cue from Apple, which not long ago released the metal iPhone 5S and the plastic iPhone 5C – both as high-end devices. Previous rumors have suggested that Samsung intends to introduce a “premium” look with the metal Galaxy S5, while the plastic Galaxy S5 will likely continue to introduce the latest software technology. It is believed the metal Galaxy S5 will sell for €800 ($1,092.24) and the plastic Galaxy S5 will sell for €650 ($887.44). If true, consumers should keep in mind that suggested foreign prices usually do not translate exactly into U.S. dollars; North American prices tend to be kept secret until well after a device is unveiled.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Exynos or Snapdragon?

Other proposed specs revealed include a “Samsung Exynos 6” and/or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset for the Galaxy S5. Samsung Galaxy S devices are well known for featuring an Exynos processor to power 3G networks and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to power LTE networks. Several sourcespropose that the Exynos processor will power the metal Galaxy S5, while the Snapdragon processor will power the plastic Galaxy S5. This indicates that the metal Galaxy S5 will likely be more available in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, while the plastic Galaxy S5 will likely be more available in the Americas and Europe, similar to the availability of previous Galaxy devices. It also indicates that the plastic Galaxy S5 will likely make up the majority of models on the market, as Snapdragon-powered Galaxy models tend to make up the majority of the market.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset was unveiled in November and wasrecently showcased at the 2014 International CES. Dubbed the “Ultra HD” processor, the Snapdragon 805 could back up another rumored feature for the Samsung Galaxy S5: a QHD (2,560×1,440) Super AMOLED display. The QHD display has also been long been rumored for the Galaxy S5. Rumors indicate that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 devices will release as early as May, which could give comes idea of when the Galaxy S5 may release.

The Samsung Exynos 6 chipset is yet to be unveiled, but many believe it will feature a 64-bit processor with the ability to run all eight cores at once. The Galaxy S5 has also long been rumored to introduce 64-bit processing with a new Exynos chipset.

Other Proposed Specs

In addition to metal and plastic design variants and Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor variants, the Galaxy S5 is also proposed to feature a 16-megapixel camera and the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The latter is highly likely, as Samsung is known for outfitting its flagships with the latest Android version. Samsung has also discussed its plans for 16-megapixel mobile camera modules.

There are many other previously rumored specs for the Galaxy S5, including a (QHD) display measuring 5.2-inches; 3GB or even possibly 4GB of mobile RAMoptical image stabilization for the Galaxy S5 camera; and 16GB and 32GB internal storage options. These features were notably not motioned in the recent report, but are still being considered as prospective specs.

Other Samsung Galaxy S5 Models

SamMobile’s source also indicates that Samsung has Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom models in the works for release after the original Galaxy S5. Currently details are minimal, but the Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to feature a 4.8-inch display and release in June, while the Galaxy S5 Zoom is expected to feature a 4.8-inch qHD display and release in May. Both devices will likely run Android 4.4 KitKat natively.

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  Apple has announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. As revealed earlier, Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro packs the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory into an aluminium enclosure that is just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth […]

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Apple has announced the all-new Mac Pro

will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. As revealed earlier,

Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro packs the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory into an aluminium enclosure that is just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. The Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz and two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro.

PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives, and ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac Pro up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth for editing full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. The all-new Mac Pro comes with six Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device and support for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.

The Mac Pro will be available with a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at Rs. 2,29,900 inclusive of VAT; and with a 3.5GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at Rs. 2,99,900 inclusive of VAT.

The all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19 through select Apple Authorised Resellers.

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