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How to free up storage in Gmail

The 15GB of storage Google allocates to your account for free may sound like a decent amount on paper, but in practice, it's just not very much room to work with in 2020. Given that it's shared across all Google products like Drive and Photos, you may not even realize just which server is taking up all that space on your account.

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Get a 512GB microSD card for $68 ($17 off) in one-day PNY storage sale

You need storage? We've got storage. Well, we don't, but Amazon does, and we're telling you about it. In today's one-day sale, a bunch of PNY memory products are on sale, including a big honkin' 512-gig card for $68, $17 less than it usually is. There are also deals on smaller cards, as well as flash drives, RAM, and other such things.

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How to free up storage space on your Android phone

While the average amount of storage on high-end smartphones has grown over the years, so too has the amount of space Android, manufacturers, carriers, and just about everyone else who wants a piece of your gee-bees. A 64GB smartphone can feel downright cramped in 2020, and yet, many companies (like Google) continue to sell phones with this base level of storage. Simply installing all your favorite apps and getting set up can get you well over the halfway mark on such a phone, and as app cache, media, and photos and videos begin to build up, you can quickly find yourself running out of space.

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SanDisk MicroSD cards and more are up to 20 percent off in one-day storage sale

If you're anything like the majority of the AP editorial staff, you've never deleted a file in your entire life. You gotta put all that junk somewhere. If you're low on space, now's a fine time to stock up on storage: a bunch of memory cards, SSDs, and flash drives are on sale today at Amazon.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Drive on Android

Cloud file storage is a big business, and frequently involves trusting hoards of your data with corporations so large that even hundreds of gigabytes of your personal data constitute a mathematical rounding error if they were to go missing. There are ways to get around the death grip services like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive have on the cloud storage market, though, including some great free and open-source ones we'll round up in this list.

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Upcoming Pixel 4a will have faster UFS 2.1 storage

Friday afternoon is all about Pixel leaks, it seems like. The folks at XDA Developers just dug up some evidence from that Pixel 4a that previously showed up on video, which indicates Google's next mid-ranger will pack faster UFS 2.1 storage. That will almost certainly be a significant bump in storage speed over the comparatively "slow" eMMC in last year's Pixel 3a. Not all of our readers will be familiar with the differences between these standards, but the short version is: The Pixel 4a could anecdotally feel a lot faster.

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Sandisk MicroSD one-day sale drops select cards to all-time lows (up to $50 off)

Whether you're looking to expand the storage space on your smartphone, camera, or gaming system, today's deal from Sandisk could have precisely the card you're looking for, especially if you need to store 4K video or other especially large files. Several MicroSDXC cards are currently on sale at Amazon, including 256GB and 400GB cards discounted to their lowest prices yet ($28 and $64, respectively) and a 1TB card that's available for only $208 — which is just a few dollars off its best-ever pricing.

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PNY U3 Pro SD cards 40% off in one-day Amazon sale

Micro SD support may be less common these days, but there are still plenty of devices that can utilize them. For the most part, SD cards have gotten quite affordable, but larger storage sizes are still a bit past impulse buy territory. If you act fast, though, you can save a whopping 40% on PNY's U3 Pro range.

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SanDisk 1TB microSD card drops to $300, the lowest it's ever been

Whether you need a new MicroSD card to store ultra high-quality videos or large files, SanDisk has got you covered with its 1TB Extreme MicroSDXC card. It offers outstanding performance and traditionally sells for $450. However, thanks to a markdown on Amazon, you can now get it for just $300.

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The PNY Elite-X 64GB microSD card is on sale for $13 (57% off) on Amazon, 32GB for $9

Most current phones come with a decent amount of onboard storage. However, media files and apps are also increasingly heavier, meaning you can quickly run out of space on your device. Thankfully, a wide range of handsets and tablets have a microSD slot to accommodate for extra storage. If you're looking for one, you're in luck, as PNY's 32GB and 64GB microSDXC cards are discounted on Amazon, selling for $9 and $13, respectively.

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