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One-day Amazon storage sale has PNY Elite 512GB microSD cards for just $81

It's kind of astonishing to see how quickly storage prices fall. PNY introduced its Elite 512GB microSD card at $349.99 in June of last year, and today the very same card is available for just $80.99 on Amazon. If you need a bit more speed, the 512GB Pro Elite is $89.99, and other PNY storage products are discounted as well.

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Dropbox improves its paid subscription plans with more storage and new features

I've been a huge Dropbox fan since 2009 and never even considered switching to another solution ever since. Back then, I was using a Linux netbook at school and needed to sync my files and notes back to my "actual" computer, and Dropbox was one of the very few cross-platform solutions available back then. Today, I still need to access my files across devices, but even though there are many more options on the market, I really enjoy Dropbox's advanced features, especially because they keep getting better. Indeed, the company has just improved its service by introducing three new features to make it even safer and more convenient to use.

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OnePlus CEO confirms 7 Pro will have super-fast UFS 3.0 storage

Samsung's delayed Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy S10 5G were set to be the first phones to ship with UFS 3.0 storage, but OnePlus may end up beating them to the punch — at least, in most markets. CEO Pete Lau tweeted out confirmation earlier today that the company's upcoming 7 series of phones will feature super-fast UFS 3.0 storage.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold appears to be first device to use ultra-fast eUFS 3.0 storage

It turns out that the Galaxy Fold is a phone of firsts. It's Samsung's first foldable device, it's the first mass-market foldable phone, and it also seems to be the first device to use the company's ultra-fast eUFS 3.0 storage with read speeds roughly two times faster than the OnePlus 6T's.

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[Update: Files by Google updated] Scoped Storage in Android Q Beta 2 limits how apps can access files

Privacy has been one of the main themes with Android Q so far. Permissions can be blocked to background apps, clipboard managers have been killed off, and runtime permissions are changing for old apps. It seems Google is just getting started, as Android Q Beta 2 comes with major changes to how apps can access local files.

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The newest, fastest "app class" microSD cards are still not very good for apps

There are plenty of reasons to pick up a microSD card, should your phone support one. It can be a lot cheaper to get a phone with less storage and plan to add more. Media maniacs and data hoarders can also make use of the super cheap extra space. But if you think SanDisk's new A1 and A2-rated microSD cards are going to provide anywhere near the experience of your phone's built-in storage, think again.

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Galaxy S10+ with 1TB storage hinted as Samsung starts mass producing bigger UFS chips

With increasing capabilities such as 4K video recording, better processing power, and faster download speeds, smartphones are beginning to require more storage space. A few years ago, it was customary for a phone's base version to offer 8GB of internal memory. This figure has evolved over the years, with last year's Galaxy S9 offering a minimum of 64GB, and powerhouses such as the Note 9 having up to 512GB of internal space.

Samsung just revealed it's doubling this number, by announcing the mass production of a 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage chip. The news comes in less than a month before the Korean manufacturer unveils its new flagship handsets, strongly suggesting a variant of the Galaxy S10 will feature it, as previous rumors had hinted at.

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PNY 2019 lineup includes updated 512GB MicroSD card and a new USB-C flash drive

In the summer of 2018, PNY became only the second company to release a 512GB MicroSD card (and the first to go on sale in the US). The company is back with an updated model, as well as several flash drives including a USB Type-C option.

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Adoptable storage is absent from Samsung's final Android 9 Pie release

The official rollout of Android 9 Pie to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ is underway, but there's one feature that didn't quite make the cut. Although it didn't actually work in the beta, there was a screen that suggested an adoptable storage option, but it's nowhere to be seen in the stable release.

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[Deal Alert] MicroSD card prices on Amazon keep dropping—SanDisk 256GB down to $65, 400GB at $140

Not that long ago, you had to drop big bucks for the largest microSD cards, and they weren't even very spacious. Things get cheaper of time, of course, but the last few months have brought a solid downward trend in microSD pricing. Today, you can get a 400GB SanDisk microSD card for just $139.95. It was over $200 earlier this year. The $64.99 256GB card was more than $100 just a few months ago.

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