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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:09 pm 
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Updated my iMac to High Sierra 10.13.1 late last night. Woke up this morning and my iphone told me that since I updated my "Mac" my iphone 7 plus is now using high efficiency mode. What the hell is that ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Its a new image file format, like JPG. If you don't like it being enabled you can disable it.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/1633 ... age-format


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Thank you interesting read. I don't need the space my iphone 7 plus since it is maxed out on memory which if memory serves me correct is 256 gb. I wonder of the rest of the players will follow Apples lead with this new image format.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:33 pm 
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Maybe. I have a 128GB memory card in my phone and can swap it out for larger memory cards whenever I feel like it. There aren't a whole lot of phones which restrict you to buying a whole new phone to add storage like Apple's products. There are, but they're in the minority.

Which is why I'm really annoyed at all the desktops/laptops they've been releasing with non-upgradeable storage/memory. I can ignore your phone. If I want to run OS X I can't ignore your hardware.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:09 pm 
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I use the cloud with its endless storage and Airdrop to transfer my 4k video shot with the iphone and images to my iMac. It is almost an instant transfer. It has a nice external drive and you can buy as many of those as you need. I bought the large memory iphone for travel since I ran out of space while in Vietnam with my old iphone 5s. No longer an issue.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Yeah, endless cloud storage, all you need is endless money to pay ISPs/cellular vendors to transfer the data to and from it. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:53 pm 
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it is cheap and like I said with airdrop I have almost instant back up onto my iMac. However maybe this is more your style. Options man lots of options do it whatever way works best for you.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-ix ... gLe3_D_BwE


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:18 am 
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$60 for a 32GB flash drive?! Now I've seen everything.

You really should keep an eye on your data caps, especially if you have a provider that charges extra when you go over (typically with a per-MB fee), or terminate your contract when you go over for successive months. Even the new "unlimited" plans telecom companies keep crowing about aren't particularly great - when you go over their monthly data cap they slow your data down, often to the point that connections start timing out, even under that cap they severely restrict bandwidth for transferring video, pictures, and music.

Just by way of comparison:
$10 for a 32GB flash drive.
$5 for a 5-pack of adapters.
$40 for 128GB SDXC card.


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