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What are You Downloading?

Whether or not you’re a fan of Java, it’s something we use every day – often without even thinking about it. If your Java version isn’t updated to the most recent, you’re going to run into troubles. Thankfully, Sun has been busy releasing updates… and upgrades.

Now that Motorola is going to be moving to Android, it will be interesting to see how many others will follow. Some people aren’t cracked up about a few of the updates Motorola has in store. What do you think?

Who would have ever thought that the iPhone would be providing a boon to the flash memory market? I rely on my iPhone to survive, pretty much. I use it nearly as often as I use my actual Mac Pro! The more I use it, the more memory and storage I need. Being able to use flash memory on a mobile device is sending the demand for such things through the roof.

Have you checked out our download site yet? Our developers have been working night and day to bring you a clean interface, coupled with downloads you really need. You’ll find tabs full of downloads for your Mac, Windows machine, mobile device and even console games. There are programs and utilities available for everything from balancing your budget to backing up your system. Make sure you see what you might need today!

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HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray vs. Downloading

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Bwana in the chatroom asks which format is going to win: HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, or Downloading?

The chatroom widely agrees that downloading content is the way of the future, but there’s no doubt that HD-DVD and Blu-Ray will be fighting it out int he format war for some time to come.

According to Wikipedia, HD-DVD is an advanced format:

The HD DVD disc is designed to be the successor to the standard DVD format. It can store about three times as much data as its predecessor (15 GB per layer instead of 4.7 GB).

The HD DVD standard was jointly developed by Toshiba and NEC. On 19 November 2003, the DVD Forum voted to support HD DVD as the high definition successor of the standard DVD. At this meeting, they also renamed it HD DVD.

HD DVD stands for “High Definition Digital Versatile Disc.” The format had previously been called the “Advanced Optical Disc” (AOD).

Blu-Ray has a different history:

The name Blu-ray Disc is derived from the blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of disc. Because of its shorter wavelength (405 nm), substantially more data can be stored on a Blu-ray Disc than on the DVD format, which uses a red, 650 nm laser. A single layer Blu-ray Disc can store 25 GB, over 5 times the size of a single layer DVD at 4.7 GB. A dual layer Blu-ray Disc can store 50 GB, almost 6 times the size of a dual layer DVD at 8.5 GB.

Blu-ray Disc is similar to PDD, another optical disc format developed by Sony (which has been available since 2004) but offering higher data transfer speeds. PDD was not intended for home video use and was aimed at business data archiving and backup.