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Snap Happy Smartphone Generation Loses 20% of Phone Memory to Terrible Pictures
New research from Avast finds the average person keeps 952 digital photos on their phone but 200 of these are actually bad quality or duplicates
Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today revealed that the typical person has 952 photos on their devices at any given time, of which as many as 22% are bad quality, blurry, dark or duplicate images. The research found that on average 292 images are stored by WhatsApp and 86 screenshots are saved by the users, and getting rid of these photos could free up at least one fifth (20%) of a smartphone’s storage space, increasing the enjoyment of the device.
The worst offenders
Perhaps defying expectations of the ‘selfie generation’, the research found that 18-24 year olds actually have the fewest number of photos saved, perhaps due to the increasing popularity of near-live photo content through Snapchat and Instagram stories, which disappear after 24 hours. 25-44 year olds have the highest number of photos on their devices, with over 1,000 stored in their phone memory.
“Why do people carry around really bad photos? This could be because those who are parents in this age bracket are taking lots of photos of their kids, and cannot bring themselves to delete the less than perfect ones or do not have the time to go through their photos properly, something many of us can relate to,” added Sandro Villinger, Performance Products, Avast.
The research also found that women take 24% more photographs than men do, with an average of 200 more photos stored on their device and 1,053 photos in total on their camera gallery, compared to an average of 851 for men.
The data shows that in general, having many hundreds of photos saved on your device is a global trend, and that smartphone users in each of the 45 countries Avast studied are also not regularly deleting the bad ones. In Japan, almost a third of smartphone user’s storage space is wasted because of dark, blurred or duplicate snaps, and in the UK, consumers waste almost a quarter of their hard drive space.
Sandro Villinger added, “Increasing amounts of storage and great in-built camera quality on our smartphones allow us to snap away happily. However, phones that come with large in-built storage capacity are still among the most expensive, and additionally many services today delivered via apps that have to be downloaded. It’s easy to see how a lack of memory on your phone can really impact your enjoyment, so getting into the habit of deleting bad photos regularly is a quick and simple way to keep your current device usable.”
Visit the Avast blog to find out more about which countries take the most photos and what quality they are.
For more details on Avast Photo Cleaner for Android, please visit: https://www.avast.com/cleanup-android
The data in this document is anonymous data analyzed from 6 million Avast Cleanup users on Android and Mac. The data was collected across a six month period, from December 2018 to June 2019.
Dicker Data receives Australia’s first shipment of FUJIFILM LTO-8 data tapes
Major purchase of tapes that are in high demand nationwide
SYDNEY, 24 September 2019 – To meet the unprecedented demand for FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium8 Data Cartridges (LTO-8), Dicker Data has received and begun shipping the first Australian delivery of tapes.
Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton
with Australia’s first delivery of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes
Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton explained, “To say the market has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes is an understatement. As such we pre-ordered the large amount of stock you see here, most of which we have already sold to our customers. Fortunately FUJIFILM, as the manufacturer, have plenty of available stock and that combined with our next day delivery means our customers are always taken care of.”
FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes use its patented Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic particle technology with its outstanding recording/retrieval performance and long-term durability to offer a storage capacity of 30TB (12TB for non-compressed data), twice the capacity of the previous generation LTO-7*1. They are also capable of transferring data at 750MB/sec (360MB/sec for non-compressed).
Paul Tutton concluded, “LTO tape is more relevant than ever to the market as it offers low cost of ownership, easy scalability and excellent security and protection from threats such as ransomware. The fact that FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes are also available in WORM or an ECO pack in purchases of 20 carts or more for the plain packaging that eliminates individual plastic cases, makes these tapes a very attractive proposition indeed.”
FUJIFILM LTO-8 tape main specifications
Capacity (at 2.5x compression) – 12TB (30TB)
Maximum transfer rate (at 2.5x compression) – 360MB/sec (750MB/sec.)
Number of tracks – 6,656 (32 track heads in the serpentine format)
Cartridge memory – 130,816Bits (16,352byte); internal EEPROM with electromagnetic induction antenna
Tape width – 12.65mm
Tape thickness – 5.6μm
Tape length – 960m
*1 FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium7 Data Cartridge that complies with the 7th-generation LTO Ultrium standards
Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton with Australia’s first delivery of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes
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