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November 3, 2015

4G Smartphones supporting wireless charging between 13 to 20 megapixel camera resolution


These following smartphones meet the critera's of being a 4G, with wireless charging, with a camera resolution between 13 to 20 megapixels .

LG G4
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched July 2015

 Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched :August 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6
Android 5.0 Lollipop
launched :April 2015

 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Launched :April 2015

November 2, 2015

10 best free photo editing software for windows and Mac




Photo and Image Editing Tools

Pixlr – Fully functional alternative to Adobe Photoshop. (Web, Windows, Mac)
GIMP – Another Photoshop alternative. (Linux, Mac)
Paint.net – GIMP for Windows (Windows)
Seashore – Basic image editing with layers, textures, gradients and more. (Mac)

Phixr :Lots of filters and effects, easy to use, connects to Facebook, Twitter, WordPress.com
InkScape – Professional vector graphics editor, replaces Adobe Illustrator (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Pinta – Another great Illustrator alternative. (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Canva –makes design easy templates for infographics, banners, newsletters.
Fotor : free online designer and editing tool for amateur and pros
Pixlr-o-Matic –Photo  app with filters and lots of effects  (Android, iOS Mac, Chrome)
Photoscape – Fun and easy photo editing software. (Windows, Mac)

October 11, 2015

chart of the day :windows 10 adoption at an all time high

How is windows 10 doing ? post its recent release. Pretty well if the latest reports from NetMarketShare is concerned. Windows 10, released on July 29th, has seen faster adoption post-launch than its predecessors including the immensely successful Windows 7. In September, Windows 10 was installed on 6.6 percent of all PCs, which put it ahead of the most recent version of Apple's OS X at that time (Yosemite).

Infographic: Windows 10 Sees Faster Adoption Than Its Predecessors | Statista
source :Statista

July 21, 2015

income level in the United States vs education : chart of the day



"he chart above shows the payoff between education and salary level"








Source: College Board
Date Verified: 6.18.2013

What is the correlation between education and your ability to earn money. How many college dropouts across the world have managed to  " make it big in life" with a billion dollar enterprise in their names.

The chart above shows the payoff between education and professional career, it compares the salary/wages/earnings to your education background. While the chart clearly shows they are directly propotional, with increasing education, you tend to earn more.

However not all agree. PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel, claim that college just isn't worth it in the age of startups. He's giving 20 bright young people $100,000 each to start a company instead. .

Hear are a few people who has bucked the trend and have achieved fame despite being college dropouts. apart from Steve Jobs, Zuckerberg and Bill Gates 

  1. Matt Mullenweg started WordPress, which now powers 16% of the web. 
  2. Arash Ferdowsi ,co-founder of DropBox, estimated $4 billion,  dropped out of MIT. 
  3. Aron Levie started Box, which has an estimated valuation of $3 billion. 
  4. David Karp founder of Tumblr,  never even graduated high school
  5. At age 19, Pete Cashmore , launched the tech site Mashable and never attended college  

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May 13, 2015

2009 to 2015 :change in the mobile industry competitive ecosystem


" the change in the mobile industry " 2009 to 2015"

 Just 6 years have shaken up the mobile devices competitive landscape

The  above chart  compares and depicts the changes in the mobile industry since 2009 onwards In just over 5 years  the mobile landscape has undergone  a massive shift across its competitive ecosystem . RIM and its brand Blackberry have almost but disspeared. The mobile OS Symbian is history. Microsoft has started making phones  after picking up Nokia which was not a long time ago " the market leader in many counties ..Android today has over 60%  mobile OS share as compared to just 4% share back in 2009 

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May 2, 2015

microsoft windows 10 improvements set to be gamechanger


" how microsoft that destroy competition after windows 10 release

Infographic via Perception System
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Windows 10 would be all about  touch, speech, mouse and keyboard rolled into one

Microsoft  is set to  make the  Desktop OS market  by storm with its impending  windows 10   upgrade Windows 10  made everyone stand up and notice  when it made public of how engaging and all-encompassing Windows 10  will be. Giving everyone a taste of the power this latest Microsoft OS
 via build 10074. This time, this Windows iteration may likely succeed where Windows 8 and 8.1 failed miserably -by integrating  every device from PC's to tablets to handheld devices into one dependable OS.

In a break from the past when Windows platform  is no longer built in a walled garden  but set to  blow the windows  environment  open .Windows 10 will allow apps written specifically for the iOS and Android platforms to  be ported directly into Windows 10 environment

And the best part is that once released officially, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for everyone - available for older versions and even for pirated ones. With this development, of windows 10,Microsoft could  be a  serious challenge  and in a one clean  sweep come very close to its biggest rivals, Apple and Google, cortana OS  is expected to be l be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages


August 13, 2014

Apple Countries vs Android Countries : Kantar Media Report on the Latest Smartphone Face Off


Apple Nations vs Android Nations :  Kantar Media faceoff

Windows continue to falter and Apple continues to grow in fits and starts , as the smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to March 2014.
Apple performing strongly during this quarter mainly due to the powerful launch of iPhone 5 specially in Japan and Australia
Across Europe, Android remains the top OS with 70.7% share, while Apple holds second position at 19.2%. 
Windows, at third, accounts for 8.1% of smartphone sales globally
By Brands here is how Apple's IOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows stand 


APPLE 

  • Apple saw its smartphone market share rise in five out of nine countries surveyed “primarily due to the strong performance of the iPhone 5s.
  • The iPhone did, however, lose market share in the USA, China, Germany and Italy. 
  • The nations where Apple showed more good  growth was Australia/ Europe and Japan.
WINDOWS

  • Windows had a tough start to the year as a result of its entry-level Nokia models facing fierce competition from low-end Motorola, LG and Samsung Android smartphones. 
  • Windows lost marketshare  across China and Unites States , grew the highest in Australia


ANDROID

  • Android Grew above 5% points across Germany, Italy and US while it decreased in Spain, Japan, Great Britain


June 26, 2014

Microsoft CEO " Nadella " Launched ' Skype Translator



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As Microsofts CEO   ends his honeymoon Nadella is slowly coming out  of the shadown of  steve ballmer .. .Microsft has just unveiled some new products, as he  unveils what he refers to as " the new microsofts " web3.0 initiatives..This infographic provides an insights in the " new product launches by Microft under Nadella

Nadella took over Microsoft ' that is incresingly been sen by its competitors and industry analysts as a sleeping giant that  is seem as a technoloy 1.0 company who is still struggling to create its own relevance   in a world dominated by the new giants of Silicon Valley. Howeve it seems  the sleeping giant has awoken, first with Office on the iPad, then with new versions of Windows, then with CortanaSurface 3, and on and on, five months of announcement after announcement.



One of the recent ' initiatives launched   by Nadella  is with Microsoft's new real-time translator for Skype conversations.. With Skype  user base of more  than 300 million users clocking in around one trillion conversation minutes every month is  huge "


Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages to hear the other’s words spoken in their own language, according to a demo introduced by chief executive officer Satya Nadella at the Code Conference technology gathering



Among  one persistent problem that has always prevented people from all over the world from truly connecting with one another is the language barrier. With Skype Translator, Microsoft is traversing into previously uncharted territories and could be bridging the gap other companies have tried to close but failed .Whether Microsoft will be able to " plug the gap in the market. only time will tell



June 11, 2014

Android users account for 56% mobile ad impressions in Millennial Media Platform

According to the latest  Mobile Media  Advertising Mix, out of 73% smartphone users where M Media reached , 56% mobile ad impressions were across Android users, and 37% were from iOS consumers. Impressions  across non phone connected device (( tablets, consoles,)  was  23% ( 3% rise  increase as compared to last year

Ad impressions across iOS OS increased by 3% ( 34% to 37% ) during last FY, while Android  users saw  4% increase in impressions served across their mobile device (  from 52% to 56%)

Android users accounted for 56% Impressions across millennial media
MOBILE AD IMPRESSIONS  ACROSS DEVICES


MOBILE AD IMPRESSIONS  ACROSS MOBILE OS :

February 6, 2014

Satya Nadella in The Hot Seat :Microsoft's Hour of Reckoning

 Satya Nadella in the Hot seat at Microsoft

SATYA NADELLA 
satya Nadella is microsofts new CEO



Microsoft finally announced its much anticipated CEO. A Microsoft Insider Satya Nadella  who has spent his last 22 years with the company "was heralded as the news CEO. This comes  in somewhat difficult times for the IT Giant as  the windows revolution that catapulted " personal computing power to masses is on the verge of extinction with Smartphones, Tablets, Mobile Web and Connected Devices taking over the " computing space" and Apple and Google breathing down on Microsoft's neck


Indian born American Satya Nadella, 46, replaces Steve Ballmer effective immediately after a five-month search, Microsoft said in a statement on Tuesday. Bill Gates, the company’s first CEO, will step aside as chairman and devote more time to product development while remaining on the board and running his philanthropic foundation. John Thompson, the director who led the CEO search, becomes chairman. 

While Nadella brings an enormous expertise on the  cloud and enterprise  platform he will need to boost Microsoft’s presence in consumer markets, where rivals have seized the lead. The first question on the minds of critics is whether the Microsoft veteran of 22 years can deliver the same fresh thinking as an outsider

Nadella  Professional and Academic Credentials


  1.  Worked at Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff, and joined Microsoft in 1992
  2. worked as the senior vice president of research and development (R&D) for the Online Services Division
  3. Took over as president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools Business
  4. Was instrumental in transforming   technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure
  5. Satya Nadella  led the Microsoft's databaseWindows Server and developer tools to its Azure cloud.
  6. He  had by then become a regular name in the Microsoft corridor of Senior management  when he grew the revenues from Cloud Services  from $16billion to  $20billion in 2nd Quarter of 2013 .
  7. In 2 years he grew the business by over 20%
  8. (March 2007 – February 2011 )  "Corporate Vice President of Business Solutions and Search
  9. (February 9, 2011 – February 2014  (Before being named the CEO ) Nadella was the President of the Server & Tools division
  10. Satya holds a  Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University
  11. Earned his Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee , and followed it up with MBA from the University of Chicago. 



January 30, 2014

Why Google Re Sold Motorola at a $7billion Loss to Lenevo


By selling Motorola, Google is shifting to what it does best  and  is an acknowledgment that Google is better off focusing on its core competencies — making software and selling ads — particularly as the profit margins for phones are shrinking all across the world

Its the end of the  Google's Tryst with  Motorola Mobility".Motorola has just been jettisoned and dumped  by Google, which  the Search Giant acquired 2  years ago for a record  $12.6 billion .


Motorola's  new parent will be Lenevo ,who paid $ 2.9 billion   to Google  for  buying off the earstwhile Mobile Giant . So  does  that mean  that   Google  failed to  integrate  Motorala's patents and its hardware Legacy  ecosystem? Does this also signal the  end of " Google's Mobile  Web Initiatives to take over the " Mobile OS/.HS  specially the hardware ( operating system  and Hardware)

However Industry experts  remain baffled about Google selling Motorola phone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion -  "Google is selling Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that makes Google's biggest acquisition look like its most expensive mistake  according to  a tech journal


The sell off allows " Google " clear the financial mess  headache that has plagued the internet company since buying Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion in 2012.However Google is also keeping most of the patents that came with the Motorola purchase.


In the "Meantime "Motorola has lost nearly $2 billion since Google took over, while trimming its workforce from 20,000 to 3,800. Google had previously sold company's set-top operations last year to Arris Group Inc. for $2.35 billion. Google is also keeping most of the patents that came with the Motorola purchase.




September 7, 2012

Microsoft Products Contributing the Most Revenue in 2012



The Server and Tools division generated more revenue than the Windows division in the last fiscal year.

The Windows division is still much more profitable, earning $11.5 billion compared versus $7.4 billion for Servers & Tools. And one of the reasons Windows generated less revenue than Server & Tools is that Windows 7 is at the end of its run.

Server and Tools is the division that sells server versions of Windows, database software, Azure cloud services, software-development tools, system-management products and enterprise services.While the U.S. smartphone population has more than doubled in size over the past two years, the population of Microsoft phone owners has declined.

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July 12, 2012

The State Of The App Economy in 2012 : Developer Insights

Developers are focusing more on iOS and Android, and moving away from platforms like Blackberry.

Facebook is a developer's best friend. The social network is by far the most popular promotional tool used by developers. 








More developers are planning to start making apps for Windows than any other platform, though that doesn't necessarily mean they will.


Android is the platform of choice throughout the developing world.



The State Of The App Economy in 2012 - Business Insider: "In the five years since the iPhone came out, there has been a gold rush to develop apps, but a new report shows just how hard this business can be.

Vision Mobile, a market analysis and strategy firm, surveyed more than 1,500 developers worldwide and found that one in three apps generates $500 or less a month, which means developers have to find other sources of income to get by.

On average, developers make between $1,200-$3,900 per app each month, though some platforms prove more lucrative than others. For example, iOS developers surveyed make more per app each month on average ($3,693)  than Android developers ($2,735), but both fall short of what Blackberry developers earn per app each month ($3,853)

The chart above  provides a summary of some of the big findings from Vision Mobile's report on the state of the app economy in 2012."

July 4, 2012

PC Shipments Comparison : Windows vs Apple Devices :

When Windows 95 launched in 1995 it negated most of the advantages of the ease of use of the Macintosh and the PC market took off. The ratio reached 56 in 2004 when 182.5 million PCs were sold vs. 3.25 million Macs.
During the second half of the 90s it was already clear that Windows won the PC platform war. Windows had an  advantage that seemed unsurmountable.


Statistics show that Microsoft Windows has approximately 91% of the market share, while the Apple Mac OS has around 5% of the market share. The other 4% is owned by other operating systems such as Linux.




For the past 20 quarters, sales of Apple Macs  have grown faster than the PC market Apple Macintosh, was the first successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI), and it was introduced on the 24th of January 1984. About a year later, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Windows in November 1985 in response to the growing interest in the GUIs.

When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market.The  IBM PC,were quickly cloned and four years later “PCs” were selling at the rate of 2 million/yr.  The Mac only managed 372k units in its first year.
 
PC was outselling the Mac by a factor of nearly 6. It turned out to be a high point. The ratio by which the PC outsold the Mac only increased from there.

When Windows 95 launched in 1995 it negated most of the advantages of the ease of use of the Macintosh and the PC market took off. The ratio reached 56 in 2004 when 182.5 million PCs were sold vs. 3.25 million Macs.(source : Asymco)

April 18, 2012

WinTel to Limit iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013

Intel & Microsoft hope to push iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013:


According to DigiTimes Intel and Microsoft have been working closely with partners to develop new tablets based on the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, which will launch this fall. The sources indicated that Microsoft will release Windows 8 for traditional PCs to device makers in September, while Windows RT, the newly announced name for the ARM-based version, will be issued some time after.

A total of 32 Windows 8 tablets are expected to be available this year. Participating manufacturers Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asustek, and Toshiba are expected to launch models by the end of 2012.

Windows 8 tablets from Lenovo and Acer are expected to be priced as low as $300, to take on low-end Android tablets, while more expensive and powerful models will target Apple's iPad. Those tablets will reportedly cost as much as $1,000; Apple's most expensive iPad model with a 64-gigabyte capacity and wireless cellular connectivity is $829.

Intel has been looking to make up for lost ground in the mobile space ever since Apple decided that Intel's Atom processors weren't efficient enough to run the iPad. Instead, Apple developed its own new ARM chip design, which it dubbed A4, that debuted in the first-generation iPad.

April 9, 2012

Microsoft Controls 77% US Web Traffic, Android,iOS struggles


The chart above shows the share of platforms driving traffic to websites in the U.S. It's not a perfect measure of which platform is the most used, but it's a good short hand representation since most users surf the web with each operating system.
While Windows remains dominant, it's becoming less important. Over the last six months, it lost a few percentage points to iOS, as you can see.


Despite the growth of mobile platforms, Windows remains the number one operating system by a long shot, according to data from comScore.

Stepping back further, six years ago it controlled 90% of the market. And there doesn't seem to be any reason to believe Windows is going to reverse the trend anytime soon.

 At the end of last year Android’s unit share reached 51% which is down from about 57% during the third quarter. iOS reached 23%, followed by Symbian at 12%, RIM at 9%, Bada at 2.4%, Windows Phone at 1.6% and Other at 1%

source : Businessinsider
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