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Showing posts with label personal Computing. Show all posts

January 16, 2016

most played top 5 online games across digital platforms

The worldwide digital games market hits $5.5 billion, up 7% year-over-year. In the lead-up to the holiday season, total digital games sales hit their highest point for the year so far.Digital console revenues rose 14% year-over-year to $375M, driven in particular by a spending increase in North America

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November 18, 2015

Chart of the day :The Macintosh is now 32

Apple’s Mac turns 32: Mackintosh timeline and evolution

"Apple's mac timeline and evolution"

Apple’s mac has turned 32 and the infographic takes us back to its evolution and timeline. The Mac symbolized a strong sense  merging the abstract with the  euphemism  of visual drama  and stylish design  with the finesse of technology  .And for the first time since the invention of Personal Computers people actually started loving their PC . The Macs emphasis on sense of beauty and its ability to differentiate a product based on aesthetics and ergonomics has continued to enthrall users across age groups and demographic divide

May 21, 2014

Which Web Browser Leads in Australia : Web Browser Market in Australia : PC vs Mobile

The web Browser market in Australia is clearly dominated by Google Chrome,reflecting global trends,however in terms of marketshare , statscounter data shows a marginal 5–6% increase in a year, from 36% to 42% same time last year 

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share
The data compares the ” browser market in Australia across Devices. Google’s Chrome and Safari browser remains unbeatable across the PC and Smartphone respectively.

April 10, 2014

Windows XP Passes into History as Microsoft ends Support

After almost 13 years, Microsoft has ended support for its popular Windows XP operating system 

 The first Windows XP version hit the market in 2001 Post April 8th PCs using the 13 year old XP will not besupported by windows .After today ..that is April 8th, computers using the 13-year-old operating system will continue to work just fine, but all technical support for XP—whether paid or otherwise—will cease. However very few are determined to stick to it. According to NetMarketShare, a web-analytics consultancy, Windows XP runs on 28% of the world’s PCs, making it even today the second most popular operating system (surpassed only by Windows 7, with 49%). Over 400m machines will therefore be left exposed. Included in that number are 95% of all the cashpoints (ATMs) in the world. Windows XP and Embedded XP also power a lot of cash registers.

February 6, 2014

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

 Satya Nadella in the Hot seat at Microsoft

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. 

February 2, 2014

AMD’s Mantle to Launch Soon

AMD finally launches its much-anticipated Mantle API TECHSPOT.COM 

.After a false start or two, AMD is finally getting the first beta of Mantle out the doorMD’s hotly-awaited Mantle API is finally ready for a public unveiling, with new patches and drivers enabling the low-level API going live from today .

AMD’s Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC

Mantle  brings together the cutting edge of  three essential ingredients:
  1. A driver within the AMD Catalyst™ software suite that lets applications speak directly to the Graphics Core Next architecture;
  2. A GPU or APU enabled with the Graphics Core Next architecture;
  3. An application or game written to take advantage of Mantle.

January 23, 2014

Apple’s first Advertising Commercial for Mac, played during SuperBowl in 1984

30 Years of Macintosh Advertising : Apple’s First Super Bowl Commercial Bashing IBM

 It was this day 23rd january,1984 when Apple launched its vitriolic attack against IBM, It was thirty years ago today (January 22nd), in the year 1984, that Apple aired its now famous Super Bowl that ” shows how the Home PC market has been monopolized IBM

Directed by the famous “Ridley Scott” who created and visualized the flashy commercial announcing the Macintosh range of PCs with the Orwellian commercial, which the company created to unveil its latest Mac PCs

Tags :Personal Computing, IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Video, Marketing Trends,

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)

June 28, 2012

The Making of the Tablet Economy: How Big is the Market

With the Launch of Google’s official Tablet , Nexus ,the question that is doing the round across the tech industry is   “ does the Tablet market big enough “ for everyone  to have some share of the pie ..  or this is another consumer electronics bubble in making .

Google tablet market foray  has no doubt raised the stakes for everyone.. and  as its just a matter of time before Tablets replace PC as the computing device of choice .However the truth is that Not everyone is making money by selling tablets .It’s not lost on Google that Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire was the only slate to grab a sizeable chunk of the market beyond Apple’s iPad last year.

But the price at which Amazon kindle’s were sold barely covered the cost of manufacturing.. and the situation is unlikely to change soon

With Apple winning the high-end tablet wars, Google and Amazon and now Microsoft  are left to fight over the low end of the market.

When a Google-branded tablet finally launches — likely in the third quarter — it will have to be heavily subsidized to carry a $150 price tag, analysts said.“It will cost more to build than it will sell for, which means Google will pay a heavy subsidy for its tablet,” said analyst Tony Berkman of ITG Research. “There is no choice but to do that, if Google wants to compete.”

Yesterday, reports out of China suggested Amazon also was working on next-generation  Kindle Fire tablets and will continue to undersell the iPad at $200.

June 27, 2012

iPads form 11% PC Market, as Tablets goes mainstream

Market | asymco: “In terms of units Windows-based computers made up 78% of all PCs sold in Q1.
This was an increase from the 74% in the previous quarter but a decline from 90% a year ago. 
OS X based computers were about 3.7%, a decline in share both q/q and y/y,
The  above chart shows the composition of vendor volumes with tablet and traditional form factor computers included:”
iOS computers (i.e iPad) were 11% of the market, declining from 13% last quarter but increasing from Q1 ’11′s 4.2% share. Apple reported that the iPad was not at supply/demand balance and thus could have sold more units.
Amazon’s shipments were about 5 million Amazon Fire tablets were sold since the product’s launch.
The third significant tablet vendor was Samsung, which sold about 1.6 million tablets, down sequentially but up y/y. Other Android tablets may have shipped another 5 million units.
Overall, Apple remained the top vendor with 14.6% share, followed by HP with 14.1% and Lenovo in third at 10.7%. Dell just barely managed to beat Acer with 9% vs. 8.9%

May 2, 2012

35 Years of Personal Computing Platforms :

The  PC Vendors and their Marketshare   for the last  25 years of  Personal Computing
The above charts compiled by  Jeremy Reimer  shows the Personal Computing market share for the last 25 years .The first personal computer, the MITS Altair 8080, was released in 1975 and changed the world forever. A handful of geeks (Bill Gates included) saw this humble $395 kit as the beginning of something big… but nobody knew how big!
The Altair sold a few thousand units in 1975. Today, more than 130 million personal computers are sold each year!  According to  Jeremy Reimer   there were once many different platforms for personal computing — a glance at a 1980 issue of Popular Computing revealed over 100 different manufacturers of incompatible brands!
Source :Asymco

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June 18, 2011

The History of Web Browsers: Infographic

Via : Gizmodo

This is a table of personal computer web browsers by year of release of major version, in chronological order, with the approximate number of worldwide Internet users in millions. Note that Internet user data is related to the entire market, not the versions released in that year. The increased growth of the Internet in the 1990s and 2000s means that current browsers with small market shares have more total users than the entire market early on. For example, 90% market share in 1997 would be roughly 60 million users, but by the start of 2007 9% market share would equate to over 90 million users.