Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
"Oooh, I'm shaking," said Mayer
The root of this is Apple's growing yay or nay stance as to what goes on the Apple store... Some argue what if Microsoft had to approve every application? When Microsoft added the Explorer to every PC it was an outrage. Now when Apple adds Safari to every phone it's sweet:? Well Google not to be outdone with Chrome OS will be adding more sweetness by making the browser the OS...
Well truth is while these companies are bored because of the position of wealth power and tiny competition: other companies out there are doing their work and will evolve to the likes of Facebook and make these lame scuffles childish.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Normally the iPhone always get the new apps, in a strange odd twist of events, this time round their the last to enjoy Google's Latitude.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Power and Value
AJAX API is critical to a users interface experience for the iPhone application AroundMe
Monday, July 20, 2009
Nokia's Profits Plunge as Apple/RIM dominate w/ %35 of Profits w/ only %3 of the market, from Britney Spears to CEO's of Cancer orgs own an iPhones
The worlds largest cell phone maker Nokia. On Thursday, last week, posted staggering 73% drop in second-quarter net profit to 287 million euros, or 0.10 euro a share, from 1.08 billion euros, or 0.29 euro a share, earned in the year-earlier quarter. Adjusted earnings came in at 0.15 euro a share. Sales declined 25% to 9.9 billion euros.
Apple's leading the way though with the smallest but fastest growing market share. Apple is also now the most profitable phone maker in the world.
higher end phones are only 13% of total cellphone sales globally, but growing, although the general cellphone market is steeply declining. Apple and RIM had about 32% of the smart-phone market between them by IDC estimates. RIM though still strong is struggling to maintain it's lead.
The US obsessed with celebrity culture has helped fuel the growth in Smart Phones. Even Britney Spears that claimed she wouldn't buy an iPhone because she didn't want to look like everyone else has given in to the new iPhone 3GS. Similar to the days when she endorsed Pepsi but the was seen drinking Coca-Cola. Even David Blaine, Lindsay Lohan, Katherine Heigl and Goldberg are toting Apple's latest tempting fruit.
What makes the iPhone special is it's simplicity. The Nokia and Samsung phones are as complex as high school periodic tables. A visit to their web site and you'll see:
- N97, N96, N96(music edition), N95, N86, N85, N82, N810 etc.... literaly to the Nth degree
- SCH-a570, SCH-a645, SCH-850, SCH-870, JACK, Omina, Instinct, Exclaim, Propel, Eternity SGH-A867, SGH-777...etc...
When someone mentions an iPhone people know what phone their talking about. When people mention Nokia or Samsung, you have to study a chart to know what your talking about. It appears like those companies have NO identity.
The iPhone when released in 2007 was revolutionary but not yet at full gear. The price was robbery, fundamental features were lacking(copy/paste, 3G). Now with phones in the $99, $199 & $299 market with no messy mail-in rebates and decent support structure. We will see a exponential growth with the iPhone within the next 3 years. I'm willing to bet after next years Christmas they will have more than %50 of the Smart Phones Market share.
What all the competition needs to look at to be able to have a chance at survival versus iPhone Planet is study history. The history in how the iPod took over the portable device market. if you remember you will see that Sony also had a periodic table of walkmans, where as Apple had one product.
Having one product is the biggest competitive advantage a company can have. It shows that you understand what elements are a must have and which ones are worth sacrificing. In the end simplifiy the choices for the consumer. Yes some would argue varity is the spice. However now the variety exists in your playlist, facebook friends, twitter buddies, pandora music, etc...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Would it be cool to be at a cold play concert and meet one of the greatest inventors/businessman... Who's ideas have revolutionized industries and peoples lives? Well that was the case for band members and VIP's back stage at a recent Cold Play concert.
“I’ll be honest with you folks, the only thing that mattered to me tonight was the presence of one Steve Jobs. I’m a confirmed Apple devotee and I really cannot imagine doing the job I do now (or even having got into this line of work) without my Macbook Pro (and all the Powerbooks that went before it). Creating these tools and putting them into the hands of folks like me was the vision of this man…"
“I spot Steve chatting with Dave Holmes outside the dressing room and suddenly feel like a star-struck teenager. In order to get the gall up to speak to the guy, I down a double espresso. The mixture of caffeine buzz and feeling like a cheesy little fanboy means that all I can manage to say to him is “Thank you so much”. I realise that I’m quite simply making a tit of myself and so excuse myself as fast as I appeared."
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I've been using Google voice since June 2007 when it was Grandcentral.com Google made the briliant move to purchase a company that makes a lot of things very simple.
You can screen callers, listen in before taking a call, also if needed record calls, even better block unwanted numbers. It also transcribes messages. Also the unique feature of ringing all of your phones at once.
you can find out more here
Sign up to follow google on twitter for more updates
go here to request an invitehttps://services.google.com/fb/forms/googlevoiceinvite/
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
- 3.2-MP auto-focus camera with geo-tagging functionality - easily identify where you took your pics.
- MicroSD™ card slot supports up to 16 GB (256MB RAM)
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional,
- 800 MHz processor;
- dedicated graphics, SMS, MMS, Email, RSS, IM, WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML,
- Stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS support,
- Business card scanner,
- Work & Life mode,
- MP3/WAV/e-AAC+/WMA/AMR player, DivX/XviD/MPEG4/3gp/H.263/H.264 player,
- Photo/video editor, Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF viewer)
Monday, July 13, 2009
Turn on "Authentication icon for verified senders" from the Labs tab under Settings, and you'll see a key icon next to verified emails that are super-trustworthy.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
more info on the iphone
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
- The option of faster graphics circuitry The 15 inch can be ordered with a combo of the embedded NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and the discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, whereas the 13 inch is available with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M only. Apple Aperture becomes more sprightly with a faster graphics card, and when comparing how responsive the program is when layering RAW adjustments such as Highlights & Shadows on a Nikon D3 photo that has also been corrected to straighten a horizon, the GeForce 9600M GT definitely makes Aperture feel snappy and responsive. But, the GeForce 9400M is no slouch in this department; Aperture's interface does drag slightly by comparison, but the difference is less pronounced than we were expecting.
In addition, the GeForce 9400M can play Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1080p video full screen on an external 1920 x 1200 pixel monitor, without stuttering or hesitation. This camera's unedited video tends to cause lesser video cards to collapse during playback, but is no problem for the MacBook Pro 13 inch.
Without question, the GeForce 9600M GT is the more powerful graphics option, but the GeForce 9400M is none to shabby and seems more than adequate for various photo and video tasks.
- The option of a faster processor The 15 inch can be ordered with up to a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, whereas the 13 inch tops out at 2.53GHz.
- The option of a faster hard drive Only the 15 inch can be ordered from Apple with a 7200rpm drive, the 13 inch is restricted to 5400rpm ones (plus SSDs).
more info on macs:
- "the smaller Pro models not only get processor speed bumps, they also get a major improvement in battery life, an SD card slot, a FireWire 800 port, a better LED screen and, debuting in the entry-level version, Apple's highly regarded backlit keyboard. (As someone who used the 2.0GHz MacBook -- the one without the lighted keyboard -- for a couple of months, I can attest to the usefulness of the backlighting, especially with the black keys.)" Mingis
more info on macs: