Two-time CEO as well as the co-founder Apple Corporation, Steve Jobs has offered his resignation to the company’s board of directors.
He has been suffering from poor health for quite some time. Back in January 2011, he took a medical leave from the company. He came back to the public spotlight in the month of March on the Launch of iPad 2.
He believes he is not enjoying a good health and as a result he will not be able to perform the duties of Apple’s CEO; however, he has recommended the name of Tim Cook as Apple’s new CEO.
He further stated that Apple’s most innovative and brightest days are ahead of it and he would be looking forward to contributing and watching the success in a totally new role. He truly was being thankful to all his associates and friends at Apple Corporation.
Cutting long story short, the guy isn’t doing well and certainly is not coming back to the company which has made this a sad day for the company as well as its fans all around the globe.
HP has lately declared that it is not going to produce tablets or smartphones any more because of poor sales as well as low profit margin. HP is now going to fully concentrate on cloud-based solutions and business software and has recently acquired the U.S. software Company Autonomy for $ 10.3 billion.
HP tried really hard to get a part of the smartphones and tablets market by even acquiring of Palm and development of WebOS with their smartphones and tablets, and even few months back, HP was planning to input the WebOS feature even on their PCs. On the other hand, all these efforts were of no-good productivity for the firm, and as a result they have decided to close it for further production.
Various smartphone and tablet manufacturers like Apple and others are now counting one less rival after HP has withdrawn from the market. Therefore, the number of rivals drops down to four of them including RIM’s BlackBerry, Microsoft’s Windows 7 Phone, Google Android and Apple iOS. HP happened to be one of the primary hardware manufacturers; various others such as Asus and Acer are suffering a lot more under the ‘tablet effect’ as compared to HP, and it is truly anticipated that some of the great players would be throwing in the towel in the coming year.
Nielsen has lately released a report and according to that Android, the Operating system from Google happens to be the prevalent piece of the U.S based consumer Smartphone market acquiring 39% of it. The iOS by Apple stands second with 28% whereas the RIM’s Blackberry OS has dropped down to almost 20%.
The graph provided by Nielsen in this regard shows that Apple has been still able to grasp the position of ‘Top Manufacturing Unit’ as they all along with RIM are the only manufacturers of their respective operating systems. On the other hand, Android Operating system is featured on hardware from various companies.
The popularity rate concerning Android has even exceeded its previous protrusions. In the last report by Nielsen, the month surveys concerning U.S. mobile-based consumers showed that there had been a progressively more variable change in the popularity and preferred of mobile operating systems. 31% of the consumers who were planning to opt for a Smartphone said that they would be going for Google’s Android as this is the platform they preferred. On the other hand, iOS by Apple has dropped a little to 30%. RIM Blackberry which was once a leader has only 11% interest whereas 20% were unclear and vague – though it seems that most of them would be going to Android!
This is certainly getting stranger with every passing day!
In the beginning, Apple monitored and kept such files that recorded users’ movements for more than a year. Later when these secret files were un-earthed by Alasdair Allan and Peter Warden, Apple panicked and started denying that no such data was been kept. When people did not believe them and preferred to switch, they started giving all kinds of flimsy rationales and excuses that did not even make sense. Now that the iPhone and iPad users have articulated their anxiety and distress about this ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘Conspiracy theories’; Apple is now restoring to some stern damage control.
Recently, Apple has released an update related to this stating that it will fix the ‘Bug’ in the application that enables it to track the location of the users. It will also allow the users to disable their location data that is being transmitted by their gadgets by making use of this particular update.
Wasn’t it that such a thing didn’t even exist!! ??
Your 3G-enabled iPad and iPhone have been sending out your exact geographical locations to someone and you do not even know about it that this particular information has been in use!! You never know who has been tapping into this particular information and if in case, it has been misused? These are some of the questions that are being presently asked by the horrified and shocked Apple users and the alarming part is that there are no answers at all!
For the time being, Apple has stated that it has ‘not tracked’ its consumers’ movements’ and this is something that has never been done. On the other hand, it is being one of the most serious, dangerous threats associated with its credibility as researchers have located the secret files that detail Apple users’ movements, and they could be plotted against a map. This entire data goes back a few months and even a year in some of the cases!
The proud Owners of the iPad 2, unfortunately are struggling with resolving some of the glitches that have appeared in their new gadget. for instance, the Video Chat service Facetime simply freezes if it is being used for a lengthy period of time and evidently the back-light seems to be bleeding as people have heard about it. Yes!! these are not at all serious issues and we just cannot call it as a propaganda regarding the gadget but just think how irritating and frustrating it would be to work around such kinds of problems on a fancy, a new gadget!
People, more likely the iPad 2 users are voicing their relevant concerns on different forums. Presently, a time-being solution provided is to reboot so that the service does not freeze. However, the display still remains patchy as it has turned out to be a manufacturing defect and anything regarding it just cannot be changed.
iPad 1G by the Apple Corporation had a record breaking success and lately the company has launched iPad 2 and gadget lovers are anticipating it to be as successful as its prior model. After March 11th, 2011, IPad 2 is available at all the leading stores all across the USA; however, even before, everything is pretty clear about the newly launched gadget. It is quite evident that iPad 2 is much more enhanced, powerful, and robust as its previous model.
However, you are provided with a comparison chart which will enable you to check out the differences and similarities right away while you are thinking about iPad and iPad 2.
||9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
||9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
||1024 x 768
||1024 x 768
|1 GHz Apple A4
Power VR SGX 535
256 MB RAM
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
EDGE plus triband HSPA
680g (WiFi), 7300g (WiFi + 3G)
Li – Polymer
Apple OS 4.0
|1 GHz Dual-Core Apple A5
SGX543 dual core Technology
65536 MB in-built
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
EDGE plus quadband HSPA
601g (WiFi), 607g (Version), 613g (AT&T)
Accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor
Apple IOS 4.3
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Apple Corporation has finally unveiled the long awaited iPad 2. The company has launched the gadget with the final version of the iOS 4.3 at the iPad Launch event that was held in San Francisco.
Some of the primary specs iPad 2 supports are;
- A dual-core A5 Processor
- Read and Front Facing Camera
- Gyroscope Sensor
- Weighing 1.3 Pounds
- As compared to the iPad 1, the iPad 2 is 33mm thinner while having thickness of 8.8mm
- It is being made available in two colors that is Black and White
- The price starts from $499 for the 16 GB and only Wi-Fi model; however, another model with the specs including 3G, Wi-Fi and 64GB model, the price is $829.
- The shipment will be started from March 11, 2011
Having A5 processor means that the iPad 2 version will be running on approximately double and faster speed as compared to the iPad 1. This version is supporting faster and improved graphics along with enhanced power consumption feature. Concerning the supported career, iPad 2 will be working well with both Verizon and AT&T as well. In addition, iPad 2 is also offering HDMI mirrored video output which is up to 1080p while you are making use of appropriate accessories.
Just stay tuned as Ishtihari will be publishing more about iPad 2 as it is being released.
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One of the fastest and most rapidly growing Operating System is Android which has been launched from Google. It has approximately agitated the entire Smartphone industry in just a period of one year. Lately, it has been in news that apparently Apple has also started making use of the Android’s technology.
There have been different Screenshots that have been received, which shows that Apple is currently making use of the iOS version of Locking system which more likely resembles the ones with the Android based phones. However, no official claims have been made by either of the firms; neither Apple nor Google. According to the resources, Apple Corporation has by now incorporated this new lock screen feature which is being utilized by the employees only. No official remarks have been made; thus, it makes the claims of the resources tough to believe though. One of the Apple’s retail store worker recently claimed that Apple is planning to make use of the Screen lock system in their Internet apps and devices. This is a new gesture, which is soon to be introduced by Apple, and it is based on the same features that are being used by Android. The patterns are more or less the same.
Only due to the Password system that has been launched by Google, it is relatively easy and convenient for the developers to discriminate both the devices that are running on the same Operating system platform. Just wait & watch what we get to know more about the facts relating Android & Apple matching features.
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iPhone 4, a gadget from Apple corporation is rated as one the Best Mobile Device at the Global Mobile Awards 2011, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona UK. The panel of judges at the Global awards truly praised iPhone. An Apple insider stated that the judges admired iPhone 4 for the reason that it has a sharp design, great screen, phenomenal ecosystem for app developers and fantastic materials. In this inflexible race, iPhone 4 builds on the success of its ancestors setting a pace for Smart Phones.
In year 2010, a large number of phones were launched. Thus, it was not contending against the stellar group of mobile devices. Smart phones competing against iPhone 4 included Samsung Galaxy S, BlackBerry Torch 9800, LG Optimus 7, and the HTC Desire. Samsung Galaxy was also competing in the Best Mobile Device competition as it received great reviews and huge selling. Lately, Samsung Galaxy series smart phone has registered as one of the largest selling gadget in 2010 and it topped in the entire Android Market.
Although, an HTC phone was also nominated for the Best Mobile Device but it did not win; on the other hand, it won the award for the Device Manufacturer of the Year. The Taiwanese company was highly praised by the judges panel commenting that it built its market existence just from nowhere with fresh marketing, branding and a strong portfolio of gadgets across different platforms. In particular, it has turned out to be an enduring and an exceptionally popular phone manufacturer. With outstanding customer service and great communication, this was a well-deserved recognition.
Apple INC. has designed iPhone 4 which is a touch screen Smartphone. In fact, it is a fourth generation of the iPhone gadget and a successor to the iPhone 3GS version. It has been predominantly marketed for video calling purposes, opting for different mediums such as games, music, movies, periodicals, books and accessing emails and Web on the whole. The latest OS being released in the iOS 4.2.1 which offers additional functionality like AirPlay and AirPrint.