Social Media As Addictive As Smoking!!

A large number of studies being done until now have concluded that Google, Twitter, Facebook, and some of the other social networking portals are as addictive as drugs. While people were not provided with an access to any of the electronic mediums or even the Internet, they reacted just as twitchy addicts who have denied to take their drugs while they are forced to give up access to them.facebook addiction

Furthermore, just as a Boozer who completely inclines on bourbon as a social media lubricant, these online addicts truly believe that people who are not hooked on the information expressway, instant messaging and text messaging tend to be big time bores; this fact has been lately reported by the New York Post.

The research firm Intersperience concluded at the end of the study which was useful in depriving the behaviors of people and their online habits that some people truly considered giving up the Web based technology as hard as quitting the habit drinking or smoking.

The study states that approximately 53% out of 1000 people who were being surveys reported feeling ‘upset’ while there were deprived of their Internet connectivity. Moreover, it was also indicated that more than 40% people consider themselves lonely when they are just not able to access these portals.

 Making use of social media portals is certainly helpful but getting it over you definitely isn’t the idea. These portals although have been truly useful for a large number of people all around the globe but still they are making people get addicted to themselves and as a result their productivity and efficacy is being affected to a great extent.

Android Leads OS Market With Apple Being Top Manufacturer – Nielsen

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!

Ramadan Kareem – As I See It

We Muslims are celebrating the month of blessings which is called as Ramadan. I would just like to give a brief review about how it is and what it means to me.

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The month of Ramadan is meant to train Muslims to strenghthen their Iman by QURAN, control nafs (Self/ Desires) , develop feelings of compassion for less fortunate and to gain as much ajar as possible.

Ramadan is not the month of Cooking Shows, Laziness, Iftar Parties, Overindulgence in eating, late night shopping, sleeping while fasting, or mere Hunger strike without avoiding sins. You need to spend your Ramadan in Ibadat. Eat lesser and simpler food in Ramadan and get yourself involved in as much Ibabdat as you can, ask for forgiveness with a true heart.

Avoid watching movies, TVand listening songs. Increase your tolerance and train yourself to be extra patient, polite and forbearing in relationships and communications. Read more about Islamic Shariah and try following it in this month.

Remember your nafs (Self) can be your worst enemy and will lead you to do all Satanic deeds, even when satan will be encaged during Ramadan. So beware and keep guard on yourself.

SIMPLE and SMALL Commitments for Ramazan

  1. Think before speaking – to avoid lie
  2. Don’t see movies for time passing – Read sentence wise Translation of Holy Quran
  3. Don’t waste Dua time by opening TV before Aftaar – It’s time for acceptance of Dua
  4. Avoid anger cum conflicts with people by deferring the issue or immediate resolution – remember you are fasting

May Allah enable us to reap RAMZAN benefits and also forgive us for our wrongful acts as well as enable us to stay firm against them throughout the coming year.

Ameen!! Ramadan Kareem!! 🙂

Facebook vs Google+ – Some Comparisons [Infographic]

You have been one of those who have been the die hard fans of Facebook and you recently have switched to Google+, you certainly would be looking for comprehensive comparisons regarding What Google+ and Facebook services.

Infographic has done a great job here by comparing these two leading social networking platforms and it would be helpful in figuring out what both of these are offering.

All these services as well as the comparison is going to make you opt for a better choice of portals in case you are consdiering opting for one of them as an option.

A Robot That Flies Like A Bird!!

You must have heard about flying robots and as a matter of fact technological advancements have led to a large number of robots that can fly but just none of them can even fly like a real bird. This could never happen until Markus Fischer along his team at Festo came up with a SmartBird which is actually a light weighted but large robot primarily modeled as a seagull and it flies by flapping its wings. The demo was being given from TEDGlobal in year 2011.

TEDTalks happens to be a daily video podcast of the best performances and talks from the TED Conference, and they have world leading doers and thinkers giving the talk of their lives just in 18 minutes time. There have featured speakers as well and it included JJ Abrams “Lost” producer on the allure of mystery, Bill Gates on mosquitoes and malaria, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke,Philippe Starck on design, and Al Gore on climate change.

TED actually is abbreviation for Technology, Entertainment, Design and basically TEDTalks is the one which covers all of these topics as well as arts, development, business, and science.

Check Out this Video and You will be amazed by the technology and how man has been able to make such robots that not only fly but fly like a real bird!! Enjoy Watching!! 🙂

 

 

Google+ – Get To Know More About It

Google+ is everywhere now!

I t can be termed as Fun, Bold and Social networking medium. A large number of people have been using this portal and until now it has more than 10 million users. Even after this demand and response, some people are yet not able to understand How Google+ works. Ishtihari is  being helpful to such people and following are some of the videos that would be useful in making you guys understand about how it really works.

Google+ – A Quick Look

Google+ – Circles

Google+ – Sparks

Google+ – Hangouts

Google+ – Instant Uploads

Google+ – Hurdles

As most of us are already a part of Google+, we are enjoying all these exciting features. What do you think about these? Do share with Ishtihari! 🙂

Google+ is Here There & Everywhere

Google+ has more than 10 million users at present. WOW! It certainly shows that each and every Internet user is truly excited about it and there are people who find themselves too cool while they are using Google+ among their friends. It’s pretty obvious that whenever Google launches something, it comprises of such things that people never think of using and this makes them really excited about using it. There have been numerous blogs that are focusing Google+ these days; one of the most prominent reviews I came across was ‘Google+ is just another form of Facebook but with No Friends!”google+

Since the release of this service, it demand has been elevated to a great extent and the popular figures are already followed by tens of thousands of people. Although, Google+ is coming across various criticisms, yet it has created a buzz over the World Wide Web and people are  switching to it just to see how this new social networking medium works and it has become a rival to social media giant Facebook.

Google is already working on the criticism that is posted by its users and they should be expecting the changes in the coming week. Google’s senior vice-president Vic Gondotra has stated this.

We all are aware of the fact that Google is somewhat behind via its social networking rivals. Facebook last week announced that it has more than 750 million users and on the other hand, Twitter holds more than 300 million users.

Let’s see if Google+ can break all the records and if Internet users really stick to it! Good Luck Google+ !!

Google Android Smart phones are No.1 Choice of U.S. Consumers

With the continuous release of innovative smart phones, mobile devices and PC tablets, they are directly associated to the mounting innovation in these particular niches. Technological advancements and developments are creating a need for modern and compact mobile products.

Nielsen, one of the leading research based companies has lately confirmed it after they have conducted a research. The data being collected highlighted that the Smartphone market is exceptionally competitive and this makes the consumers take a new challenge when they are considering opting for their new Smartphone.

There are three leading manufacturers when it comes to the Smartphone market; however, Google’s Android Smartphone has finally taken the lead. According to the new data, the USA consumers prefer buying Android phones as compared to any other Smartphone model on the market. Both the iPhone and Blackberry have been sharing 27 percent market share for the past year whereas Google’s Android presently is holding around 29 percent of the entire U.S. based Smartphone market.

Android is offering its users with a lot more choices; this is something far away from the fairly low-tech Samsung Intercept to the high-end with Motorola Droid Pro. Android offers a large variety of manufacturers as the Operating System can be modified so that the models, features along with the overall user experience completely varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nielsen explains this point that when it is about the producers then Apple winners and RIM, ever since they are the only ones that are creating and selling Smartphones with their respective OS. The company has further added that the HTC’s consumer base has 12% a HTC Android device and 7% own a HTC device running Microsoft OS. At Motorola, it is 10% and 1% of consumers who have Android and Microsoft OS.

 

 

Facebook Privacy Policy – Easier to Read!!

Have you checked the new Facebook Privacy policy? If not, then just do it right away!! This is because Facebook has lately revamped its privacy policy which is not legally but literal. You will come to notice that the legal jargons have been simply modified to plain English which has now become easier and convenient for its billion users all around the world. The headings have even become simpler such as ‘How Advertising Works’ and ‘How we Share your Information’. Facebook is basically giving its users with a better and convenient understanding of its privacy and legal policies.facebook privacy policy

If you have gone through the earlier Facebook privacy document, it was longer than the United States constitution and that is also without amendments!! Fortunately, all these guidelines have become more understandable and clear to an average user now. The do up seems to have come across for all such users and competitors who are digging at the loopholes with the policies. With the revamp, Facebook is intending its users to undue criticism along with keeping them well informed.

People normally wonder about what Facebook does with the User info and it is sells it to the advertisers? After receiving complaints from users and being under scrutiny regarding this impenetrability of the prior documents, Facebook accepted the fact stating that it has been agreed that the privacy policies should be and can be more easily understood, and this is something that inspired the team to try out something different. Now, Facebook has a user-friendly legal document and still it is in process and has not yet been adopted officially in the permanent Facebook Handbook.

According to the Wall Street Journal, privacy and product counseller for Facebook Edward Palmieri, decided that the social media networking giant requires having a clean cut and simple privacy policy. The insecurity by users have been acknowledged and further stated that users should believe that we do not sell their information to the advertisers at all.

 

iPhone 4 – Best Mobile Device

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.