Good, eh? Mr Ballmer, the man who took over from Bill Gates at the helm of the least fashionable technology company in the world, ever, announced his departure from Microsoft at the weekend. Almost immediately the share price soared and with tech nous like that, well, you can sort of see why. Continue reading “An Analysis of Microsoft and Google Corporate Stategy (and a laugh!)” »
Originally posted 2013-01-22 03:23:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
“The price that most developers will pick is free,” said Steve Jobs, late co-founder of Apple, when he launched a store for iPhone applications in 2008. Apple and software developers had “exactly the same interest, which is to get as many apps out in front of as many iPhone users as possible,” he said.
Five years later, the gadget goliath has proved there is money to be made in shunting out goods for nothing. Since its inception, more than 50bn apps have been downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners, generating $9bn (£5.8bn) for software engineers. Apple, which takes a 30% cut of all paid-for applications, has pocketed $3.9bn.
Continue reading “Google vs Apple – Round two goes to Google!” »
Originally posted 2012-10-14 01:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
A lack of new product releases in the first half of the year from market leaders such as Apple had forced IDC to trim its expectations, while the growing popularity of large-screen smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, had also hindered growth of the larger format.
The rise of the “phablet”, as smartphones with bigger screens are colloquially called, has been one of the trends of the consumer electronics sector this year.
Continue reading “Tablets are dead… Long live the Phablet?” »
Originally posted 2013-08-31 18:39:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Using the touchscreens, children find it easy to open game apps and control them using swiping and prodding controls. But some titles, though free to download, often ask for additional payments to buy added features within the games, often at the touch of a button.
The Californian company has come under fire after many customers complained they had received bills for hundreds or even thousands of pounds because of their children inadvertently making purchases.
Continue reading “The closed system: How Apple doesn’t want 13 year old customers” »
Originally posted 2012-07-26 01:54:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Backup is a task any business should be doing on a daily, if not more frequent basis. There are all kinds of potential disasters that can strike at the very heart of a business and when it does, it can spell disaster for the smallest business to the biggest global corporation.
Continue reading “Online Vs. Offline Storage – where should you keep your data?” »
Originally posted 2015-07-27 16:36:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Attracting local business is important to many firms. Unless you’re based online, you’re likely to be trying to get local customers interested in your business. There are “traditional” advertising methods that work well for targeting local areas. But you can also use modern technology to reach people within a certain geographical location. Marketing methods such as print advertising can be effective for local businesses. But it’s also very useful to think about telecommunications and online advertising too. Through the use of techniques such as landline to mobile technology and local SEO, businesses can use technology to bring in customers in their local area. Continue reading “Attract More Local Business with Phone and Internet Technology” »
Originally posted 2014-11-11 11:03:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter