Google vs Apple – Round two goes to Google!

“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.

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Originally posted 2012-10-14 01:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The future of Mobiles

Imagine life without a mobile phone. Imagine not having instant access to all the information on the Internet, communicating with your ‘friends’ on social media platforms or by email, or having to actually do something other than work on your way home on the daily commute. Mobiles have transformed the way we live our lives, and they’ve managed to do it in less than a generation. Just 35 years ago mobiles were anything but – huge ‘bricks’ that had the battery life of a mayfly and the range of a short-sighted hamster.

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Originally posted 2014-03-12 17:31:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter

Let’s face it, out smartphones are pretty amazing. Just ten years ago, we were carrying around large brick-sized phones with no internet access. Nowadays, we can’t go five minutes without checking Google or refreshing Twitter. Smartphones have changed the entire world around us. But, you can make them even better. That’s right, your smartphone could be even smarter! Check out these add-ons and upgrade your smartphone in an instant. Continue reading “How To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter” »

Originally posted 2015-05-06 03:46:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

5 of the Hottest Smartphones Launched at the 2015 Mobile World Congress

Every year, manufacturers and industry insiders gather at the Mobile World Congress to celebrate the latest in mobile and digital technology. From smartphones and smartwatches to virtual reality headsets and internet ready bicycles the MWC is a veritable smorgasbord of gear and gadgetry. Industry leaders, like Samsung, Microsoft, and HTC, come to the MWC to unveil their latest products and to hint at what’s in store for the future. Some of those products will take the world by storm, while others will become minor footnotes in the history of mobile communications. This year saw an impressive array of new gadgets poised to storm the international market, and as always the latest smartphone models garnered much of the attention.

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Originally posted 2015-04-29 07:43:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How Apple uses Ireland to avoid tax – And doesn’t care.

Within hours a terse reply had been dispatched across Ireland’s second city. In the memo, dated September 15, 2004, an E&Y partner explained that the company was not trading and, in any event, was not technically resident in Ireland for tax purposes. “In the circumstances, there is nothing to return from the corporation tax standpoint,” the bean-counter wrote.

The company in question was not some doomed venture established by a foreign investor on Ireland’s wild southern coast. Rather, it is one of the most profitable companies the world has known.

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Originally posted 2013-08-31 19:17:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter