IT looks like Google is going strong with Android. According to the company head of Android, over 400 million Android devices were activated in 2012. This is a huge increase from the 100 million activated in 2011.
THE other day, Microsoft reported that they sold their 100 millionth copy of Windows 8. The rate of adaptation is the same as that of Windows 7.
Many, however, are skeptical and, in fact, many believed that a lot of people bought Windows 8 because they had no other choice as it was the only operating system that comes with most computers but many of them are in fact reinstalling and using Windows 7.
LATEST reports have indicated that Windows 8 tablets have sold over three million units worldwide during the first quarter of 2013, according to market information company Strategy Analytics. Is that high, or low? Well, it came from almost zero, and that is about 7.5 percent of the total market – up from none compared to same period last year.
LAST NIGHT, I fell asleep while watching TV. When I woke up in the morning, the TV was still on.
I am sure many people do that so the question is – how much does it cost?
FOR the last few years, there have not been as many exciting developments in computer technology. It has always been just the same – except a little bit slicker, faster or with more memory. The advent of cell phones and tablets were two very exciting developments. Now there might be something changing also in the back office-the servers.
ONE of the things I will surely miss is Google Reader, which will reportedly cease to exist starting July 1.
For a person who reads a lot—so much so that I even read food labels while having breakfast—Reader has been one of my favorite app in the past few years.
IT HAS been a great week.
First, there was the enormous success of the musical “You’ve Been Facebooked,” which attracted an audience of about 600 on March 8. The reviews were overwhelming.
A FEW years ago, Google had a run-in with China. They said China was trying to ask them to censor search results but instead of giving in, the Internet search company opted to leave the country. They are in another tussle now.
THERE is a strong movement right now in the United States. And it is supported not only by the country’s highest officials, but by many well-known tech personalities – from former president Bill Clinton and vice president Al Gore and Mike Bloomberg to the founders and CEOs of Facebook, Microsoft, HP, Google, Dropbox, Apple, Amazon, Virgin, LinkedIn, Twitter and Zynga to noted schools like Stanford, Harvard, as well as celebrities like Will.i.am, Ashton Kutcher and Chris Bosh. This is to encourage all students to learn computer programming.
ONE of the more popular picture-snapping tool currently making the rounds in both Android and Apple devices is an application called Snapchat. It’s an instant messaging tool and you can send videos or pictures together with your message. There is just one slight twist – when you send the picture to your friend, the photo will self destruct – you can set it so that it will automatically delete itself anytime from one to 10 seconds.