The Google Nexus 7 Gaining Popularity

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Not too long after its introduction, the Google Nexus 7 is still going strong in the tablet market. Google has decided to stop manufacturing the 8 gig version of the tablet and now provides the 16 gig version that starts at $199. For users who want even more space, the 32 gig version along with HSPA+ can be purchased at $299. The Nexus 7 comes directly in competition with the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, and the Nook HD. With their own strengths and weaknesses, each tablet can fit various consumer needs. Let’s look at how the Nexus 7 has a competitive edge over other tablets.

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The iPad Mini – Apple Sells 3 Million iPads Over the Weekend without Breaking a Sweat

Although Apple has faced several ups and downs since the demise of its charismatic and innovative chairman, co founder, and CEO Steve Jobs, it’s trying to get the most of out its latest gadget launch – the iPad Mini. Even though the lines weren’t as long as they were at previous Apple events, the company claims that it has managed to sell double the amount of iPads it did last March.

The iPad Mini

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Samsung Tops Apple – The Success Story

Apple and its battle

Samsung vs Apple
Samsung tops Apple with its global market share, is becoming the most discussed topic among the technology leaders. Apple, which is renowned for its innovative products, is one of the leading manufacturers of next generation mobile devices. The seemingly invincible reign of Apple is being challenged by a globally renowned super power in the Smartphone market, Samsung. With the unveiled android operating system back in 2007, Google became the first direct rival of Apple. Though IOS and Android has been involved in a continuous battle to attain the top spot of the most superior mobile operating systems, Apple has solely dominated the US Smartphone market. There is a change in the story of Apple’s wide spread influence, with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S3. Although iPhone 5 is out in the market and continues to be the best Smartphone, consumers are now left with a choice between the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3, which has never happened in the past. No Smartphone has ever been compared with the iPhone, until last year. Apple is now facing a single handed battle against the two legendary heavy weights of the technology era, Google and Samsung. »Read More

How Humans Take The Back Seat To The Rock Paper Scissors Robot

There’s two things that really bother me on a hot day, riding in cars and watching the movie Riding In Cars With Boys. When I’m faced with the possibility of doing either of these gruesome tasks, the impending rock, paper, scissors battle takes on crucial importance. If I can somehow land a scissors over paper, I’ll get the front seat or if I correctly choose rock to topple a scissors, I can instead watch one of the latest thrilling Madea installments. I had better take advantage of these wins while I can because as we speak, robots are being developed to conquer the rock, paper, scissors playing field. »Read More

Facebook Is Boring. But Will ‘Airtime’ Help?

After Facebook’s much-hyped and then botched IPO, Sean Parker, with another $2 billion in his pocket, is ready to move on. For those who haven’t heard, the celebrated serial entrepreneur, Napster-fame Parker, has a new venture. It is called Airtime. It is based on the premise that Facebook, though it is helping you to stay connected with people you know, is not really helping you meet new people. Airtime will spice-up your Facebook life via video chat by helping you to make new connections based on your likes and interests. According to Parker, his new venture Airtime will “restore surprise and serendipity to the Internet.”

What is Airtime? Essentially, Airtime is a Facebook-based, social-video chat app that lets you video chat with your friends and strangers.There is no software to download. Excited? Well, sure, yes, it is just a video chat on laptop or desktop with a webcam. And no, it doesn’t run on mobile-yet. Question is, how many of us really want to video chat with strangers? »Read More

Leadership: Is Tim Cook’s Apple a different company?

Tim Cook

Fortune magazine did a cover story recently on Tim Cook-the new CEO at Apple who replaced its legendary founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. It is intriguing to see how leadership styles of different individuals define the company they lead. It is now clear that Tim Cook’s Apple retains the DNA of the original company but seems to be a bit more relaxed in terms of openness and work culture. While Steve Jobs was a tyrant genius, Cook is a meticulous executive. That does not mean he lacks the same drive and talent to come out with great products, it just means he approaches the goal differently. »Read More

Buying Samsung Galaxy S3? 3 Things that will help you make up your mind

Samsung Galaxy S3

The latest buzz in smartphones is the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S3. It is so refreshing to review a phone that has a buzz and whose name doesn’t start with an “i. “This phone improves and upgrades on Samsung galaxy S2-launched in 2011 which was Samsung’s highest selling phone. Samsung, which has failed to make a dent in the tablet market seems to be picking up the slack in the smartphone segment. In the last quarter, it officially sold more phones worldwide than Apple. It has offered some great innovations in this model and successfully presents a credible competition to the Apple juggernaut. »Read More

Facebook Pre-IPO and Privacy

In recent news, FB has set its IPO price at $28-$35 per share which puts the valuation of  the company at $96 billion, which means Mark Zuckerberg just might become richer than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. It has been a long time since I wrote a  post about Facebook-the grand daddy of social networks. And as the IPO show hits the road, I thought this will be a good time to review Facebook.

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Fun and Creative Apps You Should Have on Your Phone

What was the last time you showed off a cool app to your fellow Smartphone lovers? If it has been a while, then this fresh new list will give you some ideas. Between Apple, Android, Amazon and Windows, there might be thousands of apps users have access to. You will find lists of old and new, weird and cool apps all over the Internet. How to pick the coolest ones, is the question. So we created a list of the ones we think are the best. Here are my picks of apps that are cool, fun or plain useful. »Read More

Here comes Google Drive- Should Dropbox be afraid?

Data storage in Cloud is a concept whose time has come. Why else, then, Google, which had shelved this concept earlier,  is now re-entering the fray? With Apple’s iCloud, Amazon’s own Cloud service, Dropbox and Box.com already competing in the personal storage space, Google is actually a late entrant. Rumor has it that Google is all set to launch Google Drive next week. If you’ve read this post about Dropbox, you know what Dropbox does and why it is popular. It is the compatibility across platforms; the sync capabilities across devices. Should Dropbox and others be sweating in their socks as Google does Cloud? What is different this time with Google? Google does Cloud. »Read More