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The iPod Effect

In a time when everybody suddenly seems to be looking to Apple for the next exciting piece of new technology, I’m forced to look back and wonder when everything all of a sudden started to go ‘right’ for them.

Things haven’t always been this rosy for Apple; back in 2001 the ailing technology company posted a year loss of $25 million on revenues of $5.3 billion however, just 7 years later, they posted a $4.8 billion profit in 2008 based on revenues of $32.5 billion.

Such a turnaround is quite remarkable and seems to coincide very much with the release of the iPod; a revolutionary portable media device which enjoyed its first full year of sales in 2002. Initially released in October 2001, the iPod was easy to use and included a large hard drive which had an incredibly large storage capacity compared with the flash media based players of the time. Suddenly, rather than just being able to store a couple of albums on their media player, users were given the ability to store thousands of songs on a device small enough to fit in the pocket.

Over the years the line has been revised several times with the largest commercial available iPod created topping out at a 160GB storage capacity which is enough to hold around 40,000 songs. The current series of iPod touch units feature a touch sensitive colour screen, motion sensor, Wi-Fi and a more realistic maximum 64GB of storage.

Presently Apple claim to dominate the portable music device market with a 73% market share, having sold over 210 million units to date. On top of the revenue generated by the sale of hardware, there is also the huge revenue generated by iTunes which is the associated song download site for the iPod. Having signed the five major record companies up to its service, iTunes boasted total sales figures of over 6 billion songs at the beginning of this year. The service now also offers video content such as TV shows and movies for users of newer machines.

The most interesting point to note is the halo effect that has occurred with other areas of the Apple business following cultural acceptance of the iPod as a ‘cool’ piece of technology. Users appear to have subscribed to the Apple brand and very few analysts would deny that the tremendous uptake of the iPod has had a positive effect on other areas of the business.

The most notable spin off has been the Apple iPhone which since its release in June 2007 has sold over 21 million units. Although we cannot attribute the high number of sales directly to the iPod, there are strong similarities between the two devices in terms of design and desirability.

If we look at the Apple Mac computer, suddenly it has been accepted as a sexy alternative to the boring PC. The market share is still at a relatively small 11% worldwide however this compares favourably with the 4.1% figure that was circulating back in 2001.

I think it is fair to surmise that Apples current good fortune in recent years is predominately down to the new found desirability that allows the products to command their high price tags. In order to ensure this status isn’t lost tomorrow they will need to build on this momentum so that products of tomorrow remain more than simple items of technology, but rather objects of desire.

Author: Chris Holgate

China Telecom Expected to Launch iPhone 5 in October

According to the information from China Telecom, China Telecom is starting to prepare for the sales of the iPhone 5 and conduct staff training. It will accept orders for the iPhone 5 earliest at the late September, and China Telecom will begin to sell it in October. It is revealed that the difference between Telecom version iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 is the machine-card separation. A company insider said that iPhone 5 should begin to accept order in the mid September, but it was put off.

Additionally, on the basis of some reports, a LED screen at the a branch of China Telecom, Chang’an Road, Suzhou, had already posted advertisement of the forthcoming debut of the iPhone 5 and welcome customers to order it.

An authorized distributor of Apple products, Tiannuo said that though it has not information of Apple launch time for  iPhone 5, it has already started to accept advance bookings for it, and the booking fees were 2,000 yuan.

According to the information of China Telecom insider, after reference of iPhone 4 subsidies of China Unicom, China Telecom prepares to spend 1.5 billion yuan for the marketing of the iPhone 5 under a plan named as “Dragon Plan”. Statistics show that in the half year of 2011, China Telecom has already owned 108 million subscribers, which has surpassed American Verizon Wireless and become the world’s largest CDMA operator. At present, China Telecom has high-end users between 13 million and 15 million, with potential to generate revenue of $8-9 billion.

 Since the beginning of this year, China Telecom offers written code service (known as burning crack number) for parallel CDMA version of iPhone 4.

Some analysts predict that at the end of 2011, China Telecom may sell 1.06 million iPhones in total. Meanwhile, according to Wang Xiaochu, company chairman, this company will increase subsidies for its mobile customers with the introduction of iPhone 5.

Since the iPhone 5 is expected to launch soon, iPhone 4’s selling price fell slightly and in Guangzhou, it is about 4Computer Technology Articles,280 yuan now.

Author: Dava

Need For a Sales Force Automation

Are you looking for a Sales Force Automation Solution (SFA) if yes then read on? Before start looking for a solution it is important to understand the meaning and the utility of the solution. The exercise starts by distinguishing between a Personal Information Manager and a Sales Force Automation Solution.

What is a Personal Information Manager (PIM)?

PIMs, such as Microsoft Outlook and PDA software, were designed to help you organize basic personal information. They typically include an address book, calendar, and to-do list, mimicking the paper-based format of each. PIMs enable you to maintain your personal information, as well as basic information about Sales Force Automations, but do not allow you to integrate information such as linking documents or e-mail communications to a Sales Force Automation.

Some PIMs provide basic Sales Force Automation tracking and searching functionality. For example, a PIM may offer the ability to attach notes to a contact, but it would not provide a historical view of that relationship. Piecing together relationship histories with a PIM would require a great deal of time and patience, plus supplemental applications (such as spreadsheets or other documentation).

What is a Sales Force Automation Solution & Customer Manager?

A Sales Force Automation solution and customer manager allows you to manage all tasks and information related to developing and maintaining relationships with the people, groups, and companies with whom you do business. Sales Force Automation solution and customer management involves a variety of activities, including the ability to:

1. Centralize critical contact and customer information and stay organized.

2. Manage and grow business relationships through top-notch communications.

3. Prioritize your work to stay on top of appointments and tasks.

4. Forecast and track sales opportunities for an improved bottom line.

5. Access and report on information quickly for a complete view of customer interactions.

6. Improve efficiency by integrating the applications you use every day, such as Microsoft Office and Accounting applications

7. Access critical information on-the-go from Palm OS ®, Pocket PC, BlackBerry®, and iPhone devices.

Built on the foundation of a contact-centered database, Sales Force Automation and customer management software provides comprehensive tracking and instant access to all contact and company related information. It’s intuitively designed for the day-to-day management of contact information by an individual, workgroup, or corporate team.

A major difference between PIMs and Sales Force Automation solution is that PIMs contain isolated (as opposed to integrated) components. For example, in a PIM you might look at a calendar appointment in one view, and then separately refer your contact list for details about the person you’re meeting. Sales Force Automation and customer management software’s provides a 360-degree view of your contact information so you don’t have to jump from one application to another to complete a task, plan your day, or execute your sales strategies. Sales Force Automation and customer management software is a tool to improve the way you build and maintain business relationships and enhance your professional image. It empowers you to focus on profitable endeavors, such as outshining your competition, by minimizing the time spent on routine tasks. It’s an essential tool for consistently transforming contacts into customers and first-time customers into loyal relationships.

A Sales Force Automation Solution has the following features:

1. Centralize important prospect and customer relationship details for quick, organized access.

2. Manage interactions at the company or account level for a complete view of relationships with that organization.

3. Get up-to-speed quickly and remain productive because of the easy to learn and use interface, eliminating the need for formal training.

4. Find specific relationship details instantly using powerful search capabilities in an easy-to-use format.

5. Manage daily responsibilities by scheduling and tracking activities to ensure individual and team productivity.

6. Forecast and track sales opportunities to stay on top of all new leads and to provide management with insight into sales pipelines.

7. Gain instant and accurate insight into individual and team performance using dashboards and reports.

8. Communicate consistently and successfully with prospects and customers using Microsoft® Outlook® or other e-mail solutions used by your organization.

9. Share and secure precious prospect and customer relationship details across teams of users.

10. View how your sales reps are tracking to their sales goals and how their time is allocated using interactive dashboards and reports. With this information, you can coach your sales reps, and help underperforming reps get back on track without delay.

11. Enhance sales predictability and results by providing a customized sales process for your team to guide their deals through close.

12. Streamline your team’s daily functions so they can focus more on selling rather than administrative tasks, to ultimately improve their productivity.

13. Maintain relationship details, despite sales rep turnover. Rest assured that prospect and customer details will remain as an organizational asset, even as your team changes.

Sales force Automation can be a boon for SME and SMB’s for their Sales and marketing teams. SME and SMB’s in India are relatively new to Sales force automation but slowly and gradually they are adopting SFA processes. Software Companies like Sage India specialises in Sales Force Automation for SME and SMB’s.

You can get more information from their website:

http://www.sagesoftware.co.in/SubSubProduct.aspx?SubProductId=24

Author: Manish Kumar

What Is The Difference Between Mace and Pepper Spray?

First of all, Mace is a registered brand name. All of Mace’s products now are either straight OC Pepper Spray and/or Oleoresin Capsicum (OC)/Tear gas combinations, foam or gel. Don’t get Mace confused with Pepper Spray. The actual chemical compound of Mace has not been used for 15 years. Mace is an irritant that is very similar to tear gas causing coughing and is on irritant. On the other hand. Pepper spray will cause inflammation of the capillaries in the eyes causing temporary blindness, nausea, cut off all but life support breathing and crate a very strong burning or stinging sensation.

Tear gas and Mace generally work on the pain principle, but that’s sometimes not enough for an assailant who is under the influence of certain drugs, alcohol, someone who may be psychotic or just doesn’t feel pain. Pepper Spray on the other hand, works to physically incapacitate the assailant, regardless of pain tolerances.

The active ingredient in pepper spray is oleoresin capsicum (OC), a chemical found on cayenne peppers (hence the name ‘pepper’ spray). When this is sprayed into someone’s face, the OC affects the eyes, throat, nose and lungs. The capillaries in the eyes instantly dilate, causing the eyelids to shut. The bronchial tubes swell tightly, making it hard for the attacker to breathe. The effects last a few minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the concentration of OC – long enough for the would-be victim to get away and contact the police.

Pepper Spray is available in many formats as in spray, foam or gel. It also comes anywhere from large cans to small canisters that can fit on a key chain. Mace Triple Action combines pepper spray, tear gas and UV Ultra-Violet dye for an all-out assault on any attacker. The UV dye is used for its color purple, which stains the attacker for later identification. Pepper foam is the same as PepperGard and Pepper Mace except that it sprays in the form of thick foam instead of a liquid. It also included the UV dye.

Some states have restrictions pertaining to self-defense sprays. It is the responsibility of the comsumer to check with your local Police Department for any restrictions that may apply in your area.

Author: Debbie Boultinghouse

How to find out right person to fix iphone

Iphone is one of the coolest devices of modern time. It is always matter of pride if you have one. However, it becomes matter of disappointment if your iphone get damaged, no matter how it happened. Due to damaged iphone you become out of contact with your friends, family and other near and dear ones. Neither you will be able to receive calls nor can you make calls.

It is always matter of pride if you own an iphone. However, if you want to enjoy your iphone fullest you need to know how to fix your iphone otherwise you may face problem.
Learning how to fix iphone will help you a lot especially if it get damaged or if it is not working properly you can fix it yourself quickly. Otherwise you must know some reliable person who knows to repair iphone. The first step of fixing iphone is to find out the fault of the device.

If anyone is facing problem with his or her iphone then two choices are left to fix your iphone; either you can try it yourself or you can take help of technician who are experienced in repairing iphone or any iphone authorized servicing shop. You can leave your faulty iphone to shop those who are providing iphone repair service or you can call service technician at your home. Though this alternative will cost you much but no doubt it is one of the safest preferences. One can try to fix it oneself but sometime it will end up with clutter or may cost you double as it may smashed-up further.

Iphone is modern day’s gadget. So it is obvious that it incorporates advance technologies. If you are not aware of these technologies and try to fix your broken or damaged iphone by yourself, you will face a lot of difficulties. Because, you don’t know what you are going to do, so at the of the day you will find that you are causing more damage to your beloved machine. At that time there will be not much choices and the only option will remain is buying up a new machine. That would certainly burn a hole in your pocket.

If your iphone is not working, better send it to iphone repairing shop or call a experienced tech person. An expert’s hand will recover your iphone. Handover it to a well-trained person is not only safest alternative also an intelligent decision because they have all necessary tools and knowledge for servicing it. The main advantage of taking help of professional’s hand is you will be sure that your iphone will be fixed. The downside of the option is it will cost you a good amount of money than the work is done by you.

No matter whoever is going to repair the broken iphoneComputer Technology Articles, he or she must be careful and have sound knowledge of fixing it. Some time a novice technician makes mess of your broken iphone. So you need to review the shop or professional you are going to employ. You can search over internet or can ask your buddies before recruiting anyone for repairing the device. Taking the service of wrong individual or novice person to fix the iphone may produce worse result. It is similar to fixing iphone oneself without prior knowledge. So before hiring any person or service shop to fix iphone you must well aware of their past experience.

Author: Dominik Macinger

Macgo’s getting ready for the upcoming iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Margo’s getting ready for the upcoming brand new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and will try its best to offer HD Blu-ray entertainment through the excellent software Mac Blu-ray player

It is said that the release date of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C may happen on September 10 in America. According to a Japanese news website called Nikkei, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will arrive in Japan on September 20. Last year, iPhone 5 arrived 9 days after the official announcement. And the upcoming release of the official version of iOS 7 would be another proof. According to reports, the seventh and final beta version of iOS 7 is about to be released soon, which will contain the final updates of the iOS. So it is quite possible that the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C might be out on the market on September 20.

People are expecting the iPhone 5S to replace the current iPhone 5 with its upgraded features. In addition to the conventional black and white models, there seems to be a new gold iPhone 5S coming, according to the newspaper. It is speculated that the iPhone 5S will include A7 quad core processor, official version of iOS 7, fingerprint sensor and up to 128 GB internal storage.

Besides, the cheaper version of iPhone named as the iPhone 5C might include dual core processor, a 4-inch screen display, and a plastic casing. There’s no doubt that it will compete with those cheap Android-based smartphones on the market.

It is well known that Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player has already made it possible for people to enjoy Blu-ray movies on Mac. People can even watch Blu-ray on their iPhones and other Apple mobile devices by usingAirX on Mac Blu-ray Player. However, this function’s still not incompatible with iOS 6.0+. It is true that AirX is yet to be optimized. Margo’s getting ready, after the release of the official version of iOS 7, we guarantee to solve this kind of problem really soonComputer Technology Articles, and people can finally have some HD Blu-ray entertainment on their brand new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

Author: Eda Dorcey

Samsung Epic 4g Vs Iphone 4g

RECENTLY SAMSUNG with the help of America’s third-largest operator – Sprint eventually officially released latest smartphone — Samsung Epic. As the name “the Epic”, it is not only the perfectly followed the strong function of Galaxy S, and provided the support of the Wimax network on the basic of the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. So it became the first sided-out touch screen 4G smartphone in North American. What are main features of it? We are comparison with iPhone 4G.

Display

Epic 4G sports AMOLED 4 screen. It measured 124.8 mm * 64.6 mm*14.2mm and weights 155 grams. Talking about iPhone 4, the screen of size is 3.5 and measured 115.2mm*58.6mm*49.3mm and weighs only 137 grams.

At keyboard aspect, Epic has a QWERTY keyboard and iPhone 4 does not include a QWERTY keyboard.

Processor and Operating system

Epic will run Googles Android 2.1 operating system which can be upgraded to Android 2.2 or Froyo in the future and it is equipped with 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird application processor with a six-axis accelerometer which is known for its speed.

And iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4 and is equipped with 1 GHz processor. But it could be able to offer you a lot more apps, sure enough, so many you wont know what to do with them. The Epic is not going to offer you as many apps as the iPhone 4.

Connectivity

The Epic get access to 3G and 4G speeds, which should get you download speeds somewhere between 3-6Mbps (according to the release your real world results will differ on a constant basis). It also be turned into a 3G/4G mobile hotspot, which will allow you to connect up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices at once. As for iPhone 4 finally support 802.11n.

Multimedia

Epic 4G comes with a dual camera with a 5MP and Flash (front facing:VGA) and the ability to record video at 720p. Samsung has its own version of DLNA sharing, called AllShare. Youll be able to share your music, movies, and pictures on all DLNA-supported devices in your home, wirelessly. And one of the better reasons to do that is Samsungs new Media Hub, which makes the Epic 4G the first and only 4G-enabled device that is fully optimized to serve HD-like entertainment on a handsets screen. But most of movies are DVD format.

iPhone 4 also has the dual camera settings, the primary in the rear is 5MP with Flash and the front facing is a VGA for video chatting. iPhone 4G lets you record and edit incredible HD video and the popular tap to focus feature now works while recording video. You can use the iPhone 4Gs LED flash for both still photography and video recording. The new iMovie? app for iPhone lets you combine movie clips, add dynamic transitions and themes and include photos and music, and users can buy it for just $4.99 through the App Store right on their phone.

Epic 4G comes with a 1500mAH battery (Stand by time and talk time has not been published.) and iPhone 4 incorporates a 1200mAH battery (its supports seven hours of talk time on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi and up to six hours on 3G, and up to 10 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback).

iPhone Developers Using iUI-JS For Web Applications

iUI is a Web framework for Smartphone’s and high-end devices and consists of JavaScript library, CSS, and images. Using iUI, you can develop mobile Web applications for devices like iPhone and comparable/compatible devices. The variegated features of iUI serve as a tool set for iPhone application development. iUI is a free, redistributable, and open source framework.

Characteristics of iUI-JS

iPhone developers can design Web applications using iUI-JS with a native look-alike feel. iUI support iOS, Android, RIM OS6, MeeGo, Bada, WebOS, etc. iUI works on iPad and also on most Android tablets. All these features enable an unrivaled environment for iPhone application development. iPhone developers can outsource iPhone development through the flexible and standardized iUI-JS. The core code of iUI is light wherein it does not incorporate too many transitions styles or built-in UI elements; however, multitude of plugins, extensions, and themes are available.

Features of iUI

iPhone development team can use iUI to create iPhone-style interfaces and navigational menus from standard HTML. iUI eschews the need for JavaScript knowledge to write mobile Web applications. You do not have to learn a new programming language – iUI is simply plain HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which don’t require any compilation, code generation, or alteration. Basic iPhone development can be done using the visual HTML editor, which is a WYSIWYG editor. iUI has the ability to handle phone orientation changes. Generally, iUI can help deliver aiPhone-like experience in your Web applications.

Downloading and installing iUI

iUI does not require any installation. iUI framework comprises of HTML, CSS, JS, and image files organized in folder and zipped. You just have to download the archive and extract the contents and you ready to go. The simplicity of structure and usage makes it an ideal framework for iPhone application development among iPhone developers. Offshore application development can be efficiently rolled out using the iUI framework. To start using iUI capabilities, you need to first pull in the CSS and JavaScript in an HTML file along with some iPhone-specific Meta tags. This should be included in the head tags of the HTML file. The actual design is done within the body tags.

From history

iUI was developed by Joe Hewitt originally for iPhone developers. Its goal is to make standards-based HTML turn into a refined usable interface meeting the standards set by iPhone applications. In fact, it was originally christened iphonenav. Later, iUI was extended to support most Smartphone’s and tablets. Some devices tested with iUI specifically are Palm Pre, HTC Magic, HTC Dream, HTC Hero/T-Mobile G2 Touch, Motorola Droid, Samsung Intercept and various othriOS handsets.

Examples of iUI Web sites/applications

PassageWeather: weather Web app for sailors and adventurers providing worldwide forecast maps
PocketLocator: Web app that allows you to remotely share and update your location on your Web site or application. This type of application help iPhone developers to easily create applications that are location based.
iLounge: Web app that allows viewing all iLounge content like news, reviews, photo galleries, discussion forums, articles, etc., on an iPborie or iPod
MedicoPedia: Web app serving as an online medical dictionary. This type of application offers the meanings of different types of medical terms that is not commonly known.

The Complete Lowdown On The iPhone 4S

Back in October 2011 Apple really stoked the fires of frenzy that a new iPhone was about to be launched. It is the new iPhone 4S and this article assesses whether the hype was worth it.

The company which taught the world the concept of touch phone is here again with new and amazing features in its iPhone 4S. With the tag of Apple and the list of the outstanding qualities, it is easily the talk of the tinsel town with tech lovers vying for it. So, read them all before you decide to grab your iPhone at the earliest.What is iPhone 4S?Coming from Apple Inc and Steve Jobs, iPhone 4S was released to the world on October 2011? Well, there are ample reasons to support and justify the rage. The brainchild of Steve Jobs and Apple Inc, iPhone 4S got released in October 2011. Coming as an improvement of the iPHone Series which are called as the fourth generation iPhone, it is expected to take over the mobile phone world. It has to its claim features which are a first to the gadget world just like its predecessor phones from Apple Inc.

The features are the main attraction of this phone. Gadget lovers or possessors of iPhone 4 won’t get the same adrenaline rush as non iPhone users because both the phones have many features which are kept similar. The iPhone 4S comes in two colors of black and white. It has a varying capacity of storing 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB as well. Depending on the memory also rests the price at $199, $299 and $ 399 respectively. So, you can choose according to your budget and need. It is a sleek phone with a height of 4.5 inches, a weight of 4.9 ounces, a breath of 2.31 inches and a depth of 0.37 inches. It includes the features of Bluetooth, wireless, digital compass assisted GPS and GLONASS. IF you want the highest resolution phone, iPhone 4S is it with a retina display. The application store in iPhone 4S comes with the highest number of mobile applications. IT is the only phone which has iPOD and iTunes attached to it.

With a screen of width 3.5 inches, this touch phone has multiple touch features. It also has an amazing camera of 8 Mega Pixel and a light emitting diode or LED flash. iPhone 4S has a 8 megapixel camera, autofocus, face detection, LED flash, and even photo and video geotagging. And the newest and best feature is that the phone can work according to the commands given by your voice. So, if you want to store a number or note a date, your voicing to the phone is just enough. It incorporates a FM Tuner and has a battery that promises to be twice better in terms of its longevity.

Author: Graham Bowall

The Blackberry Bold 9780 – The Famous Line Continues

If you are heavily involved with social networking sites, then you will like the Blackberry Bold 9780 because it includes a Social Feeds app for that purpose. Convenient storage of all your online social media/networking information so you do not have to look all over the place for it when you need it. So if you like roaming around and talking to your friends online, you can post info to them by simply logging in quickly from your phone. You can also easily view messages and updates from your contacts on these networks. With the help of apps that work with the different social sites, your Blackberry 9780 can make it simple to stay in touch with everybody. Anyone that uses the Blackberry Bold 9780 will notice how long the battery life is even if they are surfing on the Internet and uploading a great deal of information. The battery compares favorably with just about all other smart phones, and you get up to 6 hours of talk time, and 36 hours of music playback. Always be careful when you read reviews about battery life. No matter what review you read about a smartphone, battery life is always the number one complaint. Many of these reviews must be taken with a grain of salt because sometimes they are emotionally motivated and not representative of the battery. The Blackberry Bold 9780 actually does have a very good battery which is something that many smartphones cannot boast.

The Blackberry 9780 is a very well-designed smartphone which may only pose some usability issues for those that are new to this product. Smartphone users will testify that their initial experience with their phone was probably not an easy one. All of these phones come with very comprehensive instructions to help you learn how to use any product by RIM. There are complete tutorials on how to get the most out of the Blackberry and the 6.1 operating system that this model uses. There is a small learning curve that you will have to experience, yet once you have done the tutorials, you will be good to go. People that watch the training vids and read the manual typically are able to use their phones in no time at all.

Is the Blackberry Bold 9780 the right smart phone for you? The Blackberry Bold is beloved my many people but is it really the right choice for you? Only you can decide. People who need to stay in touch with many contacts, whether for business or social reasons, often find Blackberries to be the most convenient devices to use. Your next step should be to locate a Blackberry distributor and take the Blackberry Bold for a test drive.

Author: Danny Kennedy