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Negative impact of Google Glass-Attackers storm on the wearers

imageGoogle Glass went on sale for everyone yesterday in US and the deal has been closed by now.

Despite the technological advancement of the Google glass and the people’s enthusiasm were praised ,some folks attacked the people who wear  Google glass .

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Missing Malaysian Airliner MH370–Some Questions for techies

Missing Malaysian airlines mh370 questions

It is more than a month ,since the search for lost Malaysian flight MH370 has been started . The MH370 went on missing with 239 passengers onboard  on 8th of March 2014.

There were many theories on the way flight gone missing . Malaysian government could not conclude the issue for quite long time .Finally they have announced that the MH370 ended up in the waters of Indian ocean ,somewhere nearby Australia .

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Sony Xperia Z Vs. Samsung Galaxy S4–Who is the winner ?

Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs. Sony Xperia Z

 

For everyone’s surprise ,Sony has introduced a better smart phone to compete with the mobile giant Samsung . Yes ,Sony has released many famous Xperia lie ups in the past ,but none of them had a chance to stand in front of the recent (last 2 years) smart phones of Samsung .

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Does Apple follow the footsteps of Nokia ? losing focus !

We had  a Global Mobile Giant called Nokia,was ruling for years ,Then Apple started to boom  ,later Android entered the game, wanted to take the leadership and almost done now !- S.Manimaran,TeckDiary.com

Apple follows Nokia

Did Nokia lose the vision after Stephen Elop ?

Nokia , one time emperor of Mobile phones ,now is a humble silent player  in the highly crowded mobile market. Nokia had the creativity and audacity to come up with new innovations time to time. Nokia created tons of own patents for the mobile industry. Best imaging devices ,gadgets with best connectivity  ,best Maps and  Apps  .It was true ,that Symbian started to face a some loses  by rival platforms like IOs and Android ,Later in 2010  Nokia’s Board of directors  have brought  in Stephen Elop as the C.E.O ,for unknown reason ,then the company had started to see a great fall instead of step by step growth .

Just before Stephen  Elop  took the office, at the end of Q4 of 2010 Nokia’s market share was 29%. then the next quarter for which we have data, Q3 of 2011, Nokia’s market share has crashed to 14%. Nokia used to  have a huge fan base , thousands of die hard blogs  and blogger to do free PR for them ,all had been slashed into very very small share within 6 to 8 months , as the Symbian Platform had been criticized by Nokia’s very own C.E.O “ a Burning Platform “,and  declared to be ended sooner . But then they have started to ship Some Symbian based mid range phones with Symbian Belle O/S afterwards ,comfortably stopped mentioning Symbian Belly ,they call it just Belly .

From the time of the shift of Symbian to Microsoft’s WP O/S (policy wise  only,when Stephen Elop announces the shift he was not ready with a Nokia Windows Phone to show the press even ),Nokia started to see all the downward trends in terms of sales ,profits and stability . No phones from Nokia  hit any record of sales like N8 did few months back from the shift,no any Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone operating system survived either .Nokia failed to capture any market remarkably as planned .

When I went through the Wikipedia’s pages of Stephen Elop ,I cannot see a success story behind him .

Elop was a director of consulting for Lotus Development Corporation before becoming CIO for Boston Chicken in 1992,[7][8] which filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1998.[9] In the same year, he joined Macromedia’s Web/IT department[8] and worked at the company for seven years[10], where he held several senior positions, including CEO from January 2005[11] for three months before their acquisition by Adobe Systems was announced in April 2005.-

He was then president of worldwide field operations at Adobe, tendering his resignation in June 2006 and leaving in December[13], after which he was the COO of Juniper Networks for exactly one year from January 2007-2008.[8][14]

Before starting at Nokia, Elop worked for Microsoft from January 2008 to September 2010 as the head of the Business Division, responsible for the Microsoft Office line of products, and as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. During his time at Microsoft, the Business Division released Office 2010.[15] – Wikipedia

The longest he worked was as a senor management officer ,that was 7 years at Macromedia,but the the C.E.O level positions he held did not last more than a year  in any company ,surprisingly Nokia ! .

What is the  common thing Nokia had, you can see within Apple now ?

As all of us know ,Steve Jobs was the company’s remarkable and buzz creating C.E.O ,the qualities he had created a huge loyal customers for Apple. The way he presented his devices on each press meetings ,release events, brought the attention of everyone ,and obviously the  products revealed by him also had some thing to talk about .

Considering the recent moves of Apple ,specially the missing Wow factor of iPhone 5 ,there is enough space to thing about the missing innovative part from Apple. iPhone 5 had a record of sales ,of course ,but that is done by the loyal customer base ,that can shift from the platform any time ,if no new things coming in, to keep them thrilled (Like something happened to Nokia ).

Apple iPhone5 still enjoys the reputation created by Steve Jobs in terms of sales ,but  how long you can keep the image unchanging  without adding value?

  • We all know almost the full specifications of the Apple iPhone few months  before the release date – Steve Jobs had an iron curtain around the company ,that never permitted this much revelations .
  • Current C.E.O Tim Cook ,doesn’t seem to have any PR skills closer to Steve Jobs ,I mean the presentation skills ,and the ideas to create a buzz in a product launch or release.
  • Apple iPhone had a kick start ,then a steady growth  and now seems to be remaining same in terms of ideas
  • Apple’s iPhone started becoming less impressive (of course for techies )

Who else playing well ?

No doubt it is Samsung ,Samsung is the shiny star at the moment which delivers number of different innovative gadgets  like S3,Note 2,Android Cams etc. Google gets tons of hits these days for Samsung Phone searches .

Copy Cat case and Samsung

Yes ,there is small fall caused by the Apple’s case ,but Apple itself had infringed plenty of patents from Nokia ,then settled the matter out of the court by paying licensing fees .For instance , using Bluetooth,Wi-Fi and mobile data connection together in a single device is Nokia’s patent ,that is widely used by all major phones these days.

 

This post inspired by :

http://www.zdnet.com/apple-showing-vulnerability-year-after-jobs-death-7000005289/?s_cid=e539

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2011/12/calculating-the-elop-effect-hes-already-destroyed-a-company-the-size-of-oracle-and-profits-the-size-.html

Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs. Apple iPhone 5–Which is worse ?–Cons compared !

iPhone5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3 ,Galaxy SIII worse ?

Cons of iPhone5 and Galaxy S3 –Based on  user experiences

We have been watching people expressing their views on  iPhone5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII over last few weeks . Manufacturers of the very devices claim a lot on the products but end of the day ,it should be received well by the end user. It is very common to have reviews and head to head comparisons of the hot equal  devices on the blogs time to time.But those are  the views of a reviewers, an individual or a small group of writers.

At TecKdiary we have tried to figure out which device received  the worse comments /opinions recently(Up to date and this post would be updated if we get more details ) ,based on user forums , discussions , and the buzz created on the blogosphere recent weeks(up to date) . This should be a definite buying guide for you(Apple iPhone 5 ? or Samsung Galaxy S3 ?) ,We wish you all the best in your  choice a better device !

Remarks

Samsung Galaxy SIII –User Complains

Apple iPhone 5 –User Complains

Wi-Fi connectivity issues has been found on both devices Wi-Fi Connectivity has some issues ,and can be fixed by some settings ,and hot fix expected from Samsung Wi-Fi connectivity drops ,3G also not performs well in some versions of Apple iPhone 5
Camera No complains Camera produces images with purple colour in some circumstances
Maps No complains (Google Maps )
Vibration Control No Complains in some versions of iPhone 5 ,it vibrates louder
Casing/Back Cover No Complains The aluminum body of iPhone5 gets scratches easily ,even you take out of the box.
USB /Desktop Connector No Complains/No issues Proprietary 30 pin cable ,no alternative available ,and Apple runs out of stock most of the time since launch 
Remarks Click on the links provided ,here to see more details with proper references . Click on the links provided ,here to see more details with proper references .

Cons rating  : Yes all of you know by now that who is the definite loser here(Winner of Cons rating ) ,needless to say that it is better to stay away from Apple iPhone 5(until it gets fixes ) ,if you are not a die hard fan of the Brand alone!

TeckDiary Team.

Apple C.E.O says “Sorry” for the faulty Maps

Apple's letter about it's maps

At last ,Tim Cook ,C.E.O of Apple , said “Sorry”  for their half baked  Apple Maps today via their web site. Normally, Apple don’t acknowledge it’s faults openly  ,something like this never have taken place in the recent history of the company . Tim Cook went on saying “We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better. ….“ . It is interesting to note ,that he also suggested some Apple Map alternatives “While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites” He didn’t forget to mention the rival’s product “Google Maps” too.  Here you can read the full statement of Apple C.E.O issued on Apple Maps .

To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.

We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.

There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.

While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.

Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.

Tim Cook
Apple’s CEO

Read at Apple’s Site

Apple iOS 6 got a Wi-Fi connectivity Problem–Some more iBugs !

apple iphone 5 and ios6 bugs - wi fi connectivity issue
[Image courtesy : Apple.com]

We have heard about some bugs on Apple iOS6  and iPhone 5 already .Apple users keep on complaining many things since the release of iOS6,the most recent one is Wi-Fi connectivity ,that is lost forever in iOS6. Mostly people using iPhone 5 ,reported that their devices don’t have proper Wi-Fi connectivity in the forums . Anyhow people using iPhone4s,iPads and other idevices  are also believed to have the same problem after obtaining iOS6 .

Cnet reports that there are more than 91 pages of complains launched at Apple’s Discussion forum since September 19 to date. People have tried resetting the iPhones and reinstalling the iOS6 and other alternative methods ,but the result was same ,no connectivity at all. Several people have reported that the Wi-Fi option grayed out  in their iPhones.

But the problem persists with some units only ,means not each and every iPhone 5 and iOS6 device . If you are lucky enough your iPhone won’t have this problem !

Purplish shots from iPhone 5 camera !- bug on it’s camera ?

iPhone 5 Vs. iPhone 4 Vs Professional camera shots compared for purple effect on iphone 5

[Image courtesy – Mashable]

Apple iPhone 5 is on the hot seat these days . There are many unknown secrets are being uncovered everyday as the user experience also is growing every day. Last few weeks we have seen some issues related Apple’s Map ,and this should be the week of Apple’s Camera .

iPhone 5  is seeing things purplish ?

iPhone 5 purple colour cam shot sample

[Image courtesy : Gizmodo.com]

Users of iPhone5 have been complaining about the purple colour appears in some photos of iPhone 5. Mashable.com has  released some interesting evidences of iPhone5’s photo capability.  Here you are seeing the purple colour near the sun on one of this photos ,it is understood that the very bright objects cause the camera to translate some purple colour from the light.

The error is so far complained by a small number of users ,but it is not sure whether all phones have the same problem or only few batches got this issue. Chief editor of http://gizmodo.com have taken a photo to show that his iPhone5 also sucks in the same way (the last photo above)

“While the reason for this is unknown, the users claim that they have been told by Apple support that the issue is widespread and that they are looking into it. One theory that has been forwarded to explain the phenomenon pins the blame on the sapphire crystal lens cover which has been used in iPhone 5′s camera.

The cover is meant to protect the camera lens from scratches. However, a purple sapphire lens may refract the light so as to leave a purple halo on a photo taken in front of a light source. Of course that’s just a theory for now and we are waiting for Apple to give the official word on it”. A tech blog Suggests

We are not sure whether the problem has been created by the hardware or software of the Apple iPhone 5 . If it is software, sooner you will get a patch over the air .

if you own the very new iPhone 5 and have you experienced something similar ,why don’t you share it here  ?

New Glass storage ,that holds data for millions of years

new storage made in glass

New storage device made by glass has been invented and is  being tested by Hitachi ,Japan.

A  glass of 2  CM square which is only  two millimeters thick ,and have 4 layers inside is able to store up to 40 MB per square inch now . Researchers from Hitachi say that they will be able to store more by adding more layers inside.

All of us have experiences of losing data stored on CDs,DVDs and even hard drives ,nothing found to be more reliable for our data,but of course this Quartz made glass storage would be . Hitachi claims that the data storage is durable for millions of years ,that really sounds great !

Hitachi researcher Kazuyoshi Torii said,

The prototype storage device is two centimeters (0.8 inches) square and just two millimeters (0.08 inches) thick and made from quartz glass, a highly stable and resilient material, used to make beakers and other instruments for laboratory use.

The chip, which is resistant to many chemicals and unaffected by radio waves, can be exposed directly to high temperature flames and heated to 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 Fahrenheit) for at least two hours without being damaged.

It is also waterproof, meaning it could survive natural calamities, such as fires and tsunami.

"We believe data will survive unless this hard glass is broken," said senior researcher Takao Watanabe.

The availability of the storage made by glass is expected in 2015 ,sources say.

Source – (AFP)

Apple Maps of iOS6 on fire -users found a lot of errors

image of apple maps on apple ios6

iOS 6 is the latest update of the Apple’s OS ,it has been rolled out yesterday from Apple’s servers for the iPhones and iDevices  . Everything went fine about the iOS6 except Maps , reports coming from all around the corners are not much positive about the Apple’s home grown Maps Application . Apple discontinued Google Maps from it’s iOS 6 and implemented its’ own mapping system .There are inaccuracies of the locations ,missing cities ,and wrong imagery of 3D  landscapes. A twitter user called @fake_iOS6maps has initially made this complaints and now his account has been suspended there. BBC managed to organize the information from the tweets about Apple Maps .

Museum in river

Among the user complaints regarding Apple’s maps sent to the BBC were:

Users have complained about the quality of satellite images in the new software (bottom)

  • Some towns appear to be missing, such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull.
  • Others, like Uckfield in East Sussex, are in the wrong location.
  • Satellite images of various locations, particularly in Scotland, are obscured by cloud.
  • A search for Manchester United Football Club directs users to Sale United Football Club, a community team for ages five and above.
  • Users also reported missing local places, such as schools, or strange locations. Another screenshot showed a furniture museum that was apparently located in a river.

Google map and apple map compared with missing vision

Here the qualities of the Google Map and Apple Map are compared .

Google Maps Vs. Apple Maps compared at Teckdiary.com

People are disappointed over Apple’s half baked Maps application in iOS . Apple has obtained the Map Data from famous Mapping services like Tom Tom . But the the design and the implementation of the Map date is done my Apple itself . Google maps not available for download at Apple Store . But still people can access the Google Map via the phone’s browser . It is reported that there were lot of  negative feedbacks about the Apple Maps  by the beta testers ,and Apple would have made up better by the final release time . Apple still keep mum on this matter .

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Nokia is left with it’s last option to survive ?

stephen_elop_c.E.O_Nokia

Sales of Nokia’s flagship device Lumia 920 is going to decide the destiny of the company and C.E.O Stephen Elop both. It has been about  two  years since Stephen took charge as the C.E.O  of Nokia . Nokia had a great fall of the shares from the  time of shift to Windows phone  eco system leaving it’s home grown Symbian O/S. Reports suggest that in the quarter that ended in June, Nokia sold 6 million Symbian powered handsets  while it managed to sell less than 4 million Windows Phone powered handsets  in the same time period. It doesn’t seem a good gain of the market .

Stephen Elop’s responsibility is regaining  the market share of one time mobile giant .But things didn’t change to that level,but went worse. Microsoft’s WP is not an attractive O/S like the modern Android systems and iOS . Microsoft is struggling for many years to bring the WP O/S up ,the younger brother Android took up above 52% of the market share in US ,while the elder has about only 4% as per a report offered by Comscore in a quarter ending July 2012.

Windows Phone 8 + Lumia 920 = Nokia’s Fate

Nokia has a great hope on the upcoming Windows Phone  Lumia 920 but analysts see ,that nothing is gong to boom the market share . Apple has a great sale of above 2 Million iPhones within 24 hours of the launch online ,and Samsung sold about 20 million Galaxy S3 phones within the first 100 days of it’s launch ,there are more models are being baked up by other Competitors too. Nokia is not the only Windows Phone 8 hand set manufacturer ,HTC and Samsung are the other people to take into consideration . Samsung already started to take the leadership of the mobile market  and it has a good name for offering polished devices with some unique feature .HTC and Samsung both have announced their Windows 8 phone ,that will be in the market soon.

A delayed Windows Phone 8 ,a delay in the race for Nokia

Nokia has announced the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 running Windows Phone 8 ,but the release date is unsure for the company itself as Microsoft is dragging the final release of the WP8 system. Apple iPhone5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are already in the game . Nokia Lumia WP8 phones are going to be the late comers and make the situation bad . As analysts say “The Christmas of going to be Apple’s “

After the appointment of Stephen Elop ,it seems Nokia has jumped into the fire from the pan !

Google Chrome Added ‘do not track ‘ privacy option in it’s update

private browsing on google chorme 2012

As you visit web sites ,the sites can track your browsing  behaviours for targeted advertising ,create more interesting contents based on your interests etc. But some time you may don’t want to give up your privacy for anyone. This privacy issue was a big concern last few years for people and analysts . Internet explorer ,Firefox and other major Browsers already implemented the private browsing facility in their browsers ,so you can simply switch on it and browse the web sites anonymously . 

Google took long time to implement this policy and finally took steps now.Google has issued the code update to the developer build of Chrome . The “Do not track “ option will be an inbuilt feature of the Google Chrome soon, you are likely to get the updated Chrome ,which offers private browsing by the end of this year .

But ,still you can use a private browsing option within Chrome,by downloading the Private Browsing Extension from Google’s Web store .

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