Posted: April 14th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Mobilephones | Tags: Bill Gates, Children, no phone
Told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, to their three children grow up as normal and down to earth as possible.
The children, born in 1996, 1999 and 2002 must therefore live with various restrictions. An iPhone or an iPod from Apple, for example, frowned upon in the Gates home. Melinda Gates is itself basically a very down to earth.
Also other things prohibit Bill and Melinda Gates for their children. Their older daughter said in this regard: “Mom, tell not only what we can not all this is totally embarrassing..”
Formerly the wife of Bill Gates, for example, has helped in the cleaning company of her father on weekends and scrubbed floors and cleaned ovens. She still pays attention to the prices, although Melinda Gates at the assets of more than 60 billion U.S. dollars would certainly not mandatory.
They would declare themselves to be spent on a hamburger is not more money than for another, provided it does not taste better. Although she was obviously once housed in a beautiful hotel meant her whole luxury of nothing, she said.
Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: 2012, first Quarter, minimal growth, PC market
The worldwide PC market in the first quarter of 2012 grew only slightly by 1.9 percent over the same period last year. For this result, the market research firm Gartner is created in its quarterly survey.
The reason for the weak performance, the analysts in the still tense situation on the hard drive market. After the tsunami in Thailand and the resulting loss of production went from drive manufacturers and suppliers have the high prices and sporadic shortages from January to March also had an impact.
By continuing trend can be said that the consideration of the individual manufacturers. First place is still HP’s market share could easily be expanded to 17.2 percent. But now ranks behind the first time Lenovo. The Chinese company increased its sales by more than 28 percent and pass so grateful to the simultaneous weakness of Dell and Acer at this. Asus has also noticeably down, deliveries rose by just over a fifth.
Worldwide PC shipments in the first Quarter of 2012
Deliveries Q1 2011 Deliveries Q1 2012 Changes Q1 2012 market share
HP 14,785,739 15,350,413 3.5% 17.2%
Lenovo 9075667 11.62951 million 28.1% 13.1%
Dell 9984358 9826121 -1.6% 10.9%
Acer 10,660,254 9684524 -9.2% 10.9%
Asus 4420328 5361994 21.3% 6.0%
Other 38,357,841 37,171,419 -3.1% 43.9%
Overall 87,284,188 88,978,981 1.9% 100.0%
Has significant differences in development but it may in each region, according to Gartner. In the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) could be delivered with 28.2 million units 6.7 percent more. Considerably smaller, however, the growth in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan is down. In the former, deliveries amounted to 30.3 million PCs (plus 2.0 percent), in the latter to 4.4 million (up 11.5 percent). With nine million copies, sales volumes fell in South America from about twice as high as in Japan, the increase is 3.2 percent. A negative contrast was identified in North America. There, the number of systems delivered by the manufacturers went up 3.5 percent to 15.5 million.
A significant boost in the coming months, the industry hopes to Gartner’s opinion of Intel’s Ivy Bridge generation and the introduction of Windows 8 How big is the growth failure but actually, not yet revealed, however, the market researchers.
Posted: April 11th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Mobilephones | Tags: HTC X One and One S, Prices and conditions
We have seen what happened to Movistar mobile after stop subsidizing new customers and hopefully that Vodafone will have similar results in April as a net loss of lines in portability but the operator will attempt to better retain their and customers to stop the loss of lines that go to another operator for a new phone so some balance net results after the decline expected by the incoming portability no longer reach the stop “give them” phones.
Vodafone wants to continue subsidizing phones to their existing customers more attractive way to stay rather than switch to another operator such as Orange or Telstra. Did you get? To this end, Vodafone introduces two new options to renew the stay mobile for you to choose the one you interest for each of your lines:
Points to keep renewing with freedom of exchange rates
The points program is replaced by the new points Renews with reducing steps points to five different possibilities for each terminal euros + points.
For users who want to maintain freedom to change rates at any time during the stay of 24 months, may use the points available every 12 months or every 6 months if a customer if need Gold or Platinum or Diamond if you have enough points and .
If you stay and want or need to change phone, you will also have access to phones without permanence prices that are offered to new and high portability with the ability to facilitate the payment and deduct funding the delivery of phones used by the program Re-opens.
Advantages if you continue to renew 24 months at the same rate
If you think your spending habits will not change in the future and you are comfortable with any of the rates by size of Vodafone , you can stay in the price sign at the same time you renew your phone and so better prices. The conditions of access to Renew with advantages are:
Being Vodafone customer with at least one year old.
Sign 24 months spent in Vodafone and of equal or greater rate monthly fee.
Stay two months or less to complete the current terminal grant stay for a customer unless you stay for Diamond or discount rate (SIM Only), you can renew residence six months before completion (but lose 15% discount on Only SIM fee).
Although the price depends on the tariff, the mobile exchange points implies that counting from zero again.
If you decide not to renew the mobile and has ended commitment to stay, you can activate the 15% discount on service fee size for less (SIM Only) in exchange for a stay at Vodafone for 12 months.
New HTC Prices One X One S HTC, Blackberry Curve 9320 and Vodafone LG Optimus L3
Posted: April 11th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Gadgest, Hardware, Technology | Tags: Apple, largemonitors, Thunderbolt
When Apple launched its LED Cinema Display 27 “then renew with the inclusion of the connector Thunderbolt many thought would not be a product with a high level of sales due to price. To date sales may not be as flashy as the other products in the U.S. but the Apple Display Thunderbolt sales leads large-size screens for computer with a 26% market share.
This means that ahead of other manufacturers such as Dell or Samsung’s powerful LED screens and U.S. consumers prefer the Apple screen when looking for a monitor than 24 “. Moreover if we consider the inclusion of Thunderbolt port, iSight camera, speaker system and especially the option to upload your laptop Mac with the included cable to make it an ideal choice to get a real desk solution. And, as I said, the Thunderbolt Display is for me the real DockStation for Apple laptops.
Perhaps to many return to having a choice of 24 “as in the previous model LED Cinema Display or the old Apple Cinema Display 23″ would be ideal but I currently work on an iMac 27 “, I think that 27″ is an ideal size. And to think that when I bought my first 19 “a few years ago I thought it was beastly in size. If you are planning to purchase a display of these inches, with the same resolution I advise you to evaluate your purchase. Maybe the only thing you take back the brightness though that is to everyone’s taste.
Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: functionality, MobileMe, Substitutes
We will see options that can substitute for each of the features that MobileMe provides users.
Having e-mail, contacts and calendars synchronized is possibly the main advantage. And is that the sync works so well and is so easy to configure without question for many is the greatest loss. To continue enjoying a synchronization of the data we will need a replacement. Personally, the best option for me is to do it through Google services. With a Gmail account we will be able to do and the process is not complicated. Perhaps the most delicate process is the calendar sync between iCal and Google Calendar .
To synchronize bookmarks between all our browsers can use any of the methods that our fellow Engadget offer us, from solutions in the cloud as Delidious or extensions such as Google Bookmarks to Xmarks .
When locating your Mac, if stolen or lost, we can use Prey . A service that allows us to reach from our laptop to our phone. Therefore, Prey is a good substitute for the service Find my iPhone (Find my iPhone).
The publication of photos Gallery is easily replaceable and hardly need recommendations. We can use services like Flickr, Picassa, 500px, …
With practically the same thing happens iDisk and Dropbox may be the best option . In addition, as discussed at the time how to publish our draft Dropbox iWeb iWeb as a substitute for publishing.
Thanks to various services we can provide the same benefits that MobileMe offers us today, even to save us the cost of service if they need more of that offer free accounts. Anyway, in anticipation to the acquisition of a future Mac we recommend migrating your account (although to this day the process is done automatically) but especially to icloud to backup the information that you may have stored on it. And is that what you have in iDisk will disappear.
Posted: April 7th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: launch, microsoft, New Consoles, Sony
The games industry is currently dominated by a huge topic: rumors about the next console from Sony and Microsoft. The latest speculation regarding the next PlayStation and once again say that Sony this time in terms of sale would be ahead of Microsoft.
To this day, keeps the brave assertion that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was so successful partly because it was introduced before Sony’s PlayStation 3. Perhaps this is the reason that Sony wants to go, according to anonymous sources from VG247 this time was the first to start: “Sony is adamantly believe that this time they will be first,” is one of the sources cited.
Accordingly, the design and the basic framework is the PlayStation 4 – possibly called Orbis – for two years. Leading publishers and other partners are dedicated to Sony for quite some time. A more detailed briefing for all developers should there be the end of the year – but already, selected partners will be on small events in May and June brought up to the new console.
Such a tight schedule suggests that is likely to eventually with the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft but not for Christmas 2013th In this case, it seems strange but again, that both Sony as well as Microsoft have denied, on the upcoming E3 in early June to present something to the next generation consoles want to.
Posted: April 6th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Gadgest | Tags: Asus Padfone, Initial prices
Asus has to mark the sales launch in Taiwan on 20 April the first prizes for the long-awaited Padfone announced. These are lower than previously suspected of, but are far from making the unusual instrument at a bargain.
For the Padfone themselves must pay buyers in Taiwan, 17 990 New Taiwan dollars, the equivalent of around 460 €. For the combination of Padfone, Tablet Dock and Bluetooth headset, which can be used simultaneously as input pin, have 24 980 New Taiwan dollars, and thus about 640 € to be taken into account. Includes Keyboard Dock for the complete package 28 901 New Taiwan dollars (about 740 €) will be due. Official figures and data for the European launch are just as prices for individual components are still not available. Recently the company said only that it would begin selling in April.
The Padfone concept provides that the smartphone can be used as part of an ordinary cell phone. In conjunction with the Tablet Dock, it then acts as a normal tablet is combined with the technology of the smartphone with a 10.1-inch display on the docks. The Padfone itself offers a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED-display with 960 × 540 pixels and a dual-core SoC of the S4 series from Qualcomm.
Posted: April 5th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Internet | Tags: Arizona, Internet trolls, threatened
In Arizona, the so-called trolls could soon take the risk of falling foul of the law in conflict. A similar provision is poised to force to enter . It lacks only the signature of the governor.
The bill entitled “Bill 2549″ has been already approved by Parliament. It says it is unlawful to scare someone by the use of an electronic or digital device to intimidate, threaten, harass or attack by other means. The use of obscene, indecent or profane language is prohibited.
In a breach of the law can impose fines of up to 6 months imprisonment. Furthermore, it is governed by the rules of criminal relevance of stalking. For this fact, even the minimum penalty is provided by two and a half years in prison.
The basis of the Act provides a discussion should be how to deal with the increasing harassment of people, especially young people, through online services. According to studies in the U.S. is already affected one in five young people. The new regime is here to provide better protection.
Critics argue that the text of the law more royalist than the goal of protecting users from harassment. In the text it is capable of virtually any violent confrontation conducted in online forums or social networks should be punished. After all, if it were primarily about the sensitivities of the recipient.
Civil rights organizations in their estimates assume that such a law is unlikely to endure if it is challenged in its current formulation, citing legal and constitutional. For ultimately, the right to freedom of speech, its limits are not only the subjective perception of the recipient.
Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology
If you go looking for a really useful application to incorporate your collection to mobile Snapguide is a mandatory stop completely. A few tools you are going to take much advantage as guides to this collection of highly visual step by step and practices with which we can learn absolutely everything.
Discover how to roast your own coffee, make origami cranes, open a glass bottle without using starter or different ways to wear a scarf. The variety is served, and in general the level of the guidelines is quite high, though obviously this also influences the expertise of the author. All of them are organized into different categories according to popularity, publication date, highlighted by the owners of the service and the like.
Naturally, the application also allows us to create our own guidelines if we want to share knowledge with the world. Snapguide is available free of charge to all IOS devices , but we can also consult the guidelines directly on your website .
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: Final Cut Pro X, Motion Template Tools
If there is something I like Final Cut Pro and Motion X 5 is the integration between both applications (though it lacks a Motion to Eat Free Program to Send to FCPX). Create effects, titles, generators, etc … and send them to FCPX is simple and fast. The problem is when we want to share this draft Motion 5 for other users to be able to install and use.
The first solution is to copy that folder into the appropriate path manually. The second is to make use of MTT, Motion Template Tools, an application created by Andreas Kiel that lets you install or create an installer for new effects that we want within FCPX.
The operation is very simple. If you already have an effect with a file we just created MTT run and click install for the current user, only the selected or all. If we want to create the installer, we drag our effect on the MTT and release window. When we ensure that all information is correct we should only give Save Installation script and distributable only to create a folder containing: the MTT for installation file and folder with the effect. Additionally we may include information or other files with extra material.