Hey WiFi, Happy Birthday!

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What do you know? Almost hard to believe 15 long years. Surprised? What is your personal feeling about this one? Do you feel as if it has been around like forever, or it has appeared just yesterday? When it comes to our dear WiFi the things are personal and extremely emotional for a reason.

Just like all great things and inventions in the IT history the introduction of the WiFi is not an accidental event. We owe huge to the Wi-Fi Alliance, which includes the “big six founders”: 3Com, Aironet (now part of Cisco), Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil), Lucent (now Alcatel-Lucent), Nokia, and Symbol Technologies (now Motorola).

Nowadays, the WiFi Alliance has more than 600 companies under its wings. On the other hand, we can write all day long, but we cannot explain how the WiFi has reshaped the landscape of our lives. We have become a trully limitless civilization with the introduction of the wireless technologies such as this one.

Who knows what is going to hallen for its 20th, not to mention the 30th birthday? One thing is more than certain the WiFi will blow out its birthday candles remotely and from the breathtaking distance. Thank you WiFi. Thanks to you the word limitless has become your best possible synonym.

Big Screens. Big Questions. Big Troubles.

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We have seen the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. Now, it is time to ask some questions. The first one, as you might have expected, was about the size of new iPhone displays. Yes, this is definitely an intriguing thing about the new iPhone. No, we do not know what Apple has been waiting all of this time.

The golden era of Apple was marked with the 3.5-inch screens. This is the very first time Apple has dared to cross the line of 5.5-inches for a smartphone screen size. Why? Tim Cook has tried to convince us that Apple is extremely thoughtful about its intention to use its models with just one hand.

On the other side, it is a nice reminder that even Steve Jobs himself had the right to make a visionary mistake here and there. Back in his time, he was more than sure that the very future of smartphones is not and cannot be associated with the size of their screens. As you know, the rest is history.
Apple has done an amazing job with two available sizes of 4.7 and 5.5-inches. The next stop is the 6-inch boundary. Yet, the questions is, do we really need these mini TVs in our hands? Enough is enough, and we should know where to stop before the users themselves remind us about this simple fact.

Facebook Still Rules The World

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Take a look at this map. What do you think about it? Are you surprised? Or, maybe you are pretty much aware of what is going in the world of social networks. Facebook rules in more than 130 countries with more than 1,3 billion users. Impressive. Expected or unexpected? What is happening with others?

We know what is your next question. What is happening with Google+ and Twitter? Well, this analysis is based on Alexa ranking. The trouble with the curve in this matter is that Google+ is treated as the inevitable and inseparable part of an entire Google network. Now, let see what is the matter with Twitter.

Twitter itself is the second largest social network in the world. However, the results about the popularity on the national level in a certain country tell us the different story. On the other hand, it is interesting to examine the situation related to social networks in certain countries such as China, Iran, or Russia.

These countries have their own national social networks. The funny thing about them, though, is that they are apparently not willing to conquer the world. On the other side, they jealously protect their national territories. Long live the king of the social networks empire Facebook. For how long?

Tweet Buy

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Twitter Buy, you’re gonna make us cry. Oh, Tweet Buy Bye bye… We are not poetic, and this latest news from Twitter is so far from being an inspirational one. So, what happened? Unfortunately, Twitter could not resist the call of the wild capitalism and it is very likely to introduce the buy button option.

Does it really need that? You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what is happening with the major IT league players such as Twitter, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and others. They are pushing the reasonable limits. They are changing their essential structures in the name of bigger profits.

The social networks plan to include online purchase options. Google plays with satellites and drones. What is happening? At some point in time, we will not be able to tell a difference who is who on the Internet. At the end of the day, you have that bitter question for all of them: is this really necessary?

Twitter wants to become more like Amazon. What is next? You can Tweet on Amazon? If there is no other way for the IT giants to realize a simple truth about online business, let them hit the wall. Let them learn the hard way. In the meantime, the new IT kids on the block less greedy will appear sooner or later. Better sooner.

Don’t Wait For Windows 10

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Yes, you read it nice and clear. Microsoft is done with the numbers stuff associated with Windows. Do not worry, this is actually a good news. What does it mean for us the users? Well, we will not have to wait for years to get the most important updates. This concept will be similar to the one we have with the Office 365.

The next Windows version will not be called Windows 10, but rather simply Windows. You will get regular updates when it is planned and necessary. On the other hand, the number of available updates will not necessarily determine the version number of Windows you are currently using. Impressive, isn’t it?

It seems that Microsoft has learned a tough lesson with its XP and Windows 7 users. With this new system, you do not have to worry about the users who will prefer to stay behind stubbornly loyal to the old and outdated Windows versions, such as XP, Vista, or Windows 7. One system, countless updates, no worries.

All what is left for Microsoft to do is somehow to motivate all of its users to move to Windows 9 at one point, or at least to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. That is not an easy task. Ask XP users. They will hold their positions no matter what. Let us wait and see, how this one will eventually work for Microsoft.

Apple Day, Let’s Play

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We’d better start, because there are so many things we need to mention here. First, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You’ve probably heard the first one has a 4.7-inch and Plus model 5.5-inch displays. OK, this one was easy, but did you know these are the tiniest Apple models ever? Need more details?

Both of them, iPhone 6 with 6.9 mm and iPhone 6 Plus with 7.1 mm are the record breakers. For what is worth, the next revolution starts with the new chip A8 (dual core 1.4GHz). With it you have the 25% increase in processing speed and 50% graphics. In addition, your new iPhone will be 50% more energy efficient thanks to this chip.

In simpler words, the new iPhone 6 is 50% quicker and almost 80% with better graphics compared with the iPhone 5S, for instance. Let’s don’t forget the price, shall we? The two year contract includes a $199 (16GB), $299 (64GB) and $399 (128GB) price for iPhone 6. Now, add $100 to these prices, and you will get the price for iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple has done its homework according to our expectations. Now, all it has to do is to memorize new records in sales. The new iPhones were definitely the star of the promotion day, but not the only new Apple devices. Do you expect that we can tell an entire story about Apple in only one post? Keep reading.

Don’t Mess With Amazon

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When you play in the major IT league, every single detail matters. Ask Amazon, it certainly has so much to tell you all about it. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know for sure that you simply cannot be loved or respected by all Internet users. There will be some haters and admirers. So, what can you do about it?

Well, Amazon has decided to do something about it. If you do not like Amazon, the chances are poor that you will be able to express it online. It is really an intriguing decision to acquire all potentially harmful domain names. Are you still confused? Well, as soon as we provide you with some nice examples you will understand it.

How about “screwamazon.com” or “amazonstinks.com” or “amazonsucks.com”? This list can go on and on. Amazon has acquired most of them. So, if you want to express your negative feelings or thoughts about Amazon, you will have to find some other way. Is this effective and thoughtful move?

What do you think? You cannot make all the people on the Net to love you, and you cannot possibly acquire all the websites or domain names you do not like. Or maybe, you can try to do something magical with your customer support. How about that for a change? How hard could it possibly be? Right?

Vienna Tower of Power

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What is the tower of power in Vienna? It is the petrol station of the future with no petrol at all. This station will charge the electric cars and motorcycles. In addition, it will use the energy obtained from the solar batteries including one small windmill generator. All of that in the very heart of the oldest continent.

We have to emphasize the most intriguing feature of this fascinating object. This power station is not supposed to be used only for charging, but also for the educational purposes, as well. This is supposed to be a nice small university in the field for the green energy technologies and green job trainings.

As you can see, for the ground shaking things about our environment you do not need to be a rocket scientist or a multimillionaire to do it. All you need is a simple, but effective ideas and tons of positive energy and enthusiasm. You can be surprised how much you can achieve with these elements.

What we need right now from this natural and sustainable power station is to successfully multiply itself, not only all over Austria and Europe, but also on other continents, as well. This is the best possible way to bring some true green colors for our planet. We can use this tower of power to recharge our minds with green ideas.

Kim Dotcom Mega Strike Back

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Say or think what you like. You can love him or hate him, but one thing is more than certain. There is no way you can ignore him for two reasons. The first one is associated directly to his height and weight. Kim is a genuine German origin giant. The second one has something to do with the way we treat torrents.

We have already seen him in prison. Yet, he proved to himself and most importantly to us that he knows something about the law besides the programming and computers. For what is worth, he will get the most of his digital empire back, including users’ data, servers, shared files, and similar.

This does not imply in any way that he is innocent or relieved from all charges. Let we called the end of the first period of a game, which will have the countless periods until it is really over sooner or later, this way or another. So, what is the moral of this story? Does cyber crime or online piracy pay off?

In this case is almost impossible to define Kim’s crime. The truth in this case walks in confusing ways. Kim has found a nice, but not entirely legitimate way to get rich. On the other hand, Hollywood is desperate to make a horrible example out of this one to intimidate all future Kims. The saga of Kim’s private war continues…

Tim Jobs

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Do not act surprised. It is inevitable. With so much at stake, we can expect more of speculations of a certain kind in the future. You know, something like what would Steve do or say, if he was still alive to witness the introduction of iPhone 6 and especially iWatch? There is only one person to ask these questions.

So, who is Tim Cook? Is he Steve’s reincarnation, blind follower or maybe Tim’s last name is Cook and not Jobes. However, no matter how hard Tim tries it is simply impossible to avoid a statement: Steve would have liked or approved this or that. Tim is pretty much sure about iWatch and Steve.

Steve would have been thrilled with the iWatch concept. OK, we can accept this one for granted. On the other hand, we cannot say the same for the iCloude trouble and controversy. We have every reason to believe that Steve reaction would have been much more emotional one compared to Tim Cook.

For what is worth, Tim will have to face it, sooner or later, this way or another. He would have to say to the world, I am Tim and Steve. Live with that and accept it. Until then, he will have to be the only interpreter of Steve’s thoughts and ideas. So, what is next we are looking forward to hear from Steve?