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The War Of Guides

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We should not be surprised by this turn of events. Not so long ago we had an opportunity to witness one very unusual technical, and we dare to add a marketing guide promotion. How to move from Android to Apple by Apple itself. This was more of an open challenge and a clear business provocation.

Yet, what happens if one smiles the last? What does it mean? The time has come for the busy little Google bees to give something in return. This is exactly how we got the chance to examine from Apple to Android guide. It is worth mentioning that this one is definitely more technical in its nature.

Switching from one system to another, from Apple to Android or vice versa, is much more than a simple transfer of your messages and contacts. It is an exploration into the unknown smartphone world governed by the completely different set of rules. Therefore, for some users these guides can really have a practical value.

Now, it is the right moment to remind you of one more important saying. While two parties are arguing, what is happening with the third one? Who could that be in our story? Windows Phone is the fastest growing mobile OS in terms of popularity and new users. Do not be surprised if a couple of new guides are to required soon.

Amazon Fire Phone Money Eater

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There is this extremely popular saying. Yet, we can only do our best to paraphrase and adjust it to the purpose of our post. It says that you can have it all for some time. You can even have some things all the time, but you can never have it all, all the time. That is really true. Ask Amazon, it knows so much about this one.

It turns out that its crown jewel the so-called Fire Phone can only consume the money with its flames, but not the hearts of the picky and demanding smartphone users. We are talking about the hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. For Amazon this was an expensive and ineffective shiny toy.

What is the moral of this story? Do we have to repeat the saying from the beginning? Maybe, Amazon should keep to its origins and do what it does the best all of this time selling us books and music. There was really no need to make expensive experiments such as this one with the Fire Phone.

We sure hope that Amazon has learned its lesson well. It is definitely not a wise thing to wake up one fine day with the successful business results, and decide to make smartphones of your own. Who else wants to be a smartphone millionaire? Who else plans to enter the smartphone arena? Unprepared.

Modular Play Store

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It seems that Google has decided to introduce an additional revolutionary element into this unparalleled Ara concept of modular smartphones. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know what is the Project Ara all about, don’t you? It is just like you are building your smartphone from the Lego blocks.

Actually, it is a little bit more complicated than that, but it eventually comes down to this. Now, Google has found a way to intrigue our imagination even more. For what is worth, you will be able to acquire modules or elements for a smartphone of your choice in a specially designed Modular Play Store.

This can definitely create an absolute abundance of fabulous opportunities for the numerous modular developers. You can come up with your design and offer it to this online marketplace. On the other side, we should be aware that the Project Ara itself has so much homework to do before hitting the real market.

His way or another, Google plays a series of thoughtful moves in this fied, no doubt about it. We only have to wait a little bit longer to see how much time will it require to meet our expectations. We sure hope this will not end up as one of the numerous Project X boxes, which collect dust in endless Google corridors.

Apple Pay And Google Wallet Not Welcome?

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Here is an interesting news. It seems that Apple and Google are good to go with the new mobile payment option. However, the reception from the significant number of important stores and chains in this matter is definitely not an enthusiastic one. Why? Is this important? Can the two IT giants do something about it entirely on their own?

The trouble with the curve in this story is that with the new payment option you have to ask for blessing from all parties with the primary interest to participate. On the one side, you have the end users, who are always appreciating an opportunity to buy quicker, safer and above all much cheaper.

On the other side, in order for your newbie payment system to truly works you need the unreserved support of the places where your customers will be able to conduct a purchase. This is something both Apple Pay and Google Wallet cannot ensure at this moment. So, what could be the reason for this unexpected trouble?

Maybe, the market of available mobile payment solutions is already too crowded? Or, Apple and Google were too busy with the technicalities that they have completely forgotten about the human factor in these situations? It is about time for both of our heroes to do some recapitulation of the lessons long forgotten.

Android Wear Willing To Share

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Google is in the win-win zone for quite some time. The newcomers are only confirming its indisputably leadership role. The newbie smartwarches are not an exception in this matter, that is for sure. Android Wear has already found some extremely fruitful ground in the Moto 360 and LG G Watch.

Yet, for what is worth, Google is up to something more. It may be a little bit hard to accept, but Google is dead serious about launching the mobile OS, which will be fully compatible with the IOS. The calculation is quite a simple one. Why do not we try to offer a choice to the Apple users? In the field of smarwatches.

Who says that an Apple user has to necessarily buy and use an iWatch? On the other side, we have to see what Apple itself has to say about this intriguing proposal. Not so long ago Apple has accepted that Microsoft enters the iStore with the specially designed office for the IOS users. This is not the same.

You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that Apple cannot afford itself a luxury of allowing its next golden goose eggs to end up in someone else’s basket. It is more than likely that the most probable Apple’s answer to the Android Wear initiative will be: dream on my friend. Android Wear will have to wait for the next share.

He’s In Google Control

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There is no better way to celebrate your golden decade in a company you are working for, than to be assigned with some additional and vital development responsibilities. This is exactly what happened to Sundar Pichai. This Indian IT wizard is very likely to shape the Google’s future landscape.

On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that this decision has not come out of the blue. Sundar had a nice opportunity to become the number one Microsoft’s window into the future. Yet, he preferred the Google much more, obviously. Why? What is there for him, in the very first place, worth of all the risk?

It sounds like a boring cliche, but you do not get a chance to influence the IT future so often. For what is worth, this quite an educational story for the other busy little IT bees. How come? Well, you definitely need some fresh blood to examine your current affairs from the different perspective. Enough?

It depends on your goals, you are trying to achieve. You know how it goes, don’t you? For Google there is no such a thing as a simple objective, which has no seed of greatness in it. Luckily for Google, the vanity of its founding garage fathers is definitely on the menu list for the years to come. Good luck Sundar!

What Tesla Has To Say About The Internet?

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You know how it goes, don’t you? The more you hear about certain statistics, the more likely is that you will become more pessimistic. This is exactly what is happening with the Internet in our story. Let us begin, shall we? There are approximately seven billion people living on this planet, give it or take.

Unfortunately, only 1,7 billion of them can have an opportunity or a luxury to actually use it. On the other side, we have 8,7 billion devices, which are connected to the Internet. It is also worth mentioning that the Internet consumes the energy in a way a fat kid will certainly do in a candy store during a Christmas season.

There are so many countries, not cities, which could certainly appreciate the unexpected power at their disposal. Yet, what the Internet users would have said about the worst case scenario to spend a couple of minutes, not hours, who dares mention the days, without the good old Internet? Do you dare?

We sure hope that you are using the Internet for something useful and completely worthy of the energy being spent. Who knows, with the introduction of the Internet, maybe Tesla would not have been motivated enough to do his immortal research. Who knows? Can you imagine him being stuck for hours on Facebook or playing an online game?

Where’s Your Lollipop?

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It is a great thing that the new Android 5.0 is on the run. Yet, what is there for you and me, our Android destiny? The trouble with the Android OS is that your device tells you which version you are likely to use. Thanks to the busy little bees from the Androidauthority we have a nice chance to see who will get it first.

And, what is even more important, who is not going to get it at all. At least for the time being. Here it goes. The HTC One family will enjoy the Lollipop with a guarantee, including the most distinguished family members, such as HTC One M7 and M8. We should not forget One Mini and Mini 2, as well.

When it comes to the LG we only have the unconfirmed rumors for the G3 and G2 models. Motorola X and G of both generations should not have the problems of getting the newest Android. Google guys the Nexus in the first place will get the Lollipop all the way to the number 4 models. It this enough?

We are walking in the dark when it comes to Samsung. We have only seen the early pictures of the Galaxy S5 with the Lollipop. Finally, the Z family from the Sony neighborhood does not have to worry about their Lollipops. That is all folks. Good luck with your Lollipop. We sure hope it is not going to be a bitter one.

Garage Brainiacs

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Every  now and then Eric Schmidt has a need for speed. He likes to rain advice about the cyber universe and IT entrepreneurship. So, let us hear what he has to say this time. When you are that long on the very top, then you can stop thinking about who or what is going to claim your throne sooner or later.

Believe it or not, this is exactly what has been going on with Google. Who or what can jeopardize the indisputable position of Google on the market? Admit it, you are already thinking about the other dinosaurs from the Jurassic cyber park. Yet, Eric is pretty much determined to prove us completely wrong.

Here is the catch. Some brainiac, who works in his garage, will claim the world. He just does not know it, yet. It turns out that our parents’ garages have both sentimental and historical value in our recent IT history. All big things come from the small garages. Even the Google itself started in a garage.

The funny thing about this story is that all major names in the IT business get infected with the nostalgia virus, from time to time. Do you remember the good old days we used to spend in our garage working on the next big thing? This is probably one of the most popular stories on the anniversary cocktails, isn’t it?

Google Glassddiction

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Here is what happens when you use Google Glasses 18 hours a day. You end up in the clinic for addiction problems. The doctors are confused. Which method to apply in order to fight this unusual addiction? Eventually, they have figured out the alcoholism addiction techniques are the most suitable ones.

So, what went wrong for this Google Glass fan? It is more than obvious that he was enjoying it too much for a normal human being to handle with no consequences. He reported being able to dream in vivid colors and pictures absolutely identical to those you can experience when using the Google Glass.

He had a feeling that he cannot make it without the Google Glass. That was the moment he realized that his problem was a serious one. The next thing you know, he is already in the clinic. So, what is the moral of this story? We are not advising you against the Google Glass? Something else you should remember.

Use them freely, but not according to the addiction formula 25/8. The ancient Romans or Greeks, we are not quite sure, did not have a luxury of using the Google Glasses. However, they knew to say when enough is enough. To know your limits is definitely a great virtue. Worth reminding that is for sure.