Using an iPhone 5C won’t make you cool, here’s why

Originally posted on AIS Journal:

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The iPhone 5C has a problem. It got the tag “cheaper version of iPhone” added to it.

The new iPhones have just been announced and the world is still reacting to the new announcements through different social networks. This was the first Apple event where Apple announced two iPhones at the same time. While I’ve already seen many people putting together their money for the cheaper version of iPhone, I just don’t think they are going to look as cool as previous generation of iPhone users did.

With the introduction of iPhone 5C, Apple just made classifications of its users: Ones that can afford high class (and higher-priced) iPhone, and ones that can’t.

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Online Games Can Increase Your Productivity

Thanks to the Internet, a lot of people’s livelihood has moved to the web. Millions of people now make their livelihood by simply turning on their computer and going online. While this does sound very comfortable, it has its negative sides. One important of all is the ability to stay productive all the time.

When you’re in an office, you are surrounded by your co-workers, your boss, and the people who are there to work. Your productivity automatically strikes you because your mind absently knows that you’re there to do your work. However, that’s not the case when you’re working from home. Even if you shut the door in an attempt to separate your personal life from work life, sometimes it can be hard to find productivity in that little room of yours.

And that’s when you know you need to relax. Online gaming comes to the rescue right at that moment. Continue reading

Windows XP death watch: 365 days remaining

A. I. Sajib:

Only a year until corporate support for Windows XP is phased out.

Originally posted on Naked Security:

Windows XP RIPOn April 8th, 2014 – exactly one year from today – Microsoft will terminate Extended Support for Windows XP.

That means no more security updates.

And that could mean very big problems for a significant percentage of PC users.

According to data from Net Applications, Windows XP still maintains a nearly 39% hold on the desktop operating system market, second only to Windows 7 which has just under 45%.

Every other individual desktop operating system (including Windows Vista, Windows 8, and Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion) has 5% or less of the desktop operating system market.

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Imagine, if you will, what could happen should bad guys decide to hold onto exploits, plotting to use them only after Microsoft stops releasing patches for Windows XP.

There’s certainly the potential for a lot of havoc, for instance new internet-propagating worms that target Windows XP systems, or even just an…

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Apple’s New Office Construction May Cost $5 Billion; $2 Billion More than Initial Budget

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Apple wanted to build an office space that will be the most advanced and most expensive office space ever built on the planet. However, the space, also known as Apple Campus 2, is likely to cost Apple more than it had initially imagined.

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the budget of the construction has failed by $2 billion. Steve Jobs announced that the spaceship-like campus will need $3 billion to develop. But now, the budget has been increased to $5 billion making it even more expensive than the World Trade Center complex that is currently under construction. Continue reading

The New Generation of Browsers is Coming

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The news of Google Chrome ditching WebKit and going for its own fork of WebKit engine called Blink has been floating almost everywhere on the web. Google says that it has a different way of rendering the content of a web page. And WebKit is only making it even more difficult for Chrome to function. That’s why Google decided to fork the engine and come up with its own version.

Following the Google’s path is another player in the browser war that’s not so seen in the front row named Opera. They announced that they will move to Blink and contribute to its development. When that happens, Apple’s Safari will be the only browser in the major players to use Webkit for rendering webpages. Continue reading

Google is Shutting Down Google Reader and 8 other Services

It’s easy to make Google services part of your everyday life. But apart from  Google Search and Gmail, don’t get too attached to any of them. Because when Google thinks it is not making enough money out of something, they just simply shut it down.

The same is going to happen with Google’s popular RSS reader, Google Reader.

The search giant just announced its Spring cleanup on its official blog. Among a few of other services, Google Reader is set to die on July 1. Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure writes that the usage of Google Reader, first launched way back in 2005, has declined over the time which has led Google make its ultimate decision to shut the service down. Continue reading

Business Insider Says Android Owners Aren’t Really Smartphone Owners

The fact that Android-based smartphones are available in all shapes, sizes, and price is the one that probably makes iPhone owners feel bad. At least, an article on Business Insider published on March 12th implies so.

B.I. writer Nicholas Carlson says that owning an Android does not really feel like using a smartphone.

He opens his article by writing that Android owners are less likely to purchase items with their phone, browse the web or watch videos compared to iPhone owners. He also writes that Android phones are too easy to get. Anyone can walk into AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store and get an Android. Even better, Nicholas pokes fun, Androids are often given away for free. Continue reading