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Steve Jobs – World shall miss him!

October 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs

Quite late indeed to write about a man who changed the world with his creations. Steve Paul Jobs is a name that goes down in the history books for what he created and the vision he left for the rest of us! When i came across details of his personal life on how he had to face hardships of walking 7Km to get free meals in Hare Krishna temple, sleeping in friends homes and selling coke bottle for cash. It makes me think he deserved what he achieved for what he endured in life.

Jobs along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others—designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential ofXerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. He made the computer move away from laboratories and put them in homes of common people. His vision of GUI made use of computer simpler affair.

After enduring a power struggle in the board, his resignation would have been termed as the last we saw of him form most critics. But to this day his story of rise to the top again by establishing NeXT Computer and Pixar (bought by him, previously called The Graphics Group). NeXT was is some way not a great success but Pixar created brilliant animation movies that had great box office success. To name a few  A Bug’s Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters, Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo(2003); The Incredibles (2004); Cars (2006); Ratatouille (2007); WALL-E (2008); Up (2009); and Toy Story 3 (2010). Disney did buy Pixar but Steve was given a 7% stake and was part of the board.

Steve Jobs

Upon his return to Apple, he turned their fortune around with market dominating products like ipod, iphone and ipad. He turned valuation of $3 per share company to a $300, proving why he is just so awesome. I still remember the first time used a ipod i was amazed as how awesome the UI was and the scroll wheel was amazing experience which to this date i still remember. The iphone was one step ahead paving a boom of the touch phone is the market.

” 3 Apples changed the world
1st one seduced Eve
2nd fell on Newton
3rd was offered to the world half bitten by Steve Jobs “

Not many had the technical know how like him but his eye for detail with respect to how his gadgets look made him stand out. A true visionary who the world shall miss!!

Steve jobs

#cheers

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Chip Wars !

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment
Intel vs ARM

Intel vs ARM

Every time anyone thinks about buying a “personal computer” we would automatically think about a comp with Intel inside and windows running as our OS. Well this ideal thought process may just have taken a wild turn considering the recent events in the realms of Technology.

In the past Intel did try to venture into the mobile chip manufacturing market but fell flat in its effort. With the recent rejuvenated effort on their part in  re-entering this sphere considering the world is moving slowly but surely into our phones. Adding more spice to this latest announcement was the fact Intel is linking up with Google to bring processors for their handheld devices running on Android OS. It virtually bring a close to a 30 year partnership of Intel and Microsoft ( often also called Wintel ).

MS Window

MS Window

This was in someway triggered by Microsoft announcing early this year that Windows 8, which would run on machines lacking x86 processor architecture used by Intel and AMD.

New era!

New era!

From my reading i would say by about first half of 2012 we might see Intel powered smartphones and tablets.  Despite 80% market share of Intel in the present market it has constantly been under pressure by ARM (who produce low power consuming chips which are more suitable for phones), who apparently happen to have  a monopoly in the mobile market.

Many would say Intel vs ARM may be a David vs Goliath story but Intel is feeling the pressure and are in the path for confrontation.

With Intel + Android (Google) & Windows 8 heating up the tech sphere, customers can expect better products in the coming months.

#cheers

HTC Evo 3D

August 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Truly breath taking!

Categories: evo 3d, htc, INDIA!, mobile, Tech