Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Whats up with Chrome 42 ?

On Wednesday Chrome team announced Chrome update for Android ,Chrome 42.0.2311.107, same is available on Play store. Some highlighted features include,
  • Get the updates from sites in the form of Push Notification.
  • Some performance improvements.
  • Pinning your favorite site to your home screen is easier than before
From the above highlights lets look at the gimmicks "Push notification" 
Websites that support push notification can send out notification that look and feel like regular app notification even if the chrome browser isn't active.When visiting the sites that supports push notification , user will have a prompt to enable or disable this options. You can manage this via chrome settings.
More websites will need to update in order to support this feature. By looking from the top this feature seems to be cool and easy but it needs HTML 5(Service Worker). Also there is some issue with cross browser support too.
Mobile web notifications aren't available on iOS yet.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Microsoft crossed 40

Today is the 40th anniversary of Microsoft. 40 years ago (4/4/1975) this software giant was nothing more than a startup founded by 2 college drop outs Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Today Microsoft has 1,25000 employees also its horizon expanded to all parts of the world.
Microsoft products are running in 90% of world computers.
Microsoft is the 3rd most valuable company next to Exxon Mobil(oil giant) and Apple.
In the email (40th aniv spl) to employees Gates quoted "Make the power of technology accessible to everyone, connect people to each other and make personal computing available everywhere".
He also reiterated company's vision which was laid out 4 decades ago..
"What matters most is what we do next"
Bill Gates name continuously available in Forbes billionaire list since past 21 years.
He is advisor of present CEO satya nadella.
Gates philanthropic activities are continued through Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
Happy Birthday #msft.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Adobe's line of Apps

    Adobe introduced a bunch of new mobile Apps at Adobe MAX Conference
    in Los Angels.
    Adobe had partnered with Microsoft and Apple.
    So these apps are only for Windows based and Iphones.
    It showed nine new mobile apps yesterday.
    Six of them are extensions of its major desktop apps.
    'Photoshop Sketch' and 'Mix' and 'Lightroom Mobile' are for photographers;
    'Illustrator Draw' and Line are for graphic artists;
    'Premiere Clip' is for videographers. The other three apps allow you to 
    capture content from the real world and turned into assets of your creative cloud.
    These are 'Adobe Colors', 'Adobe Brush' and 'Adobe Shape'.
    nucleas of today's announcement is Adobe's new service called  "Creative Profile".
    Each Adobe user has one linked to their Adobe ID.
    we can make cloud service personalized with Creative Profile.
    In background Creative Profile = sum of all activity on your Creative Cloud.
    This profile is the central part of the Adobe's so called "Creative SDK"
    Today all mobile apps are built on top of this SDK as are a preliminary group of third-party apps.
                                                 (Pic courtesy: http://www.forbes.com)
Adobe VP (Products/Community) Scott Belsky presenting new mobile apps at Adobe MAX 201.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Apple and Sapphire Crystal

    In recent days Apple using a material called "Sapphire" in their recent makes (Iphone 5 series).
    Sapphire, which is currently uses in camera lens and "Touch ID" home button for Iphone 5S.
    Apple inked $578Million deal with GT Advanced Technologies Inc(Sapphire Supplier)
    GT produces Sapphire crystal for camera lens, LED lights, Tough screen guards,..
    Sapphire, a crystalline form of aluminium oxide, can be used to create unscratchable glasses
    also it is a good alternative to silicon dioxide conventional glass.
    Apple currently using Corning's potassium-enhanced Gorilla Glass,
    in near future it will be replaced by Sapphire glass.
    Sapphire is thinner so it is lightest also it is costlier than Gorilla Glass.
    Touch ID:
                                        (Image courtesy :http://appleinsider.com)

    Touch ID is a protective finger print recognition system which is present in Iphone 5+ models.
    It is strongly integrated into IOS, allowing user to unlock system,
    as well as make purchase in iTunes store, App Store.
    TouchId is built into the home button that is laser cut Sapphire crystal, its scratch resistant.
    crystal is rounded by metal ring to detect users finger print without pressing the button.
    beyond the crystal there is a sensor which uses capacitive touch to detect user finger print.
    Finger print samples can be stored in special chip inside the phone ,
    it cant be stored on iCloud unless user backed it up.
    Another plus is TouchId recognize finder print in any orientation because of
    stainless steel ring  around the crystal.
    GT files Bankruptcy Protection:
    GT stocks has been in declined after Iphone 6 release, because Apple wasn't using
    a new sapphire display on its newest variant Iphone6 and 6plus.
    so GT filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.
    Apple Watch will be expected to release next year probably will have Sapphire display.