Monday, October 18, 2010

Will Apple Fall Again, Will History Repeat ?

Way back in 80’s when Xerox engineers came up with their ingenious Mouse and window based Operating System. The Xerox Boss laughed and said what do you think, we are going to sell mouse and put the project on scrap.

Young Engineers thronged to the Xerox center to study the Alto and Steve Jobs gave a commercial hit with the Mouse and GUI based or Window based Operating System to the world.

When all was going well ,Microsoft came in to the play , they developed (they indeed screwed Apple over icons and Dialog patent) a GUI operating system called Windows.

Stop Stop , this is a very old history, why we should talk about this now.

Because the war is out again, indeed in the same style. that time it was PC and this time it was Mobile platform


Microsoft created Windows Operating System and distributed to multiple Hardware Vendors and that indeed cost very badly to Apple, Still now they are not out of it. The Status quo has changed from then.


Google has created a open source Operating System Android OS (decent copy cat of iOS) and doing the same, its distributing the Mobile Operating System to various hardware vendors . Apple is still going with its Hardware + Software Bounded Model, which has already cost them the huge PC market.


Now to more foray Microsoft has launched its new Mobile Operating System, which means they also providing the software to multiple hardware.


New Mobile OS are all set to come from Nokia + Intel called MeeGo, so the race is heating up.

Now if you take the stats , Once Apple iPhone has no competitor but now Google’s Android is capturing the smartphone market.

Now the Big Question is will Apple release iOS for other hardware ?

For me this is a simple question but for the company its a huge strategy shift, that will change the whole stuff.

But Apple has won our hearts with its cool creation iphone(same way they won with MAC long back). Will the History Repeats????…..


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Presenting New Group Feature In FACEBOOK

Everybody Knows Group Feature or Listing is already available in FACEBOOK(FB) , Don’t think what I am going to talk about.

Problem Scenario:

I usually get lot of friends request from Family and some old so called friends or unknown or Friends of Friends, I was either forced to accept (in case of family) or ignore the friends request. I personnaly fell FB is my second world and I don’t want to show case to the whole real world. As of now in FB its either take it or leave it.


FB has revamped their existing Group or List feature , now we can post status, pictures, link, notes etc and share only to the group. The notification will go only to the group members. I think its really one awesome feature, FB has worked to increase privacy of the user.

They will provide a group email id , so that we can upload photo via Mobile phone or email and it will be shared only to the Group.

The Group will be displayed in your Home page Left side widget and it will show you specific notification count for each group (This is quiet interesting)

Other Features

Secret Group

What ever you post on Group will be visible only to the group members, but the group name and members of Group will be visible in your profile. If that is also a problem then you can set a option called “Secret” to create your own secret group.

Group Chat
FB is introducing Group Chat, so that you can chat with your complete group, its really going to be funny

Download All
FB now will compress all your photos, message, status updates as on zip file and will mail to you, you can keep it as for backup

For More information : Check the Facebook Event 2010