Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Oditi Global Solutions Pvt.Ltd
11 followers -
Delivering Solutions...
Delivering Solutions...

11 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
How Steve Jobs got 'impossible' tasks done: 

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs' reputation preceded him in many ways. Many have attributed Apple's success at least in part to Jobs' obsession with detail and perfection. 

So you can imagine he wouldn't settle for being told that something can't be done. One former Apple and NeXT employee told Business Insider what it was like to face Jobs and tell him one of his assignments was impossible. 

Ken Rosen, a managing partner at consultation agency Performance Works, had the chance to work with Jobs at NeXT during the late '80s and early '90s. Although Rosen worked at both Apple and NeXT, he only directly worked with Jobs during his tenure at the latter company. 

Rosen, an emerging markets manager for NeXT at the time, took on the task of working with Jobs on a keynote presentation for a new product. 

It was during that time Rosen learned one of the most valuable management lessons of his career, Rosen told Business Insider. 

Jobs told Rosen that there were five specific things he wanted in the keynote. 

"I no longer remember what, but I just remember there were five things he wanted to show in the demo," Rosen said. "And we worked for a couple of days, and at the end of those days we realized we could do all but one." 

Rosen had no choice but to tell Jobs that only four out of the five tasks could be accomplished in time for the keynote. 

"I really tried to have a relationship with Steve where I didn't stand back," Rosen said. "I would never want to tell him something couldn't be done if it in fact could be done." 

Here's how Jobs reacted: "He put his hand on my shoulder in this very fatherly to the point of patronizing way," Rosen said. "And he said, 'We need to do that one too,' and just walked away." 

Rosen said he felt annoyed at first after hearing Jobs' reaction. He wanted Jobs to trust his judgment and believe his team tried its hardest to finish the task at hand. But, of course, he went back to his partner at the time and continued working on the problem. 

"The bottom line is we figured out how to do it," Rosen said. "And for Steve it was just another day at the office... But I think there was something to that even for me. [The idea] that you can do something you don't think you can do, but you've got to find a way, is a useful way to look at challenges."
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Google's Nexus 6 to be a bigger version of Moto X (Gen 2): 

Google's next-generation Nexus phone, expected to be the Nexus 6 or Nexus X may turn out to be a big-screen version of Motorola's second-generation Moto X, as per a new report. 

The device, codenamed Shamu, will sport a 5.92-inch display in line with the ongoing trend of big-screen smartphones, as per 9to5Google. It adds that the device will most likely be a scaled up version of the new Moto X and will come with tweaked hardware buttons, including lowered volume and power keys, to make it easy to use. 

The said phone had earlier appeared on GFXBench in the results for a single test. 

It also appeared on Antutu and according to data collected by the site Nexus 6 will have a 3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 chipset, the latest chipset by Qualcomm. The benchmark test suggested a 5.2-inch screen with 1440x2560p resolution, which will make it among the few smartphones that have a high-resolution 2K screen. The smartphone that appeared had 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera and Adreno 420 graphics processor. The screen size recorded in the benchmark test contradicted reports that hinted at a 5.9-inch screen. Antutu data of Google Nexus 6 also shows that it runs on Android L, the OS version previewed by Google at I/O 2014 in June, but not yet released to the public. 

Google is rumoured to unveil its new Nexus devices and the next version of Android, mid-October with the public availability of the devices and the OS update in November.
Photo
Add a comment...

HTC launches India's first 64-bit smartphone Desire 820:

HTC has announced Desire 820 and Desire 820q smartphones in the Indian market. The phones will be available early November and pricing will be announced closer to the launch.

HTC Desire 820 is a dual-sim (GSM+GSM) smartphone. It features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 X 1280p. The phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (4x2.5GHz + 4x1.5GHz), and 2GB RAM. The phone comes with 16GB internal storage expandable through a microSD card (up to 128GB). It sports BoomSound front stereo speakers just like the HTC One.

The Desire 820 sports a 13MP, f/2.2 rear camera that can capture 1080p video and an 8MP front-facing camera. The phone comes with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, LTE and GPS connectivity options. It is backed by a 2,600mAh battery and comes with nano-sim slots.

The Desire 820q has the same hardware specifications but is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and has 1GB RAM.

The phones run Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's Sense 6 UI running on top.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Android Wear Bug Reportedly Closes Full-Screen Apps Using Accelerometer:

The Android Wear bug reportedly closes the full screen app and shows the pedometer card on the main home screen of the smart watch, resulting in users to restart the app repeatedly.

A new Android Wear bug has been reported that leads to an unexpected shut down of full-screen apps using the smart watch's accelerometer.

As per the user who posted the bug, only those apps using the accelerometer are affected that run as a full screen activity. The app crash is said to arise due to a conflict for accelerometer data, as Android Wear smart watches natively use accumulated data from the accelerometer to update the pedometer count.

The Android Wear bug reportedly forces a full-screen app using the accelerometer to shut down, and the user is shown a pedometer card on the home screen of the smart watch instead.

Notably, the user who faced the issue also detailed a workaround method for app developers to avoid this unexpected closing of apps. The developers instead of starting such apps on full screen, can create a "persistent notification in the context stream" preventing other cards to stop the app's activity.

"Instead of starting your app as a full screen activity, try creating a persistent notification in the context stream, then, give that notification an action to go full screen. This should prevent other cards from stopping your activity, so you can continue to collect accelerometer data and display it to your users," stated the user as per Android Authority.

Google is yet to comment on the issue or roll out an update to eliminate the bug.
Photo
Add a comment...

Apple has finally raised the curtain. Apple launched the new iPhone 6 in two variants — iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Here are the differences that could determine your decision.

# iPhone 6 Plus is more expensive than iPhone6:

The 16GB version of iPhone 6 will cost $199. That's $100 cheaper than the iPhone 6 Plus, which will be available at a starting price of $299 (16GB version). iPhone 6 will cost $299 for 64GB, and $399 for 128GB.

# The screen of iPhone 6 is smaller than that of iPhone 6 Plus:

Apple's both new iPhones have larger screens and better resolutions than the iPhone 5S has. However, the screen of iPhone 6 is about 1 inch smaller than that of iPhone 6 Plus.iPhone 6's 4.7-inch display will have a 750 px resolution and the 5.5-inch iPhone will come with a 1,080px resolution screen

# iPhone 6 Plus has better battery life than iPhone 6:

Phone 5S and iPhone 6 have the same battery life — about 10 hours. iPhone 6 Plus, however, has about 16 hours of battery life.

# iPhone 6 Plus has a better camera: 

Apple has equipped the iPhone 6 Plus camera with Optical Image Stabilization for better pictures, especially in low light conditions. The iPhone 6 does not offer this feature but the other capabilities of the camera are more or less the same.

# Internals are largely same: 

The internals of both the phones and the photo quality is largely same. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also some with Apple's new mobile payment technology 'Apple Pay'. 'Apple Pay' will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to tap their handsets at retailers instead of using debit or credit cards. Both the smartphones will also work with Apple Watch.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Samsung expanding Smart Home with new products and services.

Samsung has announced the expansion of its Smart Home family just in time for IFA 2014. The new products are designed to benefit a home with improvements in security and energy management. Everything from digital door locks to smart plugs will be a part of Samsung’s new Smart Home portfolio that also includes third party devices. The new hardware is capable of being controlled from a smartphone or tablet and even with voice commands.

The updated Smart Home portfolio will be fully detailed and showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference in November. For now, the Smart Home SDK is currently available to developers.
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded