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The iPhone 5, iPad, iPod, and the Mac computers have all been redesigned to standards that are simply amazing. If you want to see how integrated our lives and technology has become, head to your nearest Apple Store, pick up any of the listed devices and I dare you to not be impressed. Even I, a pretty tech savvy guy, wondered what rock I was living under when I walked into the SoHo Apple Store to grab my new Iphone 5. What had Android done to me? Well for starters, it made me forget that technology is still suppose to look and feel…simply amazing. For the last 3 years, I have been knee deep in the Android World. Rooting, customizing, personalizing, all for what? To try and make my phone, a device that says so much about who a person is, seem amazing. I simply powered on my iPhone 5 and immediately lost the need to change or customize a thing. How the hell did they do that? I can’t say for sure, but if you spend just five minutes playing with any of these devices, you will soon stop trying to figure that out.
Something about this color that makes any girl wearing it look so attractive. Actually let me rephrase that. It helps an already attractive girl look that more attractive. Don’t want every girl thinking they can wear red and get away with it.
Its hard to see things that you never thought would die, die. RIM, Research in Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry name is now coming up on its last hoorahs. And its coming up fast. Today they reported the Q1 earning for 2013 and the numbers are a disappointment. Company revenue is down to $2.2 Billion from $4.2 Billion, they sold only 7.8 million phones, and plans for the new Blackberry 10 has been pushed back to sometime next year. To add insult to injury, as soon as these numbers were made public, stocks dropped 17%, hitting lows of $9.17 a share today. To put that in perspective for you, it was trading at $30 a share just a year ago. Damn.
But before you go out and try to buy the latest BlackBerry thinking it may be a relic soon just know that you shouldn’t feel too bad for this company. Its the golden rule of technology today. You have to keep moving forward. RIM was a company set in its ways and refused to adapt. The industry was forever changing with all the iPhones, Androids and even Windows phones constantly implementing new tech. To not change was certain death, and it seems as though the dice was rolled and RIM has come up short. The vultures are definitely circling.
There is always so much talk surrounding Apple and its amazing line-up of products that are breaking record sales everywhere you look. But Apple’s direct competitor has put up some numbers that I am sure even Tim Cook had to stop and look at. 44.5 million smartphones sold, a total of 93.5 million phones sold in total, netting somewhere in the ball park of $4.46 Billion in profit all in the first quarter. That is impressive shit. And they weren’t done there because Samsung finally debunked the company that has sold the most phones world-wide for the last 14 years, Nokia. Yes people. Apple’s numbers are impressive but they are still considered the new kid on the block when compared to manufacturers that has been around for years. No doubt Apple is well on there way to hitting those numbers in the next 5 years though. But in any event, congratulations Samsung. Now if only your success can follow you to court, you will be just fine.
Let’s face it, the internet is apart of everyone’s lives. I mean you can’t escape it. And why would you want to? There is nothing you can’t enjoy, find, and even learn on the internet. Bored at work? Youtube. Want to get married? Match.com. Want to find something to fill the void of cool tech and flying in your life? AR.DroneParrot. By the way have I mentioned how awesome this thing is? Its a quadricopter that has a camera and can be controlled by your iPhone or Android device. Wait a thought just came to me…why don’t we add a wireless base-station to the Parrot and have free Wifi hovering in the sky? Well, it is actually being done by a company called Electronic Countermeasures, who obviously thought of it before I did. They basically wanted a way to give protesters internet while they protested. But think of the possibilities. How about having free high-speed internet in your public parks and highway? All you have to do is connect to you local drone hovering above you. Awesome right? I know.