This battle between Apple and Samsung surely won’t stop here because as the other company presents or launches a new model of their gadgets and phones with new features, the other company also brings out their own version of the gadget and brings it with same or better specs.
Recently, Samsung introduced their latest model of smartphone in the form of Samsung Galaxy S4 and it emerges to do battle on Apple’s Home Turf. Samsung electronics Co. launched its latest flagship phone, the one they call the Galaxy S4, as the South Korean titan challenges Apple Inc on its home turf.
The new smartphone is considered to be the first in the highly successful Galaxy S-series and it made its global debut on the United States soil just recently. This was unwrapped at Manhattan’s iconic Radio City Music Hall and the launching was held last Tuesday night. If you were able to witness the launching, you will clearly see how the industry watchers were dazzled by its features, setting a high bar for Apple to surpass. Try to see it for yourself.
Through this Galaxy S4, you will be able to stop and start videos depending on whether someone is looking at the screen. Aside from that, you can also flip between songs and photos by just the wave of a hand, and you can even record sound to run alongside snapped still pictures. However, other industry watchers said that the phone would not upturn an industry that lives and dies by innovation. See it for yourself.
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Tim Cook, Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Officer, was ordered to sit and testify in the e-books case being faced by the company a few months ago. The CEO of Apple Inc is being obliged to sit for a deposition in the U.S. Government’s Lawsuit against the company over the alleged price-fixing in the e-book market. This statement was ruled by the judge handling the case last Wednesday.
It was Judge Denise Cote of the United States in Manhattan who granted the request of the Justice Department to compel Cook to sit and testify for four in the lawsuit and this obligation of the company’s CEO caused an alarm.
The lawsuit was filed a few months ago, accusing Apple of conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The government even made a debate regarding whether Cook most likely had relevant information about Apple’ entry into the e-books market. It was also said in the statement that Cook most likely had conversations related to e-books with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who dies in 2011.
Tim Cook must be prepared on this and he must definitely do good on all his court statement’s because the company’s reputation is already at stake.
In the meantime, in a teleconference, it was also cited there that the death of Steve Jobs is the main reason why this disposition was ordered. “Because of that loss, I think the government is entitled to take testimony from high-level executives within Apple about topics relevant to the government case,” as well as to counter Apple’s defense arguments, Cote said.
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On last Tuesday night’s game, we have seen a very crucial victory of the L.A Lakers as they led past the Orlando Magic with scores 106-97. This time, it was not just Kobe Bryant who made a good score for his team. It was Dwight Howard who made a great contribution in last Tuesday’s game of Lakers against Magic.
Surprisingly, Dwight Howard scored a season-high 39 points, and he even made 16 rebounds and was also sent to the free throw line 39 times for the entire game. Because of this and also for the effort of the rest of his team members, Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic last Tuesday.
It was actually Howard’s first return to Orlando since his drama-filled off season trade to the Lakers. He also endured a chorus of boos throughout, and even tied his own NBA record for free throw attempts. This game’s victory of the Lakers is already their fourth straight win and they are expecting more victories in their upcoming games.
Meanwhile, After a week of back-and-forth in the media following some perceived negative comments made about his former team during a television interview, Howard and Nelson spoke briefly just after the final buzzer and shook hands. It was such a scene. And even if boos rained down on the All-star center every time Howard touches the ball, still, he managed to make good shots and gain huge number of points at the end of the game. Howard was able to embrace the negative environment from the outset and was the main reason the Lakers had a 50-46 halftime lead.
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Research In Motion, the maker of the famous BlackBerry, announces its upcoming launching of its new touchscreen smartphone in The United States this coming March 22 and this is in cooperation with AT&T. I know most of you are already on your knees to run for a grab of this new BlackBerry smartphone, but it was also said that the release will still come several weeks after RIM launched the much-delayed devices elsewhere.
Just this Monday, AT&T said that the Z10 will be available for an affordable price of $199.99 and it is only going to have a two-year contract. The sales of the device will begin in UK and Canada shortly after RIM unveiled the phone in late January this year.
You will surely like this new BlackBerry phone because of its latest and newest features. The redesigned Blackberry is RIM’s attempt at a comeback, according to the company. The pioneering brand lost its cachet not long after the release of Apple’s iPhone last 2007. This release of iPhone reset consumers’ expectations for what a smartphone should do and it has absolutely made some noise even untilnow. But this new BlackBerry model will surely catch the interest of many.
RIM Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said previously he was disappointed the new BlackBerry would not be released in the U.S. until mid-March, but he said the U.S. and its phone carriers have a rigid testing system. So it’s just a few days for you to wait before you get hold of one of these BlackBerry phones.
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Miami Heat is seemingly going straight to the NBA Finals as the team made it to their eighteenth straight win when they defeated the Indiana Pacers last Sunday night with score 105-91. Actually, it is not a LeBron James winning streak, as what most NBA fans consider it. It is a Miami Heat Winning Streak and the crowd is going wild with it.
During Sunday night’s game between Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, Mario Chalmers scored 26 points, while Chris Bosh added 24 points, contributing a lot for Miami heat to win their 18th straight game, easily topping the Indiana Pacers. Even with James scoring only a season-low 13, it was clearly helping control pay with seven assists and six rebounds for his team.
Each member of Miami Heat surely makes sure that they give their best in every game that they play. And they said that it is just about workmanship and team play. “That’s the thing about our team,” Chalmers said. “We can click on all cylinders.”
This winning streak ties the seventh longest in the history of NBA and it is considered as the league’s best since the Boston Celtics won 19 straight in November and December 2008. There are still a lot of games for Miami Heat so we just don’t know if they will be able to surpass that of Boston Celtics.
“We just did what we’re supposed to do,” Dwayne Wade said. He also added 23 points and six steals for his team. “Win at home.”
Meanwhile, Ray Allen, who also added 11 for Miami, said, “When you can win like this, we can go home, we can breathe easier, food tastes better, it makes life a lot better. That’s the goal and I’m sure everybody in this locker room will say the same.”
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Each year, you and your company always has a travel plan abroad and it is already included in your yearly calendar of activities. In the previous year, you have probably experience it as arguably the year of the travel deal, with resorts and airlines practically begging for bookings, and many travelers finding bargain airfares and hotel rooms. So in order for you to cut your travel costs and have an effective travel expense management, here are some of the tips or ways that we can provide your for help.
One thing that you can do is to find the cheapest dates to fly. There are a lot of airfare shopping sites where you can scan an entire month’s fare for the least expensive rate. You can also consider nearby airports in booking online flights. If possible, you should avoid popular travel dates like holidays and spring break because during these times, airlines have begun to charge anywhere from $10 to $30 extra at those times. However, there are also websites which offer a handy breakdown of the new fees by date, by airline and by amount.
Take the bus instead of taxis or cubs. It is cheaper to take express buses if you just know where to stop when you travel. The bus ride, even if it is longer, can often be more tolerable and cheaper than a flight that costs 10 times much.
And lastly, you can study the fine print. You should pay close attention to which airline you are actually flying, particularly on international flights. While the flight may be the same, oftentimes, the price is not so chose what is more convenient to your budget.
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