NPD: Apple will lose quarter of tablet market by 2017

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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/npd-apple-will-lose-quarter-of-tablet-market-by-2017/76159?tag=search-results-rivers;item11

Okay so I’m back, it has been a week sinse I updated because I was visiting my exchange partner from BC. This blog a very short and to the point statement. ‘Apple will lose quarter of tablet market by 2017.’  According to NPDImage representing iPad as depicted in CrunchBase Display Search (global market research and consulting firm) PC tablet sales are expected to grow five times over by 2017, but Apple will not account for a lot of it. NPD stated that by next year Apple will control close to 75 percent of the global tablet market with iOS on the iPad. As the Android market increases, NPD believes that Amazon‘s Kindle Fire will become the new number 1 because of their amount of diversification in the market. Another possibility for market toppers would be the new Windows 8, leaping from a fractional 1.5 percent in 2012 to 7.5 percent in 2017.

Like I said it was very short and to the point and is a good read for Monday morning.

Apple Inc.’s profits surge 93%

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This article from cbc states that Apple, one of the most valuable and profitable companies in the world today raised it’s total income 93 percent! The main cause for the massive profit increase would be their Iphone sales. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said it sold 35 million Iphones in the past 3 months, or nearly double the total in the same timeframe last year. Iphones now account for 58 percent of Apple’s total revenue. 3 years ago they were only 27 percent. Most of Apple’s sales have been in China, and will probably stay that way for a long time concidering how many people reside in China. The article also explains that Apple’s Mac sales have been below expectations by 4 million.

This article really frightend me. Technology is growing at such a surprising rate. I continue to wait for Apple’s next release.

Nintendo Struggling from new mobile technologies

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Technology has been advancing at an alarming level the past few years, slowing down many companies income. Recently the Nintendo market has fallen drasticlly. Out of all the consoles available today, Nintendo is becoming the least popular. The rapidly increasing speed of mobile technology has caused Nintendo to fall behind in sales and popularity. Even the new 3DS was unable to compare against the rising amount of mobile sales. Nintendo needs to widen their hardware to mobile phones like super mario 64 on android phones, or a new warioware for tablets. This really disapoints me. I remember the days when Nintendo was the first game console to ever be released, and Mario, the Italian, mushroom eating, plumber was released onto television sets everywhere. It literally gave birth to all those video games that we see in stores today. When systems such as these are becoming more and more popular in dumps and dirty closets, it sorta disrespects Nintendo. In a wierd nerdy sorta way. I hope that Nintendo realizes their issues, and figures out a way to solve it. Also maybe the WiU will boost Nintendo’s sales up a notch, so that they don’t have to abandon their fans and leave their buissiness in dumpsters.

Witness an IPad Being Built in a Foxconn Factory

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An Ipad being made, at a Foxconn facility in China

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57412744-37/see-an-ipad-being-built-at-a-foxconn-factory/?tag=mncol;topStories

Ever want to see how an Ipad is made? This article includes a video, filmed by Rob Schmitz, a public radio journalist. Rob was the journalist who exposed the working conditions at the Chinese electronics factory. Rob is now the second Western journalist to visit the factory floor, since Mike Daisey‘s falsified report about the harsh working conditions in Foxconn factories. (See post about Foxconn working conditions) The video was taken by a hired film crew in Foxconn’s Longhua facility in the city of Shenzhen, the official birthplace of Ipads. Rob’s video features the construction of the Ipad’s motherboard, and touchscreen, as well as some tests. The video also included a line up of people, wanting to work  in the Fosconn factory for a starting $14 a day.

Anyways, if you want to see an Ipad being made, then go right ahead and click the link above.

Foxconn Factory Report

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17557630

This link will bring you readers to an article I found about apple. Apparently the Japanese workers for Foxconn, the multinational electronics manufacturing company for Apple, have terrible working conditions. Some significant issues was long working hours and poor saftey. Many of the workers at Foxconn were seen working more than 60 hours a week, sometimes for 7 days staight, without their needed day off. Also Foxconn workers are not payed enough for their overtime hours and there factorys are filled with health and saftey risks. At least the FLA said that they have secured agreements to improve these issues.

This article is not very interesting just so you guys know but anybody who is interested in the Apple company, then this article clearly describes Apples discovered problems. Apple is in deep S!% now!

Windows 8 kills desktop computers!

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/tech-news/new-windows-8-marks-impending-death-of-the-desktop-as-we-know-it/article2373065/page2/

This is another article about Windows 8, this time providing more information. The article’s main point is to describe how the world might react to the new ipad touch-screen tablet like format called Metro through reviews and tests on older computers.

The new start screen is completely diffrent than previous Windows systems. Instead of the start menue, there are just apps and simple to use shortcuts, to navigate the system. These changes might be irritating to some users who are used to the old windows computers (almost everyone). For example: to start the system instead of a passcode that the user must enter like in ipods, the user must drag the screen down to reveal a log in. This might seem cool and very simple for users on the windows 8 tablet, but on a desktop it is just plain annoying. Windows realized this problem and tried to fix the issue by inserting a function that allows the user to change the format from mobile tablet to desktop computer, with the start menu, programs arranged in their folders, and even the old command prompt. They also inserted the run program to easily run any program that you want. The article explains that this new idea of windows 8 being a desktop computer, and a tablet would dissapoint users no matter how smooth the system is. Users who were looking for a desktop computer would be irritated by the new mobile tablet format, and users who were looking forward to buying a new mobile tablet, may find that purely focused mobile phone tablet would be a better choice, instead of a tablet/desktop fusion.

I was very dissipointed with this article. The new windows system is really going to destroy desktop computers. The article said that years from now people would still have a desktop computer at their house but all the old programs and functions would be gone. I was happy about the way windows tried to fuse the desktop and mobile tablet together though, that would be very sweet. If only it had recieved better reviews. I always hated computers anyways, maybe windows will start to go out of buisiness and x-box will be destroyed as well someday. That would be awesome. GO PLAYSTATION!