Web Project 4: Many Android owners plan to exodus to the iPhone (study)

As I myself have switched from an Android phone to an iPhone, I find that many other people are planning to jump the same ship.  In a study of 600 smartphone users (the majority being Android and iPhone), of the 40% of Android users 22% stated they would be switching to an iPhone in the next 6 months, while 73% said they would stick with the Android. of the 23% of iPhone users, just 9% planned to switch to an Android, while a whopping 87% were sticking with the iPhone.  In the study, 73% of people owned a smartphone, with 40% owning an Android and 23% own an iPhone. It may look like the Android has a huge advantage over the iPhone, but Android is public technology and is made by a variety of companies (Samsung, Motorola, HTC,etc), while the iPhone is strictly Apple.

In conclusion, the result of this study shows that Android users are 2.4 more times likely to switch to the iPhone than vice versa.  Currently the market has Android on top with 54% of the market share in the smartphone industry, while the iPhone is holding it down at 31%. However, in the next 6 months, Android market share of the industry is expected to drop to 49%, while the iPhone is expected to rise to 39% of the market. More information can be found at http://www.zdnet.com/many-android-owners-plan-exodus-to-the-iphone-survey-7000004774/


Web Project 3

There are many different ways to back up files.  Windows 7 offers a back up program on your computer, as well as hard drives, flash drives, and online backup services. What files should you back up though? Clearly, you should backup all of your documents and document folders; that’s just common sense. Music, pictures, videos, desktop email, application settings, virtual machines, and bookmarks should also be backed up.  However, you don’t need to back up windows or program files because you’ll have to reinstall these items if your computer crashes anyways.  For more info on this subject visit http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/30173/what-files-should-you-backup-on-your-windows-pc/.

New RAM promises longer battery life for ultrathin and Ultrabook devices.

As technology has grown exponentially in the past decade or so, turning handheld devices into small computers capable of browsing the internet faster than the AOL dial up modem days in the not so distant past, the demand to make these devices faster and store more information has grown rapidly.  Phones now act as computers, planners, calendars, gaming devices, and sharp and clear photos.  With all of this innovation comes a great demand for more storage capability in these devices. In this race for developing this technology, one company stands out amongst the others: Micron.

Micron has quietly developed 2Gb and 4Gb chips consume a substantially less amount of power than the standard PC Dram, while offering the same high performance and cost effectiveness.  The company is currently working on an 8Gb chip that would provide even more which would increase the memory capabilities substantially.  The improved power consumption is achieved by reducing the self refresh power to keep the data in memory.  This memory is on it’s way to being used in mobile devices based on the Intel 7 series/c216 chipsets.  In other words, Micron continues to set the standard in terms of developing cost effective and power saving components in the computer world.