Apple bought back $14 billion of its own shares in the last 2 weeks : in 2014

Apple bought back $14 billion of its own shares in the last 2 weeks : in 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on Thursday that the tech giant purchased $14 billion of the company’s own stock over the last two weeks. The executive was surprised to see Wall Street react to Apple’s latest quarterly earnings report by taking the shares down 8%. Cook, feeling that this was a bargain Apple couldn’t pass up, used some of the company’s cash hoard to make the purchase. The report showed that Apple sold a record 51 million units of the Apple iPhone in the quarter, but that was less than the 55 billion that Wall Street was expecting.
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Now you might be asking, hey, isn’t this what billionaire investor Carl Icahn wants Apple to do? Apple has repurchased $40 billion of its shares over the last 12 months, a record for any company. But Icahn wants Apple to buy back $150 billion of its stock, using borrowed money. By buying back its own stock, Apple retires those shares. Fewer shares outstanding changes the demand-supply balance and also raises the earnings per share figure, used by analysts to compute the P/E ratio of the stock. Retiring company shares makes Apple look like a bargain to some investors. Shareholders will vote on Ichan’s plan during the February 28th stockholder’s meeting.

“You want to be able to adjust for the long-term interest of the shareholders, not for the short-term shareholder, not for the day trader. We may see a huge company tomorrow that we want to acquire or something may happen in the stock market that’s unpredictable.”-Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

Last April, Apple announced that it would return $100 billion of capital to investors between $60 billion in share repurchases and dividends. But Cook made it clear that Icahn’s request was out of the question. He said that Apple needs to have cash available just in case it needs to make an important purchase. The CEO also made it clear that the purchase of a big company is not out of the question. “We have no problem spending ten figures for the right company, for the right fit that’s in the best interest of Apple in the long-term. None. Zero,” said Cook.

see a phone powered head-to-toe by Qualcomm 2014

see a phone powered head-to-toe by Qualcomm 2014

Most of our loyal readers are familiar with Qualcomm. The silicon slinger’s Snapdragon chips are well known for powering mid to high-end handsets. Besides the famous processors that spec shouters are always using to compare phone models, Qualcomm also provides baseband chips that handle radio based signals.

Between the antenna and baseband lies the RF components. This is an area that Qualcomm wants to get involved in. Currently, it is the space belonging to RF Micro Devices, Avago Technologies and Skyworks. Last February, Qualcomm announced the RF360 which is a solution that takes up less space, uses less power, and supports more LTE bands.

The RF360 is a combination of four different parts.So far, it has managed to appear in the Nexus 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as an envelope tracker, which lessens the amount of power a phone uses to connect to the tower. The Nokia Lumia 1520 uses the antenna tuner from the RF360. The main part of the RF360 is a 3D circuit called the RF Pop that supports 40 2G, 3G and LTE bands when combined with a Qualcomm baseband chip.

The RF Pop and a power amplifier will be making their way into new phones this year. That means we will have in 2014, a smartphone powered from head to toe by Qualcomm. Cristiano Amon, EVP of Qualcomm, says that the RF360 can reduce the number of vendors a phone manufacturer needs by 33% to 50%. Apple would be able to cut the number of different iPhone variants it offers from 5 to 2. And Qualcomm’s goal is to get that number down to one.

SuperTube is YouTube app for BlackBerry 10 users 2014

SuperTube is YouTube app for BlackBerry 10 users 2014

 

SuperTube is YouTube app for BlackBerry 10 users 2014For BlackBerry 10 users, there is no YouTube client. Those who click on the YouTube icon are sent to the mobile website of the video streamer. But there is a new native app for BlackBerry 10 that you might want to consider for YouTube viewing on your handset. SuperTube is a free app that comes with the look and feel of the OS. Those BlackBerry 10 models with a physical QWERTY (BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerryQ5) will have shortcuts available to use with the app.

SuperTube allows you to switch the quality of the videos ranging from 144p, 240p, 360p, 720p and 1080p while you’re in the middle of watching a clip, or you can make any of the options a default setting. You can also set different default settings for viewing video over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. The app shares the same category settings as the mobile YouTube site, giving you some familiarity over the choices you have when rummaging through the app for videos to watch.

If you’re interested in SuperTube, head over to BlackBerry World from where you can download and install it on your BlackBerry 10 model.

Daftar Tablet lokal Android Terbaru 2014

 Daftar Tablet lokal Android Terbaru 2014

Daftar Tablet lokal Android Terbaru 2014

Daftar Tablet lokal Android Terbaru 2014

Mito PrimeTipis, hanya 8,9 mm
Layar 7”
Prosesor 1,2 GHz
Kamera 2 MP
Harga Rp 1,6 juta

 

Andromax Tab 8Memori internal 8 GB
Layar 8”
Prosesor 1,2 GHz
Kamera 5 MP
Harga Rp 2,5 juta

 

Tabulet Troy Q4Memori internal 8 GB
Layar 7”
Prosesor 1,2 GHz
Kamera 2 MP
Harga Rp 1,5 juta

 

Speed Up Pad 7.85Memori internal 8 GB
Layar 7,85”
Prosesor 1,2 GHz
Kamera 2 MP
Harga Rp 2,5 juta

 

Axioo Picopad 10 3GMemori internal 8 GB
Layar 10,1”
Prosesor 1,2 GHz
Kamera 2 MP
Harga Rp 2 juta

 

 

Daftar Tablet lokal Android Terbaru 2014

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Aimp 3.55 Build 1338 Terbaru Gratis 2014

Aimp 3.55 Build 1338 Terbaru Gratis 2014

Aimp 3.55 Build 1338 Terbaru Gratis 2014

Aimp 3.55 Build 1338 Terbaru Gratis 2014

Aimp 3.55 Build 1338 Terbaru Gratis adalah software buatan RUSIA yang di dedikasikan sebagai pemutar audio. Sebagai pesaing dan lebih ringan dari WINAMP, AIMP memiliki 18 BAND equalizer yang mana sobat dapat mengatur kualitas dari music yang akan di tampilkan sesuai selera sobat.

Selain sebagai pemutar Audio.. AIMP memiliki Utilitas tambahan, yakni Mengconvert jenis music, dengan format WAV, MP3, OGG dan WMA, selain itu, tambahan fiture ke dua adalah memiliki fasilitas untuk dapat merekam suara . serta dapat melihat atau mengedit tag dari suatu file audio.

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Kecanggihan Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 akan dirilis pada akhir Februari mendatang. Namun, bocoran fitur canggih smartphone Android terbaru Samsung ini mulai beredar.
Kecanggihan Samsung Galaxy S5
Bagi Anda penggemar fotografi yang mengandalkan HP, Samsung Galaxy S5 akan memanjakan Anda dengan kamera 20 megapixels. HP yang dibandero Rp 13 juta ini juga membawa teknologi baru sensor biometric.

Selain dua hal tersebut, Galaxy S5 dilaporkan akan punya tampilan home screen baru yang berbeda dari seri sebelumnya. Disebut sebagai ‘Smart Home Screen’, yang mirip-mirip windows phone.

Akun Twitter @evleaks yang kerap membocorkan gadget terbaru melansir sebuah foto yang memperlihatkan home screen Galaxy S5 yang tampak seperti rangkaian kotak-kotak. Home screen ini bukan home screen biasa, tetapi ia bisa berubah-ubah sesuai dengan lokasi pengguna atau apa yang mereka lakukan. Karenanya home screen ini disebut “pintar”.

Seperti juga dikutip detikINET dari Mashable, Rabu (22/1/2014), home screen baru itu berwujud kolom seperti kartu. Pada kartu-kartu tersebut tampak informasi, misalnya status online order, sport, jadwal penerbangan selanjutnya, social contact, upcoming concert dan appointment yang dibuat.

Hanya saja, fitur home screen ini bisa saja berubah. Karena dikabarkan Samsung tengah melakukan berbagai eksperimen untuk memilih fitur terbaik bagi HP Android andalannya ini. (AD/Androidata)

News Update : The Evolution of Android Phone, 5 years later

News Update : The Evolution of Android Phone, 5 years later
September 23rd came and went, and many of you probably don’t even remember why that’s an important date. That’s normal, after all – it has been a while since, 5 years ago, the world saw the unveiling of the first Android handset – the HTC Dream, widely known as the T-Mobile G1. The G1 was a huge success – it sold more than a million units in the States alone in the first 6 months. No, it wasn’t as big as Apple’s juggernaut – 1.6 million iPhone 3G sold in just 3 months in the US of A – but that has dramatically changed over the years — Android now runs on over a billion devices. 
Depending on the perspective, 5 years may appear like a long time to some people. If you think about the rate at which progress has historically occurred, however, then you may just understand what we mean by saying that Android, including the immediate ecosystem of hardware, tech, media and whatnot that surrounds it, has made giant leaps from what the platform represented just 5 years ago. 
 But, are we throwing around baseless superlatives as far as Google’s OS is concerned? We’ll let fact speak for themselves, though for the sake of being objective, the following advancements can’t be solely credited to Mountain View, despite its undeniable involvement in shaping the market — rivals or friends, numerous companies have made their contribution. So what did change? In five years, we’ve gone from a lowly HVGA resolution of 320×480 to what has shaped as the industry standard of 1920×1080 today. The G1 had a screen real estate of just 3.2-inches – unacceptable for most today, with preferences now firmly entrenched in the 4.5- to 5-inch bracket. 
Processing capabilities? Through the roof! We went from single-core processors with third the clock speed of modern chips to quad-core chipsets that house CPU’s that are now running at 1.5GHz and above. And the supporting ecosystem? It went from just 35 apps with the very first Android 1.0 to over a billion today and the number of manufacturers involved in the production of Android-based devices is now beyond count.

Nokia Lumia 1520 gets certified China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center

Nokia Lumia 1520 gets certified China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center

A familiar looking device was spotted at China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. This is the agency in the country that is equivalent to the FCC in the states,and the familiar device was the Nokia Lumia 1520.

This is the first Windows Phone phablet and is expected to be unveiled on September 26th. According to a new tweet from evleaks, the launch date for the Nokia Lumia 1520 has been pushed back to October 22nd. Thanks to the GDR3 update installed on the phone, the device will have a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution on a 6 inch screen and will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

A 20MP PureView camera will be on back, with Carl Zeiss optics. A 3400mAh cell should keep the lights on for most of the day, and a 32GB capacity microSD slot will be available to expand storage. Make no mistake about it, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a major release for the platform thanks to the GDR3 update. We’ve now seen the phablet get certified in the U.S. and in China.

Nokia Lumia 1520 gets certified China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center

News Leaked document shows BlackBerry Z30 coming to Bell 2013

News Leaked document shows BlackBerry Z30 coming to Bell 2013

For those who thought that BlackBerry might put off selling the first 5 inch phone in its history over a small little matter like selling the company, forget it. It seems that it is game on for the Canadian OEM.

A leaked document for Canadian carrier Bell shows that the unlocked version of the most powerful ‘Berry ever, the BlackBerry Aristo, will soon be offered by the carrier. Other operators up north are expected to get the home field advantage, like Rogers and TELUS. In the U.S., Sprint is the only carrier that confirmed it will offer the all-touch model.

The price is expected to run $650 off contract, and the Z30 is believed to be getting ready for a launch in late September or early October, in black. Considering that the company’s board has said that it would like to sell the company by November, how much support can this model be expected to receive? Just last week, we heard that the Blackberry Z30 was undergoing carrier testing which means that a launch might not be that far away.

News Leaked document shows BlackBerry Z30 coming to Bell 2013

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Top 5 Android phones under Rs.10000 September 2013 Edition in India

Top 5 Android phones under Rs.10000 September 2013 Edition  in India 
Android is taking over the smartphone marketplace like a fire. From the time I last wrote about top 5 Android phones to buy under 10K in India, a lot has changed in this market. Yes, this is a rapidly advancing market with international players like Samsung controlling the market but Indian players like Micromax, Karbonn also contributing to the lower segments of the society with decent quality Android phones. So, why people love Android? Since its inception, Google has developed the smartphone operating system to a level that it is the closest technological friend to a person. With touch screen phones ruling the India market, Android being a Open Source OS, has been the most preferred choice for the manufacturers. Other reasons why it has been readily accepted are the features and customizations the OS offers to manufacturers/ end users. Every month dozens of new Android phones are launched, but here I have picked a few which I think are the best buy options at this price range at this time. Let’s start with my top 5 Android phones to buy under Rs.10000 in India in this season.

#5 Spice Coolpad Mi-515

Spice Coolpad Mi-515Spice Mobility & Coolpad, one of the biggest budget smartphone manufacturers of China, teamed up to bring the Coolpad series of Android phones to India with Spice Coolpad Mi-515. The phone does a decent job at the price this is pitched. This phone has a Dual SIM capability and comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Under the hood it boasts a 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 Processor & PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU with 1 GB RAM. Out of which only 650 MB is available for the usage, which is a little disappointment. The screen is 5 inches in size with qHD resolution of 540×960 pixels. Features a 5MP rear & 0.3 MP front camera, rear camera is capable of recording 720p videos. To support this hardware, the device runs on a 2000 mAh Li-Ion polymer battery. Overall, this is a decent device. Do not accept much out of it. I also doubt the service support offered by Spice Mobility. Spice Coolpad Mi-515 is priced at Rs.9999, which makes it as the last choice for a phone under Rs.10000.
#4 Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 
Micromax Canvas Doodle A111Micromax devices have improved a lot in past year or so. Specially the Canvas series of Android phones have done wonders for this brand. Undoubtedly, Micromax is the only Indian brand which has been accepted by the Indian consumers & is giving tough competition to international brands like Samsung & Sony. Second device in our series is a canvas, the Canvas Doodle A111. This device was developed keeping in mind the Samsung Note concept with a stylus support to scribble on the screen to write & draw. The device does a decent job as Micromax has put quite good hardware under that plasticky shell. It is also a dual SIM phone with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Runs on 1.2 GHz Quad Code processor & 512 MB RAM which is slightly on the lower side to run a graphic rich software. A massive 5.5 inch device is a good feature to work with a stylus, but the resolution is on a very lower side with only 480×854 pixels. The camera is 8MP auto focus on the back & a 2 MP on the front to support Skype calls. The USP of the device is that it comes with a stylus & supports note taking & drawing applications. So, if you are looking for a budget Note like phone, this can be a good option. But, don’t expect great performance by this device & the screen can be a big issue with this device. It is priced at Rs.9900 which is decent for the screen size & features it offers. Buy Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 here. 
#3 Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 
 Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562This device is no doubt inferior on the spec sheet as compared to the others on this list, but still manages to be at this spot because of the fact that it is from Samsung. You can trust Samsung over the hardware they are using plus the support they may offer over the other Indian brands listed above. This device looks pretty good, follows the new design specs by Samsung which is based on the S3 design. This is a dual SIM device with a 4 inch 480×800 pixel screen. Under the hood, a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 & Adreno 200 GPU with 768 MB RAM. In general the performance of this device would be comparable to any one of the above listed phones. The primary camera is of 5MP auto-focus with LED flash & a 0.3 MP secondary camera. The phone runs Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz interface. Battery life is decent with 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery. Yes, all the specs are lower than other phones, but trust me the performance & the build quality is better than any of them. If you are afraid to try Indian brands and want a decent daily utility Android phone under 10K, this is your only option. Buy Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 here. 
 #2 XOLO Q800 XOLO 
Q800Xolo phones are known to host Intel processors running Android OS. It can be said that Lava has improved there flagship series Xolo pretty well in past few models they have launched. This device, I must say is pretty impressive on papers & hopefully does the job well in daily usage as well. Comes are a price around Rs.9999 & is well ahead of the other two devices I have featured above, making it the number 3 choice for me. Talking about the specs: a 1.2GHz Quad Code MediaTek processor & PowerVR SGX544 GPU to provide excellent graphics; 1GB RAM & 4GB internal memory which can be upgraded to up to 32GB via microSD card; comes with Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on board. The build quality is excellent, you won’t feel that it is clunky or squeaky in daily usage. Supports dual SIM & is powered by 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery. A optimal 4.5 inch qHD screen makes it a right screen size for the resolution. The primary camera is 8MP powered by BSI & CMOS sensor to make your images look lively. Also supports a front 1MP camera which is decent to make Skype calls on WiFi or 3G. Apart from that standard Android features are available, Xolo has not done much with the software part and the OS is pretty stock-ish. This is a powerful phone & can be a good option if you love graphic rich apps or games on your phone. At a price under 10K, this can be a good option, if you do not have trust issues with the brand. Buy Xolo Q800 here. 
 #1 Micromax Canvas 2 A110 
Micromax Canvas 2 A110This is Micromax’s most selling device in the recent times & is totally awesome with the looks, features & price it comes. Just under 10K, this device offers everything you need to have premium looking device which is capable of doing high end tasks & games for you. Well built, 5 inch LCD screen 854×480 pixel screen with good color reproduction. The touch is fluid & gives great response. The battery life is amazing with a 200 mAh Li-Ion tank. It is loaded with 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek processor & 512 MB of RAM. The camera captures stunning images with a 8MP shutter & a dual LED flash. Design wise it is one of the better built device. Comes with 2GB internal memory which is upgradeable to 32GB via microSD card. Comes with Ice Cream Sandwich on board but Micromax has been generous enough to release the Jelly Bean OS for this phone. This phone is priced at Rs.9500 & is one of the best phones to buy under 10K in India currently. This device not only gives you a premium feel but also performs well in your daily tasks. Buy Micromax Canvas 2 A110 here. These are my opinions & there may be some points I may have missed, would love if you point out those issues & can also suggest other phones that may fall into this category.
Top 5 Android phones under Rs.10000 September 2013 Edition  in India 
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