Tag Archives: smart phone

My Experiences Converting Users To GNU/Linux

“If you sit a child in front of a Linux computer, they usually just start using it. It’s an amazing thing to watch. Kids are curious by nature and they also have the added advantage of not having any preconceived … Continue reading

Posted in family, Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Yes, Smartphones And ARMed Motherboards Are Getting Smarter

“ArcherMind MediaTek X20 Board SpecificationsProcessorHelio X20 64-bit deci-core with:Two Cortex-A72 cores (2.1-2.3GHz)Four Cortex A53 cores (1.85GHz)Four Cortex-A53 cores (1.4GHz)” See ArcherMind Joins 96Boards and Launches Deci-Core ARMv8 ProductIt’s amazing what folks are putting into smartphones these days. The latest “96boards” client … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

No Wonder Oracle Lost v Google. Oracle’s Lawyers Don’t Get FLOSS

“Google won a verdict that an unauthorized, commercial, competitive, harmful use of software in billions of products is fair use. No copyright expert would have ever predicted such a use would be considered fair. Before celebrating, developers should take a … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

ARM Leaps Into The Future

“Cambridge, UK, May 18, 2016 – ARM today announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARM®v8-A processor test chip based on TSMC’s 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC’s 16FinFET+ process technology, which is currently … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

MediaTek Evolves

“NavInfo plans to wholly acquire AutoChips, Inc. (hereinafter “AutoChips”), a Chinese subsidiary of MediaTek, for a purchase price of US$600 million. Completion of the above is scheduled for 4Q16, subject to various relevant regulatory approvals. Concurrently, MediaTek plans to invest … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

We Don’t Need No Stinking “PC”

“All PC categories in Asia Pacific continue to experience weakness, affected by improving quality and falling prices in the smart phone market. In low-income markets, notebooks and tablets are no longer must-have products and multiple device ownership is becoming less … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 76 Comments

Intel Cuts Chips – Wintel Is Officially Dead

“The company poured billions of dollars into its mobile business, but Intel failed to unseat market leader ARM. Atom is available in just a handful of smartphones, and the tablet market is declining. PC makers are replacing tablets with detachable … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 92 Comments

M$: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em…

“Windows Phone is still dying. Android is the most popular mobile operating system by a wide margin. Microsoft has bought a company that can help its developers easily write apps for Android. And, last but not least, it has partnered … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Legacy PCs Continue Nose-diving In 2016

“global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. Global smartphone sales are estimated to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016, a 7 per cent growth from 2015. The total mobile phone market is forecast to … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 136 Comments

Crapple’s Rep Takes A Beating As Does FBI…

“The FBI has now successfully retrieved the data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple required by this Court Order” See FBI says it has cracked terrorist’s iPhone without Apple’s helpThis is … Continue reading

Posted in politics, technology | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Shipments of Smartphones Will Slow – Almost Everyone Has One

“According to a recent forecast update from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2015 is likely to be the last year of double-digit smartphone growth. The 2015 calendar year finished with 1.44 billion smartphone shipments worldwide, … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

How Operating Systems May Affect The US Presidential Election 2016

I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, technology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 79 Comments