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Apple Inc. to Lose Top Ranking in a 2013 Forbes' List

Apple Inc. to Lose Top Ranking in a 2013 Forbes’ List

Apple Inc. faces another problem.

After all of the recent dilemmas in stocks, the popular super tech giant Apple Inc. falls from the top spot in the list of Forbes’ “World’s Most Admired Companies.” The publication will be released later within this week in its list of 2013 rankings.

Brad Chases, a contributor for Forbes, have written on the change of the rankings. To quote what he has written:

“The company isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. But the value of the once-invincible brand is teetering on the edge of a long, steady drop. Apple’s well-documented approach to fostering a virtual community and establishing an open and transparent dialogue with its customers has been one of the leading drivers in its success. And now it is the cause of its inevitable demise.”

Apple Inc. to Lose Top Ranking in a 2013 Forbes' ListFurthermore, the conrtibutor added that the complete success of the company seems to be drifting away in a lot of ways. Past issues such as glitches, high prices, and missed deadlines were just mere nuisance for the tech giant.

On the other hand, an annual shareholders’ meeting was held by Apple Inc. on Wednesday. The company confirmed that they will be releasing new products for 2013.

Apple Inc.’s shares were up to 1.40 percent at $449.27.


Samsung tab refurbished at a price of $169.99, Walmart

Samsung tab refurbished at a price of $169.99, Walmart

The refurbished Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 is being offered by Walmart.com at a price of $169.99.

The seven-inch Samsung tab has been refurbished for a few months now. Though Walmart’s price is relatively cheaper compared to others, shipping for this device is also paid. However, the tab can be sent to any store of Walmart for free in-store pickup.

Galaxy tab’s new price is considered to be the lowest ever seen. Samsung has raised its efforts in selling the company’s refurbished products through mainline retailers. On the other hand, it is paying more attention in ensuring that its refurbished stock remains off-store shelves.

This kind of strategy allows practical consumers to buy refurbished-to-new conditioned devices for a lesser price.

The only thing that differs the refurbished Samsung tab from others is its warranty — it’s only ninety days compared to the one-year warranty of the non-refurbished item. There are a lot of credit cards like VISA and American Express offer optional warranty doubling. This usually may bound out to six months. Even with this, Samsung tab still has the lowest price of all the devices of its line.


iPhone 5 Render Based on Leaked Parts

New highs for design and performance, iPhone 5

The new iPhone 5 from Apple is now tagged as the best iPhone ever invented. Although this may be true because the new device has reached new highs when it comes to its features and performance. However, tagging it as the best device ever imagined does not necessarily denote that there is no room for more enhancements.

Consumers, fans, as well as critics all over the world got excited when the iPhone 5 launched internationally last week. It got more even excited when Apple said that it is the newest and the best smartphone the world has to offer.

But consumers must get their hands on the device to see and experience for themselves. And a lot of the first-round buyers of the device agree that it is the best smartphone ever offered by Apple. Not just it improved with the design, but also it has improved when it comes to the performance it delivers.

The latest version of iPhone is longer than the previous models with a larger touch screen. The color displays are even brighter compared to iPhone 4 and 4s versions.

When it comes to mobility, iPhone 5 really delivers. Its much thinner than the previous versions and much lighter, which are good points for consumers.

When it comes to performance, the smartphone also delivers with its A6 processor as it has enhanced graphics and dual-core processing. A6 just does a greater job in managing tasks.

Though the improvements are not considered as groundbreaking, the iPhone 5 is still sought-after by a lot of consumers all over the globe.


steve wozniak tetris

Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, a Tetris Champ Since the 80’s

Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-founder, well not today but way back 1976, but he is still an employee today making a nice amount of cash, is not just a wiz in making stuff with computers. He is also a wiz in a classic game Tetris. And being a wiz means being a champion of the game.

Steve talked about his love of the game in an interview in Gizmodo today (you can see it here). Woz’s name appeared in every Nintendo’s Power magazine monthly ranking’s that started since 1988, and it carried on for a very long time that the game maker Nintendo informed him that his name has been on the magazine too many times already and would not print it anymore.

Might be annoying for Nintendo already but hey, Woz really is a top scorer of the game so Nintendo should print and show the people how he’s dominating the throne.

What he did is he made another top score and informed Nintendo that his name is “Evets Kainzow”, which appears to be Steve’s full name but spelled backwards, and surprisingly it worked!

Lot’s of stuff about Wozniak in Gizmodo, you should check that out now. Don’t forget to read the comments, there’s a lot of stuff running around there too.


ITC Orders Customs to Delay Shipments of HTC Phones

Shipments of HTC’s Evo 4G LTE and HTC One X were delayed by the International Trade Commission for investations, some shipments were held back. The units were the first devices to face delay by the customs to investation about the patent infringement case filed by Apple.

Apple won several exclusion order to stop the shipments of HTC Android devices at the ITC on December 2011. The commission discovered that Android’s browser and messaging application infringed the patent #5946647 by Apple – this patent covers the convertion of email addresses and phone numbers into links that opens up to a lot of options.

Below is a statement released by HTC:
“The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order. We believe we are in compliance with the ruling and HTC is working closely with Customs to secure approval. The HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE have been received enthusiastically by customers and we appreciate their patience as we work to get these products into their hands as soon as possible.”


This Thing With Google+ and the ‘Viral Channels’

Google+Google+ is an impressive social endeavor from Google, yet what Facebook has that it does not is being a platform.  Outside developers could not create apps ahead of Google+, although that functionality is in the works.

Chris Turitzin, top Facebook developer writes in a post that the one thing that would make him go to Google+ is “viral channels.”

When Facebook announced its platform, it left a lot of viral channels open as possible to move in developers magnetized by the hyper expansion probable on the platform.  After that, once the platform was recognized — and since there was no rivalry for developers to speak of — Facebook begun declining those viral channels one at a time. Facebook did that both to gain the user familiarity and as well because once viral channel are less authoritative, developers have to purchase Facebook ads to obtain allocation.

Currently, developers are discouraged and prepared to bail for a platform that would open up those viral channels.

Whereas that is possibly big news for Google+, it is potentially awful news for users, as that would indicate tons of spammy warnings overnight.

Things must be resolved around some equilibrium at several points after a bit of testing.