or the past four years, we’ve had enough drives to provide good statistics, but 74% of the drives we buy are living longer than four years. So while 26% of drives fail in their first four years, and we have detailed information about the failure rates of drives in their first four years, we don’t yet know what will happen beyond that. So how long do drives last? Keep reading.
OS X Mavericks includes a new feature that leverages the light sensors included in many Macs to detect movement in front of the machine and prevent the system’s Energy Saver sleep functions from activating even when the user is not actively using the machine, notes The Verge.
That is really amazing. I don’t think John Siracusa even noticed this.
Just in time for Halloween, we have two new treats for Android fans. First, we’re excited to unwrap our latest platform release, KitKat, which delivers a smarter, more immersive Android experience to even more people. And second, we’re introducing Nexus 5—a new Nexus phone developed with LG.
Has anyone figured out what they did with the $12.5 Billion Motorola acquisition yet?
Having said that, the video ad that they made is very well done.
This is exactly how upgrading a modern operating system should feel like. It gets done with the minimal of fuss and fanfare, and then the operating system steps aside and lets the user get back to work.
This is not to say that OS X Mavericks is just a rebadged version of OS X Mountain Lion. It isn’t. The operating system feels faster and more fluid than previous incarnations of OS X. My tricked-out late-2012 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro feels significantly faster than it did the day I took it out of the box, and that’s with a whole bunch of applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud installed on it. Heavy applications such as Adobe Photoshop CC or After Effects CC feel lighter, and switching between then is strikingly quicker and much smoother.
Not only that but after installing OS X Mavericks I have more free disk space, more free RAM, and an immediate and marked improvement on battery life.
Marco argues that you when you have competition, it’s not your competitors who decide whether you are losing or winning.
When he was running Instapaper and The Magazine, there are tons of competitors: Pocket, Readibility, Apple’s Reading List, and many more. He said that what made him lose customers is usually not the competitors, but it’s when he stopped innovating and improving the product.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note devices have always been unapologetically big. It’s OK if you don’t like big phones, because there are plenty of people out there who do and will gladly spend $800 or more on a flagship 5.7 inch smartphone. But what if the Note 3 is going to be your first “phablet”, how are you going to cope? The guys at Android Central have discovered that Samsung’s latest behemoth comes with a neat software trick that shrinks the Note 3′s screen.
Neat software trick indeed. The other alternative is copying iPhone’s screen size. They wouldn’t do such thing, right?
The report, to be released on Monday, is from Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group that has been compiling what it calls the Best Global Brands report since 2000. The previous No. 1 brand, Coca-Cola, fell to No. 3.
Not only has Apple replaced Coca-Cola as first among the 100 most valuable brands based on criteria that include financial performance, this is the first time that the soft drink known for slogans like “It’s the real thing” has not been No. 1.