Tag Archives: How

How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

How Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into the Education Department with a bold vision: that parents should be able to send their kids to school wherever they wanted, by way of government-funded vouchers. Nine months later, she’s made little progress on that goal. But her Education Department has made other, quieter changes that affect millions of students. Many of ... Read More »

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Actress Olivia Munn watches Christmas movies Facebook Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs. She also watched her favorite Christmas movie — thanks to her cable setup from Xfinity. “Happy ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Plus India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo K8 Plus India launch is at 11:30am IST The launch event is set to take place in New Delhi The smartphone will be exclusive to Flipkart Lenovo K8 Plus, the latest model in the recently launched K8 Series of smartphones, will be launched in India on Wednesday, at an event in New Delhi. The launch is set to ... Read More »

Jio Phone Bookings: How to Check Jio Phone Booking Status Online and Offline

The Jio Phone booking process was suspended roughly a day and a half after it started on August 24, likely leaving a lot of prospective buyers out in the cold. Of course, they will have the opportunity to book Jio Phone when the process starts again, though the company has not yet confirmed when it will open next. For those who were able to ... Read More »

Hyundai scrappage scheme – How to get £5,000 off YOUR new car

Hyundai is offering drivers up to £5,000 under their new petrol and diesel scrappage scheme Hyundai has launched a new scrappage scheme in a bid to encourage UK drivers to remove old polluting cars off the road. Much like Ford’s scrappage scheme the South Korean car manufacturer is allowing drivers to trade in both petrol and diesel models. UK motorists can bag ... Read More »

How Indian education companies tanked due to unsustainable business models

Debt-heavy business models slammed a variety of education companies Image: Shutterstock Shantanu Prakash was flying high in 2009. The founder and chairman of education tech firm Educomp Solutions debuted on the Forbes India Rich List that year with a net worth of $920 million. Eight years later, he’s barely worth $10 million and the company is in a shambles. Prakash, 52, is ... Read More »

Man Disguised as Car Seat Teaches Driverless Cars How to Communicate

HIGHLIGHTS The video shows a white strip of windshield lights on the van flickering Developers have taught driverless cars to stay in their lanes Study is investigating the potential need for additional exterior signals The man in the seat-cushion costume got all the attention. What appeared to be a driverless vehicle actually had a researcher sitting in the front seat, ... Read More »

How social media has become an effective tool for telcos to poach customers and is enticing job-seekers

Telcos are ready to pay big bucks to social media analysts. A tweet from Amitabh Bachchan this January addressing his telecom service provider for help had a rival chiming in offering its services. When Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the poster boy of the cashless economy, mentioned the additional data he got from his operator, a competitor jumped in with a better ... Read More »

How UXAs and Designers Come Together to Build Remarkable Projects

As the web becomes more interactive, being brought to life through a variety of mobile, touch-screen, VR, and other types of engaging devices, the User Experience (UX) of visitors is becoming an increasingly important area of focus for designers. In order to best assess the UX of any web designs, designers should work with a User Experience Analyst (UXA.) During ... Read More »