posted on 07 Sep 2016, 19:19 1 1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2269; Member since: 21 Sep 2012) They're pretty much disadvantages of Jet Black...and how much more does it cost than just black? posted on 07 Sep 2016, 19:20 6 2. darkkjedii (Posts: 27106; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) The matte looks better to me. Like the black onyx Note 7, it's a little too shiny. Apple came with a great upgrade, 2017 should be killer. posted on 07 Sep 2016, 20:01 0 8. Unordinary (unregistered) Especially that Apple Watch 2 speaker! posted on 07 Sep 2016, 20:08 0 10. darkkjedii (Posts: 27106; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) You picking one up? posted on 09 Sep 2016, 11:45 0 42. alanaldo (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Mar 2013) isheep .... most common smart watches today are waterproof already,,,, but to common apple [email protected] dont realize this till apple releases it on their isheep devices 45. yyzamin (Posts: 330; Member since: 26 Aug 2015) What does that tell you about a … [Read more...] about Comments for : iPhone 7 Jet Black vs Black: what’s the difference
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Can e-textbooks and accompanying rental services change the college publishing market? They can certainly try. Students are becoming more and more familiar with electronics and comfortable using a variety of OS platforms, and manufacturers know this. Amazon is the latest to offer an e-book rental service catering to students, but it’s hardly the first and has plenty of competitors vying for college kids’ hard-to-come-by dollars. Promises of savings and instant-accessibility are just a few of the temptations e-readers are throwing at academics, but here’s a breakdown of how a handful of these services compare. Kindle Textbook RentalSavings: According to Amazon, you can save up to 80-percent off the list price of a print textbook (hardcover, new edition).Timing constraints: Anywhere between 30 and 360 days. You pay for the exact amount of time you need a book, and you can always add more time or purchase the text.Database: Amazon claims that it has “tens of … [Read more...] about Saving cash on college textbooks: E-book rental services compared
Microsoft took a drubbing this week, particularly in the old country, where it's under attack or in retreat on multiple fronts.Starting with the category of minor inconveniences, the EU slapped Microsoft on the wrist for its scofflaw ways, according to InfoWorld's Simon Phipps. The $731 million fine issued for failing to offer Windows 7 users a browser choice page, as required by a 2009 antitrust settlement, "is so infinitesimal relative to the $51 billion in cash Microsoft has amassed from its European operations alone -- money that is exempt from the 35 percent U.S. corporate tax -- that it amounts to a small service charge on Microsoft's profits," writes Robert X. Cringely.Europe's antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia could have imposed a fine of up to 10 percent of Microsoft's global annual revenue: around $7 billion. But this is the first time the Commission has fined a company for failing to honor commitments, and Almunia might have been feeling a trifle abashed, admitting the … [Read more...] about Microsoft vs. the world: The punches keep coming
In the business battle to rule the enterprise office suite of the future, Microsoft and Google both must overcome significant problems.On Google's side, despite the Google Apps price advantage and Google's announcement that 2 million companies are now using Google Apps, various research data still shows Google is losing out in the enterprise. Google Apps adoption not only lags way behind Microsoft but also trails behind OpenOffice and even IBM's Lotus Symphony. Estimated revenue for Google Apps in 2009 is $50 million, a tiny portion of the company's $22 billion war chest. [ Discover what's new in business applications with InfoWorld's Technology: Applications newsletter and Killer Apps blog. ]Microsoft, meanwhile, must be competitive with Web apps -- but not too competitive, since these apps will presumably drive much less revenue than its longtime cash cow, the traditional Microsoft Office suite. In fiscal year 2009, Microsoft's business division (of which Office is a major … [Read more...] about Microsoft Office vs. Google Apps: The business brawl
Google is shaking things up with Project Fi, its wireless service for smartphones that could put a scare into both major and discount carriers. With a tantalizingly low cost (starting at $30 per month), the combined strength of two cellular networks as a backbone (Sprint and T-Mobile), international texting and the ability to enable calls and texts across devices, Project Fi offers plenty of incentives for customers to jump ship. Plus, Google will give you a credit for unused data, as opposed to just rolling it over to the next month like T-Mobile and AT&T. As the new kid on the block, how does Google’s Project Fi stack up against existing carriers with similar offerings? Project Fi AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Boost Cricket MetroPCS Monthly Fee* $40 (2GB) $55 (2GB) $50 (3GB) $50 (2GB) $65 (3GB) $35 (2GB) $40 (2.5GB) $40* (3GB) Monthly fee* … [Read more...] about Google Project Fi vs Other Carriers: What’s the Best Deal?
Editor's Note: Check out our full review of YouTube TV for an in-depth look at what makes the streaming service a contender. In recent months, our options for streaming live TV grew significantly with the introduction of Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Both include many, if not all, of the major broadcast networks and comes extremely well known brands. If you're interested in cutting the cord with a cable replacement service, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV look pretty compelling. But how does these new offerings compare to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now? We compared all of the services to help you decide how to spend your money, and found which service is best for NFL fans on a budget, and the perfect pick for those who can't do without CBS. Oh, and T-Mobile's jumping into this fray in 2018. Hulu with Live TV YouTube TV DirecTV NOW PlayStation Vue Sling … [Read more...] about Hulu Live vs. YouTube TV vs. Sling vs. Vue vs. DirecTV Now: Face-Off!
Google aims to make carrying a physical wallet obsolete with its Google Wallet app. By connecting a card or bank account, you can use the app to pay for anything at a retailer that supports Near Field Communication (NFC) payments, just by touching the payment terminal with a smartphone that has an NFC chip.Yet Amazon is not content to sit by and let Google conquer the burgeoning mobile payment market. Last week the company launched Amazon Wallet Beta. It is available now in Google Play and comes pre-installed on the Amazon Fire Phone.I recently took both apps for a spin to gauge their relative strengths and weaknesses. To be fair, Amazon is still in Beta and Google Wallet has been around for a few years. Both apps sport some strong conveniences and some weak points.Amazon Wallet handles its current slate of features fairly well. You can add a gift or loyalty card by scanning the barcode or typing in the account number. Taking a picture of both sides of the card also serves as a visual … [Read more...] about Google Wallet vs. Amazon Wallet: Which mobile payment app deserves to manage your money?
Buried in its Form 10-K, the annual financial report required of all publicly traded firms, is a lengthy list of risk factors to the company. Some are ridiculous, some are obvious, but they're all factors that could negatively impact Apple going forward.As an Apple-watcher and analyst, I believe it's a worthwhile exercise to take a look at these every year and consider the strength of the technology market as a whole, as well as Apple's place in it.Here are Apple's top 10 most significant market risks: 1. Global markets for the Company's products and services are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change, and the Company may be unable to compete effectively in these markets. This is pretty obvious. Personal computers, smartphones, and tablets are all massively competitive markets and, though Apple has significant market share now, it's always possible that an upstart competitor could come along and knock Apple off its perch. After all, in 2004, Nokia … [Read more...] about Revealing Apple’s top 10 market risks
Amid the cloud price wars and the falling prices for virtual private server (VPS) services around the world, the monthly fee for a relatively modest VPS is roughly the same as a cup of coffee from a café. Simply put, the raw underlying hardware and network connection is a commodity. However, the costs begin to increase dramatically with the addition of value-added management software, and those costs can eclipse the costs of the VPS alone. Take, for example, the plans for an OpenVZ-based VPS in Atlanta with the hosting company QuickPacket. The middle-of-the-road option, OVZ1024, provides 1 GB of RAM and swap, 2 CPU cores, 100 GB of disk space, and 3 TB of bandwidth for $5.99 per month. Adding the high-end proprietary management script cPanel with the Softaculous program installation script adds another $12 per month to the subscription fee, making the total monthly cost triple what it would otherwise be to add the convenience of not having to manage your VPS from the command line … [Read more...] about Save server admin time and money with these two open source solutions
For budgeting and accounting purposes, it's crucial not only to document your business expenses but to classify them properly. The distinction between "direct" and "indirect" costs may appear intuitive and self-explanatory. While it's true neither word takes on a dramatically different meaning when categorizing the various costs of doing business, there's a bit more nuance in practice.Direct costs are traceable to the production of a specific good or service. The operative word is "specific." Indirect costs may be necessary to production, but they are not traceable to the act of production. Indirect costs are those necessary to keep your business in operation. Think of them as the prerequisites for the production of any specific good or service.It's important to have a solid understanding of the distinction between direct and indirect costs when pricing your products. When you know the true costs of production, you can price both competitively and accurately. You'll also demonstrate, … [Read more...] about Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: Understanding Each