5 Interesting facts about Apple iPhone that will blow your mind

Interresting Facts about Apple iPhone

  1. Over 1Billion devices sold till date .
  2. Apple iPhone will contribute $165 Billion to Apple’s revenue this fiscal year.
  3. Contributes 62 % of total Apple revenue.
  4. Only iPhone revenue can buy (Tesla + GE + Cambells Soup) .
  5. iPhone has bigger revenue than 496 companies amongst S&P 500 .

Image source: Apple.

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e-SIM : Future of SIM , no more actual SIM card required

What is an e-SIM ?

  • Embeded SIM card
  • No more physical SIM card or slot required in a phone.
  • Information on e-SIM is re-writable.
  • You can change the network operator with just a simple phone call.
  • Allows consumers to store multiple operator profiles on a device simultaneously, and switch between them remotely, though only one can be used at a time

Advantages of e-SIM

  • Have the potential to eliminate roaming charges.
  • Frees up space for new features or additional battery life .
  • We can use SIM card slots for other features as no more SIM slots required for e-SIM

Which Cellular networks are currently supporting e-SIM feature ?

  • United States : AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless
  • UK : Vodafone
  • India : Relience Jio & Airtel (Support begin in 2019 for Apple iPhone XS & XS Max models ).

How to use or activate in iPhone XS & XS Max ?

  1. Choose network plan (In Settings )
  2. Scan QR code provided by your network operator.

Devices supported

Apple has rolled out support form e-SIM for Watch Series 3 also now it supports Watch Series 4 . Phones such as
Apple iphone XS, XS Max & Pixel 2 currently supports .

 

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All you need to know about Google’s Titan security key

  • Titan Security Keys are phishing-resistant two-factor authentication (2FA) devices that help protect high-value users such as IT admins.
  • Titan Security Keys work with popular browsers and a growing ecosystem of services that support FIDO standards.
  • They are built with a hardware chip that includes firmware engineered by Google to verify the integrity of the key.
  • Titan Security Keys are available on the Google Store and through your Google Cloud representative.
  • You can buy for $50 at Google Storecurrently not available for Indian market .
  • Comes with 2 devices , 1 for key can be used as USB and other Bluetooth device for mobile 2FA .
  • It can also be used 2FA for other services that supports FIDO standrads.
  • To use or enable 2FA for your Gmail account click here.

For more information click here.

Source : Google 

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AI tech can clone your voice , here is how

Lyrebird is a AI technology that can create the most realistic artificial voices in the world . You need to login / Signup to applicaiton and record your voice samples thats it . It will speak the word you havent said , you just need to type what you want to listen . Here is detail coverage Bloomberg about Lyrebird’s AI technology .

Lyrebird has mimic the voice samples of POTUS Donald Trump , here is it

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What is Bakkt ?

It is a Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency venture by New York Stock Exchange owner , brain child of Kelly Loeffler . Intercontinental Exchange, which owns NYSE, said it’s creating a new company called Bakkt that aims to ‘create an open and regulated, global ecosystem for cryptocurrency

  • Its Bitcoin & other cyrptocurrencies exchange platform .
  • It will convert Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into U.S Dollars.
  • New York Stock Exchange and other global marketplaces announced new company called Bakkt
  • Aims to transform Bitcoin into a trusted global currency with broad usage.
  •  Intercontinental exchange teaming with Microsoft , BCG and Starbucks .
  • Bakkt is designed to serve as a scalable on-ramp for institutional, merchant, and consumer participation in digital assets by promoting greater efficiency, security, and utility,” said Kelly Loeffler, the chief executive officer of Bakkt .
  •  Starbucks is partnering with Microsoft to bring up Bitcoin to Coffee chain – “buy, sell, store and spend digital assets.”

Image source : CNN Money

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Satya Nadella talks about A.I , Cloud and on recent GitHub acquisition

Satya nadella in an inteview with CNBC talks about recent GitHub acuqition and also Microsoft work on A.I , Cloud etc.

What drives you to work at Microsoft ?
Taking my passion and connecting it into real world . Curiosity , love of ideas and ability to translate that into impact.

How do you compensate customer success ?
By NPS (Net Promoter or Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm’s customer relationships. It serves as an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research and claims to be correlated with revenue growth.)

On GitHub  acquisition
Microsoft  is a developer tool company first and all in for open source . Now developer SAAS is at the center. Both companies will operate independantly . We both share same ethos.

Any more acquisitions on horizon ?
We look for basic 3 criterias , whether its an

  1. Growing market
  2. Can add value
  3. Can integrate well

A.I and Cloud

  • Use of A.I to solve accessibility challenges.
  • Toyota is using Microsoft Azure and Azure Edge platform to entirely optimize their supply chain systems.
  • Microsoft is doing capital investment of 4-5 billion $ on cloud per year.
  • Microsoft is certainly one of 3 main players amongst Google and Amazon.

Image source : geekwire 

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What is GDPR , everything you need to know ?

What is GDPR ?

  •  It is General Data Protection Regulation.
  •  A regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within EU and European Economic Area (EEA).
  •  Enforcement date : 25th May 2018
  •  It will bring to consumers with a right to know when their data has been hacked.
  •  Google and Facebook hit with lawsuit after 25th May , which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google with 3.7 billion euros.
  •  Failure to comply with GDPR can result in a fine ranging from 10 million euros to four per cent of the company’s annual global turnover .
  • How it will affect us for EU region  : You will lot of privacy policy mail / guidelines will reaching to you and need to agree before sharing any kind of information (personal / health  / bank details) etc.  Outside EU , the big tech companies like Google and Facebook they are already re-writing / upgrading their rules and privacies.

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Have you heard of ICO , here are the interesting facts about ICO

  • ICO means initial coin offering , they are not regulated by any Government.
  • 6.6 billion raised in 1st Q of 2018 , 217 ICO sales
  • In ICOs your money is invested in Cryptocurrencies. During ICO 2 types of tokens you can buy
    1. Utility : Goods and services offered by Company
    2. Security : Safer
  • Company will create a digital tokens and sell it to investors , they can keep them or use it for trade.
  • Increase over 64% as compared to last Q of 2017.
  • Ethereum is most successful ICO of all time & worlds 2nd largest cryptocurrency.
  • Telegram raise 1.2 billion over ICO for which blockchain platform is yet to be build.
  • U.S with most ICO projects worth over $1B and followed by Russia with $310
  • According to study 80% of ICO’s are scams .
  • Average S&P returns are 10% & if invested in ICO’S returns are 13.2x on initial investment.
  • Singapore has launched ICO guidelines , China banned it & U.S SEC launched cyberunit to investiagate.
  • Celebrities have increasingly been promoting ICO’s which is drawing a lot of unwanted attention .

image source : Forbes

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10 interesting facts about the 3rd biggest smartphone maker in world

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (/ˈhwɑːˌweɪ/; Chinese: 华为; pinyin: About this sound Huáwéi) is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. In 2017, Huawei became 83rd of Fortune Global 500 in Fortune Magazine.

  1. 3rd biggest smartphone maker behind Apple and Samsung
  2. It is the largest telecom equipment maker in the world.
  3. Employees : 180,000 & Annual Revenue : $92 billion .
  4. Campus in Shezen feeds around 60,000 people everyday .
  5. China are moving to cashless economy , nobody is paying with cash in Campus.
  6. Afternoon naps are considered as culture.
  7. 45% employees are engaged.
  8. Black swan in lake , Stationary train in campus .
  9. Campus has Huawei University which has continuing education , classes , seminars etc. (25,000 courses through its university programs).
  10.  Huawei is the world’s ninth-largest information technology company by revenue . 

For see how the campus looks in Shenzen China click here .

Image result for huawei logo

Source :  Wikipedia , YouTube

How to use new Gmail design with fresh look and new features ?

Google last week unveiled new design for Gmail . It contans fresh look and new features such as

  • Smart replies
  • Smart business-focused features designed to improve productivity, security, and manage the sharing of emails.
  • Email snooze features etc.

Here is simple and faster way to have new design ,

1. Click on gear (Settings) icon below your account picture.
2. After click there will be option ‘Try out new Gmail’.
3. Select and Done.

img source : theverge

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How Starbucks handled the situation of racial biases ?

Incident :

2 black men were arrested in Philadelphia Starrubucks stores asking to use restrooms . An Starbucks employee refused as they havent bought anything . The men sat down and were asked to leave and employee called the police.

Action taken by Starbucks

Starbuck has decided to close nation wide 8,000 stores to give training to all employess on racial bias.Starbucks will close the stores May 29 to offer the training to 175,000 employees .“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin R. Johnson (CEO , Starbucks).

Handling the situation

Starbucks handled it very nicely by coming up solution of giving traning to all its employees . CEO (Kevin R. Johnson) has come out immediately and cleared Starbucks will not support any kind of racial bias and personally talked to 2 Black men those were arrested at Philadelphia store.

I think this is the way every organisation should react / response to such kinds of situations or crisis.

Image source: nbcnews

Batteries will replace Solar power technology soon , lets find out ?

Batteries will replace Solar power technology soon , lets find out ?

– Currenly in U.S electricity is generated by either Wind mills but when wind goes down its generated by natural gas.
– As we go on building more solar panels the cost of making will get cheaper the price is reduced to 20%
as compared to last decade.
– Batteries are expensive , they are useful where Solar power less state like Hawaii .
– The Tesla Gigafactory 1 is a lithium-ion battery factory under construction, primarily for Tesla, Inc., at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County (near the community of Clark, Nevada, United States).
– The factory started limited production of Powerwalls and Powerpacks in the first quarter of 2016 using battery cells produced elsewhere, and began mass production of cells in January 2017. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval estimated that Nevada would enjoy $100 billion in economic benefit over two decades from the construction and operation of this factory.[8] The grand opening event was held on July 29, 2016.
– Research says as of now only 1/10 th of worlds power is produced by battery and next couple of decades it will make only 3%.
– All major players such as Samsung , LG investing huge amount in battery powers etc.


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If you gave me $100 billion and said take away the soft drink leadership of Coca-Cola in the world, I’d give it back to you and say it can’t be done : Warren Buffet

One of the famous quote by Legendary investor and Billionaire Warren Buffet : If you gave me $100 billion and said take away the soft drink leadership of Coca-Cola in the world, I’d give it back to you and say it can’t be done.
Here is info-graphics that shows How Buffet chooses stocks by Using Graham’s and Phil Fisher principles on investing in equity.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

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