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Protect Your Investment

We are walking around with $800 super computers in our pockets…. sort of.  It’s 2017 and we all have smartphones that consume our lives and make them easier at the same time; however, some users wear a cracked screen like a badge of honor — I see it as simply not caring.


Most users, who do not use cases, tend to marvel at the industrial design of their devices (cue Apple fans — I’m one myself); however, there are numerous cases which compliment the design of the phone, such as ones that are made by the OEM itself.  Apple cases are just as beautiful as the iPhone that it produces because it is designed to give you protection, extra grip and still look great — with all of these options out there ranging from ultra cheap to expensive it’s something out there for everyone.

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 Note there are a few things that one should look for when purchasing a great case:

  1. Fit. Fit of the case should be tight so that the phone would not become easily dislodged if a drop occurred.
  2. Finish. The case itself should be of good quality from a reputable brand such as Apple, Spigen, Caseology or others.
  3. Clickability. Yup, just made that word up, but clickability comes down to the user being able to press (or click) a power or volume button with acceptable feedback, the button should never feel like mush or soft.

Protect your device.  A $10 case could end up being the difference of a functional device versus a device that must be sent off to the manufacturer or one that can put tiny shards of glass into your fingertips or face.

Verizon could owe Apple

What happens when you don’t sell as many iPhones as Apple would like for you to?  You could owe the Cupertino company some money!  Or at least that is true when it comes to the top wireless carrier in the United States.  I understand that contracts exist between entities of all types from car manufacturers and car lots from PC manufacturers and retailers — they are unavoidable.  Apparently, Verizon “agreed a deal to sell at least US$23.5 billion worth of iPhones in 2013” [Source: http://www.cellular-news.com/story/60982.php ].

Is it particularly Verizon’s fault that it did not sell as many devices as it would have liked?  Yes and no.  Perhaps marketing was not on their side; better yet, maybe iPhones just aren’t selling as well as they used to?  Let’s examine the statistics here, when Apple first released it’s famed iPhone everybody wanted it.  Some left their current carrier to join AT&T because that is the only service that offered the device.  Then, Verizon followed suit and agreed to sell the iPhone 4 — millions were sold.  However, let us take a look at the marketshare for iOS devices and Android devices:

marketshare_mobileAs it is quite easy to tell (perhaps after enlarging the picture) Android is in the lead and isn’t relinquishing hold.  There simply are not enough iPhones in the market.  The gift of Android is that there is simply a device for everyone.

Bottom line: Contracts sometimes are harsh, word of advice to Verizon look at the market before signing another deal with Apple.

Google Infringed on Oracle?

These past few months have riddled the technological world with court case after court case.  The strange thing is that Google seems to be in the middle of almost every lawsuit.  Why?  Here is the breakdown —  Android is an open-source operating system built for smartphones.  Not only has the Android platform appealed to many users it has appealed to so many that they are shaking up things in the smartphone market and it is making manufacturers and developers upset.  So, what do you do when another company innovates faster and more than you?

Innovate and try to become better?  No, you take them to court and try to stop their products from being sold.

Oracle claims that Google is infringing on copyright after copyright.  Since Android itself is open-source they have used similar lines of code that are allegedly Java-related.  The biggest retort from Google is that they did not realize that you could copyright a programming language.

This is equal to the “creator” of the modern English language to sue a man for writing a book that contains certain words and phrases.

Bottom line:  It appears that everyone wants a piece of the pie.  Just because an entity is open does not mean that it is always stealing from ones that are not.  Oracle has proven that Google has infringed in certain areas leading to a partial verdict.  Read more [HERE]