April 10th, 2015
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Here’s what Jonathan Ivy, Chief Apple Designer thinks about the new apple watch: One of the things that struck me was how often I’d look at my watch and have to look again quite soon afterwards, because I hadn’t actually comprehended what the time was. If I had looked at something on my phone, because of the investment involved in taking it out of my pocket or my bag, I would certainly pay attention. I quite like this sense of almost being careless and just glancing,” said Apple’s Jony Ive
Here’s the watch spec:
Apple Watch Specs & Hardware
Sizes: 38mm and 42mm: 38 mm: 21.2 x 26.5 mm, 33.5 mm (1.32 in) diagonally, 272 x 340 pixels,
42 mm: 24.3 x 30.5 mm, 39 mm (1.5 in) diagonally, 312 x 390 pixels
Versions: Apple Watch , Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition complete with a variety of strap choices for each model
Retina touchscreen display with Force Touch, and sapphire glass or Ion-X glass cover depending on model
Taptic Engine and built-in speaker for instant tactile feedback
Custom S1 SiP (System in Package) chip
Sensors: accelerometer, built-in heart rate sensor
NFC support (for Apple Pay payments)
Digital Crown Home button
18-hours battery life and MagSafe charging
Compatibility: iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
Apple Pay and Siri support
March 25th, 2015
Are We Too Obsessed With Facebook?
It’s not long until we’ll be saying that everyone on the planet has a Facebook profile- the man in London to the child in shanty Bombay.
It might not be quite there yet, in fact 100’s of millions off, but those who do have a facebook profile are becoming more obsessed with Facebook everyday.
One out of every 13 of the global population and three out of four Americans is on Facebook, and one out of 26 signs into Facebook on a daily basis- staggering numbers.
The graphic below shows what we’re talking about in terms of numbers-
March 25th, 2015
social media is changing organ donation
At any given time, upwards of 100,000 people across the US are awaiting an organ transplant — and now some of them have figured out how to jump to the front of the line. By launching online petitions or soliciting donors on Facebook, some patients are able to find an organ they desperately need faster than conventional means usually allow.
The phenomenon is raising new questions and concerns for doctors and bioethicists, some of whom worry that social media threatens to turn organ donation into “a popularity contest.” In the US, the distribution of organs from deceased individuals is carefully orchestrated in an effort to be as equitable as possible: recipients are selected based on factors like medical need and ability to withstand the procedure itself. But as The New Yorker points out, living donors can decide who gets their organ — and such decisions are increasingly influenced by online entreaties.
November 14th, 2014
As Facebook did in July of this year, Yahoo have today acquired a video advertising platform, BrightRoll. It follows the $500 million acquisition of LiveRail by Facebook and clearly demonstrates the intent of tech’s major players, video is about to be the next big thing.
It’s another clear indication that these companies recognise video is a growing trend and with statistics like two-thirds of mobile data expected to be video by 2018, it’s no surprise. Naturally this is great news for BeBirbal and confirms that whilst video usage and delivery is still in its infancy, it’s no longer a prediction for the future of tech but a movement that is now occurring and companies are acting accordingly.
What it also tells me interestingly, is that BeBirbal’s competitors who have been using video or follow a similar concept to our app, started too soon. It’s only now that users can easily record and share their videos with the improvements of their devices, wifi connectivity and 4G availability, which has previously hampered the rise of video and subsequently, video apps. However, with those barriers now being eliminated, the explosion of video can be set off.
It’s another exciting time for BeBirbal, another indication that all the facts create the perfect environment for the app to be adopted and finally that whilst the likes of Facebook and Yahoo are buying ad platform companies, they’ll also want to be acquiring the content providers to display their ads. Now it’s down to us to deliver!
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