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Random Tech News for the Day - 30th July 2014

2:17 am, April 23, 2017

Original Post Date: 12:52 am, July 30, 2014

[ updated as i find them ]

My iOS Indie-Game Numbers

Yesterday, Jared Sinclair published a very candid writeup of the download and sales numbers for his app Unread. It was very refreshing to see such an honest post and to see someone publicly admit that spending so much time on an independent app did not result in the numbers he was hoping for.
Here are the numbers for the 3 iOS games I published in the last year. Spoiler alert: they are bad.

Seems its really not work making apps anymore, making a smash hit app is almost like winning the lotto. e.g: Flappy Bird.

http://txt.jazzychad.net/gist/19a05ad4e7ef77072b44 

Battery Life

In practical terms the new design lithium batteries could offer three or four times the capacity of current Li-ion batteries which would be a boon for both our portable devices and electric vehicles. 3-4 times longer.

Amazon Cloud has some Competition

Report: Amazon Web Services Finally Has Some Tough Competition To Face, Microsoft Azure Shows Triple-Digit Growth.

Microsoft gained market share over others. Amazon, Microsoft and IBM have reported over $1 billion quarterly revenue from cloud services. 164% growth.

http://microsoft-news.com/vreport-amazon-web-services-finally-has-some-tough-competition-to-face-thanks-to-microsoft-azure-and-others/ 

New Windows Phone Lock screen (Now with weather animations..)

I seem to remember the old HTC android already having something very similar.

Very Cheap Tablets with Good Specs

  • Screen: 8-inch, 800 x 1280 resolution IPS LCD with 5-point capacitive touch
  • Processor: quad-core Intel Baytrail-T processor (1.8GHz) and Intel HD graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 1GB of DDR3L RAM, 16GB storage + SDHC/SDXC card expandability

All for $99 the Kinsing w8 running windows 8.1, Not a bad deal at all. Not sure how long it would last.

http://microsoft-news.com/meet-kingsing-w8-a-99-windows-tablet-powered-by-intel-atom-cpu/ 

25 Fun things to do with a rasberry pi

Honestly i wanted to get one of these things, but i keep putting it off. This list of things to do with it also does not really make me want to get one. I just cant see the point in running windows 3.1 or anything else listed there really. http://www.cnet.com/au/how-to/25-fun-things-to-do-with-a-raspberry-pi/

How technology is making you Stupid

Wait, how is it not making me smarter! Hmm.. not sure about that.

No, “internet addiction” isn’t just some BS term parents throw around to terrify youngsters who spend too much time playing Candy Crush. Spending too much time on the internet can actually cause changes in the brain that mimic those caused by drug and alcohol dependence, according to a 2012 study.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/ways-technology-is-making-you-stupid/story-fn6vihic-1227004245439