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  Samsung Overtakes Apple as World’s Biggest Smartphone Seller


Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. overtook Apple Inc. in the last quarter to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor amid a widening technology and legal battle between the two companies.Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones in the last quarter, taking 23.8 percent of the market, Milton Keynes, U.K.- based Strategy Analytics said in an e-mailed statement today. Apple’s 17.1 million shipments, comprising 14.6 percent of the market, pushed the Cupertino, California-based c...

   Samsung,Apple,Samrtphone,Overtake,Samsung No. 1     2011-10-28 10:18:12


  Android 4.0+ occupies quarter of Android market


Google updates its developer page about Android platform version market share. From the latest data, we can find Android 4.0 and above system occupy around 25% of all Android market. But Android 2.3 Gingerbread still occupies over 50% of Android market. From the above chart, Android 4.0 has 23.7% market share, the latest Android 4.1 JellyBean takes 1.8%, these two have 25.5% market share in total. But Android 2.3 Gingerbread alone still dominates the Android market, it takes 55.8% market share....

   Google,Android,Share     2012-10-02 19:22:19


  Open Letter to sites with annoying interfaces


Remember those childhood games where you are given two nearly identical images and your objective was to find some number of subtle differences? Well, I shouldn't have to play that game when I'm using your damn website. I show here two examples of a common practice that is plaguing the modern web. First, a clipping from a project page on github.com.     And now the second image:     See the difference? My question is this: why? That edit button is the only component of...

   Web design,User interface,User friendly,Layout     2011-12-27 09:32:10


  Nielsen : Google ranks No.1 web brand


Nielsen released the 2012 digital industry rankings report, The report said Google continued to rank No.1. for web brand From January 2012 to October 2012, the average monthly unique visitors reached 172 million. Followed by Facebook which has 153 million average monthly unique visitors. In 2012, the online video service continues to grow, YouTube is still the largest online video site, an average annual 132 million unique visitors. Top 10 U.S. Web Brands of 2012 For the details of other ranks ...

   Nielsen, Web brand,2012     2012-12-22 10:02:05


  Many Chinese applicants to US universities may be affected by Gmail cut out


Just after Christmas, many Chinese found that they could not connect to Gmail anymore in mainland China. Since Google announced leaving from China in 2010, the web version of Gmail was not accessible anymore. But people from China could still access Gmail through some Gmap apps. This time, Gmail is not accessible even with these apps. It is said that all the mail service protocols of Gmail including IMAP/POP/SMTP have been cut out by Chinese government. This means no mails can be sent to or rece...

   Gmail, China, Gmail cut out     2014-12-30 00:35:28


  Advice on improving your programming skills


Programming is cool. But behind the scenes it's also difficult for many people. Many people are defeated at the early stage of learning programming. When you are not so familiar with programming, you may find you don't know where to start and what to start with first and where to apply the knowledge. Once you go though the tough period of the learning phase, you will find a whole new world. Below are some advice which can help you improve your programming skills quickly. Write more code.  T...

   Programming,Advice     2014-02-21 08:59:04


  6 cool 3D effect websites


As an unique website design style, 3D effect design will bring the visitors of a website visual impact. Today we share with you 6 cool 3D effect website designs.1. Angry bird workspaceAbsolute funny website design, you can see a random bird move as you mouse moves.2. The story of SendA cool 3D design from Google, you can see a moving Gmail icon transmit along a wire.3. 2BrandA sliding effect 3D homepage, you can see floating cloud and bubbles.4. The Amazing Spider-ManSpider man game website, v...

   3D,effect, web design     2012-06-27 04:09:31


  Which one has a worse reputation, JavaScript or PHP?


There has a been a lot of criticism of PHP over being a badly designed programming language. JavaScript seems quite a similar language with loose-typing and flexible array declarations/memory management, but is widely adopted by industry leaders such as Google. Google even has a JavaScript style guide. Many people think that PHP has a worse reputation than JavaScript. Carlos Ribeiro gave his analysis on a high level which doesn't touch the language syntax. Attributing JavaScript success to it be...

   JavaScript,PHP,reputation,comparison     2014-05-03 06:26:10


  Regex vs IndexOf in Java.


Overview The author of these articles Are C# .Net Regular Expressions Fast Enough for You? and .Net Regex: Can Regular Expression Parsing be Faster than XmlDocument or Linq to Xml? recently pointed out to me that he had found that Regular expressions were at least as fast or faster than the alternatives in C#. However it has been my experience that regular expressions in Java were slower. It is hard for me to say why this might be different in Java and C# or even if these are fair compari...

   Java,indexOf,Regular Expression,Efficiency     2012-01-03 10:58:52


  One minute to understand earnings report of IT giants in last quarter


According to Sohu IT, if you want to know the operating status of a listed technology company, then the company's quarterly earnings report should not be missed. Now it's time for companies to release earnings report for last quarter, a few large IT giants in United States have announced the previous quarter's earnings. But many ordinary readers are not interested in those professional reports with a lot of finance jargon, so we extracted and summarized some important information from Yahoo, Goo...

   Earnings report,IT giant     2013-04-27 10:05:38