Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses – BBC News

Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses - BBC News

Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses – BBC News

A British-based company that made smartphones costing thousands of pounds will be liquidated after a plan to save it failed.Vertu was known for its high-end, jewel-encrusted handsets, but recently faced financial difficulties.The company’s liquidation will result in the loss of nearly 200 jobs.One technology analyst said Vertu would have faced competition from companies offering to customise other smartphones with precious materials.Vertu phones carry hefty price tags – its Signature range starts at £11,100, and one model featuring 18-carat red gold costs £39,100.When contacted by the BBC, an external spokesman for the firm said: “Well it’s gone into liquidation and I’m not being paid by them any more.”

Källa: Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses – BBC News

French government to appeal pro-Google court tax ruling

French government to appeal pro-Google court tax ruling

French government to appeal pro-Google court tax ruling

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Thursday it would appeal against a court ruling in Google’s favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax.”We will appeal this judgment in defence of the interests of the state,” budget minister Gerald Darmanin said in answer to a parliamentary question on Wednesday’s ruling.The Paris administrative court said Google, the main business of U.S.-based Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), was not liable for the tax demand, in line with a court adviser’s recommendation made in June.

Källa: French government to appeal pro-Google court tax ruling

Always Love

Always Love

Always Love

In celebration of Pride, “Always Love” is a three-part documentary series by WeWork profiling New York-based LGBTQI creators. We believe that the first step to doing what you love is loving who you are. In this episode, meet foley artist Joanna Fang, the first openly transgender woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award.

Featuring Joanna Fang
Director: Brenna Perez
Producers: Zachary Fuhrer and Jesse Ozeri
Executive Producer: Garrett Fennelly, The Big Picture Company
Co-Producer: Miranda Kahn
Director of Photography: Daniel Vignal
Editor: Zachary Fuhrer
Composer: Katy Jarzebowski
Production Sound Mixer: Nick Bohun
Additional Photography: Sharif El Neklawy
Camera PA: Cameron Bertron
PA: Lauren Mack
Re-Recording Mixer: Daniel Timmons
Foley Artist: Joanna Fang
Foley Engineer: Nicholas Seaman
Foley Editor: Laura Heinzinger
Colorist: Corvus & King

Special thanks to APICHA, New York City Pride March, Alchemy Post Sound

 

Därför ska du inte lita på Gartner

Därför ska du inte lita på Gartner

Därför ska du inte lita på Gartner

Därför ska du inte lita på Gartner

Analysföretaget Gartner har nyligen presenterat nya siffror som visar att datorförsäljningen stannat av, stagnerat och även backat. Det finns dock en mycket viktig skillnad mellan hur siffrorna sammanställs när det gäller Apple och konkurrenterna.

Gartners siffror visar att hela datorbranschen backar men att det finns tillverkare som har ökat sina marknadsandelar. Apple placeras på en fjärde plats men det finns en viktig skillnad i hur Gartner räknar samman sina siffror och vad som räknas som en dator, och inte.

“Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads.”

I Gartners statistik så räknas en iPad inte som en dator, inte ens iPad Pro. När det gäller andra tillverkare så räknas deras platta datorer (inte surfplattor) som datorer.

Statistiken ovan kommer från IDC

Definierar

På det stora hela spelar det mindre roll men det är intressant att notera att Gartner i princip väljer att definiera alla platta datorer som inte kör Windows som surfplattor och inte som datorer i sin statistik. Uppenbarligen så är det operativsystemet som spelar roll, inte vad den platta datorn kan användas till.

iPad Pro borde rimligen definieras som en dator och inte som en surfplatta.

En minimalistiskt designad texteditor

En minimalistiskt designad texteditor

En minimalistiskt designad texteditor

Daedalus Touch är en enkel, minimalistiskt designad texteditor.

Gratis idag 13/7

Daedalus Touch is the first truly next-gen text editor on iOS. No file lists, no folders, no documents in the classic sense – just paper stacks and an infinite amount of sheets. You navigate by standard gestures, all perfectly mapped and matched to the tasks at hand.

Interacting with digital texts never felt so natural: Flick through pages by swiping left and right, reorder stacks and sheets via drag’n’drop, use tap to open, pinch to close, and select multiple sheets for export with simple taps.

Watch it all at http://www.daedalusapp.com/

The basic version fully utilizes iCloud to keep your texts updated across all of your devices. It’s also tightly integrated with Ulysses for OS X, so you can edit all your texts on the desktop. A simple export facility lets you print and send emails from within the app.

For advanced functionality, several in-app purchases are available:

1) Full synchronization via Dropbox, Box.com and WebDAV, including the option to import .txt and .md files into Daedalus.

2) File export, creating TXT-, PDF-, RTF- and ePub-files with Markdown conversion. Files can be sent as attachments or opened in other apps installed on your device.

3) Additional color themes and the option to use any font you want.

4) All of the above in one complete package.

Please note that users who purchased Daedalus prior to 1.7 will get the full version at no additional cost. Free lunch.

Daedalus Touch

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