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Singapore’s technological growth path

Catherine Ashley is a director of a leading online marketing and SEO company in Singapore. They have their client base in the entire world and are gradually making a big name of their brand. She has lived all her life in Singapore and today would be talking about the technological developments that has happened in Singapore right from the beginning. The technological developments in Singapore began somewhere around 1943 when there was a need felt for developing the modes of transportation which already were popular in the west. As the years kept on passing, the speed of technological developments increased and then there was an era when these developments were categorized in big and small scale developments. After this development a few decades passed and IT was developed. People these days use search engines very popularly but it was not a case in those years since the term wasn’t even invented. The boom of technology not only created a lot of job opportunities in Singapore but also started to attract a lot of people from other parts of the world as well. Since our rate of development was much higher in comparison to the other developing countries, we were seen as an employment and technological development’s hub by then. With the digitization in this area and the developments of internet and hence search engines, the competition in the world increased. The need of using seo services then raised. You should be aware of the fact that in a survey done by a global IT report, Singapore was ranked on the second position as we use the IT most effectively while Finland was the first one who defeated us by a very low margin. Now its time we move ahead and climb towards the top. This can only be done if more and more awareness is created about search engine optimization. The combination of technology and digital marketing can help us achieve anything and everything in the world if used correctly. While I feel this is just a start, and there is a long way that we still need to cross in order to become the masters of technology all over the world.   Ashford works with the leading dailies of Singapore and looks after the technology department. Many thanks Ashford for taking your precious time to answer our questions. It’s my pleasure Rameez to talk with leading android blog like TalkAndroidPhones 🙂...

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Facbook to Acquire WhatsApp In approximately $16 Billion Deal

Facbook to Acquire WhatsApp In approximately $16 Billion Deal

Good Morning Folks. Not a week has gone by since viber’s acquisition news broke, and we have another big news. Facebook today announced that it has agreed to buy  the famous cross-platform mobile messaging app WhatsApp for approximately $16 Billion. It has also been confirmed that the two companies would continue to operate separately. Here is the press release from facebook Acquisition accelerates Facebook’s ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world Leading mobile messaging company will continue to operate independently and retain its brand WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum to join Facebook Board of Directors MENLO PARK, CALIF. – February 19, 2014 – Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing. WhatsApp has built a leading and rapidly growing real-time mobile messaging service, with: Over 450 million people using the service each month; 70% of those people active on a given day; Messaging volume approaching the entire global telecom SMS volume; and Continued strong growth, currently adding more than 1 million new registered users per day. The acquisition supports Facebook and WhatsApp’s shared mission to bring more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core internet services efficiently and affordably. The combination will help accelerate growth and user engagement across both companies. “WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “I’ve known Jan for a long time and I’m excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected.” Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, said, “WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more people around the world.” Facebook fosters an environment where independent-minded entrepreneurs can build companies, set their own direction and focus on growth while also benefiting from Facebook’s expertise, resources and scale. This approach is working well with Instagram, and WhatsApp will operate in this manner. WhatsApp’s brand will be maintained; its headquarters will remain in Mountain View, CA; Jan Koum will join Facebook’s Board of Directors; and WhatsApp’s core messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue...

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WHY YOU SHOULD WANT TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

WHY YOU SHOULD WANT TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

In time, PC users have become quite accustomed to malware, which is now considered to be part and parcel of owning a PC. But such cyber-attacks have eventually led people to start investing their hard earned money in specialized antivirus software programmed to deal with any existing threats, and protect the systems against any future threats as well. Sadly, malware has also evolved and now its scope has expanded beyond PCs and has crawled its way into handheld devices like smartphones and tablets. This is especially true if we’re looking at Android devices. The main reason why Android devices are easy victims of malware attacks lies in the fact that since Android is an open-source OS, people can and do try to manipulate its use for unethical or even illegal purposes. The most common crimes that cyber-criminals resort to are stealing personal data and misusing personal information. Recent surveys conducted by AV-test have shown that there are currently more than 1 million different types of malware for Android, and that number is continuously on the rise. This has rung a lot of alarm bells among users and developers alike, since such threats could have a very negative impact on the long-term reputation of the Android OS. Now the main question that arises is exactly how a device can be affected by malware since it’s not as vulnerable as its PC counterpart? Well the answer is quite simple actually. Malware is often distributed through apps that seem non-malicious, and that cybercriminals control through advertising. When these apps receive a high number of installations, they begin to announce false notifications of updates that are actually Trojans (in hiding), and that are ready to attack that particular device. The malware is then received through either an SMS or some kind of other notification as soon as the user receives or opens it. As mentioned earlier, there is also another type of malware which once installed on a device, can steal personal data including pictures, contacts, passwords to social networks, bank accounts, etc. Companies through the years have been trying to come up with different types of solutions to tackle this nagging problem, and one such app whose name is most certainly worth mentioning here, is Clueful for Android developed by the world renowned antivirus company Bitdefender Antivirus. While not specifically an anti-malware app in itself, Clueful is designed to protect your privacy: it not only shows you how installed apps use and possibly abuse your personal information, but also warns you of potentially dangerous apps that it feels could be harmful for your Android device once installed. Clueful is quite prompt and alerts the user whenever it...

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HTC One Max ready to be released in October with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T

HTC One Max ready to be released in October with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T

HTC One Max is the next flagship from HTC and certainly one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the upcoming months. With this remarkable device, HTC has made an entry in the domain of “phablets” where till now Samsung has reigned supreme. A lot of things about this phone are still in the domain of rumors, although some solid facts are available. Currently, the company does not have any major event scheduled for this year. However, speculation still runs high that HTC would launch this phone in the market, before the end of this year. This could possibly happen during the Christmas season, although some rumors also have it that the company would do this during an event scheduled for October 17. Similarly, there is no official word about the price of the phone for the time being. Hopefully details about these facts would emerge in the next few days or weeks. First carriers to be offering the One Max in US If it were to take in consideration the tweets from evleaks, AT&T will be the first carrier supporting the HTC One Max followed by the CDMA version from Sprint and also Verizon. Some pictures of the HTC One Max, said to be taken in a Verizon store while employing were testing it, have just come out revealing the One Max with Verizon’s branded logo. It seems that HTC is looking to approach multiple carriers for the “max” version of its HTC One flagship. Although HTC One is now available with multiple service providers in the US, for the HTC One Mini version, HTC has chosen to launch the HTC One mini as an AT&T exclusive phone. Anyway even if you decide to buy a HTC One Max under contract, you shouldn’t be worry about staying tied up to your carrier for an year or two, as there are many professional services offering online unlocking solutions, like HTC IMEI Unlock, for HTC One, and soon for HTC One Max and HTC One mini. So you will be able to use the AT&T’s HTC One Max and HTC Mini with any compatible GSM network in the world. What technical spec makes the One Max different from the HTC One There are a lot of remarkable things about the HTC One Max phone which have garnered much attention among the critics as well as common users. To being with, this phone would have a full HD 5.9 inch display, never before seen on any HTC phone. Others in the competition include Samsung Galaxy Note with its 5.7 inch HD screen and Sony Xperia Z Ultra with an HD screen of 6.3 inches. The resolution...

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A Cellular Company Worth Visiting

A Cellular Company Worth Visiting

Cell C is home to 11.5 million subscribers, a large network and a well-cared for one. Visit Cell C’s website in order to see the large amount of available products and services, as well as learn about the network itself. Cell C the Company Founded in 2001, Cell C has been dedicated ever since to providing the best cell service available. It was the third cell network in South Africa, but stepped above and beyond the rest very early on. It became the first cellular provider operating a dual band GSM900/1800 MHz data network, offering more than any other company in South Africa at the time. Since then it has continued to move above and beyond the rest, offering the more affordable prices and the lowest rates. It has recently shaken the South African market completely by offering a flat call rate of 99c/min, to any network. Coupling this with the lowest data rate .15c/MB it is easily the most affordable network, and this shows the companies dedication to cellular availability to everyone. An Online presence The Cell C website, cell.co.za is a clear and easy site, well organized and easy to navigate. It offers an easy look into the products, services, and frequently asked questions of the company, as well as offering easy to find information on the company itself. Visit Cell C for an opportunity to learn about one of the largest networks in South Africa, as well as one of the most affordable. The site itself is extremely well organized and incredibly easy to understand. Finding any answer is easy and understanding the answers is even easier. There is no need for hours of searching in order to find one single answer, and there’s no need to have a translator in order to understand that answer. The website has things stated in a concise and easy manner, making it an enjoyable experience to visit the Cell C website. Technology and Products Cell C offers a vast amount of products and services. With a wide variety of cellphones available, it is easy to find the right fit. The cell phones also come with a wide range of data plans and services, making fine tuning a cell phone to fit your perfect ideal easy. Services available include mms, video messaging, voicemail, and so much more. It’s easy to find the perfect plan, and easier to fall in love with the plan.  The data plans are the most affordable in the industry, and add the benefit of a new sophisticated core switching network, making it easy for the network to cope with any amount of traffic. It also comes with a 98% population coverage,...

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