I’m feeling so STUPID right now. Just last week I wrote a post on the Best Cloud Hosting Services, in which I raved about how “Safe” the Cloud is, and why everyone should use the cloud to store their personal and private information, so that they can access it from anywhere in the world. Little did I know that The Internet had other plans; as I was gushing and gloating about The Cloud and 256-Bit Encryption and all kinds of other awesome S**T, the internet was laughing at me like I just peed myself on the stage while wearing Khakis. If you haven’t heard yet, something really really really Bad/Good happened on August 31st 2014 – something that’ll change the course of human history forever. August 31st 2014 will forever be remembered as – The Fappening.
Alright, Alright, Alrrrriiiiiight!
This might be probably one of the most Ironic and Hypocritical posts I’ve ever written. The guy who allegedly makes his living selling Mobile Apps, hates Smartphones? Hmmm… WTF is that all about?
First of all, I don’t HATE Smartphones!
I LOVE Smartphones!
But what I don’t like is the fact that Smartphone Overuse can have some serious and lasting negative effects on your health that simply cannot be ignored. As a matter of fact, the statement: “Mobile Phones FRY Your Brain.” – isn’t far from the truth. Prolonged use of Mobile Devices (Phone-To-Ear) can cause serious damage to your Brain Cells (Neurons and Neural Pathways) and also negatively affect your Hearing. Sometimes, Smartphones, the ones that require a lot of computing power and as a result drain a lot of battery, can literally EXPLODE in your hand while you’re talking on the Phone. But those are things that have been known for years; based on some of the facts that I’ve mentioned so far, one might get the impression that the health hazards that come along with using a Smartphone are only limited to situations where you are physically holding the phone to your ear – I’m here to tell you that, that’s only half the truth. In reality, Smartphones damage your body in a multitude of different way. For example, Men, having a Smartphone in the Pocket of your Trousers/Jeans, can negatively affect your body’s ability to produce Healthy Sperm.
Today, no matter where you look, everyone is buzzing about the mysterious “Cloud”. There isn’t a commercial break that goes by without mentioning The Cloud, and how it can make your life more comfortable. Heck, they even made a movie that’s specifically dedicated to The Cloud – Sex Tape (2014) starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.
Since I’ve already written a 1000+ Words blog post on the How and What of Cloud Computing, I won’t be getting into that here. Instead, I want to focus on The Best Cloud Hosting Services that both App Developers and Users can use to get the most out of their mobile devices.
As an App Developer, I’m constantly looking for new and better ways to improve the overall user experience, by offering only the best possible product; and the best way to accomplish this is by giving users the option to access their important data (files) from any device, and any Geological Location. 10 years ago, this idea might have seemed straight out of some Sci-Fi movie – but today, it is a reality. Technology has advanced to a point where just for a few dollars, users can access all their information and work files remotely, from any mobile device. As a matter of fact, forget the few dollars; many Cloud Hosting Services offer Free Online Storage of up to 15 GB – all you have to do is register an account and viola! You’re now part of the Cloud.
In this blog post, I’ll be attempting something that’s never been done before; or maybe it has and I just haven’t found a satisfactory answer to the Trillion Dollar question: iPhone Apps .vs. Android Apps – Which ones are better?
We have literally half the world, a generation of young and old folks divided in terms of which would they rather have – iOS Apps or Android Apps. I’ve tried Googling this question multiple times in hope of finding a definitive answer; and every time, I just ended up more confused and conflicted than when I started. The reason this question is so near and dear to my heart as an App Developer is because information is my most precious commodity – the more I know, the better decisions I can make, and the better my decisions, the better I can serve my end customers by offering the BEST available products and services. This exercise yields two results, and both are positive: (1) The customers are happy because they get the BEST Products. (2) I, as an App Developer, am happy because I’ve not just accomplished my goal of making my customers happy, I’ve also helped myself in the process as Happy Customers = More Sales. And I dare anyone to argue otherwise.
There’s no denying that over the past couple years, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc…) has revolutionized the way we think and interact with our environment. The power of Social Media has literally toppled Governments and Dictatorships around the world. Social Media is the most efficient way to share ideas, find like minded people, and mobilize large crowds within a matter of minutes. Today, one Facebook Post, or Tweet, and you can start a Movement – just imagine if these tools had existed in the days of Gandhi, or Martin Luther King; things would have been so different today. History would have been different. But despite its countless benefits (advantages), I constantly find myself asking questions like: Has Social Media Reached Its Tipping Point? Has Social Media Reached The Maximum Possible Potential Attainable? Is There Room To Grow Further or Is This It?
When Glenn Greenwald first broke the story of the NSA spying on not just American citizens, but almost half the world’s population, the short-lived uproar and political backlash, and the resulting media theater, was nothing short of pure unadulterated ENTERTAINMENT. The hypocrisy of the whole situation was something that could only be equated to a Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit. Everyone, from Liberals, Conservatives, and especially Libertarians, were out in full force calling for the impeachment of the President. And although their rage to some degree was justified, I believe their arguments as it pertains to “The Right To Privacy” were baseless and flat-out Hypocritical.
What I’m having hard time grasping is: What Privacy are they talking about?