20 April 2014

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9 April 2014

Android or iOS: Which is The Best Operating System?

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The Android and the iOS are both operating systems that are most commonly seen in mobile devices such as tablets and Smartphones. The Android operating system is the most used mobile operating system in the world because the iOS is Apple exclusive. This means that popularity alone cannot determine which is the best. Here is a comparison of their features so that you may decide for yourself, which is the best.

Developing apps for the operating systems

The Android is easier to develop for. This is because the Android operating system is an open source piece of software that people can access and change at its very root. The iOS has more people developing apps. This is because the iOS has more potential for moneymaking, though the marketplace for the iOS is far more crowded than for the Android.

Widgets, programming languages and release dates

The Android allows widgets and the iOS does not except in NotificationCenter. As you may know, the Android was developed by Google and the iOS was developed by Apple. The operating system family for the Android is Linux, and the operating system for the iOS is OS X and UNIX. The first release of the iOS was in 2007, and to most people’s surprise the Android was only released a year after in 2008.
Apple still had a monopoly over the Smartphone world in those days, which is why the Android was barely heard of. As Smartphone manufacturers started to catch up to Apple they started to use the Android more. That is why you hear about that Android more these days, which has lead people to believe it was actually are far more recent creation than it was.

The Android uses C, C++ and JavaScript, whereas the iOS uses C, C++ and Objective-C. Does the make the Android easier to develop for (or with)? Many may argue that that Android is easier to develop for because it has JavaScript, which is harder to make mistakes with, and that it is easier to develop for the Android because much of the operating system can be customizes, whereas you would have to jailbreak the iOS to customize most of it.

Open source or not?

As mentioned, the Android is open source and the Apple iOS is Apple exclusive, which is why you will only see the iOS on Apple produced products. However, before people start writing in to complain, there are some elements of the iOS, which are open source, but for the most part it is an Apple exclusive thing.
The Android has an auto-respond call feature. The iOS has that too, but also has a do not disturb feature and a call back feature. If you wanted those features on your Android too then you either buy a device where the manufacturer has added in the technology, or you buy the appropriate app for it.


Web browser and Internet surfing

The Android uses Google Chrome as its browser, and the iOS uses Mobile Safari. Manufacturers may put in other web browsers into their manufactured devices, and you are free to download and use other web browsers in the same way you are able to on Microsoft desktop computers.

Operating system features and market share

The Android has both tough screen and SmartWatch, where the iOS only has touch screen. The Android uses Google Hangouts for messaging, Google Now for voice commands, Google maps for maps and Google Hangouts for video chats. The iOS uses iMessage for messaging, Siri for voice commands, Apple maps for maps and Facetime for video chatting. When it comes to market share the Android has around 81% whereas the iOS has around 12%, but again this is only because the iOS is Apple exclusive and Apple mobile products make up around 12% of the market, where as lots of different manufacturing companies use the Android for their mobile devices.

The versions of the iOS and Android

The most recent version of an Android is the Android 4.4 Kitkat. The most recent operating system release for the iOS is the iOS 7.0.4. When it comes to rating the user experience then many people will put the iOS 6 and 7 above that of Android, Windows or Blackberry. But, that is partly due to the manufacturers using the Android. For example, some may say that the Android on Samsung and HTC devices is better than the iOS, but others say that the iOS beats the Android on things such as a Motorola. And, people make all sorts of claims in contrary, saying that the Motorola version is better than the iOS, etc.

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My name is Sonia Jackson. I write for royal-essay.com that provides well-written and quality essays and research papers for college and university students.
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5 April 2014

Disadvantages of Using Blogger as a Blogging Platform

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You decided to start your own blog? Great! Then, one of the most important decisions you should make is choosing a blog platform. The most popular ones are Wordpress, Tumblr, and Blogger. Blogger is often recommended for newbies in blogging, as it’s easy for getting started, and simple to use.
Nevertheless, this platform has its own disadvantages you should be aware of before making the final decision. Check the below list of cons of Blogger - this will help you to determine which platform to choose.
1.    Limited space for storing the images. Your blog has only 1GB of file storage, and these images are stored on  Google’s Picassa image service. Unless you pay extra, the number of images you can upload is limited. 

2.    Your blog belongs to Google, not you. It’s ok when things are calm, but if the Google closes down the platform, you may use all the content you carefully created in months if you didn’t back up anything. Also, if they find your content inappropriate, your blog may be closed without any prior notification of the owner. So, when using it, back up things from time to time to ensure the safety of your content.

3.    You will always have “blogspot” in web address of your blog. Long address is less convenient and is more difficult to remember and recognize. And though it can be ok for a personal blog, in a business blog this will look unprofessional. This subdomain will be there until you pay extra. 

4.    Limited number of templates. Creating a unique design is a vital part of the success of your blog. Not with Blogger, unfortunately - it only offers a limited number of blog themes. It can be frustrating when you find several blogs looking just like yours. Customizing blogger design is not an easy thing to do. 

5.  The process of uploading the photos in not an easy thing, too. Blogger can automatically change the size of your image while uploading. To avoid that, you will need to adjust the size of your images depending on the theme you use. 

6.    Lack of plugins. While platforms like WordPress offer lots of plugins, Blogger offers limited number of them which are not enough for those who would like to customize their blog according to their needs. 

7.    Blog loses the traffic quickly. In contrary to other blogging platforms, with Blogger you lose the traffic faster. For instance, if for some reason you haven’t published any post for a week or something, the traffic will go quickly. This fact can be very disappointing for every blogger. 

8.    Blogger doesn’t offer you much opportunities to improve your on-page SEO. This will make it harder for you to optimize your blog. You can do only things like building backlinks and creating unique content. 

9.    It lacks numerous features widely offered by the other platforms. Also, the small number of development team of Blogger makes it less competitive with the other platforms. 

Blogger platform is very easy to use and to get started, but before starting using it, you should make sure that you are aware of its downsides and finally could choose the platform which is the best fit for you.

About the author: 

Sarah Hall is keen on blogging on topics like business, social media, web design and many others. She also works as an essay editor and can be contacted on Google+.
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