Month: April 2014

iPhone vs. Android Showdown: Which Phone Is Best for Power Users?

iPhone vs. Android Showdown: Which Phone Is Best for Power Users?

The newest iPhone comes out in two weeks; the Android OS continues to deploy on better and better hardware; and both operating systems roll out exciting new features and innovations with each release. So which deserves your hard-earned cash?
A Starting Point

You can evaluate iPhone and Android devices from countless angles,[1] so rather than pretend that we’ve got the One True Comparison, it only seems appropriate to highlight that we’re not necessarily your average user. For more specifics on how we judge these devices, read this footnote.

For our purposes, we’re measuring each phone OS against 20 features we care about most, declaring a winner (or a tie) for each category, and adding it all up. The extent to which our measurements match up with what you most care about may vary, but we suspect that many of you share similar values when it comes to your smartphone.

Note: The table below indicates the device we think “wins” each category. A happy Android means we think Android is better in that category; an Apple means iPhone outperforms Android; categories with both an Android and Apple are ties.

Google revenues worse than expected

Google reported a 27% increase in revenues for the last three months of 2011, but even that was not good enough to meet Wall Street estimates, sending the shares tumbling.

Google shares fell 10% in after-hours trading to $575.

It reported 3-month revenues of $10.6bn (£6.8bn). Its net profit rose 6.4% to $2.7bn.

“Google had a really strong quarter ending a great year,” said chief executive Larry Page.

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Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown

Hackers have targeted the US government and copyright organisations following the shutdown of the Megaupload file-sharing website.

The Department of Justice (DoJ), FBI and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) among others have been bombarded with internet traffic.

Web links have been been distributed which, when clicked, make the user’s computer part of the attack.

A statement attributed to Anonymous claimed responsibility.

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Elections to the European Parliament will be taking place on Thursday, 22 May 2014.  Voters in the East Riding can select candidates for the Yorkshire and Humber region.  While voting will take place on 22 May, the outcome will not be known until Sunday, 25 May as the election is co-ordinated across Europe.

To be eligible to vote in the European Parliamentary Elections you must be on the Council’s Register of Electors. The deadline for receiving any new applications for registration in time for this election is Tuesday 6 May.

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy vote applications for this election and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes, is 5 pm on Wednesday, 7 May.  You will only have a postal vote if you have completed and returned a postal vote application form by this date.

If you want to check your registration status and whether you have a postal vote, please contact Electoral Services on 01482 393313/12/11.

A timetable for the European parliamentary elections in Great Britain is available on the Electoral Commission website.  The statement of parties and individual candidates nominated was published on Monday, 24 April, and can be found on the council’s website.

The lead authority for the European election in Yorkshire and the Humber is Leeds City Council, where the results for the region will be declared on Sunday, 25 May (10pm). The East Riding vote will be ‘verified’ only (checked to ensure the number of votes cast tallies with the number of voting papers issued) after the close of poll on Thursday 22 May. The vote will be counted at Beverley Leisure Complex on Sunday, 25 May and when complete the results will be sent through to Leeds for the declaration.

If any media wish to attend the count of East Riding votes at Beverley Leisure Complex on 25 May  (nb results will not be declared there), will they please contact Tom Du Boulay or Steve Eccles in the Press Office (tel. 01482 391441).

Information about the European election can also be found on the council website.