Saturday, November 22, 2014

Android Lollipop: Whats the whole fuss

Android kids may be swooning over lollipop (android version 5.0), however, I fail to see what the whole fuss is about. My phone recently upgraded itself from 4.4 to 5.0 (its a google nexus 5) and I have failed to see how it changes my life except that, and predictably, it is now slower than before, albeit by a small amount not to cause any alarms. Sure there are a few tweaks but by and large could have lived without it as well.

Which made me seek out what others are saying. Just read the top 10 features that Lollipop has that Kit Kat did not here. If this is really it then its a big {Yawn...}

Update: People are reporting that phones have actually become slower. Also not only is the picture Gallery missing, the camera app hangs occasionally as well

The only worthwhile improvement has been that incoming phone calls don't take over the entire screen and can be dismissed while continuing to play games instead of everything else being stopped. As sign that phone is increasingly becoming a convergence device and not simply a smart phone with additional features.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Internal resistance to new ideas in companies

Internal resistance to new ideas is a function of number of employees raised to the power of management levels. Quickest way for many organizations thus would be to collapse /simplify their hierarchical reporting structures 

Saw this on my linkedin stream. So very true...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

OLA Promo Code for India: Get Free Rides in Luxury Cars

Now get Rs. 400 worth of OLA credits for  free rides across town. Use the promo code: G7P3GJ to get Rs 200 off and current scheme gives you 50% off on rides making it free rides of up to Rs 400.

How to avail download the discount of Rs 400:
  • Download the OLA app from the Google play or iTunes store
  • Enter promo code G7P3GJ when creating your account 
  • Book you first ride (anytime) to avail the discount in the first ride itself
  • What are you waiting for, this is applicable in all cities that OLA operates. At the time of writing its available in the following 40 cities
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Delhi
  • Aurangabad
  • Bangalore
  • Madurai
  • Pune
  • Tiruchirappally
  • Chennai
  • Rajkot
  • Goa
  • Jalandhar
  • Jaipur
  • Mysore
  • Hyderabad
  • Udaipur
  • Chandigarh
  • Salem
  • Ahmedabad
  • Mangalore
  • Surat
  • Tirunelveli
  • Indore
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Lucknow
  • Guwahati
  • Amritsar
  • Patna
  • Ludhiana
  • Ranchi
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Ujjain
  • Coimbatore
  • Ajmer
  • Nagpur
  • Jamnagar
  • Nashik
  • Gwalior
  • Vadodara
  • Jodhpur

what are you waiting for download the OLA app now and enter promo code G7P3GJ when creating your account  (don't forget this step)
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