TWIL - Week #6
This Week I Learned:
- IE10 for the phone and the PC are built on the same engine and use the same renderer which means that what you see on your desktop (or tablet) is what you'll see on your phone. Additionally, the web browser control in Windows Phone apps is a full instance of IE10, with the same speed and power as the native phone browser.
- An analysis of the world’s top 1000 URLs reveals that page weight increased 28% from March 2012 (822 K) to March 2013 (1053 KB). The median page load time on desktops got ~3.5% faster, and on mobile was ~18% ~30% faster.
- To quickly watch YouTube screencasts: open video in HTML5 mode > cog > set speed to 1.5
- Standalone SWF, PDF files can be viewed with Chrome
- Samsung's cost of materials and manufacturing to produce the U.S. version of the S 4 is slightly above $237 a unit. This is higher than Apple's $217 production cost for a 32-gigabyte iPhone 5, which has a smaller and less-costly display screen.
- Windows has less than 5% of the global smartphone market and less than 8% of the tablet market
- In India, where one-in-six people are undernourished, an unlikely business is booming: obesity surgery. India is one of the fastest-growing centers in the $1.2 billion global market for bariatric devices.