Monday, August 9, 2021

My perception on Apple Music and Apple Arcade service in Apple One Bundle

With continuation to earlier article detailing about Apple One benefits and its impact for me while subscribing to its services. I had earlier detailed about my impact towards iCloud storage plan and Apple TV subscription service, in this article I wanted to detail about the other two services that were included in the Apple One bundle. Let us get into the article about my perception on the services.

  • Apple Music: It is one of my favorite services in the bundle that I would select by default for two main reasons. One is for the recently announced Lossless feature support for the entire music catalogue and the other is the most sought-after Dolby Atmos sound quality for the songs. 
  • Apple Arcade: I used to get hooked into iPad or iPhone games often and with Apple Arcade I was left with oscillation of whether I should stay away from the games or get into the subscription for its stunning graphics quality games. Either ways I was not that attracted towards Apple arcade games, and I would not lose or miss out any feature by opting out of these services. 
From above descriptions, Apple One subscription is not my cup of tea and missing out this subscription will not harm in any means. However, on pricing front this subscription will be the affordable plan and must have for users stuck up in Apple ecosystem. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the "G R Team Sites"

Friday, July 2, 2021

Not able to lock and collaborate in Excel - Office 365 disadvantages 

As part of opting to OneDrive online cloud storage option, the added benefits the users get is the exclusive access to office applications and family sharing up to 6 members. However, recently when I explored the usage of Excel applications with my family and business, I met a strange problem. I wanted the detail the same in this article for my readers. 
  • Locking files and collaboration: I wanted to create online sheet for my business users to update daily sales and expenses. The sheet should be restricted only to certain business employees and should be accessible by my partner. However, the business users should have restricted access to the sheet and should be able to edit the sheet only when they enter pre-defined passcode or password. Additionally, the excel file should be accessible via shareable link and other family members should also be able to view the updates happening. 
  • I understand that Excel has password protection mode in-built, however when the password protection is enabled, the collaboration mode does not work as it was intended and does not store the updates in online cloud. Once the shared excel file is edited, the file had to be stored from the scratch and shared link does not reflects the updates. 
So, the Excel office 365 does not allow users to password lock the file and collaborate with other family members. Hope, Microsoft addresses this issue at the earliest and allows users to lock and collaborate. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the articles published in G R Team Sites.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Suggestion to launch Video Platform from Apple

n recent times, there seems to be monopoly in online video streaming and most corporates & individual users are now left with no options other than YouTube. Apple should have attempted to create their own platform to upload and share videos. With no dedicated video platform for Apple, it must depend on its competitor to upload its own product demonstration videos. This have enabled platform like YouTube to highlight competitors' advertisements in between and ensure people’s attention is grabbed, which in turn impacts buyer's decision. In addition, it has created monopoly environment, where the platform can decide, whether the video requires visibility among users, and it has capability to even hide the video from its recommended sections based on algorithms. By missing out creation of video platform dedicated for Apple or for its ecosystem, Apple has lost heavily on revenue potential and for creators who hate YouTube for its ridiculous monetisation schemes and limitations on content moderation. In recent times, most viewers were also frustrated with YouTube embedding too many advertisements into the videos uploaded in the platform and most the actual video content diversion happens due to competitors advertising before start of the video. I also have suggestions for Apple to launch their own video platform to compete against Google’s YouTube and to know more, please feel free to check out articles published in G R Team sites.  

Monday, May 17, 2021

Expectation on upcoming new MacBook processors

There were recent rumours that Apple is ramping up the production for M2 processors and the launch is expected to be later half of 2021. With regards to model version, I have already detailed it on the earlier posts published in the G R Team Sites and further M2 processors will have following predictions. Here are few of my predictions. 
  • Naming of M2 processors: With recent successes of M1 processors and their entry into iPad versions, Apple will not let their success wasted. Rather, Apple will name it as M1X processors and will be available only in newer version of MacBook models. 
  • Processing speed: With Apple M1 Mac already exceeding the expectations, Apple will still improve the performance of M1X processors, the processing speed is going to be more than 30% and GPU exceedingly more than 50% 
  • Pricing of new M1X processors: Apple will include the M1X processors only in the latest MacBook models and the pricing of the upcoming model is going to be slightly more than the current MacBook versions. Also, the latest M1X processors might be available only on 12-inch MacBook, 14 inch and 16-inch models. 
To know more about such expectations, please feel free to check out the blog posts in G R Team Sites.  

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Online shopping options available for swollen MacBook pro battery

My MacBook Pro battery has swollen, and I have decided to get a replacement battery from online shopping network. However, finding reliable and best suited MacBook Pro battery from Online shopping sites is one of the most frustrating process. I have started to search in most trusted online shopping network available in the country and I got few results for the MacBook Pro batteries. The options are as follows 
  • Rated and expensive: the battery was listed as best suited for my MacBook Pro range and might work well, but the price range was out of my budget and was also rated high among the users. 
  • Low cost and bad ratings: the battery price was affordable, and the ratings were made from other users or buyers who bought the battery. 
  • Unrated and reasonable price: the final listing option was the battery matching my machine was available at affordable price but was not rated by any verified users and the seller seems to be new to the shopping site. 
To know more of what battery option I went ahead, please feel free to check out the blog posts in “G R Team Sites “

Monday, January 18, 2021

How to execute IT projects for your business

Once you have selected your preferred IT team for implementation of enterprise platform for your business day-to-day operations and for enhanced customer experience with your business solutions. Here, we have listed how typical IT projects are executed for your business needs

  • The project would be implemented in a phased manner, with deliverables planned for each phase. Business owner sign-offs is required and would be obtained to close individual phases of the project. 
  • Typical IT implementation team would consist of Project Manager, functional consultants and technical consultants. The functional team would study the “As-Is” business process documentation and interact with the key subject matter experts to further ascertain if the current functions are fully covered. 
  • ïOnce To-be solution is finalized, it is essential for business owner to thoroughly review the proposed solution and ascertain whether any new solution components to be added or the proposal solution meets all the defined business requirements. 

If you are looking to get more information, find out more such posts available at "G R Team Sites”