Apple’s Explosion [Infographic]

April 29, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Tech  |  7 Comments
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In my early teenage years, when I was first getting familiar with the internet, it was hard to dispute that Microsoft and its user-friendly operating system, Windows, were the kings of the home computer world. Not only had it become largely affordable, but Windows had everything that consumers who were new to computers could hope for: browsing, email, games, word processing, instant messaging and many other functions.

Throughout the 1990′s Microsoft held its ground as the dominant force in personal computer sales. In the late 90′s and leading into the 2000′s, though, Apple (who had been active throughout the same time period, but who were somewhat less successful) came back into power with the device that would come to be known as the iMac.

The iMac came as a breath of fresh air to many computer users; it not only had the same functionality as the average PC but it also had a unique shape and customizable colors. While those things didn’t come into play on a functional level, they did provide consumers with enough incentive to start buying Mac products again and eventually helped Apple rise back into prominence.

More than 10 years later Apple is annually selling almost as many devices (including computers, iPads and iPhones) as cars worldwide. Unsurprisingly, they are also one of the most successful businesses in the world. The sum of their total sales in 2011 was an incredible $128 billion. To put it in perspective, their 2011 sales amounted to more than the GDP of 160 nations worldwide.

For more information on Apple’s sales and growth refer to the infographic below. [Via]

Apple's Growth

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The Evolution of Communication [infographic]

April 28, 2012 |  by  |  Social Media  |  1 Comment
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Communication is the process of conveying information. Almost all species have some sort of communication system. However, successful communication is the trait that has made humans the most successful species.

Today’s inforgraphic shows a timescale of how communication has evolved over time. It’s hard to imagine communication long before the hustle and bustle of email and text messaging. Technological communication has grown exponentially, leaving snail mail to be a thing of the past.

Facebook and Twitter is the most popular form of communication right now. These social giants are changing the game of communication. Today’s communication seems to only be in the form of short spurts with hashtags or tagging. Social media has taken the complexity out of communication, it is no longer organic, but short and to the point. Today’s style of communication represents the direction society a technology is headed, towards a more efficient form of communication. [via]

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The Future of Motorhomes [infographic]

April 27, 2012 |  by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment
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Motorhomes are amazing now-a-days. They are land yachts with the ability to sleep a family or two, but that’s not all. With modern technology these mobile homes may seem space-aged. Super thin LED TVs and lightning fast wi-fi turn an ordinary motorhome into a geek’s paradise.

Modern motorhomes find a way to make a bus feel like mansion. I don’t know about you, but I think this would be one classy way to travel. [Comfort Insurance]

Future Of Motorhomes

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Anatomy of a Job Interview

April 26, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Education  |  5 Comments
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Graduation time is just around the corner, and the local news is rampant with stories about college graduates who do not have a job. In my opinion, there are just too many people in the world and we need some form of population control to keep the job market strong. The earth does have a finite capacity, and we seem to forget about that. I was fortunate enough to land a job starting right out of college, but I know plenty of others not as lucky as me. Even landing interviews can be a tough process, luckily today’s infographic will help you secure the job after getting the interview.

From my recent experiences, the best advice I can give is to be confident and genuine. While pretending to be a super perfect hot shot might get you a job, it may not get you the right job. Being honest with yourself and with the interviewer is the best way to ensure that the job you are applying for is a good fit. If at any point weaknesses are brought up, don’t be afraid to share them, but also give points as to how you are working on them. Interviewers love to see self-awareness.

Hopefully you’re not unemployed and panicking about the future. If you are, just take my good friend’s advice. Although I agree that what’s on the inside counts, it never hurts to look damn fine on the outside, so always suit up. [Via]

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Save Trees: Recycle Your Moving Boxes [infographic]

April 25, 2012 |  by  |  Environmental  |  1 Comment
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We’ve all been there: moving day. Some people hire movers, some go with U-haul and some leave everything and start anew. My parents moved a little over a year ago to a house with a lot of modern architecture. Once they noticed not much of their old furniture would go with the new place – I got to pickin’. It was my first year to move into a non-dorm living space and I needed some space fillers. I lucked out with a cow hide rug, lounge chair and many more things from mason jars to hammocks. Now, I know it is great to get all this stuff, but you know how much of a pain it was to get it to my place?

I made too many trips back and forth from Austin to San Marcos, always remembering to forget something in the other town. Another pain was when my roommate’s brother offered us his old couches. Catch was, they were in a house four hours away. We somehow manage to get two monster couches out of this college household and pile them in the back of a truck. When we get back from our day trip of fetching couches — the big green monster wouldn’t fit in the door…[My Move]

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