Thursday, September 8, 2022

Major missing features in iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro



Apple has recently launched their flagship product line of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro versions to ensure competitiveness against new product launches. However, both the products were missing some most wanted features for a long time when compared against Samsung mobile phones and Google Phones. The factors impacting the latest version of iPhone 14 launch are as follows:
  • Reverse wireless charging support: For a long time, it was rumored that the future version of iPhone models would support reverse wireless charging capabilities to enable charging for accessories such as AirPods and Apple Watch. However, for this year as well Apple has not mentioned or detailed about reverse wireless charging capabilities, while its competitor Samsung has launched their products with reverse wireless charging capabilities for past few years and was able to enable reverse charge their accessories in the ecosystem. 
  • USB Type-C connectivity or charging cable: Another most sought-after feature expected in the iPhone 14 version is the support for USB Type-C connectivity for at least Pro version models. However, Apple has not introduced USB Type-C connectivity for a long time, which would have enabled their users to save cost and reduce environmental impacts through wastage cables. 
The above-listed features were long-awaited for iPhone versions and still Apple has decided to move ahead with their product lineup without considering users feedback and regulatory compliances imposed by various countries. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the sites list under “G R Team Sites”




Friday, August 5, 2022

Outside car service center’s high quote and questionable paint commitment



Long story short, my ford EcoSport had met with a freaking accident and side wall of my care was severely damaged and had to be repaired immediately. I had two options, one to check with the Ford authorized service center and the other one was outside third-party service centers. I had made few searches over the internet and have shortlisted few third-party services center and had same conversation with the service advisors with the same car’s accidental images. The response was surprising and shocking, the responses did vary between vendors and quote was also varying, but I had averaged it out before I had detailed the following response. 
  • Pricing: The Pricing quoted by the third-party car service center was almost like what Ford’s authorized service center was quoting and surprisingly there are few other vendors who quoted more than the authorized service center. To summarize, the quote from third-party car service center was almost equal to what authorized service center was quoting. 
  • Paint Quality and Factory finish: Another disappointing factor while discussing with third-party car service center was that they were promising one year of paint warranty and there was not a single commitment on factory finish output. The warranty on Paint got me suspicious, as I was planning to hold on to my car for few more years and if the paint job was awkward, then the entire repaid job would be useless and had again had to figure out alternative options. 
From the discussions with the third-party car service centers, it was evident that the best and one-time repair for my car would be getting it repaired from Ford’s authorized service center. To know more about how the output of car repair has turned out, please feel free to check out the articles published in “G R Team Sites”


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Unified application or platform for all OTT apps


With recent lockdown restrictions and movies or series releasing directly to OTT apps, it has now become mandate to have subscription of all leading OTT apps. However, with different OTT apps have different subscription plans, it has now become frustrating process to maintain all those subscriptions and keep track of expenses each month. To overcome this constraint, there should have been single application or platform that should enable users to maintain their OTT subscription and includes following features:
  • Discounts for commitment to different applications: Since users have multiple OTT app subscription, the platform should offer discounts on multiple subscriptions and long-term commitments. This enables both the users and the platform to have profits for maintaining multiple subscriptions and long-term commitments. 
  • One plan to track & modify OTT subscription: The platform can enable users to track the plans of all OTT subscriptions in one-place and this help users to modify their OTT plans based on their movies or series preference.
One day, hope there comes a platform, where users can update or modify or subscribe to the OTT applications based on their preference and get discounts for commitment on multiple applications and for long-term solution. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the “G R Team Sites”

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lack of continuation requests in Siri



I have been using Siri frequently to make calls, take reminders and send messages to my close friends. At times, I use Siri to check my favorite sports team score or about general facts during my leisure time and most times, post questions the Siri gets disconnected abruptly. Each time, post query to Siri I had to reinitiate the conversation to get the desired answers, so here is the use case scenarios
  • Sports team update and creating reminders for the game: 
- When I check the current score of my favorite sports team from Siri, I get instant response with the answer 
- However, when I wanted to make a reminder about the game's schedule or blocking calendar for the game, the Siri fails to follow-up the conversation and gets restarted. 
  • Getting facts about general trivia: 
    • Siri instantly responds with accurate information on ordinary questions or stats, however when the continuation question is raised, it begins from nothing, and the conversation continuation was missing. 
Apple should address this concern and make Siri more intuitive, when it wants to rival against the likes of Google's assistant, Microsoft’s' Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the articles published in "G R Team Sites".

Monday, August 9, 2021

Revamp of bundled strategy for Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

The bundled services are going to be next breakthrough to acquire major user base and create competitive war between tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. All the major tech giants except Apple, lack offering bundled subscription services and following is my suggestions for each of the Tech giants. Following strategy revamp will help respective tech giants to improve their user base and help acquiring unaccustomed users to paid subscription services.

 

Amazon

Google

Microsoft

Uniqueness

·       Prime Subscription

o Music Services

o Prime Video for web series & Movies

o Online shopping

·       Android user base

o Google Photos users

o Google Drive users

o YouTube users

·       Office user base

o Office application users

o Affordable storage plan

Features to be included 

Online drive to upload and store files or photos

Unique feature like Spatial audio or Dolby Atmos

Online music and video subscription

Driving Factor

Inclusion of Amazon drive to Prime Subscription

Bundled services like YouTube Premium + YouTube Music in Google One Storage plans

Bundled services with inclusion of Music and Video services to Office 365 subscription


Hope the above comparison help the tech giants to revamp their strategy on bundled services and focus on acquiring unaccustomed users with attractive & reasonable pricing option. For more such articles and strategies, please feel free to check out the articles published in "G R Team Sites.