LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF IT - ESSENTIAL POINTS
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs,
develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company's hardware products
include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player,
the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker
Tim Cook is the CEO of the Apple Inc.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Latest release 11.3(March 29, 2018).
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include
online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by
Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc.
Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page, who became the CEO of Alphabet.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and
designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Initially developed by Android Inc., which Google bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007, with the first commercial Android device
launched in September 2008. The operating system has since gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 8.1 "Oreo",
released in December 2017. The core Android source code is known as Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and is primarily licensed under the
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures,
licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed,
marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Each family caters to a certain sector of the computing industry.
Latest Version 1709 (10.0.16299.334) (March 22, 2018)
Microsoft Office is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft.
It was first announced by Bill Gates on 1 August 1988,Office includes app as follows:
Microsoft Word: A word processor included in Microsoft Office and some editions of the now-discontinued Microsoft Works
Microsoft Excel: It is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing
tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint: A presentation program used to create slideshows composed of text, graphics, and other objects, which can be displayed
on-screen and shown by the presenter or printed out on transparencies or slides.
Microsoft Access: A database management system for Windows that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical
user interface and software development tools.
Microsoft Outlook (not to be confused with Outlook Express, Outlook.com or Outlook on the web): a personal information manager that replaces
Windows Messaging, Microsoft Mail, and Schedule+ starting in Office 97, it includes an e-mail client, calendar, task manager and address book.
Microsoft OneNote: A notetaking program that gathers handwritten or typed notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be
shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.
Microsoft Publisher: a desktop publishing app for Windows mostly used for designing brochures, labels, calendars, greeting cards, business cards,
newsletters, web site, and postcards.
Skype for Business: An integrated communications client for conferences and meetings in real time, it is the only Microsoft Office desktop app
that is neither useful without a proper network infrastructure nor has the "Microsoft" prefix in its name.
Microsoft Project: A project management app for Windows to keep track of events and to create network charts and Gantt charts,
not bundled in any Office suite.
Microsoft Visio: A diagram and flowcharting app for Windows not bundled in any Office suite.
Xiaomi Inc. is a Chinese electronics and software company headquartered in Beijing. Xiaomi designs, develops,
and sells smartphones, mobile apps, laptops and related consumer electronics.
Cross Platform: The developer writes code once on one platform, and runs it on multiple platforms. The purpose of such tools is to save time and
effort on the part of the developer. Developers can reuse the code and can design apps that can work efficiently on multiple platforms,
including Android, iOS, Windows, and many more.
An Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound
that emits light in response to an electric current.
Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia was activated on April 19, 2015 and made her first public
appearance at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States. She is able to display more than 62 facial
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors,
actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data.