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BlueStacks is releasing the first public alpha of its Android App Player capable of running on OS X. The virtualization company’s software is powered by its Layercake technology and includes a bundle of apps from its various partners. CEO Rosen Sharma hopes the move will encourage developers to build “retina-friendly” apps for Google’s mobile OS that can then be sold to those on the other side of the technology divide. There’s a sign-up sheet for developers itchy to get their hands on the goods on the company’s website, but don’t expect a response right away — there’s still a few more days of Google I/Oto go first.

Press Release after the break

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Just taken as is from BGR.com – Linky to original post

It’s a very interesting article

More than half of mobile apps don't earn enough to break even

With Instagram recently having been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion and OMGPOP, makers of Draw Something, cashing in for $200 million, developers are attacking the mobile app space with a renewed vigor. Before jumping head first into a new project aiming to be the next big acquisition target, developers might be wise to look over a white paper recently put together by App Promo.

App Promo conducted a study last month in an effort to investigate how well mobile developers are performing in this crowded space. In its survey, the company found that a staggering 59% of mobile apps do not generate enough money to break even. Only 12% of developers earn $50,000 or more from their apps, and these developers were found to have big marketing budgets of $30,000 or more. They also spend about 14% of their time focusing on marketing on average.

“With over a million applications in the market across platforms, app publishers are finding it increasingly challenging to cut through the noise and get their apps discovered and downloaded,” the firm wrote in its white paper. “Those developers that spend money and time on marketing outside of the app stores found the most success based on the revenue they had earned for their app. This core finding echoes what we believe as a leading app marketing and strategy firm, that in order to make an app a successful business you need to ensure that you have a budget and time allocated to marketing and promoting your app.”

The firm concludes that application discovery is a huge barrier in the crowded mobile software space, and a solid marketing strategy is of the utmost importance as a result. App Promo’s research is based on data collected from a survey of “over 100 qualified app developers,” and an infographic outlining key data points from App Promo’s study follows below.

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So I got my new HTC One X from AT&T and the I could not set google voice as my voice mail.

Issue :

When Google Voice is selected at the voicemail you get an error “Call settings error: Failed to retrieve and save current forwarding number settings.”
And even if you select “Yes” on the save settings it reverts back to carrier voicemail.

Solution:

Open Google Voice in your browser (computer)
Select Settings
Select Activate Phone (or Deactivate Phone first and then Activate)
You will be prompted with a # to key in on your phone *004*yourgooglevoicePhoneNumber#
Hit Call or Dial and it’s up and running

Tested and Validated by ME

 

So I was working on my XOOM and just got a notice pop up that there is an update waiting for install….
Hit the restart and install button and 1 minute later I’m on 3.2.

Don’t know if it helped much for an issue I’ve had with Exchange (Exchange 2003 is bad, doesn’t work fine on my OX lion as well) but overall seems to be working perfectly fine.

changes

Things I havent tested yet

  • Access and stay connected to Wi-Fi networks with added Proxy support
  • SSL data transfer with websites is now supported
  • WPA Pre-Shared Key pass-phrases are now supported when using the device as a Mobile Hotspot
  • POP 3 HTML emails will display in their entirety
  • Bluetooth is now supported in Google Talk
  • Application storage errors will not appear unless the device has reached maximum storage capacity
  • Safely dock the Motorola XOOM into the docking adapter without interruption
  • Ability to add and use a Bluetooth mouse
  • View and import pictures from digital cameras with Picture Transfer Protocol
  • When using the device in accessibility mode, menus will no longer prompt with sounds

Ok what’s burn rate in the project world?
Aside from financing, the term burn rate is also used in project management to determine the rate at which hours (allocated to a project) are being used, to identify when work is going out of scope, or when efficiencies are being lost. Simply put, the burn rate of any project is the rate at which the project budget is being burned (spent).
In earned value management, burn rate is calculated via the formula, 1/CPI, where CPI stands for Cost Performance Index, which is equal to Earned Value / Actual Cost.

Let’s not get into the nitty gritty of project management and calculations but more on what this app has…
Burn Rate based on Budget
Burn Rate based on Project Days
Project Budget Calculator based on CPH, HPD, CPD and Total Project Days

As well you have a list view of all PMP Formulas – Might have missed a few so let me know

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