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Android apps 2014 – A year in review


Android apps - a year in review
2014 was an exciting year. We saw the release of Lollipop and with it, a whole new design standard we now call Material Design. It saw the release of Android Wear and the second themer revolution with the Android Wear watch faces. Games are slowly becoming higher quality with better graphics, controls, and premises than any prior year. It was the most successful year in Android apps and games of all time. Let’s take a look at just how it good it was on paper.

Android apps - a year in review

1. Worldwide iOS vs Google Play Downloads

The stats:

  • Google Play patrons downloaded almost 60% more apps in 2014 than iOS owners.
  • Both platforms saw growth but Android saw much more growth than iOS.

The takeaway:
People are downloading a metric ton of apps on both platforms but people are downloading a metric ton more on Android than iOS.

Android apps - a year in review

2. Worldwide iOS vs Google Play Revenue

The stats:

  • Both Google Play and iOS saw a dramatic increase in revenue in 2014.
  • Unfortunately, iOS outpaced Android in overall revenue by 70% in 2014 and the revenue gap remains as wide as ever.
  • The United States, South Korea, and Japan generated more revenue for both platforms than the rest of the world combined.
  • Brazil, Russia, India, and China are the big up and coming countries, with Brazil leading the pack in download growth and China leading the pack in revenue growth.
  • App Annie predicts strong growth in Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, and Vietnam as their telecommunication infrastructure matures.

The takeaway:
As per the norm, the average iOS owners simply dole out more cash than the average Android user. It’s particularly interesting considering Android users outnumber iOS users by a wide margin. The reasoning for this is complicated. Some attribute it to piracy. Others attribute it to iOS getting the app while it’s hot in the headlines while Android gets it as an afterthought later. Others still believe it’s because many Android users (primarily in China) don’t have access to Google Play, paid apps, or both. The thing is that everyone is at least a little bit right.

Android apps - a year in review

3. Market Group Performance Based on iOS and Google Play Data

The stats:

  • The USA, South Korea, and Japan group saw a 1.1x download growth and a 1.7x revenue growth.
  • The emerging markets group (Brazil, China, India, and Russia) saw 1.4x download growth and 2.3x revenue growth.
  • The Western Europe group (France, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom) saw a 1.1x download growth and 1.5x revenue growth.
  • The Markets to Watch group (Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, and Vietnam) saw a 1.7x download growth and 1.6x revenue growth.
  • Messaging apps continue to be an extremely relevant market in emerging markets and the markets to watch groups.

The takeaway:
The most important thing here is that every group saw at least some growth in both revenue and downloads. The largest revenue growth went to the emerging markets group while the largest download growth went to the markets to watch group. OEMs such as Motorola (Moto G), Meizu, Xiaomi, and others have been releasing cheap phones targeted at emerging markets to both bolster and take advantage of stats like these. There is no doubt that their devices also played a roll in the revenue and download growth as better phones were made more affordable in more places. Despite that, the USA, South Korea, and Japan remain the global leaders in both overall download and revenue numbers.

Android apps - a year in review

4. Worldwide iOS and Google Play Downloads of Top 10 Messaging Apps

The stats:

  • Google Play and iOS combined for a 53% growth in messaging apps downloaded in 2014.
  • Google Play outpaced iOS in growth but not by a very wide margin.
  • The top 10 travel and transportation apps had 30% more downloads in 2014 than 2013.
  • Uber and Lyft, despite the controversies, both had large growth in 2014.

The takeaway:
Messaging, travel, and transportation are huge industries worldwide. Servies like Lyft and Uber are revolutionizing the transportation industry while apps like Airbnb, Homeaway, and Couchsurfing tackle travel. We all knew messaging was growing fast as apps like Whatsapp bragged about 700 million users and Line hit the 400 million mark recently. Unsurprisingly, all of these apps and more saw growth showing that people are embracing the new ways of doing things.

Android apps - a year in review

5. Mobile Video Streaming Apps Moved Up in Popularity

The stats:

  • Netflix gained popularity in Europe after localizing the app for the region.
  • More services like MLB.com, NFL Game Pass, NHL Gamecenter, BoxNation, and others have begun delivering content without third party restrictions.
  • App Annie predicts that more services will unbundle themselves from third parties to stream independent content.
  • Google Play outpaces iOS in growth in this area, but not by very much.

The takeaway:
This is something that practically anyone could have predicted. More countries are getting faster Internet and that makes streaming video not only more attractive but more accessible. Existing companies like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix have done great work expanding their library and sports apps have found better success than years past as their own streaming apps improve. Much like Uber and Lyft in the transportation industry, we’re seeing a paradigm shift in how people engage with video content and we expect that to continue into 2015.

Android apps - a year in review

6. Top 10 IP Crossover Games by Worldwide iOS and Google Play Downloads, 2014

The stats:

  • Games made from movies saw much more success in Google Play than in prior years.
  • TV shows almost made notable impacts with The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Looney Tunes (not listed) make big splashes.
  • All games in the top 10 were endless runners, puzzles, city builders, or shooters with Fast and the Furious 6 being the only racing game.
  • The success of the games have also generated new interested for the original IPs, according to App Annie.

The takeaway:
Larger companies are finally taking the mobile platform more seriously. While the names of the apps are certainly promising, the bigger picture here is the publisher name. Gameloft, Disney, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Glu, and DeNA are heavy hitters in the mobile industry and a couple of those are heavy hitters in the gaming industry as a whole. Large studios making name brand games for mobile is something that mobile gamers have been yearning for. It’s true they could explore some other genres but it’s a start.

Android apps - a year in review

7. Relative Composition of Downlaods by Women Across iOS App Store categories in the US

The stats:

  • Based on the numbers, men tend to download more video games than women.
  • Based on those same numbers, women tend to download more social networking apps and photo and video apps.

The takeaway:
These statistics are a total surprise, said nobody, ever. It is worth noting that it’s not all photo, video, and social networking apps that are beloved by women. App Annie does state that visual discovery apps like Pinterest skew these statistics some and they also note that such apps are great for companies looking to build a mobile presence.

Android apps - a year in review

8. Top 10 Games by Worldwide iOS and Google Play Downloads, 2014 by Month

The stats:

  • Super casual games took top ten spots in each month except September and October. Super casual games are games like Flappy Bird.
  • Not once did super casual games exceed more than four spots in the top ten games. Only two months saw more than one super casual game adorn the top 10.
  • No super casual game was able to match the viral success of Flappy Bird.

The takeaway:
There are two perspectives to look at this. From one perspective, it’s safe to say that super casual games like Flappy Bird won’t be taking over. Despite the monumental success and nearly overwhelming wave of emulations and copycats, super casual games didn’t make the huge cultural impact that many thought. From the other perspective, super casual games aren’t going anywhere. They are routinely in the top ten games on both Android and iOS so it’s safe to assume that the genre will continue to exist and be popular for years to come and it’s just a matter of waiting for the next viral hit.

Android apps - a year in review

9. Top 3 Music Apps by iOS and Google Play Downloads for Select Markets

The stats:

  • Local music apps did far better than worldwide music apps in most regions.
  • Apps like QQ Music did well in China thanks to its library of both Western and Eastern hits. Meanwhile, Palco MP3 focused entirely on Brazilian content and used that to gain the number one spot in Brazil’s music app charts.
  • Worldwide presences like Spotify and Shazam still did well in some markets such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • App Annie predicts that localized music streaming services will continue to dominate many markets in 2015.

The takeaway
There are other factors at play here aside from just a love for local music. Many streaming apps don’t have licenses to operate in certain countries and, thus, don’t have a presence there at all. Those apps also don’t always have the licenses to distribute local music which makes the localized music apps the only way to get some artists. Licensing does play a huge roll in this list. The music streaming industry is a huge competition right now and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that it’ll continue to be that way in 2015.

Android apps - a year in review

10. Top 10 Countries for Google Play

The stats:

  • Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, and Indonesia all rose multiple places on the top downloads chart.
  • We would like to welcome Turkey and Indonesia to the top 10 downloads chart as they make their first appearances there in 2014.
  • Brazil is now only behind the United States in terms of downloads.
  • The United States and South Korea, United Kingdom and Taiwan, and Australia and Hong Kong all switched places last year on the revenue leaderboard.
  • We would also like to welcome Russia to the top 10 chart in Google Play revenue as it is their first year there.
  • India, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia, and Thailand were all in the top downloaded lists but failed to make the top revenue list.

The takeaway:
The biggest takeaway here is that monetization continues to be a huge problem in India. The inclusion of Turkey and Indonesia to the top 10 downloads chart is proof that emerging markets are having an effect on the Google Play Store in terms of downloads but emerging markets have contributed very little to Google Play revenue. This shows that Google needs to work more on monetization in those emerging markets. The revenue chart is more or less the same as it was in 2013 and that’s not good news.

Android apps - a year in review

11. Top 10 Categories for Google Play

The stats:

  • Games and communication continue to dominate both lists.
  • Photography saw a modest bump in the standings from 2013, but otherwise the categories are exactly the same from 2013.
  • The revenue side saw more action. Entertainment, Education, and Music & Audio saw bumps in the standings.
  • Sports was on the top revenue list for the first time.
  • Photography, Media and Video, and Personalization were the only three app categories on the top downloaded list to not make the top revenue list.
  • Sports, Media and Audio, and Education were the only three app categories on the top revenue list not to make the top downloaded list.

The takeaway:
There are no surprises here folks. Games and Communication (messaging apps) continue to rock the standings. Sports and Education saw good boosts in ranking but otherwise these lists are more or less the same as they were in 2013. Aside from some placement shuffling, this should also pretty much be the list in 2015 as well.

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Feb

AWS-3 spectrum auction yields $45 billion in bids, AT&T at top of heap


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The FCC recently completed an auction of AWS-3 spectrum raising almost $45 billion in bids in the process. The amount raised was quite a bit more than the FCC’s last big spectrum auction held in 2008 when they raised $19.1 billion selling 700MHz spectrum. The big player in this round turned out to be AT&T which bid nearly $18.2 billion for 251 licenses. The biggest chunk of those were in the New York City metro area. AT&T says the new spectrum helps them cover 96 percent of the U.S. population with AWS-3 spectrum.

In a bit of surprise, the second largest bidder was DISH which grabbed $13.3 billion worth of spectrum. DISH has been hoping to start up a terrestrial LTE network to augment their satellite offerings, so this latest purchase may help them with that goal. The other large bidders included Verizon and T-Mobile who also hope to strengthen their networks in anticipation of expanding their advanced network offerings in the coming years. Sprint did not participate in this auction as they prepare to invest in 600MHz spectrum in an auction scheduled for next year.

source: The Verge

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Feb

AC editors’ apps of the week: HTC Cloudex, Hue Pro, Billguard and more


Your weekly serving of the best apps

Hooray it’s Super Bowl Appday! We know that a good many of us are preparing for the big game right about now, but there’s always time to get to know a great Android app or two. Take a break from nacho tray assembly and beverage layout placement for a minute or two and have a look at our list of great Android apps that you need to try.

And remember — we can’t list every great app or even try them all. That’s where we count on you fine folks to share with us. Found an app that you think everyone needs to know about and try for themselves? Throw that bad boy into the comments so we all know about it. Sharing is caring and all that.

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Feb

360 Security – Antivirus Boost: Review



360 Security antivirusOne thing that is getting more and more necessary on our Android devices is the need for mobile security protection. According to a Forbes article from 2014, 97% of mobile malware targets Android devices, whereas iOS malware takes less than 1% of the share. This is most likely due to the fact that Android applications can be downloaded from third-party sources and not just from the Google Play Store. While it may be a way to get paid apps for free, it isn’t always safe.

360 Security – Antivirus Boost, made by a Chinese company called Qihoo 360, brings a solid, intuitive, and well-designed antivirus program to the Android platform. The app comes with a multitude of features aside from just antivirus protection, such as an app manager, memory booster, junk file cleaner, and real time protection on top of it all. 360 Security is running version 3.1 and it brings along with it a very nice Material Design interface that matches up well with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The one thing that I was worried about when booting up 360 security at first, was ad placement because it is a free app. Almost all of the free apps on the market place come with some sort of ads, but to my surprise, Qihoo did a very good job of hiding their sponsorships. In a small box in the top right corner of the app, there is what they call an “AppBox”. This is where all of their ads reside. I would like to see more applications follow this, so it definitely has a good start.

The interface of 360 Security is definitely one of the highlights of the app. When you boot up the app, there are three main categories on the homescreen, which are “Boost”, “Clean”, and “Antivirus”, in that order. The rest of the features and settings reside in a nice slide-out menu on the left side that. Another win for 360 Security in my book is using the same style slide-out menu icon as Google has employed on their apps. The icon, transitions from the three solid lines into a back arrow, just like the Google apps. It’s little things like this that show how well-designed an app is; they didn’t leave anything out.

360 Security antivirus layout

With each category, as stated above, they give you detailed information about how many processes are running, battery percentage, storage, and phone status. 360 Security does a very good job of laying out the interface to make it as easy as possible for you to get the most protection for your device, with one click.

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The Boost feature is essentially an application killer. It says how much memory is taken up, as seen by the percentage above, and it also states how many processes are running. You can click on the “running processes” tab to view all processes. Similar to the one in your app category in your settings menu. What’s nice about this interface is, you are able to select and deselect apps you wish to kill. Unlike the stock application killer, you are able to kill multiple at once to increase convenience.

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In addition to that, it can keep track of battery statistics as well. The one thing I did notice with these battery statistics is that they conflicted with what my other applications such as Wakelock Detector, Better Battery Stats, and even the stock battery stats reported. I found I didn’t pay much attention to this, as it was inconsistent. Another issue I have with it, is when you clean up your battery, it estimates how much battery life you gained. It usually ranges from 10-20 minutes. While this is helpful, it is very hard to prove, as 10-20 minutes is a very small amount of time.

I would definitely like to see this aspect of the application get overhauled, as it is very informative and nice to look at. The one thing it has going for it is functionality, not performance. It tells you what is using said percentage and you can choose which apps you’d like to kill. So for functionality, it definitely gets the mark on this one.

Clean

The ‘Clean’ falls into the same category as the battery statistics. While it is very functional and very informational, it seems to miss the mark as what to clean. I may be too picky, but when  you run the clean feature it picks up just about everything, and wants you to delete it.

I have a custom recovery, backup, and the fK Kernel on my Nexus 6, all of which the app counts as “app cache”. I can’t really fault it for that, but it is kind of annoying if I go to use the clean feature and have to un-check all of those. Other than that, it finds what they call “system junk files”. This is essentially the same thing if you were to go to your storage in the settings (on Android Lollipop) and clear the “cached data”.

Antivirus

360 Security antivirus page

 

The antivirus part of 360 Security is definitely the most refined part on this application, as it should be. When I first booted up the scan on my device, it took around 30 seconds to complete, so not long at all. It tells you your phone status, and thankfully for me, I had no malware/viruses on my device (surprise!). The second time around, the scan time was cut in half, so it does well optimizing what needs to be scanned.

Once again, 360 Security does a great job of displaying information that is helpful. It tells you if it recommends a scan or if your phone is secure. If it is not secure, it will pinpoint which app or file is the source and recommend you delete it.

It also has real-time protection, so you don’t have to worry about manually scanning to find a threat. You might think that it will have a drain on battery life, but that is not the case. On my Nexus 6 I found no drain/wakelocks coming from 360 Security whatsoever. They definitely know what they are doing and try to optimize every aspect of the app.

Other Features

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Some other features that 360 Security comes with range from a few tweaks, ability to enable root access (mine was enabled for this review), data monitor, and even a “find my phone” option. While I didn’t spend much time with the additional features, they are definitely nice to have, but once again, they just are duplicates of what Google already has.

With Android there is already a find my phone feature, Google it, and there is also data cap limit you can set to your device. 360 Security may pull off the aeshetics a little better, but “if ain’t broke don’t fix it.” It just seems as if they are trying to do too much with what they were given.

Conclusion

360 Security is definitely one of the best looking antivirus applications on the market. Not only does it feature a beatiful interface, it is very simple to understand and unleashes a ton of features in one single app. It’s antivirus portion is the strongest part of the app, as it should be, but also features a cleaner tool as well as a memory booster.

The two latter options seem just as add-ons to what Google already has employed on Android, but it is convenient to have them all in one place. To me, this is a great app if you are looking for an antivirus app for your Android phone, but it has me wanting more.

I’m sure this app will continually get better over time, but some of the add-on features just seem as if they are reaching to make the app all-inclusive too quick without making sure all the features work 100%. Maybe I am too picky or my standards are too high, but if they want me to make this my go-to app for battery, memory, and antivirus monitoring, they will just need to touch it up before it replaces the stock options and better battery stats/wakelock detector.

If you would like to download 360 Security, you can find it at the Google Play Store below. It doesn’t cost a cent!

 


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Feb

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel


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It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.

For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors that Samsung will release an edge variant of its Galaxy S6, which is rumored to be called the Galaxy S Edge. Unlike the Note Edge, which released last year however, this precious product is said to ship with *two* curved sides. While LG has already gone on record and shown the world what it can do, Samsung remained silent. Until now.

Patently Mobile has obtained a series of design patents Samsung filed with the USPTO. Before you take a look, please note that Patently Mobile has asked that sites reporting on this story use just one of their acquired patent leaks and thus to respect their wishes, we can only offer you a single one. Of course you can see the whole set at their website.

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What’s weirder? The dual edged display that folds onto the back, or the strange yellow pop-up part inside the recessed top?

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Other than the much rumored couple of curves, the device sports an even stranger oddity: a mystery pop-up panel whose function is all but a mystery. We can only begin this is speculate what this panel could be, although in looking at the design blueprint itself, it’s unlikely to be a screen given that the glass elements are covered with diagonal lines.

It’s possible this could actually be where the device’s battery goes, although the patent doesn’t indicate there is any kind of panel that would cover the top portion. Still, given the fact that the panel looks to take up the entire width of the inside (though we don’t know how long it actually is), the battery would make a likely candidate. Alternatively, this could be a camera module, however there doesn’t seem to be any lines on the panel that would denote such. It may even be some kind of mirror or who knows what else. Unfortunately, as Patently Mobile reminds, design patents show only the shape and form, but say nothing of the parts and components inside.

Other than the much rumored couple of curves, the device sports an even stranger oddity: a mystery pop-up panel whose function is all but a mystery

Of equal curiosity is the fact that the design clearly shows that the edge display extends to the back of the phone, something that is quite intuitive when you think about it. The Galaxy Note Edge may have had a curved side, but if the device was face down, it wouldn’t be accessible. By extending the wrap-around to the back, Samsung is ensuring that the panels purported purpose (checking notifications) will be retained regardless of how the device is placed down on a surface, or for that matter, regardless of which way it’s pulled out of one’s pocket.

Finally, the patent design for the front of the device is devoid of any kind of home button, something that is a staple for Samsung products. Could this indicate the company is finally going to forgo it in favor of on-screen buttons like so many of its rivals have? If so, will this be a new design cue that is followed for all products in 2015 and onward, or could it be just for this one particular device?

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LG clearly has one already, but do these patents offer any indication as to how far along Samsung’s provocative panel might be?

Suffice to say that this is most certainly confirmation that Samsung is working on a double Edged device, but it says very little in terms of substantiating the rumored Galaxy S Edge. Patents are often sought out significantly earlier than they are used (if they are used period), and thus it’s possible this won’t make it to a product until later in this year. Or next year. Or never. The question must be raised as to why this patent is only just now being approved and yet the “ring” smartwatch filing was leaked over two months ago. Could Samsung have been building this product while the patent was pending, or could it genuinely be for a far-into-the future feature? We won’t know anything for sure until Mobile World Congress hits in just over a month.

What are your thoughts on this wonderfully wacky patent picture? Or on the pop-up panel?

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Feb

Cheers, TUAW: Thank you and fare you all well!


Six year ago I arrived in San Francisco ready to cover my first Apple event — Macworld 2009. It was Apple’s last appearance at the show, Phil Schiller was giving the keynote instead of Steve Jobs, and my then-boss, Dieter Bohn, wasn’t coming in until later. I was alone in a new place, doing a new thing, and totally unsure how to go about any of it. Then I chanced upon the folks from TUAW.

It was Mike Rose who came over and said hello. He’d recognized me from my Twitter avatar, apparently, and had taken pity on my deer-in-the-headlights gaze. He and they couldn’t have been kinder, more generous, or more welcoming. (I was more than a little star struck; I’d been reading TUAW for years). We ended up at a late night screening of Avatar with Dave Caolo, and a bunch of other The Unofficial Apple Webloggers , and it totally de-stressed what could otherwise have been a very stressful introduction to the Apple community. I will be eternally grateful for their class and generosity.

I met the astonishing Christina Warren, Nik Fletcher,Steve Sande, Victor Agreda Jr., Bret Terpsta, Kelly Guimont and many other TUAW-luminaries past and present that week and at events that followed, and every one of them, every time, was informative, inspiring, and just plain fun.

So, when it was announced that AOL is killing TUAW off effective Tuesday, February 3, 2015, I very quickly went through the 5 stages of internet grief.

TUAW’s content will be preserved in archival form on Engadget. The confluence of unique and outstanding people who made up TUAW, however, will move on and their voices will continue to grace the Apple community.

I look forward to seeing what’s next for them, even as I raise a glass for what was.

Cheers, TUAW team. You will be missed!

From around the web:

  • Our friends over at Android Central are taking a good long look at antivirus on Android and, if you use Android, you should too.
  • Alexis Tsotis took a hard look at Newsweek‘s coverage of women in Silicon Valley on TechCrunch
  • Rocket is a new tech podcast from the aforementioned Christina Warren, Brianna Wu, and Simone De Rochefort. You should check it out.
  • Decades before Disney, my high school and my family were hurt by an accidental measles outbreak. Think really, really carefully before you intentionally let it happen to you and yours.
  • Tangerine was shot on an iPhone 5s. The Verge was there and took a look. Now imagine every kid with an iOS device, or mobile camera of any kind, and the incredible leg up they have on film-making in the future.

The UFC was great last night, even if the main event wasn’t as intense as it could have been. Have a happy Super Bowl, folks, if an as you choose to enjoy it!

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Feb

The Big Picture: The mouth of an interstellar beast


While Hubble certainly has the advantage out there in low Earth orbit, its ground-based counterparts have also been capturing their own mesmerizing shots of the universe. Take, for example, this image of the cometary globule CG4 taken by ESO’s Very Large Telescope. CG4 is also known as “The Mouth of the Beast,” because, well, it looks like the gaping maw of a gigantic serpent, though some call it “The Hand of God” instead. Cometary globules are elongated comet-like clouds of gas and dust — the CG4, in particular, is located 1,300 light-years away from Earth in a constellation called “The Poop” or Puppis, if you want its fancier name.

Scientists still haven’t deciphered why cometary globules look the way they do, though there are two existing theories. First is that they used to be spherical nebulae, which were disrupted and acquired a new form. The other theory is that CGs were formed by stellar winds and ionizing radiation from hot stars, which first lead to formations known as “elephant trunks” (the most famous example would be the Pillars of Creation), before they become cometary globules.

As for CG4 itself, it’s actually very faint and telescopes have a hard time detecting it; the only reason why the head (which spans 1.5 light-years in diameter) looks opaque in this pic is because it’s illuminated by the surrounding stars. Despite its faintness, it still has enough material to give birth to a few more sun-sized stars… or at least that’s what’s visible to us at this point in time.

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Feb

Today only, a 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $170


Even if it’s since been supplanted by the Nexus 9, the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 is still a good deal at just $169.99. That deal, good for today only and only at Woot.com, knocks $60 off the list price of the 7-inch Nexus tablet. And ever since it disappeared off Google Play, that normal list price is still in the $200-230 range at resellers like Amazon.

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Feb

T-Mobile’s other Super Bowl commercial is all about celebrity one-upmanship (and Wi-Fi calling)


This is T-Mobile’s other commercial for Super Bowl XLIX. The other features noted famous person Kim Kardashian, and there’s also an online-only ad with a vulture. Needless to say, T-Mobile’s going for the Curly Howard Trophy for this year’s Super Bowl commercials. And I don’t know about you, but I get terrible Wi-Fi reception in my subterranean butcher shop.

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Feb

T-Mobile’s other Super Bowl commercial is all about celebrity one-upmanship (and Wi-Fi calling)


This is T-Mobile’s other commercial for Super Bowl XLIX. The other features noted famous person Kim Kardashian, and there’s also an online-only ad with a vulture. Needless to say, T-Mobile’s going for the Curly Howard Trophy for this year’s Super Bowl commercials. And I don’t know about you, but I get terrible Wi-Fi reception in my subterranean butcher shop.

Source: YouTube

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