Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Happy New Year!

Aiken Area Progressive will be dark all day on New Year’s Day. Comments submitted on that day will be reviewed on Monday, January 2, 2017. Blogging will also resume on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Even with the death of the Lumia, Windows Mobile to maintain 2% market share in the States heading into 2017

Redmond, Wash. — On Friday, the Lumia line was officially killed off, leading to Windows Mobile’s worldwide market share dropping like a boulder from the Kentucky mountains to the bottom.

Heading into 2017, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile’s market share is only decimal points around the everywhere around the world.

Everywhere, that is, except for in Microsoft’s home country: the United States.

Heading into 2017, the market share of Windows Mobile has remained steady since March at 2%. Meaning at 1 in every 50 smartphone users, the US is the nation that you are the most likely to see a Windows Mobile user. Read the rest of this entry »

One second is being added to 2016, and do not get optimistic about 2017

As is the case with every leap year ever since switching to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, an extra second will be tacked on to the end of the year.

That got a lot of people up in arms. To be honest, 2016 will actually be the last decent year of the decade, which continues until this day in 2020.

The year 2017 is expected to be even worse than the much maligned 2016, and not just because of the GOP’s vow to run our country into the ground and turn America into a worldwide cesspool.

  • The Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 VR will be the only truly secure smartphone available for US consumers until Microsoft can figure out how to market and sell the “cellular PC” to the public. The other secure smartphones, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo and the HP Elite x3, are catered towards businesses.
  • More Baby Boomer celebrities will die, some of them untimely. However, which one is the highest profile remains to be seen.
  • There will not be a perfect season in the NFL.
  • There will be a warm winter and a hot and humid summer nationwide.
  • The Atlanta Braves will still flounder.
  • The rich and powerful will continue to get welfare at our expense.

So, for those who want 2016 to go away thinking 2017 will be much better, you got another thing coming.

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