Global Ground Breaking Presence Of iPhone Applications

Whether it was smartphones with full touch-screens, actually browsing the internet on a mobile device or a place from where you can download applications (app store) Apple initiated it all. The sheer number of innovations by Apple intimidates almost every mobile phone manufacturer today. In addition, it is not only the number of new things that Apple has come up with, but the excellence with which it has executed all the novelties is remarkable. However, we must not forget that a number of things have gone into making Apple what it is today. The sleek and sophisticated design, the smooth and flawless operating system and the overall feel-good factor of an Apple device is unparalleled.

The immense popularization of the iPhone and other Apple products has had direct and indirect impact on many other industries. The Apple application store is the biggest example of the magnitude of revolution that has been brought by Apple. Currently, millions of applications that are available on the iPhone App Store. There are applications for business, travel, sports and fitness, social networking, news, lifestyle, games, entertainment, education, family and kids, music and much more.

The way people welcomed, accepted and got addicted to these applications brought a multidimensional change in various businesses. First, the way businesses promoted themselves changed. Now, every business you name has an iPhone application. No matter what the scale of the business is, there is an application for it. With the help of the boom in the app world, many businesses are now able to reach a larger customer base and can also offer them better services than they could a decade earlier. iPhone applications have helped businesses of all scales and any nature to promote themselves and have a wider reach to their client base.

Another major impact of the phenomenal success of iPhone and iPhone apps has been on the iPhone app development companies. You have an idea; hire an iPhone app developer to convert it into an application. To hire an iPhone application programmer, all you have to do is to approach a legitimate iPhone app development company, convey them your idea, and bargain for the price and viola! Your application is ready. This has brought a major change in the world economy and especially for countries like India, China, and Korea etc. where iPhone app development projects are outsourced the most. What Apple does next to yet revolutionize the world of telecom is yet to be seen.

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The Nature Of Assets

Legal ownership is not the only criterion for classifying something in accounting terms as an asset; for instance, someone buys an item on hire purchase but does not become the owner of that item until the full purchase price has been paid. Nevertheless, the item is still recorded as an asset together with the corresponding obligation. Similarly, although a lessee never becomes the owner of the item leased, he may record that item as an asset providing that the corresponding obligation is also shown.

In an accounting sense ‘ownership’ usually implies ‘legal ownership’, but there are exceptions; an interest in a tangible or intangible object, or a right to value, combined with the right of possession and the right of use also constitutes an asset for the interested party.

If a person is the owner of the value or economic benefit arising from a specific source, then that source is an asset for the person concerned and he is the economic owner, although he may not be the legal owner. In such case accounting substance should take precedence over legal form in ascertaining the most suitable accounting procedure.

The chief function of accounting is to determine profits. The generation of income, however, requires capital investment in order to provide the facilities needed by an enterprise to operate continuously and indefinitely.

Historically, expenses that are incurred by not allocated as a cost during a period are deferred costs. From an accounting point of view, they represent an asset. If these costs can be recovered within a year, they are current assets and if they are recoverable over a longer period they are fixed assets.

This classification of assets is essential for determining profits and also to show the enterprise’s position at a specific time, in other words, the composition of its assets and the nature of its obligations. The purpose of acquiring fixed assets is to use them to generate income. They are not acquired for the purpose of resale. The fixed assets must produce goods that generate income, or in other words, they must be used in the business’ operations.

The largest category of fixed assets in accounting terms is tangible, such as buildings, machinery and vehicles. Land that is not subject to depreciation or depletion through use, since it is never ‘consumed’ is also considered as a tangible fixed asset. When evaluating buildings, machinery and vehicles these assets are subject to depreciation that must be apportioned annually as a cost. Natural resources that, through use, are also subject to depletion, such as mines, oil and gas wells and plantations are also considered as tangible fixed assets.

Another group of assets is intangible fixed assets such as patents, copyrights, trademarks’ and goodwill. Deferred expenses and debits such as the preliminary expenses of a company are also considered in accounting terms as intangible fixed assets.

Finally, the last to be considered as an asset are external assets also known as investments. These include fixed period investments earning a fixed income, investments in ordinary shares of other companies, sundry investments such as pension funds, housing schemes and insurance policies and, lastly, investment properties.

Rowing Machine vs Elliptical

Years ago (c. 1983) before I joined a gym, I tried various exercise programs to keep fit. With my meager budget at the time, my options were rather limited. I tried running at the high school track since that was a cost-free activity. I forced myself out on to the hot asphalt track for a couple of weeks one summer, but eventually gave up because it was too monotonous and my knees started getting sore from the constant pounding.

I then decided to invest in a Precor rowing machine, which I purchased from a local sporting goods store. It set me back about $235, but I felt it was worth it since I desperately wanted to get in shape. Rowing machines were also quite the rage back then and I wanted to get in on the action too!

I used the Precor rower religiously for a while. After all, I had sunk a good portion of my savings into it! The machine itself was rather simply constructed and as a result, there wasn’t much that could malfunction or break on it.

Of course it did squeak like the Dickens and also left ugly black scuffmarks on my carpet. I eventually put a piece of scrap carpet under it to protect my carpet. I also got blisters on my hands from the “oars” and eventually started wearing my winter gloves to protect my hands.

Now fast forward to the 21st century. Rowing machines have really come a very long way since my primitive Precor machine! They use some of the very same technologies that are also employed in the top-of-the-line elliptical trainers. Features found on higher end ellipticals are also found on many rowers today such as magnetic resistance systems that are smooth and quiet. They also have heart rate monitors either built in to the handle grips or via wireless chest straps and a Polar interface. And of course, they have consoles that display distance, time, and calories burned just like most elliptical trainers.

So which is the better piece of fitness equipment? Let’s take a look at some criteria that should be used when evaluating any piece of exercise equipment:

*Safety – rowing machines are relatively safe, but care must be used in learning the proper exercise form. Unfortunately, many people don’t use proper form when using a rowing machine and put undue stress on their lower backs. Like an elliptical trainer, a rowing machine is low impact, but since the legs are flexed and extended, this puts stress on the knees, which could be uncomfortable for people with knee problems.

*Ease of use – as with safety, learning the proper use of a rowing machine is vital. Unlike an elliptical trainer, where its use is fairly intuitive, a rower requires proper instruction and practice in its use. There is more coordination required between the lower and upper body when using a rower. However, this shouldn’t deter you from using a rowing machine. Just take the time to ask for instruction from a qualified staff member or trainer at your health club or gym.

*Quality of workout – a rowing machine can provide a great cardio-vascular workout. It helps to monitor you heart rate and stay within the appropriate target zone for your age, condition, and training objective. As with an elliptical trainer, the involvement of both the upper and lower body can provide all around muscle toning.

*Affordability – rowing machines parallel elliptical trainers in price range. Like ellipticals, they span the gamut from cheap models to top-end, commercial grade units costing several thousand dollars. And like ellipticals, you typically get what you pay for. So avoid the cheap stuff unless you want the grief and aggravation that goes along with it!

Rowing machines and elliptical trainers are both very worthy pieces of exercise equipment. If you have the luxury, then why not use both? Cross training by switching up between the rowing machine and elliptical trainer will keep your body challenged while keeping your workouts fresh and enjoyable.

And what about that Precor rowing machine I bought back in 1983? It’s still sitting in my storage closet. And what about Precor? Well, they went on to invent the first elliptical trainer 12 years later in 1995.

What Are the Key Elements of a Business Continuity Plan BCP

The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with. Recovering from a business devastation is not a good Business Continuity plan BCP. Many companies lack a game plan to make sure that their business can function at 100% health should disaster ever occur. Many claim to have a continuity plan in place but in reality what they have is a disaster recovery plan, meaning that when situations hit the fan, they have off site temporary premises to operate from and off site back up of all their files in an event of a total disruption of production. Your plan should extend beyond the technology department of your business. A successful consist of more than just your IT department. What makes your enterprise a successful business:

1 – The Staff: without the staff the business ceases to exist. How do you replace the knowledge and skill set your staff brings to the table in a matter of days? How much will your company avoid by not having the key personnel to look after your operation. Whereabouts is there a pool of people you can secure in order to sustain your business afloat should any of your indispensable staff members turn out unable to work whether permanently or temporarily?

2 – Equipment: Can all your equipment be easily replaced or is there some significant machinery that requires customization and lead time? Is there any key machinery that you should consider buying beforehand?

3 – Software and data: have all systems and data been backed up to off site server?

4 – Paper trail: have all paperwork been copied and stored at off site facilities?

The first step in testing your plan would be to develop a business continuity committee for your business, consisting of representatives from every main business areas, including top personnel in the finance department, facilities department and IT department.

Once the committee is established you must be constant in the maintenance of your plan. Your test for recovery from a disaster should not only be that your IT systems operates effectively from a remote area but equally be current and be able to function from the exact point where the system crashed with no loss of information / data.

Consider the worse case scenario, plan for every conceivable contingency and should you be so unlucky to experience a Katrina type of event with your business, you will not have to depend on FEMA’s expedient help to remain operatable.