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“Android 8.0” is Rolling Out which is Nicknamed as “Oreo”

Android Nougat was formally released in August 2016, and we’ve been seeing a constant roll out on Android leaders from that point forward. After one year, we’re currently welcoming the ultimate version of Android Oreo to the world. Google Android 8.0 has nicknamed as Oreo, the next Android OS version has just launched on 21 August 2017 having awesome and improved features.

Google reported the Android Oreo name, which had been released before, at an occasion in New York, and this concurred with the US add up to Solar Eclipse occasion. Android 8.0 brings a large group of enhancements and new elements to Android incorporating Picture-in-Picture mode, better battery advancement and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a snappy look on what is new in Android Oreo 8.0 and when should clients expect it on their SmartPhones.

Overhauled Settings Menu
The most clear visual change is a redone Settings menu, which highlights dark text on an all-white background. Noticeably, the side route menu presented in Android Nougat is gone, however the greater part of the different menus have been revamped to make the Settings area as basic and clear as possible.

Revamped File Manager
Built-in file manager in Android is not the best from other which are present in the market. But it’s better to have a path to browse files without installing an extra app. Things are turning upward, as well, as the Files application in Android Oreo got somewhat of a makeover. Despite everything it hasn’t achieved highlight equality with applications like Solid Explorer and FX File Manager, yet at any rate, it gives you a chance to see, erase, and open file.

Battery-Saving Background limitations
Trust it or not, Android Oreo may at last fix issues with standby battery drain. Doze Mode helped a considerable amount in such manner when it was presented with Marshmallow, at that point enhanced with Nougat. However, now, Google’s fixing the reins on activities that applications can perform out of sight.

Snooze Individual Notifications
Maybe my undisputed top choice Android Oreo highlight is the capacity to nap singular warnings. At the point when a message comes through, however you don’t have sufficient time to manage it, simply swipe to one side, at that point tap the clock symbol to rest the notification. This will influence the message to leave for 15 minutes, at that point return right when the time is up. You can likewise change the rest length directly after you’ve napped a warning.

Unique Fingerprint Scanner Gestures
The Pixel and Pixel XL dispatched with a selective feature that enabled customers to grow their notification plate by swiping down on the phone’s unique fingerprint scanner. This feature has since been added to Nexus devices, yet Google’s taking the unique fingerprint-swipe motion to an unheard level in Android Oreo.

Navigation Bar Tuner
Android Marshmallow presented a hidden menu called the System UI Tuner that let you change the presence of different framework symbols and menus. Android Oreo has made the choices available here, and the utmost change is that it now allows you to change your on-screen navigation buttons.

Custom Lock Screen Shortcuts
Another incredible option to the System UI Tuner is another shortcut for lock screen menu, which does precisely what you’d think: It gives you a chance to include custom shortcuts that will appear in the base corners of your lock screen. You can pick any installed application to fill one of these spaces, and there are a few convenient easy ways to browse, for example, one that opens your selfie camera straightforwardly.

Picture-in-Picture Mode
Following the steps of split-screen mode in the Android Nougat, Android Oreo will now permit applications to be seen in Picture-in-Picture mode. This will be an exceptional kind of split-screen window that ought to be especially useful for watching videos even if you are handling different tasks; however applications are updated to help the new API.

New Improved Battery Menu
Android Oreo has come up with a new improved battery menu which has got a makeover, however it’s something beyond a visual invigorate. Basic battery-related choices, for example, Adaptive brightness and Battery saver are presently close to the highest point of the menu for easy reading, and the battery utilization chart is somewhat simpler to peruse. The most fascinating change here is an arrangement of statistics at the bottom of the main menu, which disclose to you particularly the amount of your battery, was utilized by mobile system checking and for the display of devices.

Auto-fill Framework
You might have seen how Chrome auto-fill the saved information, for example, locations and credit card numbers when it identifies a compatible field? The same feature is coming to Android Oreo, which should spare you the bother of over and over entering a similar data on a touch screen keyboard.

These are some awesome features of newly launched Android Operating System Version 8.0 which is named as Oreo.

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The ‘Hillary moment’ can find its roots in big business

Years before Hillary Clinton’s nomination, top businesses were choosing women CEOs.
Past studies have shown female-led public companies post better stock returns and are less volatile.
Motifs mentioned: No Glass Ceilings
Stocks mentioned: DuPont (NYSE:DD), IBM (NYSE:IBM), HP (NYSE:HPQ).

History has been made.

After last week’s primary victories in California, New Jersey and New Mexico, Hillary Clinton has all but clinched a history-making presidential nomination from a major political party when Democrats convene next month.

On a smaller scale, Clinton’s journey from her first widely known role as First Lady 20 years ago to seeking the Oval Office for herself is remarkable enough. Yet Clinton was quick to place her success in historical context, telling her supporters last week: “we all owe so much to those who came before, and tonight belongs to all of you.”1

It’s also significant considering that women have only had the right to vote for fewer than 100 years – and that broad support for a female candidate is a relatively new development. In 1937, for example, Gallup polled U.S. citizens on the question of whether people would vote for a female candidate for president if she was qualified in every other respect. Sixty-four percent said no.2

Amazingly, the first poll that finally saw majority support for a theoretical female candidate didn’t come until 1971, when the women’s rights moment had been growing in strength for several years.

Are women in high places delivering results?
What politics has been slow in accomplishing, though, has not been the case in the culture and hiring practices of large U.S. businesses, where female CEOs are more common than in politics. In fact, two companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average – DuPont (NYSE:DD) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) – are led by women, and perhaps it’s some sign of progress that former HP (NYSE:HPQ) CEO and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina faced some criticism for her HP tenure rather than being subject to a politically correct “kid gloves” evaluation that is often perceived to be given to female executives.

For investors, an occasional question with female-led companies has been whether there’s any reason to think that owning these stocks is a good move on its face. That is, do stocks of companies led by women outperform those led by men?

It’s a tricky question, one that is limited by the unfortunate small sample size of women CEOs, as well as the eventual rabbit hole of trying to suss out any causal relationships. That said, a study by Fortune two years ago showed that Fortune 1000 companies with female CEOs record better stock market returns than those with male CEOs. Only 51 of the Fortune 1000 companies are run by women.3

Other investments in female-led companies have also shown periods of outperformance. The No Glass Ceilings motif, for example, has increased 6.1 percent in the past 12 months. In that same time frame, the S&P 500 has gained 0.1 percent.

In the past month, the motif is up 0.1 percent; the S&P 500 is up 1.6 percent.

Other measures of the impact of having a woman in the top job are less murky. One study of 1,000 U.S. corporate boardrooms released last week showed that when women hold key leadership posts like chief executive officer or board chairman, more than 27 percent of director seats are held by women, compared with less than 18 percent when men are in charge.4

Yet a recent study by Morgan Stanley scored companies on a gender-diversity ranking – not just by how many women were in leadership roles (of all kinds), but also whether it had created progressive policies on things like day care.5 The study found that American and European companies with the most generous policies gender-diversity not only offered slightly higher returns in the stock market, but did so with lower volatility. The highest-ranked North American stocks beat the lowest by 2.3 percent on a monthly annualized basis in the past five years, and when adjusted for volatility, the advantage was greater.

Once again, causality is hard to pinpoint. Do stocks of diverse companies swing less because they’re more friendly towards women, or do more successful companies have progressive policies to begin with?

For investors in companies with women CEOs, it may be enough to never figure it out and continue hoping for long-term outperformance.

- Technology

Apple may push play on bigger online video ambitions

Apple has reportedly been considering buying Time Warner to expand its video content goals.
News of that possible deal renewed expectations that Apple may ultimately buy Netflix.
Motif mentioned: Online Video
Stocks mentioned: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS ), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)
Investors in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) can officially stop complaining that the company has no plan for whether and how it might spend any part of its $153 billion cash stockpile. As it turns out, the company floated an idea last year for a good chunk of it: purchasing Time Warner (NYSE:TWX).

Late last week, it was reported that Eddy Cue, a top Apple executive in charge of the company’s iTunes and Apple Music business, brought up the idea in meetings at the end of last year with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy.1

The meetings were originally scheduled to discuss other potential ventures between the two companies, such as including Time Warner’s cable channels in a future video streaming service. But at some point, Cue broached the possibility of a merger. Side note: wouldn’t you love the exact wording of the pitch – “Hey, instead of incorporating your channels into our service, what if we just incorporated your entire company into ours?”

Media reports were quick to point out that discussions never went beyond a preliminary stage and never involved the chief executives from either company. On the other hand, it’s not like Cue was totally going rogue here, right?

Behind this potential deal, of course, is the larger-scale strategy by Apple to get further into the video content business at a time when it sits on a pile of cash and sales of its key product, the iPhone, has begun to see slower growth.

Apple looking to beef up its content business?
The company recently commissioned a video series about the app economy and a scripted series produced by Dr. Dre for the Apple Music streaming service. But these inroads are nothing compared to what’s being done by Amazon and Netflix, both of which are spending billions of dollars a year on in-house productions of series and movies.

It appears that now Apple wants to join the act. The company intends to boost its spending on original content to “several hundred million dollars a year” and has not ruled out acquiring a media company, the Financial Times reported.

The focus on Time Warner is understandable. As the FT pointed out, the company and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) are the only top media companies without dual-share structures and controlling family shareholders that can often impede a takeover attempt. Plus, Time Warner also has top assets like HBO, which produces Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep; Warner Bros, Hollywood’s largest producer of films and television shows; and Turner, which owns several cable channels and holds rights to NBA basketball.

Apple has wanted to add a subscription video service to its media operations, but has yet to succeed. Negotiations for rights to stream content have failed, as media companies are concerned that a deal with Apple would undermine their own existing revenues from pay TV subscriptions and give Apple too much leverage.2

That’s another reason why investors and industry analysts have also turned their hopes and expectations to a possible merger between Apple and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), an alliance that bankers say would make it easier for Apple’s media service to continue to offer a wide range of content makers.

And true to form, news of Apple’s outsized media ambition has only fanned the spark under shares of Netflix, which have gained nearly 18 percent in just the past 10 days. The recent jump marked an extreme turnaround for the stock, which had been down more than 20 percent so far this year. In late April the company’s disappointing forecast for its international business compounded concerns about slowing U.S. expansion. Netflix said it would add 2 million international subscribers in its current quarter, compared with 2.37 million in the year-ago period.3

Shares of Netflix have a 20 percent weighting in the Online Video motif, which has risen 3.3 percent in the past month. Over that same period, the S&P 500 has gained 1.6 percent.

In the past 12 months, the motif has decreased 15 percent, while the S&P 500 is off 0.4 percent.