Back in March, Samsung released a report expects the sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to reach 55 Million by the end of the year. In April,10th the Korean giant released the device into markets worldwide.
Korean publication Yonhap News reports that until now, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge sales have been much higher than expected. Reportedly, an industry official declared that, in the last three days, sales in South Korea reached an all-time high compared to previous Galaxy S models from last year.
Interestingly, it's said that the Galaxy S6 edge (which is more expensive than the regular S6) accounts for about 50% of all sales. According to Yonhap News, a "high-ranking Samsung official" recently mentioned that the company "failed to make a precise prediction of demand" for the curved smartphone, that's why supply shortages may continue for more than a month.
Samsung sales for both flagships could reach higher than 60-70 Million units by the end this Year.
The higher education sector experienced a tumultuous and controversial year in 2019. Several scandals emerged pertaining to college admission procedures. Aside from that, the new challenges facing modern higher learning institutions came to the fore. As the new year starts, many of these issues will spill over to the rest of the year.
Technology and other issues as well will define the learning sector. So what are some key trends likely to define 2020? Let us analyze them below.
Online Education and Adult Learning
Without a doubt, one of the main changes to take place in the higher education realm is the entrance of many online education institutions. The number of adult learners has also increased dramatically in recent years. The technology of the 21st century has everything to do with the new changes, particularly in the online learning realm.
Over the course of the year, more and more online-focused institutions will come up. According to information published on allensbach-hochschule.de, online learning might become the most preferred mode of learning for nontraditional learners.
The Impact of Deregulation
In recent times, various changes made in the higher education sector during the previous regimes were changed. The effects of these changes are likely to be experienced in 2020. Among the key issues that will come about as a result of deregulation will be reduced monitoring of institutions. This might result in lower accountability levels and general degeneration of quality.
Laws regarding sexual conduct and offenses have also been recently changed. These laws have sought to narrow down the definition of issues that can be regarded as sexual harassment.
Alignment of Education and Industry Requirements
As per recent initiatives by the current regime, there will be more focus on enabling students to get a real-life experience of what the market is like. To do this, various institutions in the business world and employment realms have been tasked with partnering with educational institutions to give students a feel of the working environment. The ultimate goal of such programs is to help align the curriculum with the market workforce needs.
The year will thus see increased partnerships between big companies and higher education institutions.
The Exit of Colleges and Increased Mergers
A number of colleges have been exiting the market in recent times. There are many reasons behind this phenomenon but the main challenges today are a result of rising costs. It is much harder to keep the smaller colleges around as they do not have the benefit of economies of scale. This is why there have been numerous mergers happening all over. In 2020, this trend is likely to persist particularly in areas where finances are scarce.
2020 will have many other defining trends. For the most part, though, the recent regulations and their effects will dominate the trends in the education realm. Considering the severity of the recent controversies surrounding admission procedures, the focus is likely to be more on implementing standards that reduce manipulation of the system.
The fourth iteration of Smart Game Booster from PCGameBoost could be a surprisingly effective solution for PC gamers with older machines that they cannot upgrade right now. Not only is the software promising to be an effective tool for boosting gaming performance in any Windows PC, it's actually free to download and try. That's a lucrative offer right there, so feel free to downloadd it right now and orm your own opiion. Howver, if you actually want to know what it can really do for your PC gaming needs, stick around as we discuss the features and their effectiveness in brief.
Consider it to be an All Purpose Gaming Companion for Your PC
If you have ever used Nvidia GeForce Experience or AMD's Adrenalin, you will find Smart Game Booster to be quite similar to them in many ways. However, there are two main differences between the GPU giants' proprietary software packages and Smart Game Booster.
Unlike Geforce Experience or Adrenalin, which are each tied only to their own manufacture cards, Smart Game Booster supports all GPUs
Smart Game Booster offers a number of additional features that none of the software optimizers from Nvidia or AMD can boast of
However, the similarity exists because they are all PC tuning software packages, meant to keep your GPU always updated with the latest drivers, tune up games to boost performance or graphical quality, and even overclock the graphics card to support better graphics. It's just that Smart Game Booster is not proprietary, works with all PCs and has a lot more to offer than anything which GeForce Experience or AMD Adrenalin can.
The Features: How Useful are They?
Smart Game Booster 4 offers everything that you can possibly expect from a PC tuning and gaming assistance software, if not more. As to what they are exactly and how they work, let's find out.
Game Booster: Boost Your Average fps with a Singe Click
In online games, how many frame you can see per second makes a lot of difference, especially if you are playing a shooter or any game that requires fast reaction times. When you click on the Game Booster icon, Smart Game Booster Makes It Happen for You by taking a number of steps after that single click.
- Cleans the RAM
- Ends all background processes unnecessary for playing the game
- Disables the autostart apps, so that they cannot hog you PC's limited resources
- Frees up all possible resoures of the PC, so that they can all be directed to boost gaming performance
Naturally, when your PC can direct all its available sources towards that single game you are playing, you will see a boost in fps, frequent freezing will be less of an issue, and your CPU/GPU temperatures will alo stay low, as they don't have to multitask so much anymore. If your GPU does begin to overheat, which is likely if you overclock it too hgh, Smart Game Booster will warn you about the rise in temperature, well before that can become a serious issue.
Overclocking is Easy with Smart Game Booster
Overclocking is not exactly tough work for anyone familiar with the concept, but not everyone is used to overclocking their GPUs and CPUs manually. It can take up quite some time to learn, and even more time to perfect. The Super Boost button in Smart Game Booster however, flattens the learning curve like a pro. Not only does it instantly overclock your GPU to its optimum performance level, the software also keeps adjusting the clock speeds to maintain the GPU's OC temperatures within the safety zone. That is really a huge advantage to have by on one's side.
Although Super Boost does work pretty well, the only thing to keep in mind is that it doesn't work with some of the older cards. Nevertheless, Smart Game Booster supports most Nvidia and AMD cards released in the last few years and you can always check their site for more clarity regarding whether or not your GPU is supported. If it is supported though, expect Smart Game Booster to turn your old graphics card into an upgraded version of itself, forcing out higher fps and facilitating smoother gameplay.
Fine Tunes Your PC to Perform Better Inside and Outside Gaming Sessions
Smart Game Booster is a companion software for gamers primarily, but its features can also benefit your PC as a whole.
Disk Defragmentation - Disk Defragmentation is supposed to make your HDD or SSD load everything faster, including video games, and it's most noticeable when you enter a new in-game map, launch a new game or any other software. Movies stored onto the hard disk will play without freezing, skipping or slowing down, while essential programs will load instantly.
Automatic Diver Updates - Smart Game Booster automatically downloads and installs the necessary drivers for your specific GPU. This doesn't just improve in-game performance, but also keeps your PC's visuals crisp during media consumption, photo editing and video editing.
Game recording is Pretty Smooth - Admittedly, fps will take a toll while recording gaming sessions, but that's unavoidable, no matter what software is used to record while playing. Even then, Smart Game Booster tries to maintain a balance between the recorded footage's quality and the in-game performance, as best as the hardware would allow. If there's enough juice in your hardware to power both rendering and recording simultaneously though, just press CTRL + ALT + V and get ready to watch your exploits in high definition later on.
Organize All Your Games into a Single Library - With Uplay, Origin, Steam, GOG and a host of other online libraries and stores, it's a pain to launch games from each of individually. Smart Game Booster has its own library which lets the user optimize, boost and launch all games from all separate vendors, right from the menu. We found this feature to be very convenient and timesaving to say the least!
This list wouldn't have made much sense, had the features been half baked to be honest, which is fortunately, not what we saw. Apparently, there were a few bugs in the earlier versions, but with Smart Game Booster v4.3 onwards, those bugs have mostly been taken care of. As it turned out, all the advertised features do work as mentioned. Even if you have a PC with the latest hardware in it, we recommend giving Smart Game Boost a try. It's possible that you might be able to lower the average GPU temperatures and make your PC run faster than before, even when you are not gaming on it. Older PCs will experience the best effects of Smart Game Booster though, as it has the potential and capabilities to make your old hardware feel significantly faster, both inside and outside games.