The technology is created to serve ease to human lives. Many technological stuffs had created and then those technological wonders faded away or replaced by better ones. This is circle of technology life. Old is replaced by the new, because we are moving ahead and we want latest to most latest technology on every next step. Like the human, technology also dies. It also has a limited time period of living as when it gets old it dies. There are also some remarkable, popular technological products which unfortunately ended with the end of this year, but surely they all will still remain in our memories with their popular names. Let’s have a look down.
The Microsoft’s MSN Messenger was launched in 1999 and it was rebranded to Windows Live Messenger in 2005. Since then, it is well-known and popular by this name. This no doubt is a Microsoft’s most famous instant messaging software product. The company has also added some latest features such as video calls, photo delivering and games later on, when the technology had developed. Furthermore, the MSN had over 330 million monthly users after 2009. But unfortunately, the world’s most popular instant messaging client has been retired on 31st October 2014. After the 15 years of services it finally bid permanent farewell to the internet.
Majority of the people exposed their anger after hearing the news of its shutting down, because MSN Messenger was already around us when Gmail, Facebook, Myspace, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram were not. This was too old and will always overlook by many old users.
Google have shut down its recent social networking service, Orkut, too early. The Orkut was launched early in 2004, on the same year that Facebook, and exactly after ten years of existing, it has shut down on 30th September, 2014. Orkut was broadly used by Brazil and India but the users were not able to further use this service a moment longer after 30th September. The Orkut app was removed from the Google play store and App store on the same day. The reason of its shut down was the lack of embracing social networks as it has failed to put Google ahead in the Web’s most popular businesses.
Apple’s iPod Classic, the touch screen-less music player was the best invention of the company of that time as it could hold 40,000 songs on it. The Apple’s MP3 Player was launched in October 2001 and it has been eliminated in 2013. The last sixth generation iPod was launched in 2009 and since then not a single change has been updated by the company. The reason of the replacement of first iPod was the existence of latest iPhones, which offered much more interesting features instead of just storing music.
XP is one of the most popular operating system in the history of Microsoft’s life and it has been widely used in personal computers and laptops. Unfortunately, it also has been retired on the 8th April 2014. Windows XP was become unable to offer security patches, online technical content update, non-security hot fixes and other things from Microsoft just after April 8.
The company has said that Windows XP was not designed to handle the hard challenges of the current era, such as rapidly increasing of cyber-attacks and demands of data privacy storage. The company added that our newer operating system such as Windows 7 and 8 will perform their duties at the best level just according to current affairs.