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Apple Remains Top US Smartphone Manufacturer, LG Sees Substantial Growth - Analysts





According to the latest report from a research firm called comScore, Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America in the third calendar quarter of this year. Even though Apple’s share fell from 44.1% in June to 43.6% in September, this result allowed the Cupertino-based company to continue being a leader of the market. Samsung also saw a decrease in the number of users, however, the South Korean tech giant managed to get the second place in the rating. The only company, which demonstrated growth in the number of users was LG. It came in the third spot.


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Monday, November 9th, 2015. 18:56

Google to Design Chips for Smartphones to Compete with Apple on Equal Terms?



It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.


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Saturday, November 7th, 2015. 19:15

Android Phone Won’t Appear in New James Bond Movie Because of Reputation of Platform



Product placement is a great way of advertising modern gadgets like smartphones and tablets through TV shows movies and other multimedia content. Apple has never opposed to using its products in movies, that’s why we can see iPhones, iPads and Macs in probably every single movie that comes out these days.

According to some leaked internal Sony documents, last year, the company offered the "Spectre" star Daniel Craig a certain sum of money for using the Xperia Z4 phone in the upcoming movie. Craig, as well as Sam Mendes, the movie director, refused Sony’s multimillion deal. Moreover, they refused to use Samsung’s handset as well.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2015. 19:35

How to live stream Apple’s September 9 iPhone/iPad/AppleTV event on Windows



Need to stream Apple’s live event on a Windows machine? Like last time, Apple’s iPad/Mac Oct. 16 press event won’t be streaming on Windows and this time around requires Safari on a Mac, iOS device or an Apple TV. That means that Windows users will have to figure how to get the stream going using the workaround we posted last time.

You’ll need to download VLC player and check back here tomorrow for the final streaming link to complete the instructions:

  1. Download VLC Player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
  2. Install it.
  3. Open VLC. Click Media (top left) > Open Network Stream.
  4. You will see this screen: http://puu.sh/bqV9o.png
  5. Paste this link into that field: http://p.events-delivery.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1509pijnedfvopihbefvpijlkjb/m3u8/hls_mvp.m3u8
  6. An “Unable to open the MRU file …”  will appear until the stream has started.

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Air, iPad mini, and Retina iMac alongside other possibilities and a release date for OS X Yosemite. The live stream will require Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. Mac and iOS users can stream the event through Apple’s website here when it kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow.




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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. 20:37

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Apple Remains Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer, iOS Market Share Continues to Grow - comScore



Apple remains top U.S. smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest report from a research firm comScore, the market share of the company from Cupertino was equal to 44.2% during the period of three months ending in July. Such vendors as Samsung, LG, Motorola and  HTC occupy the places in the top-five list.


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Saturday, September 5th, 2015. 13:47

Apple Admits There’s ‘A Bit of Homework to Be Done’ to Make Apple Music Better



According to the latest report from The Guardian, Apple has recently admitted that its new streaming music service called Apple Music is not stable, contains a number of bugs and needs to be improved in future. As noted by the reporters, Apple realizes that there is ‘a bit of homework to be done’. Many users from all over the world complain about the user interface of the service and various bugs crashing local music libraries.


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Friday, September 4th, 2015. 20:32

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Android Wear for iOS Turns Out to Be Incompatible with Apple’s HealthKit



As you probably know, Android Wear has recently become available for iPhone users. This means that new wearable devices from various manufacturers with this operating system on board will be compatible with Apple gadgets. This is a piece of good news.


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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015. 17:50

Samsung Working on iPad Pro Rival - Rumor



According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, Samsung is currently working on a massive 18.4-inch tablet. This device is expected to become the main and probably the only rival of the iPad Pro, which is expected to be released later this year. The South Korean tech giant is also working on a 12-inch tablet with an Intel Core M processor inside, 4GB of RAM and a stylus. The device will be running Windows 10.


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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015. 10:53

Samsung Lets iPhone Users Test New Smartphones for $1 for 30 days



Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently launched a new promo campaign for iPhone users called Ultimate Test Drive. The participants of this campaign can get any Samsung smartphone they choose for one month for just one dollar. The main aim of the Ultimate Test Drive is to make iPhone users switch to Samsung devices. The launch of the program comes simultaneously with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. It is very likely that most participants will select these two smartphones as iPhone alternatives.


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Friday, August 21st, 2015. 14:08

Siri Saves Life of Teen Trapped Under His Truck



How often do you use Siri? If to speak about me, I use Apple’s virtual assistant quite rarely, in most cases just for fun. Well, as it turns out, Siri can not only look for something on the Internet or recognize the song playing at the cafe, but also save someone’s life. Literally.


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Sunday, August 16th, 2015. 12:02

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iPhone Market Share Grows in Europe, but Falls in the USA - Kantar



According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in the second quarter of 2015, iPhone’s market share grew noticeably in such countries as Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The share on Apple’s native U.S. market saw a decrease. It should be noted, however, that this happens every year before the release of the new iPhone model.


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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. 19:57

Apple Takes 92% of Profits with 20% Smartphone Market Share



According to the latest report from Canaccord Genuity, Apple takes 92% of the entire smartphone market profits with only 20% share of smartphone sales. As noted by the analysts, back in 2007, when the guys from Cupertino introduced the iPhone, two-thirds of the smartphone market profits were taken by Nokia. In 2012, the profits of Apple and Samsung were nearly equal, however, since that time, the situation has changed and now we see that Apple is far more successful that its South Korean rival.


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Monday, July 13th, 2015. 19:28

Apple Remains Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer



According to the latest data shared by a research firm called comScore, Apple remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America. Apple’s market share is currently equal to 43.5%. Samsung is ranked second with the market share of 28.7% and LG is the third with 8.2%.


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Saturday, July 4th, 2015. 19:42

Apple Expects Strong Demand for Next-Gen iPhone



According to the latest report from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, the guys from Cupertino expect strong demand for the next-generation iPhone. The experts, however, don’t think that Apple will manage to sell more iPhones than last year. You see, the devices that come after a major redesign and a noticeable hardware enhancement are usually less popular among Apple customers and Android switchers. Still, Apple may invent something unusual to lure customers.


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Thursday, June 18th, 2015. 14:01

Foxconn to Open Several New Factories in India by 2020?



According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple’s main partner, Foxconn, is currently planning to build a new factory in India, which will be responsible for assembling iPhones. The reason for such a decision is the increasing wage inflation in China. In the near future, Foxconn will start searching for a suitable location for the new factory, reporters claim. By 2020, Foxconn plans to build as many as 10-12 new manufacturing facilities and data centers in India. And that is quite an ambitious task that requires a lot of resources, I must admit.


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Friday, June 12th, 2015. 16:47