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Worldwide PC sales declined 5.7%, Apple’s Mac down 13.4%

Apple sold 4,946 million Macs in the third quarter 2017 The overall sales of PCs have declined for eight consecutive quarter although three of the six biggest PC manufactures have slightly increased their market shares in Q3 2016. According to Gartner’s preliminary results for 3Q16, all manufacturers combined sold 68,945 million units, compared with 79,098 in Q32015. Lenovo is still a market leader with a 20.9% share, but HP is closing the gap with a difference of just 0.5%. Dell and Asus have also sold more in 2016, increasing their shares to 7.8% and 7.2%, respectively, with sales probably boosted[…]

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Apple patents light-splitting camera and light sensors within the display

Apple granted new patents which could be used in iPhone 2017. The new patents awarded by the US Patent & Trademark Office detail a multi-sensor camera module and Light sensors integrated within the display. A multi-sensor camera assembly could potentially lead to improved photo and video quality of future iPhones in a relatively small package. The new patent reveals independent light sensors for three or more wavelengths, splitting the incoming light from the lens, and then combining the data via software in order to improve the quality of photos and videos. The technology in the new Apple patent is different[…]

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iOS 10 adoption reached 67%

iOS 9 down to 28% A month after Apple rolled out the iOS 10 as an over-the-air update to eligible tablets and iPhones around the world, the company can boast that 67% of all active devices have upgraded to the latest version of the OS. The new numbers coming from MixPanel reveal that iOS 10 is already on 67.31% of the devices, while iOS 9 is second with 28.38%. The share of devices running older operating systems has decreased from 5.23% to 4.31% for a week, which means some of the users may have bought a new iPhone or iPad.[…]

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How to transfer contacts to another iPhone or Android

Easy steps: transfer contacts to a new iCloud or Android. Buying a new iPhone and then logging-in using the same iCloud account will seamlessly transfer all your contacts to the new device, providing that you’ve properly backed up the contacts to the Cloud. But what about if you want to use a new iCloud account or for some reason – Android. Here is how you can transfer the contacts in three possible scenarios: 1. Switching to a new iPhone (with a new iCould account): Upgrading to a new iPhone and transferring the contacts is a fairly simple process. Sign in[…]

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Samsung infringing Apple’s ‘slide to unlock’, need to pay $120 million

Apple has won a lawsuit against Samsung Samsung has violated several iPhone patents, and one of them is the popular ‘Slide to unlock’, according to a recent U.S. Federal court decision. Cupertino was suing Samsung for infringing some phone patents and the final decision was made on Friday. The US court has ruled with 8-3 vote that Samsung needs to pay Apple $119.6 million as a compensation for patent infringements (via Bloomberg). An earlier verdict had lowered the money, with information based on sources outside of the trial records suggesting that Samsung has not intentionally infringed the patents. But the[…]

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Apple is being sued over iPhone 6 Touch Disease

A growing number of customers have complained about unresponsive touch. Touch Disease is a relatively widespread problem among iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users that affects the touch functionality of the screen, making the display partially or fully unresponsive. The problem has been reported in North America since August, and it appears that Touch Disease affects only the 6-th generation of iPhones (not the ‘S’ version) because of a design flaw that makes the devices vulnerable, eventually leading to loosing or breaking the connection between the touch ID chips and the motherboard. But the real problem with the Touch[…]

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel XL – which is better?

How does the Pixel XL compare against the iPhone 7 Plus? Google has recently unveiled its new Pixel line of phones, and positioned it much higher than the old Nexus phones in terms of price. With these two phones, Google finally announced its own branded mobile devices, although they are manufactured by a hardware partner – in this case – HTC. One may ask why Google came up with prices that are identical to the prices of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, thus apparently abandoning the affordable, yet powerful image of the existing Nexus line. With its departure from[…]

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Apple pressures developers to update their old 32-bit apps

iOS 10.1 displays warning messages for old apps. Back in 2013, Apple presented its first iPhone with a 64-bit processor – iPhone 5s. From day one, Apple encouraged all iOS developers to update their apps and add support for the new processors, eventually making the 64-bit support mandatory in early 2015 as the majority of the smartphones in active use back then were already powered by 64-bit chips. In September, with the announcement of the iOS 10, Apple informed the developers that apps without support for 64-bit would be removed from the App Store by the end of the year.[…]

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New iPad Pro tablets planned for Spring 2017

Three iPad Pros could be released in 2017 Apple is planning a hardware refresh of its iPad Pro line for the first half of 2017. According to the Japanese website MacOtakara, Apple might announce three new iPad Pro devices in Spring 2017. Mac Otakara, based on information from “reliable sources”, reveals that Apple will introduce 7.9-inch, 10.1 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in 2017. The Japanese blog also explains that the new models, including the 12.9-inch version, will feature a True Tone display that automatically adapts its colors depending on the environment. The same solution has already been used for[…]

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Apple crowned the number one brand in the world for 2016

The 2016 ranking shows a 5% increase in Apple’s brand value Apple remains firmly on the top of the ranking of the most valuable brands in the world, according to Interbrand. The company has a brand value estimated to worth $178,119 billion this year, which means that Apple has increased its brand valuation by 5% compared with 2015. Among the top 4 companies are also Google ($133 billion), Coca Cola (declining 7% to $73,1 billion) and Microsoft (gaining 8 percent to $72,8 billion). Apple’s valuation increase shows that the company has a very strong presence even in times when the iPhone[…]

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