Apple on Monday confirmed record-breaking opening weekend preorders for its next-gen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
More than four million units were preordered during the first 24 hours of availability.
The new iPhones officially go on sale this Friday in the U.S. and a handful of nations around the world.
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An alarming finding by Gartner serves as a clear call to action for the mobile community — be careful about what you download.
By next year, 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests.
Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, and these applications have little or no security assurances.
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Cloud storage, which enables consumers to store material and later access it anytime, any place, or on any device, has gone mainstream.
According to the latest data from Harris interactive, and covered by eMarketer, 39% of U.S. internet users have now turned to the cloud in some fashion. Of this large group, the overwhelming majority said the cloud vastly benefits professionals.
The cloud makes lives easier through simple file-sharing and stress free data backups (41% of those polled attest).
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Apple will be the biggest driver behind wearable band shipments next year.
That’s according to the industry analyst firm Canalys.
Wearable band shipments will grow 129% year on year to reach 43.2 million units in 2015, of which 28.2 million will be smart bands and 15.0 million will be basic bands.
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On Tuesday, Apple made its long awaited plunge into the wearables market.
And the timing couldn’t possibly be better.
According to analysts at Juniper Research, the global retail revenue from smart wearable devices will “treble by 2016, before reaching $53.2 billion by 2019.”
The market, we’re told, will be driven by an increase in sales of premium smart watches and smart glasses over the next five years.
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On Tuesday, Apple lifted the curtain on its long-awaited iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.
But was it enough to impress Apple’s fan base and silence its critics who call Apple an innovator of the past?
“I think Apple blew everyone away,” says Jimmy Dowd, a New York-based tech stock trader and former market analyst. “What Apple showed us today will raise the bar for smartphones and wearables for the next few years.”
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If you’ve already written off Microsoft in the smartphone wars, it may be time to write them back in.
The updated Enterprise Smartphone Competitive Assessment from ABI Research concludes that, overall, Apple is number one followed closely by Samsung.
But — and this is a BIG but – Microsoft is still an emerging player in this space.
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