On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8 to the mobile world, just two days before the company’s scheduled launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
This year, however, Apple appears poised to welcome more Android newcomers to the iOS ecosystem than during any previous iOS refresh.
Shortly before iOS 8 dropped, Apple published a detailed guide that walks Android users through the switch to iOS.
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Opera Mediaworks says Asia-Pacific is now the “fastest-growing region in mobile advertising,” with 70% growth in ad impressions year-over-year.
The firm’s newest State of Mobile Advertising report refers to India as the single-most powerful driver of the Asia-Pacific market.
Specifically, we’re told that mobile-ad impression volume has grown 260% since July 2013.
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How’s the smartphone market stacking up these days?
Now we know, since comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, has released recent data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for July 2013.
Who’s on first? Hand it to Apple. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with a 40 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app.
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If it’s true that time is money, then mobile technology is a veritable goldmine for small businesses in the U.S.
In fact, millions of small businesses are tapping into technology to save time and, ultimately, money as well – to the tune of a staggering $67.5 billion a year – by using mobile apps, tablets, and smartphones in their day-to-day business activities.
The savings were calculated based on results of a recently-released survey commissioned by AT&T and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), a nonprofit advocacy, research, training and networking organization.
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New research from Strategy Analytics isn’t painting an entirely promising picture for Samsung and Apple, the top two titans in the smartphone and tablet hardware business.
According to data shared with MMW, global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes.
Second quarter 2014 Global Tablet shipments were up 5% at 52.4 million units, with Asus and Lenovo the only top 5 ranked vendors delivering shipment growth over Q2 2013.
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For many Zambians, it’s enough to have a smartphone. But affording a data plan there — as in many places in the world — can be prohibitive.
In fact, at least 5 percent of the 5 billion people without Internet just can’t afford them.
In an attempt to tackle that issue in Zambia, Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org has launched an Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google Search.
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According to a new report from Recorded Future, Al-Qaeda prefers Android to iOS.
So why exactly does the terrorist organization prefer Android? For one thing, it’s cheaper.
“The large availability and affordability of Android phones, especially in underdeveloped countries, is probably the reason for this,” the report summary explains.
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