That’s my apple!
An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office this week describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.
According to AppleInsider, “Apple’s patent application for “Generating notifications based on user behavior,” an iPhone or other mobile product employs behavior recognition techniques to determine whether the current user is the device owner. When usage patterns don’t match those of the owner, an alert, notification or system action is triggered.”
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Earlier this week, as Apple reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2014, analysts were quick to pounce on the Cupertino, California-based tech giant in response to the slacking sales of the company’s once industry-dominating tablet, the iPad.
But amidst growing global competition from the likes of Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft, Apple’s market share has continued to dwindle, even though the iPad remains the leading tablet across the global landscape.
According to IDC, Apple’s Q2 iPad market share clocks in at 26.9% — down from 33% in the same quarter of 2013. In second place is Samsung, which has a 17.2% market share as of Q2 2014.
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Apple this week reported an impressive $7.7 billion in profits for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 with quarterly revenue reported as $37.4 billion.
For the three month period ending in late June, Apple shipped 35.2 million iPhones, 13.2 million iPads, 4.4 million Macs, and 2.9 million iPods.
Of course, next year at this time, Apple’s list of products for which it reports sales could be longer. Based on R&D spending for the last quarter, Apple is gearing to augment its product offerings.
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Apple is preparing to roll out the red carpet to welcome some major talent to the 2014 iTunes Festival in London.
On Monday, the iDevice maker confirmed that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde and more will perform in September at the 8th annual concert series event.
iTunes performances can be watched live or on-demand on iOS devices, Macs, and on the Apple TV.
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Late last week, the team at My.com reached out to MMW with results from a new survey of 1,000 U.S. internet users on email behavior.
The report uncovered a number of interesting findings worth noting for email marketers and digital advertisers everywhere.
Among the interesting discoveries:
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The European Commission is taking the fight squarely to Google and Apple over what the EC calls an inadequate attempt on the part of both tech giants to remedy their deceptive in-app purchase policies.
BBC News is reporting that the European Commission wants to compel Apple and Google to make the “true cost” of downloadable games crystal clear for anyone who enters iTunes or Google Play.
Apple, however, appears to be the biggest target of the EC for now.
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comScore has released the latest data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, which serve up a host of stats for the U.S. smartphone industry as of May 2014.
Most impressively, 169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (70 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in May, up 4 percent since February.
Once again, Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.9 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.6 percentage points from February). Samsung ranked second with 27.8 percent market share (up 0.8 percentage points), followed by LG with 6.5 percent, Motorola with 6.3 percent and HTC with 5.1 percent.
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