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Mobile Commerce Driven by iPad Usage

Mobile Commerce Driven by iPad Usage Mobile Commerce Driven by iPad UsageThe global tablet landscape may be more competitive than ever, but that doesn’t mean Apple has given up much ground in eCommerce.

New industry data shared with MMW on Tuesday morning reveals that most transactions on mobile originate from Apple devices, especially the iPad.

The freshly published E-commerce Pulse Report from Custora declares that “Apple’s mobile supremacy remains,” even though Apple “continues to be challenged, most notably by Samsung and more recently, Amazon.”
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Apple Picking Getting Easier in China

Apple Picking Getting Easier in China 300x186 Apple Picking Getting Easier in ChinaChina is the new Apple of Apple’s “i.” That is, iPhones, iPads, and iPods are about to be more plentiful than ever across the most populous mobile community on the planet.

Bloomberg reports that Apple is opening a multitude of new retail stores in China. The proof? Apple is hiring a full slate of new managers to staff these new facilities in the works.

For now, we’re told that at least six new Apple stores are planned.
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Apple Making Healthier Choices in Mobile

Apple Making Healthier Choices in Mobile 300x225 Apple Making Healthier Choices in MobileApple is making a major move in mHealth as evidenced during the keynote for WWDC 2014 this week. On Monday, the venerable Mac maker showed off “HealthKit,” which mHealthWatch describes as a new app bundled with iOS 8 that focuses on fitness and tracking solutions while unlocking almost limitless potential for added convenience from today’s leading mobile health services.

This platform provides what Apple calls an easily accessible hub that enables iPhone users to monitor any health metrics they choose.

iOS 8 offers developers robust frameworks including HealthKit APIs that provide the ability for health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness. For example, your blood pressure app could share its data with a physician app, such as the Mayo Clinic app, so your doctor can provide high-quality guidance and care.

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NTT DOCOMO Bringing iPad to Japanese Subscribers in June

NTT DOCOMO Bringing iPad to Japanese Subscribers in June 300x187 NTT DOCOMO Bringing iPad to Japanese Subscribers in JuneIn what comes as the best news for Apple in Japan since the nation’s largest carrier announced plans to cover the iPhone earlier this year, NTT DOCOMO announced yesterday that iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will be available on the DOCOMO network beginning on Tuesday, June 10.

“With the addition of iPad alongside iPhone, we now offer the complete lineup of Japan’s most popular mobile devices on the nation’s most reliable LTE network,” said Kaoru Kato, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC. “We know our customers will enjoy using iPad Air and iPad mini, and anticipate that new customers will look to experience these amazing devices on our high-quality network with our new billing plan.”
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The British Are Coming… for Tablet-Based Banking

The British Are Coming... for Tablet Based Banking 300x225 The British Are Coming... for Tablet Based BankingThe British are crazy about their tablets. In fact, when it comes to personal banking, British consumers and poised to turn to their tablets before their mobile phones within the next few years.

“More European consumers will bank on their tablets than on their mobile phones by as soon as 2016,” reads a report summary from Forrester‘s European digital banking forecast for 2014 to 2018.

While mobile banking use in Europe will grow fast — from 42 million users in 2013 to 99 million in 2018 — tablet banking will grow twice as fast — from 19 million users in 2013 to 115 million in 2018.
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Does Apple Have an iPad Problem?

Does Apple Have an iPad Problem 300x225 Does Apple Have an iPad Problem?On Wednesday, Apple punctuated a strong quarter on Wall Street with impressive earnings that mostly beat analyst expectations.

Spiking more than $40 per share in after-hours trading, Apple reported earnings of $11.62 a share on revenue of $45.6 billion.

Analysts expected earnings of $10.18 a share on $43.53 billion in revenue.
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Microsoft Office for iPad Exceeds 12 Million Downloads

Microsoft Office for iPad Exceeds 12 Million Downloads 300x180 Microsoft Office for iPad Exceeds 12 Million DownloadsLast week, Microsoft finally launched its iconic Office Suite for Apple’s iPad.

“Office 365 subscribers can simply add an iPad as one of their chosen devices included in their subscription benefits, and can create and edit documents with Word for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad and Excel for iPad,” the software giant announced.

Although Office for iPad is available at no charge, the ability to use the full range of services and tools native to Office  requires a 365 subscription.
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