In a recent survey of consumers, consumers appear to be more interested in the yet to be revealed iPhone 7 than before of the launch of the iPhone 6s in both the US and China. However, consumer interest in the so-called iPhone 7 is not at the same le... more
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According to a recent traffic and sales analysis, Samsung has regained the top spot as the leading smartphone vendor in the US market with a 28.8 percent share on the strength of the new Samsung flagship phone. After eleven months at the top, Apple slipped to second place with a 23 percent share for the month of March. LG picked up third place with a 17.1 percent share, while Chinese makers like Huawei and ZTE were well off the pace.
Alongside our regular MacNN Deals and Daily Deals posts, the writers of MacNN occasionally find offers that are interesting or major enough to warrant their own Big Deals post. Today is your reminder that there are four days left to get the MacUpdate Spring Bundle, a collection of ten productivity and creative apps for your Mac, that also ships with an extra bonus app for those buying the package early.
Bausch + Lomb, and IBM today announced a collaboration to develop the first app of its kind for iPhone and iPad for surgeons who perform cataract surgery. The innovative app will help surgeons streamline their workflow by delivering patient information and clinical insights as well as intraocular lens (IOL) options on a single, digital platform at the point of care.
The App Stores currently suffering from an issue with the search functionality, which is making it extremely difficult for users to find specific apps they want to acquire by name in some instances. Searches performed in both the iOS App Store and the Mac App Store are apparently failing to show up listings for some major apps in its search results, instead directing users to other apps in the store that may not be as useful as the intended app.
Confirming previous rumors, Apple has started selling accessibility devices online. The new category is aimed at the disabled and caretakers, and carries a range of products across three categories: vision, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy.
A company co-founded by former Apple employees credited with the creation of Siri will be demonstrating what could be the next generation of virtual assistant. Viv Labs will be showing off "Viv" on Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt, with the digital assistant said to provide more of a service to its users, such as performing an entire order for pizza and completing the transaction, without requiring users to enter the store's app or entering details on a web page.
Every so often, people browse the Internet and the Mac App Store to try and find useful things to add to their app arsenal, but sometimes it's hard to find discounted apps that you really want to get. For App Deals for OS X, the MacNN staff has compiled a list of apps for your Mac that are either a great bargain, or even free for a short while.
The App Store is a constantly-changing place, with new apps joining the catalog, while others adjust their prices to encourage some new sales. App Deals for iOS aims to point you in the direction of apps for your iPhone or iPad that have been reduced in price, making them an essential purchase, or in some cases, even free.
The iPhone is a revolutionary device that has very much changed the way we live, but even the best relationships need a little time apart sometimes. It can, however, be difficult to put down the iPhone, simply because it does so very much. In fact, one of the most annoying things about the iPhone is that while I'm busy trying to get some work done or a new high score achieved, the darn thing has to go and ring with a telephone call every now and again, interrupting our concentration.
Instrument producer Moog has recreated one of its best-known synthesizers as an app for iPhone and iPad. The classic Moog Model 15, which normally sells as a $10,000 instrument has been reproduced with the vast majority of its functionality intact for iOS as the Model 15 app, with the software version of the iconic synthesizer costing music professionals and devotees of the device just $30 to purchase and own.
We admit to getting a certain amount of glee out of those (frequent) moments when a long-established rumor is contradicted and has to be walked back with torturously-contorted rationalizations. Remember how sure everyone was (and mostly still are) about the idea that Apple will ditch the analog headphone jack in the "iPhone 7" (the one expected to appear this fall)? Oh that's so last week now. Not that it matters -- nobody in their right mind would buy the iPhone 7, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The other day, we gave you a few suggestions for things to get your Mother for her day this weekend. It's now a few days closer to the day, have you made up your mind? Do you really want to be out-classed by your siblings? In this collection, we've picked a few more things that Amazon or similar services will have no problem getting to Mom before Sunday. That said, you'd better get going.
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the writing team of MacNN scours online retailers to find discounts, bargains, offers, and promotions for our readers to enjoy. Expired deals have been removed from the list, while the new additions for today include a 40-inch 4K TV from Samsung for $400, a DBPOWER Original EX5000 action camera for $57, and a Seagate 6TB internal hard drive for $240.
Hulu is planning to launch its own Internet TV service next year, one that will provide live streams of channels to customers alongside its existing on-demand video streaming service. CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed reports from earlier this week that the company was leaning towards making such a service, that it will stream "live programming from broadcast and cable brands," including "live sports, news, and events."
For a device meant to keep accurate time, it's unexpectedly hard to pin down a definitive one-year anniversary for Apple Watch. Tim Cook revealed it on September 9, 2014, so there's that -- and this was the date that ended years of limbo, as we listened for rumors and actually hoped Apple would make a watch. Only, it wasn't then until April 10, 2015 that you could pre-order it, and officially it began shipping on April 24, but yeah, sure. I ordered mine within the first 40 seconds of pre-order availability, and I still didn't make it into the fabled April 24 slot.
So back in August of last year, I had written a review of an officially licensed Topps and Star Wars app that had lit the internet on fire, then promptly fizzled out. Nine months later, I decided to turn around and check out what Star Wars: Card Trader had been up to since I last cleared it off my iPhone.
Alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today, we're highlighting four online services that can help you stay secure while connected to the Internet, keep your calls secure, protect your data with online backups, as well as helping you manage your digital lifestyle.
Garmin's latest fitness tracker has been unveiled as one suited to those preferring to wear an analog watch, rather than a smartwatch with a screen for a display. The Garmin Vivomove appears to borrow the concept of a simply-designed analog face that pushes most fitness tracking functionality to the background from the Withings Activité range, with the Vivomove capable of monitoring the user's physical activity while still appearing to be a fairly normal timepiece.
In the second part of a two-part interview with CNBC's 'Mad Money' host Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple continues to stand for what it always has stood for, "building the best products on Earth that enrich people's lives." Much like the first part of the interview, Cook spends a lot of time putting a positive spin on the company following the lackluster sales of its iPhones during the March quarter. In doing so, Cook cited the late Steve Jobs a couple of times, as he puts forward the view that Apple has certain goals that have never changed, despite the change of leadership.