Chinese maker Huawei overtakes Microsoft as Lumia sales drop by 50 percent
A new study by Strategy Analytics has confirmed Apple CEO Tim Cook's claim that iPhone sales were up a staggering 35 percent year-over-year, making Apple the smartphone maker with the second-highest mobile phone shipments overall, including "feature phones." The remaining-but-shrinking market for low-end smartphones and feature phones is what keeps Samsung in first, but Apple's marketshare rose to 10.9 percent share, compared to last year's 8.2 percent.
Canadian telecom company announces unlimited US data, talk and text
Wind Mobile, a Canadian mobile phone service provider, has announced the launch of its Unlimited US Data, Talk and Text plan add-on. Providing Canadian customers with unlimited phone usage across the border, Wind's add-on will be available for $15 per month. The first Canadian wireless company to provide this feature, smartphone users can utilize their phones while travelling without being subject to per use roaming charges. Wind's Unlimited Data, Talk and Text add-on will become available February 3, 2014.
Synchronize media between Mac and KIN phones
Mark/Space has introduced KIN Media Sync for Mac, a new version of its synchronization software designed for the new KIN ONE and KIN TWO mobile phones. The program allows users to sync a wide range of different media including music, photos or video. With music, users can sync full playlists created in iTunes, as well as individual songs or entire albums. Photos which are taken with the KIN phones can be synced with iPhoto, while iPhoto albums can be transferred to the KIN
Sync files between the KIN mobile phone and Mac
Mark/Space revealed that previously mysterious Mac syncing for the Microsoft KIN phones will be handled by its software. The KIN Media Sync for Mac brings tools for syncing music files and photo albums between the phone and Mac, as well as transferring other forms of media including podcasts and videos. Additionally, the software is designed to work with other Mac-based media applications such as iTunes and iPhoto, and is said to have a similar interface.