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New figures claim that smartphone sales in China have now seen double-digit growth in the build up to the country's 6.18 shopping festival.China sales may have had a boost from Apple giving the iPhone 14 Pro a rare discountShipments of smartphones have been struggling in China over falling demand. Despite this, Apple has been significantly growing its share of the market in the country, and now the industry as a whole is seeing some improvement. Read more...
New figures claim that smartphone sales in China have now seen double-digit growth in the build up to the country's 6.18 shopping festival.China sales may have had a boost from Apple giving the iPhone 14 Pro a rare discountShipments of smartphones have been struggling in China over falling demand. Despite this, Apple has been significantly growing its share of the market in the country, and now the industry as a whole is seeing some improvement. Read more...
Apple Pay uses NFC technology, and it requires you to effectively touch the terminal to make a connection. | Image: The Verge Tap-to-pay services like Apple Pay may soon no longer need the actual tapping part to work. That’s because NFC, the technology that enables you to pay at shops by touching your phone to a payment terminal, is getting new capabilities over the next next two to five years, such as a communications range boost, more powerful wireless charging for tiny devices like earbuds, and more (via Android Authority). NFC, which stands for Near Field Communication, is inside thousands of devices today ranging from smartphones to video game-enhancing figurines. Now the body that decides how to standardize the technology,…
A new marketing campaign aims to promote plant-based diets and convince people to stop eating meat, and uses Steve Jobs' famous slogan, but it may get pushback from Apple.Steve Jobs famously had a fruit-based dietEat Differently, a newly established LLC describes itself as a "public service resource." As part of its mission, it has funded the placement of 29 billboards throughout San Diego, featuring prominent figures such as Jobs, Paul McCartney, Greta Thunberg, and Cesar Chavez, among others. Read more...
Last month CIRP analyzed how many Android settlers were upgrading to iPhone and found it to be at a 5-year high. Now, in a new report covering March 2022 – March 2023, CIRP found that 15% of new iPhone customers upgraded from Android. Only 4%, perhaps as a result of severe head injuries, downgraded to pretend iPhones during that time. Google’s derivative Android is slowly, inexorably bleeding out. Apple’s iPhone 14 series (left to right: flagship iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14) Michael Potuck: iPhone sees 10% more switchers than Android in the US. CIRP data on customer loyalty also corroborated Apple’s stronger iPhone pull. It found iPhone/iOS had a 94% rate of existing…
Macworld Do Macs get viruses? Do Macs need antivirus software? The answers to these questions aren’t as simple as they might seem. In this article, we look at the dangers faced by Mac users, and the pros and cons of using Mac antivirus software. Historically, the Mac has been considered safe and secure for a number of reasons that we will go into below, but in recent years the consensus has fluctuated. In its 2020 State of Malware report, Malwarebytes said it saw “a significant rise in the overall prevalence of Mac threats in 2019, with an increase of over 400 percent from 2018.” The following year, the company found that overall malware detected on macOS decreased by 38 percent…
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