Post Tagged with: "iOS"

Microsoft Reportedly Preparing Smartwatch

Microsoft is reportedly working on a smartwatch that will monitor a user’s heart rate and sync with smartphones, according to a report by Forbes. The report states that the device draws on Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division’s optical engineering experience to provide continuous heart rate measurement without the need to activate a specific switch. Naturally, the [...]

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Apple App Store Sales Passed $10 Billion in 2013

Apple announced today that customers spent over $10 billion on its App Store in 2013, including $1 billion just in December. Almost three billion apps were downloaded last month, which makes it the most successful month for the App Store since it launched. Apple also said that iOS developers have earned $15 billion from the [...]

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Vokl TV Mobile App Aims to Make Television Social with Rewards

From binge watching shows on Netflix or Hulu to sharing thoughts regarding the latest episode on Facebook or Twitter, the ways people watch television are changing. Now a new mobile app, named Vokl TV, is set to offer another way for users to interact with their favorite shows. The application is the first from Play [...]

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Android Accounts for 81% of Smartphone Shipments

Google’s Android operating system has reached new heights, accounting for 81% of global smartphone shipments in the third quarter. The news, which comes from research firm IDC, marks the first time that the popular OS has surpassed 80%. A total of 211.6 million smartphones were shipped in the quarter and, despite concerns that the market [...]

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Better Late than Never: BBM for Android and iOS Finally Arrives

One month later, BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS is finally here. The apps were originally set to launch on September 21 and 22 respectively, but were delayed after an unreleased, and bugged, version of BBM for Android escaped into the wild. BlackBerry posted on its blog that, in just seven hours, about one million [...]

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Windows Phone Makes Advances in European Market

With BlackBerry looking like it may be done for good this time, Windows Phone is set to fill the vacuum. But can Microsoft’s offering compete with Android and iOS, which have constantly dominated the market? It may be too soon to tell, but the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech is promising as [...]

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BlackBerry Confirms BBM for Android and iOS this Weekend

Is summer over yet? Not for BlackBerry, which said that it would bring its Messenger service to Android and iOS this summer and is finally releasing it this weekend. Android users will be able to download BBM on Saturday, September 21, while iOS users will have to hold on until Sunday.  The app will be [...]

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Mobile App Store Downloads Projected to Reach 102 Billion in 2013

A new report from research firm Gartner shows another strong year for mobile app stores. Total app downloads worldwide will reach 102 billion this year, which is a significant increase form the 64 billion downloads in 2012. Gartner expects that figure to keep climbing and predicts an incredible 269 billion apps will be downloaded in [...]

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BlackBerry May Establish BBM as a Separate Company

With so many problems facing BlackBerry, it’s no surprise that the company wants to focus on one of its few success stories: Blackberry Messenger. A report in the Wall Street Journal, which as usual cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter, states that BlackBerry is considering setting its messaging service up as a separate company [...]

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Smartphone Sales Overtake Feature Phone Sales in Q2

The second quarter of 2013 marked the first time global smartphone sales surpassed feature phone sales, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales grew by 46.5% from last year to 225 million units, while feature phone sales declined by 21% to 210 million units. Overall, smartphone sales made up 51.8% of mobile phone sales [...]

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