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    Being part of the Apple ecosystem has its benefits, so long as you’re willing to invest in them. One of the products that takes the most advantage of this is actually the most underrated as well, the Apple TV and its marriage with AirPlay. Years ago, AirPlay was originally known as AirTunes, mainly because you could stream your music to any stereo system if you connected it to an Airport Express, all through a Wi-Fi connection that provides better reception over long distances than Bluetooth. The concept evolved into AirPlay once the Apple TV could take this streaming features a step ...

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    Even though the cost of an iPhone is very similar to what customers will spend on any other flagship in the United States, in a good portion of the rest of the world, an iPhone is considered to be a luxury item that's sold at a steeper price, and as such, is attractive for theft. Countries like the United States have enforced laws that require OEMs to provide users with the ability to fully block a smartphone if stolen, and Apple was one of the pioneers of this service with its Activation Lock features on iOS 7. Today, more than a year after these services were implemented, we learn just ...

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    The Chinese smartphone market is one of the largest in the world. As a matter of fact, in 2012, the Chinese smartphone market was the number one market in the world, followed by the US, and, according to trends and additional data, that ranking doesn't seem to change any time soon. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that according to a recent DigiTimes research, smartphone shipments in China grew 10.8% in the last quarter of the 2014 compared to the previous one, and 13.2% compared to 2013. Translating that into numbers, more than 100 million units were shipped on the Chinese ...

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    The tide is changing in the US smartphone market. Competition between carriers is heating up, and major shifts in how we pay for phones and service are already underway. If you bought a new phone recently, there's a solid chance that instead of taking advantage of a carrier subsidy, you either bought the handset outright or directly financed it through a payment plan. And with so many players offering to pay their competitors' early termination fees in order to snag new customers, you have to think up with something pretty compelling to keep subscribers for the long haul. Last fall, Sprint ...

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    Apple and Samsung may be out of the court room with all the patent disputes, but it seems that both companies continue to compete at something. For the longest time, Samsung has overshadowed Apple in smartphone sales, and that does make sense since Samsung serves every single market segment, while Apple only focuses on the higher-end. That being said, even with all the logic behind Samsung's success, it seems that reality is about to change very soon. Both Strategy Analytics and even the IDC are already revealing their worldwide smartphone figures, and it turns out that Samsung's ...

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    A few years ago, anybody would've believed that Samsung's growth momentum was invincible. The Korean giant not only managed to make more profit than many of its competitors combined, but it is still the biggest cellphone seller in the world. That said, we do know that the company has struggled in its sales figures over the last couple of quarters, and it seems things aren't getting better. A day after Apple announced that its $18 billion in quarterly profit broke even the ExxonMobil record set back in 2012, Samsung's profits continue to plummet. Samsung is barely reporting 5.3 trillion Won ...

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    Tim Cook spent a good amount of time yesterday telling us how well the iPhone was performing in sales over the last quarter. One interesting point he made during the conference call, is that more Android users had switched to iOS with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, than ever before, something hard to believe at a time when Android is still dominant in market share. If you're wondering if these words hold true, some analytics firms did so too, and have just published a study. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) have just released a some numbers regarding the switch ...

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    It's regularly common for the citizens of many countries to show a certain degree of pride and nationalism for the products made in their respective territories. That has slowly changed though, as the whole concept of "Made In America" stopped being important in the US many years ago. You'd think that this would be important in countries like South Korea, and especially with Samsung's world dominance of the smartphone market, but it seems to be slowly fading away. Counterpoint Research has just revealed some numbers for South Korea, and according to the report, Apple has broken records, ...

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    Go shopping for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the States right now, and Apple will do everything in its power to steer you towards the choice of a cellular provider. Sure, you can buy an iPhone 6 that's unlocked and ready to be used with the GSM carrier of your choice, but you can't escape Apple's push towards at least one network, as even the unlocked option is bundled with a T-Mobile SIM. That's not the case everywhere, though, and in other nations you can order just an iPhone, with no SIM whatsoever. Now word arrives that a similar option is about to hit US shoppers, and Apple could ...

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    We haven't heard any reports that claim that Apple Pay has taken the world by storm, but we do know that the service has gained some dramatic market share in just a few months of service. These reports even mention that a good percentage of users are not just testing the service, but actually using it more than once over different purchases during the week. The biggest challenge that Apple faces is for Apple Pay to be flawless in its interaction with customers and payments, and new reports claim that there is a glitch that's giving people a hard time. Apple Support forums are already ...

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    As usual, at the end of every year, we’re looking back at what happened over the course of twelve exciting months — that got us a lot of extraordinary products and services. We not only do this because it’s fun and important to recap some crucial events, but also because we usually also look at the future, trying to anticipate what the next year will bring us; and, in order to realistically try to predict things from the future, we need to know what happened in the past. So far, we looked at what we think were the best and worst apps of 2014, as well as the biggest disappointments ...

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    Who would've thought that increasing the size of the iPhone would amount to so much in 2014? Apple broke all of its sales records during the first few days since the launch of the iPhone 6, and these numbers also broke records in the company's bottom line. If you're wondering how well Apple did this holiday season, the answer is still a shocker. Flurry conducted some very interesting analytics this holiday season, and this consisted in measuring the worldwide mobile device activations during December 19 to the 25th. These are the most common dates when people could've opened gifts for ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus was more than just a success. The company broke sales records on the first few days, and even with the supply restraints of the iPhone 6 Plus, the company's bottom line still broke records as well. It's already been three months since the launch of these devices in the US, and if you think sales figures have slowed down, think again. A recent survey conducted to more than a thousand US consumers reveals that people still want to purchase an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. 50% of the people surveyed said they wanted to buy an iPhone, compared ...

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    Even though mobile payments haven't really gained the level of acceptance that smartphone makers would've expected, that doesn't mean that Apple hasn't found some success in the market after just one month. Recent statistics showed that the company was already enjoying 1% of digital payments, and with most users using the service more than once every week. We might attribute Apple's success to the partnerships the company was able to land, though not everything is a pretty picture. Apple has silently updated its Apple Pay website to reflect some new light in the status of the remaining ...

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    There's no denying that Apple found new success with its launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company has broken every sales record it had in just the first few weeks of sales, making it clear that customers did want a larger display on an iPhone. That being said, we also heard some recent reports claiming that Apple is working on a smaller 4-inch iPhone, and these rumors gain more traction today. Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company landed some fame recently with some accurate rumors about the display size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this year. Today, Arcuri ...

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    Just as with mobile payments and a ton of other services, Apple wasn't first in allowing third-party keyboards to work on its iOS products. Apple's stock iOS keyboard isn't as bad as some stock Android keyboards we've tested, but it's always good to give people options to choose what better solves their particular needs. The biggest problem is that third-party keyboards on iOS are sluggish, and it seems that Apple also wants them to become less functional. Nintype has become very famous because of all the added functionality that the developer has envisioned you would like in a keyboard. ...

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    Even though Apple didn't invent mobile payments, we all know that Cupertino is famous for arriving late at certain markets and making these take off. Google has struggled for years to make Google Wallet famous, and even if the service still exists, we rarely see any improvements over the already failed market strategy. Google's failure in mobile payments, and the reluctance of certain retailers over Apple Pay made us skeptical over its possible success at launch, but it seems that there's not need to worry. Reports already claim that Apple Pay was able to claim 1% of the digital payment ...

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    We've praised Apple for its design of the iPhone ever since its first iteration. Up until the launch of the iPhone 5 and 5s, Apple kept a very positive track record as a company that knew how to deliver flawless design on its smartphone and tablet lineup. Today, we admit we still like Apple's iPad lineup, but we struggle to recommend the iPhone 6 because of some elements in its design, and a famous engineer and designer has built a concept of his own. Business insider recently reported on a very interesting concept design by famous engineer and designer Nikola Cirkovic. Obviously concepts ...

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    Can you imagine a world where companies didn’t push the boundaries of thin and light? Some of you may mock these efforts, but that doesn’t change the fact that the best selling smartphones today keep getting thinner and lighter. We can't ignore the fact that one of the best selling smartphones in the world shows a clear obsession for getting slimmer every new iteration, and the same can be said about Oppo's R lineup. Have a look at our comparison video of the Oppo R5 vs the iPhone 6. In a way, this comparison would've been more suited agains the iPhone 6 Plus given the dimensions of ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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    Apple is very famous for retaliating against any company that copies it's designs, and we have the extensive Apple Vs. Samsung trial to prove it. That said, it's extremely common for anyone to find Chinese rip-offs of any iPhone all around Asia. Isn't it odd that today we find news or a Chinese company claiming otherwise? Chinese smartphone maker Digione is claiming that the design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a copy of its existing design for a device under its 100+ brand in China. This device is a low-end $130 smartphone that's apparently been available for a while, even though ...

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    After a very dramatic end to the relationship between Apple and GT Advanced, you'd think that the whole sapphire project came to an abrupt end. In a way it did, or at least for this year, since we don't really have any Apple product sporting the new display technology that we showed you months ago. That said, Apple has already shown the world that the Apple Watch will sport sapphire in its entry video, and it seems the supplier has just emerged. If you remember, we recently talked about this new $2.6 billion display factory that Foxconn is currently building through its subsidiary InnoLux. ...

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    Apple has broken a significant amount of records since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We saw how the company sold its fare share of phones in just the first few days of the launch, and obviously this leap also includes an extra share of growth for the company in its services. Apple may not be too happy with its current iTunes performance, but the App Store shows a different story. We still don't have any official data from Apple, but App marketing firm Fiksu has just revealed its numbers for the last couple of months. According to the study conducted through October on the ...

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    Even though Apple has never been a fan of the existing Android spec race, that doesn't mean that the company hasn't done its fare share of innovation in hardware with every existing iPhone. The iPhone 5s became famous for sporting the first 64-bit mobile processor, and that legacy has continued with the iPhone 6 and its new A8 chip. What's interesting is that we keep discovering that the processor has more capabilities than those marketed by Apple. The developers of WALTR, an app that allows Mac users to upload and view video files that aren't supported by iOS devices, have discovered that ...

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