iPhone 6 accessories: A billion-dollar market in China

The market size of iPhone 6 accessories in China has greatly outstripped the previous models due to the unprecedented popularity of Apple’s latest smartphones in the world’s largest populated market.

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/iphone-6-accessories-a-billion-dollar-market-in-china-7000034854/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

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This week’s sidebar poll: Are you swapping your Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

One of the coolest things we’ve seen in the past few weeks is the new Nexus Player. The consumer debut of Android TV brings a mix of Google TV and Chromecast, allowing you to do a bit more but also being a bit more intense (read: complicated) than everyone’s favorite, the Chromecast. We think it’s an important product to Google, and may just finally bring their ecosystem into the living room — something Google (and every other giant corporation with an ecosystem to bring) has wanted for a long time.

But the Chromecast is just so simple. And it offers access to any and all media you have stored into Google’s cloud, so for many it’s exactly what they wanted. We don’t think Google has any plans to discontinue the Chromecast, and they haven’t said anything to make us think that way. For a lot of us, it’s the perfect solution.

Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/uZciiR8hHX8/story01.htm

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IBM’s future: 6 things it needs to thrive

The GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory deal is only part of the recipe for Big Blue’s ongoing survival. Here are a few other things that Armonk needs in order to maintain relevancy for the next decade and beyond.

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Samsung’s massive Galaxy Mega 2 hits the US on AT&T this week

Samsung's massive Galaxy Mega 2 hits the US on AT&T this week

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 was revealed unceremoniously in August, when it spontaneously went on sale in Malaysia and Thailand.

Now the Samsung phablet that isn’t the Galaxy Note 4 is launching in the US this week through AT&T.

The Galaxy Mega 2 will arrive at the carrier October 24 for $475 off-contract, $150 with a two-year agreement, or $19.80/$23.75 on a 24- or 20-month AT&T Next plan.

Mega in size only

The Samsung Galaxy Mega stretches the definition of portable, but in truth its "Mega" descriptor only applies to its 6-inch size.

The phablet’s other specs, including a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1.5GB of memory, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2800mAh battery, and Android KitKat, are less impressive.

At least it has the Galaxy Note 3‘s faux-leather backing – a plus, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Source : TechRadar: Phone and communications news http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/phone-and-communications-news/~3/h6gClXBYUA8/story01.htm

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An ode to Apple’s fading iPod: It begat the iPhone

The iPod has been relegated to the non-material “other” revenue bucket for Apple starting next quarter. But its DNA lives on in the iPhone, iOS and App Store.

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Apple Q4: Cook talks Apple Pay; IBM deal; Mac-iPad convertible?

Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings blew Wall Street’s expectations away. After the second-half release of products and services, Apple executives explain a few things.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growth

ipad-air-2-3 During today’s earnings call for Apple’s fiscal Q4 2014, CEO Tim Cook took time to address the iPad’s performance at length. Cook referred to a lot of the general kinds of negative feeling around iPad performance circulating around media and analysts, and brought up his own perspective on the product category. “I take a step back on iPad,” he said. “I know… Read More

Source : TechCrunch » Mobile http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/tim-cook-on-ipad-sales/?ncid=rss

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Bilan du Salon de l’auto : en route vers la voiture hyper connectée

Le salon de l’automobile a fermé ses portes dimanche soir. Traditionnellement, quelques nouveautés logicielles et fonctionnelles touchent la téléphonie mobile. Voici un résumé de ce qu’il faut retenir de cette édition 2014.

Source : LesMobiles.com http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/lesmobiles/~3/5KM8Vg63WL4/15658-bilan-du-salon-de-l-auto-en-route-vers-la-voiture-hyper-connectee.html

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Apple’s Mac surges on back-to-school, emerging markets

The larger question is whether Apple can keep the Mac momentum going. The short answer is that Apple can probably keep the good times rolling with product updates and emerging market strength.

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Apple Q4 2014 hardware sales: iPhone strong, and strongest ever Mac quarterly sales

Apple’s Q4 2014 earnings are out, and while iPhone and Mac sales were strong, iPad sales fall well below analyst expectations.

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/apple-q4-2014-hardware-sales-iphone-strong-and-strongest-ever-mac-quarterly-sales-7000034885/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

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