http://www.mactech.com/blog en Global smart TV market set to boom http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/01/global-smart-tv-market-set-boom <p>The global smart TV market is expected to post a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 20.37% from 2014-2019, as consumers are spending more than ever on electronics, according to a new report from research firm Technavio (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>).</p> <p>The new report draws attention towards economic growth in developing countries that has improved the financial status of a significant portion of the population. This has resulted in higher consumer purchasing power, which has contributed to increased spending on consumer electronic goods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/01/global-smart-tv-market-set-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/01/global-smart-tv-market-set-boom#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:23:35 +0000 dsellers 1794266 at http://www.mactech.com Chromebook’s computing style disrupts low-end PC, education markets http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/31/chromebook%E2%80%99s-computing-style-disrupts-low-end-pc-education-markets <p>Chromebooks: cloud-centric, budget-friendly, fast-booting, secure computing devices that are more functional than tablets and less expensive than the average laptop PC are market changers, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>). </p> <p>In 2014, Chromebooks gained traction in North America, and are set to continue growing as streaming devices become more popular among consumers and purchasing entities. According to ABI Research, Chromebooks experienced 235% growth between 2013 and 2014, with shipments reaching 4.87 million in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/31/chromebook%E2%80%99s-computing-style-disrupts-low-end-pc-education-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/31/chromebook%E2%80%99s-computing-style-disrupts-low-end-pc-education-markets#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:56:00 +0000 dsellers 1794221 at http://www.mactech.com Global devices shipments to grow 2.8% this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/30/global-devices-shipments-grow-28-year <p>Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are estimated to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, an increase of 2.8% over 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). In spending terms, the global computing devices market (PCs and ultramobiles) is on pace to reach US$226 billion, a 7.2% decline in current U.S. dollars, says the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/30/global-devices-shipments-grow-28-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/30/global-devices-shipments-grow-28-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:29:05 +0000 dsellers 1794206 at http://www.mactech.com Public Wi-Fi hotspots to reach 7.8 million this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/27/public-wi-fi-hotspots-reach-78-million-year <p>Worldwide public Wi-Fi hotspot deployments have reached a total of 5.69 million in 2014, and will grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 11.2% between 2015 and 2020, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>). </p> <p>This includes public Wi-Fi hotspots deployed by mobile and fixed-line carriers as well as third-party Wi-Fi service providers. ABI Research expects the number of worldwide carrier Wi-Fi hotspots will reach 13.3 million in 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/27/public-wi-fi-hotspots-reach-78-million-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/27/public-wi-fi-hotspots-reach-78-million-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:47:53 +0000 dsellers 1793191 at http://www.mactech.com Smart cities will use 1.1 billion connected things in 2015 http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/26/smart-cities-will-use-11-billion-connected-things-2015 <p>Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city mayors to constantly balance the challenge of resource constraints against environmental sustainability concerns. </p> <p>Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>)estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020. </p> <p>Smart homes and smart commercial buildings will represent 45% of total connected things in use in 2015, due to investment and service opportunity. Gartner estimates that this will rise to 81% by 2020, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/26/smart-cities-will-use-11-billion-connected-things-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/26/smart-cities-will-use-11-billion-connected-things-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:31:29 +0000 dsellers 1793176 at http://www.mactech.com Report: global headphones market to grow at 12.70% through 2019 http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/25/report-global-headphones-market-grow-1270-through-2019 <p>According to the Sandler Research group (<a href="http://www.sandlerresearch.com" title="www.sandlerresearch.com">www.sandlerresearch.com</a>), the global headphones market will see a 12.70% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] between now and 2019.</p> <p>According to the report, one key trend being witnessed in the market is the rapid adoption of over-ear headphones. The rise in disposable income, especially among individuals in developed countries, the proliferation of smartphones, and the availability of headphones with advanced features, has increased the purchase of over-ear headphones.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/25/report-global-headphones-market-grow-1270-through-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/25/report-global-headphones-market-grow-1270-through-2019#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:53:47 +0000 dsellers 1791671 at http://www.mactech.com Increasing number of data breaches will impact encryption software market http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/24/increasing-number-data-breaches-will-impact-encryption-software-market <p>According to the latest report by the TechNavio (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>) research group, the number of data breaches has increased in recent years.</p> <p>Encryption software encrypts data, files, folders and software with a secret code that only registered users can access. With encryption software, organizations can store sensitive data in secure storage in the cloud, which can be accessed only by authorized users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/24/increasing-number-data-breaches-will-impact-encryption-software-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/24/increasing-number-data-breaches-will-impact-encryption-software-market#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:54:55 +0000 dsellers 1791546 at http://www.mactech.com Older mobile users spur data traffic growth in the U.S. http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/23/older-mobile-users-spur-data-traffic-growth-us <p>According to Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix Telemetry Intelligence Platform (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>), the total data traffic (Wi-Fi andcellular combined) doubled between the first quarter [Q1} 2014 and Q4 2014, with the bulk of the growth coming from an older demographic.</p> <p>The analysis is based on over one million individual application sessions from 3000+ panel members in the US. The results are powered by Strategy Analytics’ elemetry Intelligence Platform. Additional findings from the study include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/23/older-mobile-users-spur-data-traffic-growth-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/23/older-mobile-users-spur-data-traffic-growth-us#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:28:42 +0000 dsellers 1789246 at http://www.mactech.com Strategy Analytics: sponsored data not hurt by Net Neutrality http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/19/strategy-analytics-sponsored-data-not-hurt-net-neutrality <p>Sponsored data business models benefit consumers by expanding the mobile ecosystem to new partners that want to foot part of the bill for consumers to use wireless data — according to the Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>) Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, "Measuring the Success of Sponsored Data."</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/19/strategy-analytics-sponsored-data-not-hurt-net-neutrality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/19/strategy-analytics-sponsored-data-not-hurt-net-neutrality#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:22:59 +0000 dsellers 1788276 at http://www.mactech.com Top US pay TV operators added 101,000 subscribers in 4Q14 http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/18/top-us-pay-tv-operators-added-101000-subscribers-4q14 <p>The top pay TV operators in the United States added 101,000 new subscribers during the fourth quarter to end a roller coaster year in 2014 according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>)</p> <p>The declining trend in pay TV subscribers in North America, seen during the second and third quarters, reversed in the fourth quarter, with overall growth in both the US and Canada.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/18/top-us-pay-tv-operators-added-101000-subscribers-4q14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/03/18/top-us-pay-tv-operators-added-101000-subscribers-4q14#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:48:54 +0000 dsellers 1786331 at http://www.mactech.com