http://www.mactech.com/blog en One in 10 iOS users listens to Apple Music http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/27/one-10-ios-users-listens-apple-music <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="954" height="375" alt="" src="http://cdn.mactech.com/sites/default/files/Apple-Music-Big_7.jpg?1439905728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a new research study conducted by MusicWatch (<a href="http://www.musicwatchinc.com" title="http://www.musicwatchinc.com">http://www.musicwatchinc.com</a>), a company providing consumer research for the music industry, three quarters (77%) of Apple’s iOS users in the United States are aware of Apple Music, and 11% reported they are currently using Apple Music.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/27/one-10-ios-users-listens-apple-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/27/one-10-ios-users-listens-apple-music#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:49:11 +0000 dsellers 1884526 at http://www.mactech.com Portable computer shipments are expected to be flat for 2015 http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/26/portable-computer-shipments-are-expected-be-flat-2015 <p>According to the latest market data findings from ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>), total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015, which is essentially flat compared to 2014 levels. </p> <p>Assuming that the free upgrade promotion to Windows 10 OS offered by Microsoft is successful, much of the Windows installed base are likely to use their current computer hardware for at least a while longer. (The portable notebook PC category consists of four segments: netbooks, laptops, Chromebooks, and ultraportable PCs.)</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/26/portable-computer-shipments-are-expected-be-flat-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/26/portable-computer-shipments-are-expected-be-flat-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:44:30 +0000 dsellers 1883991 at http://www.mactech.com IDC: personal storage market declined in the second quarter http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/25/idc-personal-storage-market-declined-second-quarter <p>Worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) shipments declined by -9.7% year over year and -13.8% sequentially, finishing the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15) with 15.1 million units, according to the IDC research group (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) Shipment values declined along with unit shipments, down -16.1% from a year ago to $1.2 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/25/idc-personal-storage-market-declined-second-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/25/idc-personal-storage-market-declined-second-quarter#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:57:15 +0000 dsellers 1882746 at http://www.mactech.com Strategy Analytics: 2-in-1 tablet sales are taking off http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/24/strategy-analytics-2-1-tablet-sales-are-taking <p>While the overall tablet market contracts in 2015, 2-in-1 detachable tablets have become a bright spot, according to Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>). </p> <p>Traditional PC vendors like Asus, Acer, and HP have found a niche in which they can credibly compete against mobile device heavyweights, as the segment is forecast to grow 91% over the next five years due to lower prices and better designs, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/24/strategy-analytics-2-1-tablet-sales-are-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/24/strategy-analytics-2-1-tablet-sales-are-taking#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:27:09 +0000 dsellers 1882086 at http://www.mactech.com IEEE: young generations playing video games for shorter periods http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/21/ieee-young-generations-playing-video-games-shorter-periods <p>One of the most common behaviors of gaming aficionados over the years has been to sit for hours at a time playing with, or against, fellow gamers across the world, but recent findings from IEEE (<a href="http://www.ieee.org" title="www.ieee.org">www.ieee.org</a>), a professional organization "dedicated to advancing technology for humanity," has dispelled myths of the "traditional" gamer. </p> <p>IEEE today revealed data on the past and future of gaming, based on input from an interactive timeline. Gamers from around the world were invited to view and participate in the interactive timeline launched on Facebook from June 11 – July 13.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/21/ieee-young-generations-playing-video-games-shorter-periods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/21/ieee-young-generations-playing-video-games-shorter-periods#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:24:07 +0000 dsellers 1882081 at http://www.mactech.com IDC: Early movers will reap rewards from Ripple adoption http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/20/idc-early-movers-will-reap-rewards-ripple-adoption <p>A new IDC Financial Insights (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>)study builds on recent IDC analysis of the Bitcoin ecosystem by considering the potential of Ripple, an offshoot of Bitcoin which purports to be an open source, real-time payment settlement infrastructure, and the impact it could have on the financial services industry. </p> <p>Crucially, Ripple concentrates on providing a payments infrastructure, rather than a new currency, in its attempt to overhaul the international payments landscape.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/20/idc-early-movers-will-reap-rewards-ripple-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/20/idc-early-movers-will-reap-rewards-ripple-adoption#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:20:52 +0000 dsellers 1882076 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner forecasts 59% mobile data growth this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/19/gartner-forecasts-59-mobile-data-growth-year <p>Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59 percent from 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>).</p> <p>The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million TB, according to the research group. Gartner analysts advise communication service providers (CSPs) to rethink their data caps to meet consumer needs and win market share.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/19/gartner-forecasts-59-mobile-data-growth-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/19/gartner-forecasts-59-mobile-data-growth-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:23:51 +0000 dsellers 1870946 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: competition increasing to be the connected home IoT gateway http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/18/gartner-competition-increasing-be-connected-home-iot-gateway <p>The hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) in the home is growing rapidly, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>), as the battle for the IoT gateway in the connected home gets underway. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/18/gartner-competition-increasing-be-connected-home-iot-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/18/gartner-competition-increasing-be-connected-home-iot-gateway#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:59:06 +0000 dsellers 1878721 at http://www.mactech.com 91% of back-to-school shoppers find online purchasing stressful http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/17/91-back-school-shoppers-find-online-purchasing-stressful <p>SOASTA, which specializes in performance analytics, has unveiled the findings of its annual SOASTA Back to School Shopping Report Card, which found that nearly all (91%) of parents who plan to shop online for back to school report there are stressors for them when making online purchases for the new school year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/17/91-back-school-shoppers-find-online-purchasing-stressful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/17/91-back-school-shoppers-find-online-purchasing-stressful#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:20:45 +0000 dsellers 1878251 at http://www.mactech.com System on chip (SoC) market to grow at 11% CAGR to 2019 http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/14/system-chip-soc-market-grow-11-cagr-2019 <p>The system on chip (SoC) market will see a compound annual growth rate of 11% between now and 2019, according to Sandler Research (SandlerResearch.org).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/14/system-chip-soc-market-grow-11-cagr-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/08/14/system-chip-soc-market-grow-11-cagr-2019#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:07:55 +0000 dsellers 1878141 at http://www.mactech.com