http://www.mactech.com/blog en Established entertainment brands are being outshone by less well known apps http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/31/established-entertainment-brands-are-being-outshone-less-well-known-apps <p>New data from the June Application Strategies’ Monthly iPhone Entertainment App Tracker (<a href="http://bit.ly/1HLdbbk" title="http://bit.ly/1HLdbbk">http://bit.ly/1HLdbbk</a>) – covering 150 individual countries – indicates that established entertainment brands are being outshone by less well known applications potentially creating new media powerhouses across the globe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/31/established-entertainment-brands-are-being-outshone-less-well-known-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/31/established-entertainment-brands-are-being-outshone-less-well-known-apps#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:35:13 +0000 dsellers 1870286 at http://www.mactech.com Public cloud computing to reach nearly $70 billion this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/30/public-cloud-computing-reach-nearly-70-billion-year <p>Cloud, as one of the substantial transformative forces, is impacting all areas of IT supply, composition, and consumption and provides the basis for many of the big data, mobile, and social solutions. In fact, the IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) research group predicts the number of new cloud-based solutions will triple in the next four to five years. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/30/public-cloud-computing-reach-nearly-70-billion-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/30/public-cloud-computing-reach-nearly-70-billion-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:30:56 +0000 dsellers 1870281 at http://www.mactech.com Hardware-based encryption market revenue to reach $36.4 billion this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/29/hardware-based-encryption-market-revenue-reach-364-billion-year <p>There are a variety of ways to secure data, either on the perimeter or within the local area network (LAN), but the most fundamental method in a defense-in-depth model is hardware encryption. ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>) expects the global hardware encryption market revenue to reach US$36.4 billion by end of 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/29/hardware-based-encryption-market-revenue-reach-364-billion-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/29/hardware-based-encryption-market-revenue-reach-364-billion-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:34:08 +0000 dsellers 1869876 at http://www.mactech.com Smartphones, tablets are changing how users print, scan http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/28/smartphones-tablets-are-changing-how-users-print-scan <p>Driven by an explosion of smartphones and tablets, the landscape for printing, scanning, and document management is in the midst of profound and significant change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/28/smartphones-tablets-are-changing-how-users-print-scan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/28/smartphones-tablets-are-changing-how-users-print-scan#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:05:31 +0000 dsellers 1867306 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase 2.5% http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/24/gartner-worldwide-semiconductor-capital-spending-increase-25 <p>Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to grow 2.5 percent in 2015, to US$66.1 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). This is down from the 4.1% growth predicted in the previous quarter's forecast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/24/gartner-worldwide-semiconductor-capital-spending-increase-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/24/gartner-worldwide-semiconductor-capital-spending-increase-25#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:38:24 +0000 dsellers 1866561 at http://www.mactech.com Mobile entertainment continues to be for quick entertainment in downtime http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/23/mobile-entertainment-continues-be-quick-entertainment-downtime <p>Consumers are motivated to play video games because they relieve boredom, provide a challenge, create a more social atmosphere and help to escape reality. A recent study by Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanaltyics.com" title="www.strategyanaltyics.com">www.strategyanaltyics.com</a>) has found that mobile gaming continues to primarily be for quick entertainment in downtime; in an average week, more time is spent playing mobile games outside of the home.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/23/mobile-entertainment-continues-be-quick-entertainment-downtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/23/mobile-entertainment-continues-be-quick-entertainment-downtime#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:26:15 +0000 dsellers 1866051 at http://www.mactech.com ABI Research: LTE-Unlicensed angst roils Wi-Fi markets http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/22/abi-research-lte-unlicensed-angst-roils-wi-fi-markets <p>Operating in the unlicensed 5GHz band, LTE-U’s coexistence with Wi-Fi has become a primary concern for the Wi-Fi industry which anticipates disruption on both the technical and business levels, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/22/abi-research-lte-unlicensed-angst-roils-wi-fi-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/22/abi-research-lte-unlicensed-angst-roils-wi-fi-markets#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:17:29 +0000 dsellers 1864231 at http://www.mactech.com Hardware-based 4K content protection a growing concern http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/21/hardware-based-4k-content-protection-growing-concern <p>High resolution premium video, including 4K and UHD content, is a fast-growing market and therefore content protection services must follow suit with adaptability and preparedness for the expanding space, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/21/hardware-based-4k-content-protection-growing-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/21/hardware-based-4k-content-protection-growing-concern#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:59:54 +0000 dsellers 1863691 at http://www.mactech.com Mobile app gaming companies poised for record second half http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/20/mobile-app-gaming-companies-poised-record-second-half <p>According to Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>), mobile gaming apps continue to show strength globally with smaller second quarter (Q2) declines in the US and UK than last year. </p> <p>However, emerging categories such as Travel and Health &amp; Fitness need to find revenue through alternative business models, says the research group. Mobile gaming continued to experience seasonal Q2 declines but in the U.S. specifically those declines still placed gaming at a higher percentage of top grossing apps than in the year ago quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/20/mobile-app-gaming-companies-poised-record-second-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/20/mobile-app-gaming-companies-poised-record-second-half#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:12:39 +0000 dsellers 1863586 at http://www.mactech.com OTT video service credential sharing will cost the industry $500 this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/17/ott-video-service-credential-sharing-will-cost-industry-500-year <p>New data from Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) finds that OTT [over-the-top] video service credential sharing will cost the industry US$500 million in direct revenues worldwide in 2015. The report shows 6% of U.S. broadband households use an OTT video service that is paid by a person living outside of the household.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/17/ott-video-service-credential-sharing-will-cost-industry-500-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/17/ott-video-service-credential-sharing-will-cost-industry-500-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:01:48 +0000 dsellers 1862941 at http://www.mactech.com