http://www.mactech.com/blog en Wearable band market grew over 150% http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/21/wearable-band-market-grew-over-150 <p>The wearable band market grew over 150% as more than 7 million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2015, according to Canalys (<a href="http://www.canalys.com" title="www.canalys.com">www.canalys.com</a>). </p> <p>First place Fitbit saw major year-on-year volume growth, while greatly increased shipments of the affordable Mi Band, predominantly in China, secured Xiaomi second place. Garmin also had a strong quarter and rolled out two new products in its vívo line, says the research group. Canalys forecasts that 20 million Apple Watches will be shipped in 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/21/wearable-band-market-grew-over-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/21/wearable-band-market-grew-over-150#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 29 May 2015 11:16:05 +0000 dsellers 1835401 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: global Chromebook sales will reach 7.3 million units this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/28/gartner-global-chromebook-sales-will-reach-73-million-units-year <p>Worldwide Chromebook sales to end users is on pace to reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27% increase from 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). Education is the primary market for Chromebooks and represented 72% of the global Chromebook market in 2014, says the research group.</p> <p>"Since the first model launched in mid-2011, Google's Chromebook has seen success mainly in the education segment across all regions," says Isabelle Durand, principal analyst at Gartner. "In 2014, the education sector purchased 72% of Chromebooks in EMEA, 69% in Asia/Pacific, and 60%in the U.S."<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/28/gartner-global-chromebook-sales-will-reach-73-million-units-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/28/gartner-global-chromebook-sales-will-reach-73-million-units-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 28 May 2015 11:15:06 +0000 dsellers 1835396 at http://www.mactech.com IoT market to grow 19% this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/27/iot-market-grow-19-year <p>The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>). The second annual forecast focuses on growing IoT use in 11 vertical industries, including consumer, retail, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries, while also sizing IoT opportunities for 25 vertical-specific use cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/27/iot-market-grow-19-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/27/iot-market-grow-19-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 11:12:12 +0000 dsellers 1834546 at http://www.mactech.com Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition) http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/26/maintain-serves-cocktail-84-yosemite-edition <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.mactech.com/sites/default/files/Cocktail-Icon_8.jpg?1432664353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. </p> <p>Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/26/maintain-serves-cocktail-84-yosemite-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/26/maintain-serves-cocktail-84-yosemite-edition#comments MacNews MacTech MacTech News Article MacNews Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000 dsellers 1838061 at http://www.mactech.com Apple loses tablet share for second successive quarter http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/19/apple-loses-tablet-share-second-successive-quarter <p>For the second quarter in a row, Apple lost a substantial share of the tablet market as shipments declined and growth of the overall market remained stagnant, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>). </p> <p>For the fourth quarter (4Q) 2014, Apple shipped 21.42 million iPads, causing the company to experience an 18% year-over-year (YoY) decline. In its most recent quarter, the results for 1Q 2015 depicted the company only shipping 12.62 million iPads, resulting in a 23% year-over-year (YoY) decline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/19/apple-loses-tablet-share-second-successive-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/19/apple-loses-tablet-share-second-successive-quarter#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 26 May 2015 11:48:47 +0000 dsellers 1833836 at http://www.mactech.com Security monitoring services will reach 15 million more U.S. homes by 2020 http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/21/security-monitoring-services-will-reach-15-million-more-us-homes-2020 <p>A growing roster of smart home services and device providers are using home security monitoring as a beachhead to introduce home automation services. In the key U.S. market, a bellwether for developed markets around the world, some 15 million more U.S. homes will invest in new connected home security services in the next 5 years, 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/2015/05/21/security-monitoring-services-will-reach-15-million-more-us-homes-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/21/security-monitoring-services-will-reach-15-million-more-us-homes-2020#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 21 May 2015 16:58:38 +0000 dsellers 1835466 at http://www.mactech.com Survey sees growing mobile payment opportunity for restaurants http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/14/survey-sees-growing-mobile-payment-opportunity-restaurants <p>Harbortouch (<a href="http://www.harbortouch.com" title="www.harbortouch.com">www.harbortouch.com</a>), a supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, has published the results of a recent survey investigating the changing attitudes consumers have toward mobile payments technology. </p> <p>The results of the survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, fielded in April 2015, examined the current state of mobile payment adoption, and demonstrated a shift in consumers' comfort level and acceptance, with a greater focus on interface and experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/14/survey-sees-growing-mobile-payment-opportunity-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/14/survey-sees-growing-mobile-payment-opportunity-restaurants#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:43 +0000 dsellers 1830706 at http://www.mactech.com Mobile devices to generate the equivalent of 10 billion Blu-ray movies by 2019 http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/19/mobile-devices-ggenerate-equivalent-10-billion-blu-ray-movies-2019 <p>Mobile data traffic, generated by smart phones, feature phones and tablets will approach almost 197,000 PB (Petabytes) by 2019, equivalent to over 10 billion Blu-ray movies, according to Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperrsearch.com" title="www.juniperrsearch.com">www.juniperrsearch.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/19/mobile-devices-ggenerate-equivalent-10-billion-blu-ray-movies-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/19/mobile-devices-ggenerate-equivalent-10-billion-blu-ray-movies-2019#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:42 +0000 dsellers 1833786 at http://www.mactech.com Survey: Millennials represent the biggest threat to corporate data http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/13/survey-millennials-represent-biggest-threat-corporate-data <p>A survey by Absolute Software Corp. (<a href="http://www.absolute.com" title="www.absolute.com">www.absolute.com</a>) — which specializes in endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones — says Millennials prove to be a greater risk to data security as compared to other user categories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/13/survey-millennials-represent-biggest-threat-corporate-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/13/survey-millennials-represent-biggest-threat-corporate-data#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 19 May 2015 11:48:44 +0000 dsellers 1830016 at http://www.mactech.com Smartphone ownership exceeds desktop ownership in U.S. broadband households http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/12/smartphone-ownership-exceeds-desktop-ownership-us-broadband-households <p>More U.S. households now own a smartphone than a desktop, according to new research that Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parkassociates.com" title="www.parkassociates.com">www.parkassociates.com</a>) will discuss at the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The conference runs May 19-21 in San Francisco. </p> <p>In the last five years, desktop adoption declined from 90% to 69% among U.S. broadband households, while smartphone adoption increased from 36% to 78%, according to the research group. Tablet adoption increased from 7% to 63%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/12/smartphone-ownership-exceeds-desktop-ownership-us-broadband-households" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/05/12/smartphone-ownership-exceeds-desktop-ownership-us-broadband-households#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 18 May 2015 11:08:09 +0000 dsellers 1829491 at http://www.mactech.com