IDC: 1.44 Billion Smartphones Shipped in 2015
Feb01

IDC: 1.44 Billion Smartphones Shipped in 2015

Smartphone sales a continuing their record breaking yearly trajectory says the IDC and the market is showing little signs of slowing, even though it should be. Indeed, considering around 25% of the world’s population now owns a smartphone, there seems to be little more room for growth. However, the nature of the smartphone market that sees consumers want to upgrade yearly still works hugely in its favor. That’s the news from the IDC,...

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Samsung Outsells Apple 2 to 1 in Q3
Oct30

Samsung Outsells Apple 2 to 1 in Q3

Market researcher Strategy Analytics has released data showing smartphone sales across the board for the third quarter. There is nothing really new at the top of the market, with Samsung still outselling Apple by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1. This has of course led to plenty of our peers making this into a Samsung vs. Apple debate, but we think how both these companies find such huge success is far more interesting. As a buzz friendly...

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Samsung Sales Decline but Company Holds Market Dominance
Jul30

Samsung Sales Decline but Company Holds Market Dominance

Samsung has sat atop the global smartphone market for a few years, and that certainly does not look like changing anytime soon. However, the Korean company’s dominance is waning with the company declining over several consecutive quarters. The trend continued through the second frame of this year, allowing Apple to once again gain ground. If you have followed this situation closely, you will know that while Apple has gained from...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Will Launch on August 13th
Jul22

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Will Launch on August 13th

There have been several different reports on  when Samsung's next device in the Note series will launch.  But now according to a report from Korean media the date will be August 13th.  Also expected to launch is the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.  This is earlier then normal for Samsung and the reason given is that they want to beat Apple out of the gate with new devices. The rumored specs on the new devices haven't changed much but I will put...

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Have an iPhone? Here’s How to Stop the Text Hack
May29

Have an iPhone? Here’s How to Stop the Text Hack

It has come to light recently that there is a text message hack that can shut down any iOS device and there is seemly nothing that you can do about it.  Now Apple has released a work around until they can figure out a way to patch this hole in the software. Here's what Apple suggests you do.... ask Siri to read unread messages. use Siri to reply to the malicious message Once you reply, you will be able to open Messages again. go to...

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