iOS users sure love to shop. A report from marketing firm Custora claims that iOS-based devices accounted for 77 percent of mobile holiday shopping orders in November, compared to just 23 percent for Android.
Apple reports that the two weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year's were the "biggest ever" for the company's App Store, with $1.1 billion in revenue and a record-setting New Year's Day that alone saw customers spend $144 million on apps and in-app purchases.
Apple was sued Monday by biometrics firm Valencell, which claims that Apple feigned interest in a licensing deal in order to steal the wrist-based biometric sensor techology behind the Apple Watch's health functions.
LAS VEGAS - CES 2016. Griffin has announced its Travel Power Bank for the Apple Watch. This battery powered portable device can charge the Apple Watch up to four times on a single charge and includes a keyring.
Hungry? Domino's just updated its iOS and Apple Watch apps to support "Easy Order," a feature that lets users place a delivery order from the nearest Domino's location with just a single tap on their wrist.
Ford kicked off CES by annoucing broad support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all 2017 model year vehicles equipped with the company's SYNC 3 platform. Starting with the 2017 Escape, Ford's CarPlay-compatible vehicles will all hit dealers this year.
In 2011, IDC and Gartner both predicted that by the end of 2015, Microsoft's Windows Phone would overtake Apple's iOS to become the world's second largest smartphone platform. Bryan Chaffin takes stock of how those predictions worked out.
Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in New York over claims that it intentionally hobbled iOS 9 performance on the iPhone 4s in a scheme to force users into upgrading to new phones. The plaintiffs accused Apple of false advertising and deceptive trade practices, and are asking for more than US$5 million in damages.
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Apple was able to make iOS 9 run on four year old mobile devices. That's pretty impressive. Had the company blocked the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 from upgrading to iOS 9 the lawsuit would've probably been about artificially prohibiting upgrades to force new iPhone sales.
Check out the iSafe Drive Lite, a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.
Here's an interesting idea for thinking differently about AppleCare for your iPhone. It turns out that several banks have a credit card feature called Cellular Telephone Protection that will cover you in the event of a damaged or lost iPhone between $200 and $600, depending on the bank.
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