Smartwatch Shipments Are Up 60 Per Cent – or Down 52 Per Cent, Depending on Who You Ask – Mobile Marketing Magazine
Canalys report shows 6.1m shipments in Q3, compared to IDC figure of 2.7m
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07 novembre 2016 à 16h20
L’app « TV d’Orange » intègre un assistant vocal – FreeNews
L'application officielle de la TV d'Orange est mise à jour avec Ola, un assistant permettant de contrôler sa télévision avec la voix...
04 novembre 2016 à 16h55
iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all U.S. iPhone sales in Q3 in just two weeks – 5to9mac
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all iPhone sales in Q3 despite being available for only the final two weeks of the quarter. The research company estimates that the iPhone 7 notched up 31% of sales with the larger Plus model at 12%, reports Investors.com …
24 octobre 2016 à 14h33
Apple to announce new Macs on Oct 27th, Recode confirms – The Verge
Apple's next fall event will be on October 27, according to a new report from Recode, during which Apple is widely expected to unveil the next generation of the MacBook Pro. And it's about time.
The last time Apple significantly updated its top-of-the-line MacBook Pro was back in 2012. Since then, the laptop has been updated to include a Retina display and a Force Touch trackpad, but a major revamp has been long overdue.
Bloomberg has previously reported that a fall hardware event could include a new iMac desktop, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, along with a new standalone 5K monitor. And it has been rumored that a new MacBook Pro will be slimmer than the existing one, with a flatter keyboard and a "Dynamic Function Row," or a...
19 octobre 2016 à 9h54
Samsung is offering Note 7 owners up to $100 credit to return their phones – The Verge
The Galaxy Note 7 is officially dead but Samsung is still dealing with the fallout. The company's latest move is to offer financial incentives to US customers who might be unwisely hanging on to their devices.
Samsung's new Note 7 Refund & Exchange program (which goes live October 13th at 15:00ET) will let customers choose between the following: up to $100 bill credit if they exchange a Note 7 for "any Samsung smartphone," or $25 in credit if they exchange a Note 7 "for a refund or other branded smartphone." (As Samsung makes clear, you get more money for sticking with the company's brand as "a sign of our appreciation for your [...] loyalty.")
Beyond the new credit offers, today's announcements doesn't differ in practical terms from...
13 octobre 2016 à 17h48
iOS 10 now installed on two thirds of devices, faster adoption than any previous iOS update – 5to9mac
iOS 10 is now installed on more than two thirds of the active iOS device install base, recording 66.7% twenty-seven days after iOS 10 was released according to Fiksu. Mixpanel is also recording iOS 10 adoption topping 66% since Sunday.
As shown by the graph, iOS 10 has the fastest adoption rate than any previous update, a month after release. Interestingly, iOS 10 initially lagged behind iOS 6, 7 and 9 until about two weeks in. The upgrade rate then rockets upwards to take the top spot at the end of September...
10 octobre 2016 à 16h57
An Apple employee just leaked details about the iPhone 8 – BGR
You might be busy trying to figure out the best way to get your hands on a Jet Black iPhone 7 right now, but Apple is already working on the next-gen iPhone, the one that’s supposed to bring a major redesign next September. The phone is already labeled as the iPhone 8, it has already reportedly been confirmed by an Apple employee.
DON’T MISS: One of the iPhone 8’s hottest new features was just unveiled by another company
The unnamed employee spoke to a Business Insider reporter, sharing some details about what Apple is developing in the region. The employee said that staff in Israel are working on what’s coming next in Apple’s product line, including the iPhone 8.
“The worker used the term ‘iPhone 8’ unprompted in our conversation,” Business Insider writes, which was a surprise because the next expected iPhone name would be iPhone 7s.
The employee said the iPhone 8 will be “different” than the iP ...
28 septembre 2016 à 18h10
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella slams Google’s game-playing artificial brain: ‘We are not pursuing AI to beat humans at games’ (MSFT, GOOG) – Silicon Alley
Earlier this year, Google's DeepMind artificial brain conquered a world-class champion at the game of Go — a feat that even amazed Elon Musk — and might well take on "StarCraft," too.
But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is less impressed, at least judging from comments he made at Monday's Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta. Instead of playing games, Nadella says, Microsoft is focused on putting artificial intelligence into every app, everywhere.
"We are not pursuing AI to beat humans at games. We are pursuing AI so that we can empower every person and every institution that people build with tools of AI so that they can go on to solve the most pressing problems of our society and our economy," Nadella says.
As Nadella indicates here, Microsoft has made significant investments in artificial intelligence, which manifests itself in ways large and small. Nadella revealed Monday that Cortana, the digital personal assistant that comes with Windows 10, has...
27 septembre 2016 à 17h54
Pour Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music était trop ambitieux – IGeneration
Tim Cook lui même avait admis cet été qu’Apple Music était sorti trop tôt (lire : Tim Cook revient sur trois erreurs : Plans, John Browett et Apple Music). Cette fois, c’est Jimmy Iovine, le grand manitou du service musical d’Apple, qui bat sa coulpe : « Nous avons été trop ambitieux dès le départ ; nous en avons probablement fait trop », raconte-t-il dans Buzzfeed, en compagnie de Bozoma Saint John, la patronne du marketing d’Apple Music.
La nouvelle version du service, lancée avec iOS 10 et macOS Sierra (elle est aussi disponible dans OS X El Capitan), doit justement servir à resserrer les fonctionnalités, ajouter de la cohérence, simplifier l’usage d’Apple Music. « Nous sommes en train d’y arriver, un pas après l’autre, et je pense que tout le monde sera étonné de voir toutes les choses que nous cr&eacu ...
27 septembre 2016 à 16h12
There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020 – Silicon Alley
By 2020, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed globally — that's more than 4 devices for every human on earth.
The Internet of Things first came to us on PCs. Then it moved to smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and TVs.
But now it's coming to all of our everyday devices that fall under the IoT umbrella.
This IoT revolution has the potential to change our homes, transportation, work, even our cities. But how will we arrive in this new era?
BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has developed a slide deck analyzing the growth of internet-connected devices — particularly the Internet of Things (IoT).
Today, it can be yours for free. As an added bonus, you will gain immediate access to the team’s exclusive FREE newsletter, BI Intelligence Daily.
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22 septembre 2016 à 16h50
Google just launched its answer to Siri. Here’s how it works (GOOG, GOOGL) – Silicon Alley
Google is finally releasing its long-awaited messaging app: Allo.
Originally announced at its developers conference in May, Allo is billed as a "smart" messaging app. That's because of its built-in Google Assistant, an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that can do everything from recommend nearby restaurants to answering questions you have.
Because this is a messaging app, the Google Assistant can be easily summoned to join the group conversations you're having friends, acting as an on-hand expert to provide advice and to resolve disputes.
Allo is designed to be a counterpart to Duo, Google's video chat app that launched in mid-August.
Business Insider got the chance to try Allo for ourselves and test out its features ahead of the launch. Here's what it's like to use it:SEE ALSO: These 23 photos prove Google has the coolest offices around the world
When you open the app, your conversations will appear in a list. Users can upload a phot...
21 septembre 2016 à 18h13
More Women Are Buying The Apple Watch Series 2, According To Preorders – Fast Company
Females were slightly better represented in the preorders for the Series 2 than for the Series 1.
Females were slightly better represented in the preorders for the Series 2 than for the Series 1.More women are buying the new Apple Watch Series 2 compared to the number of women who bought the previous version, according to new preorder data from Slice Intelligence, but men are still far more likely to buy the device. The research firm analyzes millions of online consumer transactions to get a look at who ordered what and when...
20 septembre 2016 à 17h51
Tim Cook croit plus en la réalité augmentée qu’en la réalité virtuelle – MacBidouille.com
Nombre de concurrents d'Apple, Google, Samsung ou encore Sony pour ne citer qu'eux, se sont lancé dans la réalité virtuelle que ce soit avec des appareils spécifiques ou d'autres servant à adapter des smartphones à cet usage.Apple n'a rien fait de ce genre.Dans une interview, Tim Cook a annoncé qu'il croyait plus dans la réalité augmentée que dans cette réalité virtuelle.On peut le comprendre, le marché de la réalité virtuelle est non seulement étriqué mais aussi destiné presque exclusivement à des marchés professionnels spécifiques ou à des jeux vidéo. Non seulement Apple ne veut pas de marché de niche, mais de toute façon la société n'a pas un seul produit qui aurait la puissance graphique nécessaire pour gérer ce type de produit et de très très très loin...
16 septembre 2016 à 17h38
Samsung is beating Apple in app engagement (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
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Samsung owners spend, on average, about 84 minutes per month in apps — 22% more than iPhone users, according to Localytics.
Apple users clock in just over an hour each month in app. Samsung's dominance is notable, considering the importance of engagement rates for developers. The longer a user spends in app, the more opportunity there is to drive in-app purchases, and the greater the exposure to in-app advertisements. Localytics measured time in app by frequency — the average number of app launches each month — and length — the average session length per month.
Samsung's users are more engaged than iPhone users across the board, according to the study.
They open apps more often. Each month, Samsung users launch apps 10% more often than iPhone users, on average...
13 septembre 2016 à 17h11
What does the next-generation TV bundle look like? – The Drum
We know an awful lot about Netflix customers and what makes them tick. Many things will come as no surprise. They are younger than average, more device savvy, better connected, and highly engaged with content. But one of the most interesting things about Netflix homes—and Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) homes in general—is that there is already clear evidence that they are building their own entertainment bundles by cherry-picking streaming video and music services.
In fact, Millennial SVoD households in the US are already taking an average of more than two paid-streaming video services, and a number of European countries show similar levels of uptake. This DIY next-generation entertainment bundle is both good and bad news for the traditional TV industry...
12 septembre 2016 à 17h50
Samsung said to remotely deactivate defective Galaxy Note 7 devices if not exchanged – NewsPaper Death Watch
It seems Samsung plans to remotely deactivate all affected smartphones by September 30th, which means you will have to get it exchanged...
12 septembre 2016 à 16h56
‘COURAGE’: Steve Jobs explained years ago why Apple removes features from its products (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
Apple removed the headphone jack on the newest iPhone, a decision that is already causing concern among users.
Apple's reasoning, in one word? "Courage," Apple SVP Phil Schiller said on Wednesday, a line that has been widely mocked.
It turns out Apple has used the "courage" reasoning in the past. Specifically, former CEO Steve Jobs brought courage up when defending his decision that the iPhone wouldn't run Adobe Flash, 9to5Mac points out.
"We’re trying to make great products for people, and we have at least the courage of our convictions to say we don’t think this is part of what makes a great product," Jobs said at a tech conference in 2010.
The "courage" line starts at 2:45 but the entire clip is worth watching.
"We’re going to take the heat, instead focus our energy on these technologies which we think are in their ascendancy and we think are going to be the right technologies for customers. And you know what? They’re paying us to ...
09 septembre 2016 à 19h27
Google’s Nexus phone successors may be called Pixel and Pixel XL – The Verge
A couple of days after Android Central reported that Google would be dropping the Nexus brand from its upcoming flagship smartphones, Android Police claims to have the replacement names. The two HTC-built phones will reportedly be called the Pixel and Pixel XL, reusing a brand that Google has also applied to Chromebooks and an Android tablet. HTC's brand will apparently not appear on the devices.
Rumors about the two phones have circulated for a while; the smaller 5-inch one is said to be codenamed Sailfish, while the larger 5.5-inch model goes by Marlin internally. In June, Android Police suggested that Sailfish and Marlin would both feature quad-core Qualcomm processors, 4GB of RAM, and 12-megapixel cameras, with the only difference...
02 septembre 2016 à 15h23
The $6 trillion opportunity in the IoT – Silicon Alley
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you've likely heard the term Internet of Things, or IoT, at some point. But what does it mean?
In short, the IoT is a network of objects connected to the Internet that can collect and exchange data.
That brand new car loaded with apps? Internet of Things. The smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and lights with one voice command? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker that lets you share your exercise progress with friends? You get the idea.
The IoT is set to transform the way we live, work, and interact with one another in the coming years. It might seem complicated at first, but the Internet of Things works through a relatively simple ecosystem.
A person uses a remote (such as a smartphone or tablet) to give a command or request information through a network to an IoT device, which performs the action and then sends it back through the network. The command or information is then displayed ...
29 août 2016 à 15h10
Android malware infects 85 million devices (GOOG, GOOGL) – Silicon Alley
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A new malware has infected 85 million Android smartphones, generating around $300,000 each month in fraudulent ad revenue for its creators, according to Check Point.
The malware, dubbed “HummingBad,” was first spotted in February and likely sprouted from a company in China. It infects Android devices undetected by setting up a permanent rootkit — a set of software tools that enable an unauthorized user to gain control of a computer system.
But security issues on Android are not new. This is because the third-party device makers and network operators that are responsible for deploying security patches when vulnerabilities are discovered, are often slow to provide updates. Subsequently, the Android ecosystem is fraught with security flaws, which results in a number of setbacks for Android...
08 juillet 2016 à 17h05
The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future – Wired
For a screen-less gadget, the Amazon Echo is a stunning success. But can it get smart enough fast enough to truly peel people away from their smartphones? The post The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future appeared first on WIRED...
27 juin 2016 à 12h54
Audiences : les terminaux Google et Apple talonnent le roi Microsoft – Ecran Mobile
Médiamétrie publie une intéressante étude multi écrans démontrant que les terminaux Windows sont désormais talonnés par ceux de Google ou Apple
Champion de la mesure d'audience "desktop", Médiamétrie a compilé les données issues de ses souscripteurs eStats pour publier une étude intéressante sur la fréquentation des sites web en fonction du système d'exploitation du terminal utilisé par les internautes et les mobinautes. En mai, tous écrans confondus (ordinateurs, mobiles, tablettes et consoles de jeux), les systèmes d’exploitation de Microsoft représentaient ainsi près de 4 visites sur 10 (37%) malgré une baisse de 3,9 points par rapport au mois de février. Portés par l’augmentation des connexions mobiles, Apple et Google enregistrent une progression au...
23 juin 2016 à 16h15
iMessage arriverait bientôt sur Android – IGeneration
« iMessage a de très bonnes chances d’arriver sur Android d’ici la fin de l’année », écrit MacDailyNews. Le site n’a pas beaucoup d’antécédents avec les rumeurs et il prévient qu’un seul contact est à l’origine de cette confidence.
En arrivant sur Android, Apple proposerait un service de chat entièrement chiffré pour tous les participants à une conversation, quelle que soit leur plateforme. Ce que fait déjà WhatsApp sur tous les OS où il fonctionne.
Cela va aussi dans le sens de ce qui a été fait avec Apple Music, pleinement disponible sur Android. Et ce serait un moyen de lutter sur un pied d’égalité — au moins en termes de présence — avec les WhatsApp, Messenger et autres services comme ceux à venir cet été chez Google...
10 juin 2016 à 17h02
Aucun smartphone actuel ne serait compatible avec Daydream – Les Mobiles
Si l’arrivée prochaine de Daydream vous fait de l’oeil, peut-être ne faudrait-il pas changer de smartphone tout de suite. Selon le patron de la division chargée de son développement chez Google, aucun modèle actuel ne serait compatible, même le Nexus 6P...
01 juin 2016 à 17h54
The three big reasons Windows 10 tablets don’t cut it – The Guardian – IT
Microsoft needs to fix battery life, screen and app issues if Windows 10 tablets are to successfully compete on the same footing as Android or the iPadIf you’re after a tablet in 2016 you broadly speaking have three choices: Android, Apple’s iPad or Microsoft’s Windows 10 tablets.While the first two are mobile born and bred, spawned from smartphone operating systems, Windows 10 comes from the other side of computing - the traditional desktop...
30 mai 2016 à 16h14
Apple’s iPhone manufacturer has replaced over half its workers in one factory with robots – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs
According to the South China Morning Post, Foxconn, manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone among other electronic equipment, has replaced nearly 60,000 of its factory workers with robots in a bid to cut costs. The report suggests that those 60,000 jobs have been lost from one factory alone, from a workforce that had previously been 110,000-strong. The move to an artificially intelligent workforce would reduce labor costs in the long-term, and therefore help stave off the effects of slowing economic conditions in China. It also means that other factors, like the slowing of Apple’s iPhone sales, have less of an effect on its…
25 mai 2016 à 17h52
Android TV : Google cesse la vente de son Nexus Player – IGeneration
Google ne faisait pas une promotion tous azimuts de son boîtier Nexus Player. Malgré ses qualités, cette box TV que l’on peut contrôler à la voix est largement restée sous le radar des consommateurs, mais le moteur de recherche ne l’a pas vraiment aidé à trouver son public. Dès lors, il n’est pas vraiment étonnant d’apprendre que l’entreprise cesse la vente de son petit appareil fabriqué en sous-main par Asus.
Surtout vendu aux États-Unis ces derniers temps, le boîtier avait disparu des rayons des distributeurs tiers depuis un bon moment même s’il est toujours possible d’en dénicher un au hasard d’un destockage. Android TV continue toutefois son bonhomme de chemin, par exemple dans la future Mi Box de Xiaomi. Mais Google semble faire de plus en plus faire pencher la balance vers sa technologie Cast, plus prometteuse, qui est au cœ ...
25 mai 2016 à 12h10
Tim Cook vante l’économie des apps et la régulation européenne – MacGeneration
Après un voyage en Chine puis en Inde, Tim Cook poursuit son tour du monde par une escale aux Pays-Bas. Le patron d’Apple est en effet de passage à Amsterdam, où il a rencontré AssistiveWare, un éditeur de solutions d’assistance pour les personnes souffrant de déficiences physiques, et où il a visité la maison d’Anne Franck :
Tim Cook était aussi présent dans la capitale hollandaise pour participer aux rencontres du Startup Fest Europe, un nouveau raout visant à éclairer les créateurs de jeunes pousses. Il était pour l’occasion interrogé par Neelie Kroes, ancienne commissaire européenne chargée de la société numérique jusqu’en 2014 (et auparavant commissaire à la concurrence). L’occasion était belle pour Tim Cook d’évoquer l’économie des apps, un thème cher au ...
24 mai 2016 à 18h14
Tim Cook just acknowledged that the price of iPhones may be too high – Silicon Alley
Apple CEO Tim Cook just gave his most detailed commentary yet on the effect the high price of the iPhone has on the device's declining sales. In an interview with NDTV's Vikram Chandra in India, Cook was asked a tough question about whether the iPhone — which costs about $600 in the US but is more expensive almost everywhere else in the world — was really worth its price.
iPhone sales fell 16% in the most recent quarter, and the iPhone is losing market share to Android almost everywhere. Analysts believe iPhone sales will continue to decline all through this year.
Cook replied that he did think the iPhone might be priced too high in India, and he said the company would consider lowering the price: "I recognise that prices are high. We want to do things that lower that over time to the degree that we can."
That is a significant acknowledgement.
Apple's mantra has been that the company makes the best products and doesn't want to compete on price. That is how Apple maintains ...
23 mai 2016 à 19h40
Here’s how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020 – Silicon Alley
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.
In fact, the revolution is already starting.
That brand new car that comes preloaded with a bunch of apps? Internet of Things. Those smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and play music with a few words? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker on your wrist that lets you tell your friends and family how your exercise is going? You get the point.
But this is just the beginning.
BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has tracked the growth of the IoT for more than two years, specifically how consumers, businesses, and governments are using the IoT ecosystem. John Greenough and Jonathan Camhi of BII have compiled an exhaustive report that breaks down the entire IoT ecosystem and forecast where...
23 mai 2016 à 10h28