In iOS news this week big numbers dominated with Apple's latest quarterly results, Microsoft Office has a big number of downloads on iOS and Android, and lots of apps available for Apple Watch at launch.
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Some conservative estimates based on reported AppleCare+ pricing for Apple's new smart watch suggest a solid new stream of revenue for the company.
In a relatively quiet week in iOS, news surfaced that Android owners are switching to iOS in big numbers, Apple Watch apps are pouring into the app store, and Amazon Prime members can now stream music on iOS.
Chinese Apple Watch lookalikes, which are mostly priced below $100, claim to offer even better functionality, including supporting independent SIM cards, memory cards, and photo taking.
Ahead of the Apple Watch's full unveiling, executives dished out updates on the company's financial figures, sales and shipments, and other numerical nuggets.
Alipay, the e-payment arm of Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group, announced on Tuesday that more than 100 million people participated in sending lucky money, or Hongbao in Chinese, via mobile apps during the past Chinese New Year holiday.
The Cupertino-based technology giant will open five new retail stores in China before Chinese Lunar New Year, set for February 15 this year, taking its total number of official outlets to 20 in the country.
Alibaba Group has joined SoftBank Group and Tiger Global in a $600 million funding round for Travice Inc, the Chinese operator of taxi app Kuaidi Dache.
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are being poorly treated, undercover investigations by the BBC claims.
WhatsApp may have received all the attention thanks to its acquisition by Facebook, but today it is Tencent's WeChat that is making waves around the world.
Chinese developers are now able to make money by selling their apps on the Google Play Store, with the internet giant announcing that it is extending its app store merchant support to the country.
Apple's anticipated smartwatch is due for release early next year, according to a senior executive.
Apple has provided a lesson in browser security after hackers hijack connections to iCloud.com in China.
Ahead of the iPad announcement, Apple's event keynote included some updates to the company's financial figures, sales and shipments, and other numerical nuggets.
Following a 2013 audit, Apple has begun working with component supplier Quanta to improve working conditions in Chinese factories.
In the US, 55 percent of Apple's workers are white, while 70 percent of workers globally are male.
Apple's Q3 2014 earnings are out, and the data provided gives us an insight into how well the company performed over the last quarter relative to historical data.
The company behind popular junk-cleaning app, Clean Master, expands operation but profit is down.
The maker of Momo, one of the first mobile apps in China that enables people to locate and chat with others nearby, and possibly more infamously linked to its “one-night-stand” trait, is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering in the US this year.
Apple's Q2 2014 earnings are out, and the data provided gives us an insight into how well the company performed over the last quarter relative to historical data. iPhone sales are strong, but iPad sales show a worrying fall.
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