The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
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The number one medical app on iTunes, Ovia, uses big data to help women get pregnant. Parent company Ovuline just released a user data sex map showing conservative states lead in "getting it on" to win the baby race.
When money buys traffic you can bet the web experience will be mediocre and worse.
Google Maps 2.0 for iOS includes iPad support, live traffic and road incident reports (Update: offline map mode, too)
Google tonight released an update to Google Maps for iOS making it a universal app that now supports the iPad's native resolution. Finally.
Financing plans, discounts, and cashbacks will put the iPhone in the hands of more Indians and drive more traffic to India's nascent iTunes store, but Apple can expect a hard sell converting these thrifty newcomers into paying consumers.
With Apple failing to deliver a solid map experience, alternatives are surfacing. I took Telenav's Scout for a test drive, and it has become my preferred iOS Map App.
Facebook has released some new stats to promote its App Center, touting that more than 235 million people are using the social network for online gaming each month.
Numerous reports have suggested that we'll see anywhere between 25 and 50 billion connected devices by 2020. But mobile data traffic numbers are going to skyrocket well before then, based on new research from Cisco.
O2 has fixed a bug in the way it handles mobile broadband traffic that saw its customers unwittingly exposing their mobile phone numbers to website owners.The operator apologised for the apparent glitch on Wednesday, saying it had been caused by technical changes made during routine maintenance.
Initiatives such as Tor that mask origins of Web traffic or online communications encourage safer Web experience, but also present potential for abuse, observers note.
A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.
Microsoft Windows 7 has now taken 30 percent of the PC operating system market, but it's still a long way behind Windows XP's 52 percent, according to numbers published today on the Netmarketshare website. As the name implies, the market shares are calculated from website traffic, and thus may not precisely reflect the global installed base.
Traffic View 2010 is the second pick in the my Essential iOS road trip apps series. It locates you then displays all of the traffic cams in your vicinity plotted neatly on a map. I recommend you pony up another $3 for the fast-updating cameras.
The citizens of Mumbai come together and use the Internet to help coordinate support for victims of the 07/13 Mumbai terror attack. Crowd sourced map, helpline spreadsheet, blood requests and traffic details guide people through another tragedy.
Difficulty defining IT success is one reason that failure statistics are all over the map. For example, when I compiled CRM failure stats from various sources, for 2001 to 2009, the numbers ranged from 18 percent to 70 percent.
Carriers say they won't disable Mi-Fi capability on handsets because such devices help grow mobile data traffic--an important revenue generator for operators--but note that users can expect lower quality connections and experience with Mi-Fi.
Cisco outlined its global mobile data projections through 2015. The upshot: Mobile data traffic will hit an annual run rate of 75 exabytes by 2015. Video will account for most of the data traffic.
Despite a brief appearance in the iTunes App Store previously, the Google Latitude app is ready to tell all of your friends and then some just exactly where you are at all times.
In the past, Apple touted its iTunes LP format for a richer experience than plain audio, similar in concept to the extras found on DVD movies. The release of the Beatles oeuvre on Tuesday was another chance to highlight the format. However, some customers discovered that while they can purchase the content on an iOS devices such as an iPad or iPhone, these mobile players don't yet support the playing of iTunes LP content.
At a hyperlocal LUG workshop last Tuesday, I had planned to go through some basic 'Photoshop' techniques, using the immense and groovy GNU IMP (as GNU IMP is increasingly able to replace Photoshop). Alas, numbers were slashed by bad luck and bad traffic, and we ended up discussing how to create a video using still images.
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