Let's say you're an iOS developer. You want to make something for Apple TV but haven't really gotten up to speed on tvOs. Good news: Apple has some education coming your way.
An annual CNBC survey tracking the use of mobile devices by senior business executives across Europe, Asia and the U.S. revealed that global Android smartphone ownership witnessed a slight decline from 54 per cent in 2014 to 52 per cent in 2015.
Kik's Ronalda Clifton explains how the messaging app runs all kinds of programs to experiment with analytics and improve its goals. App Annie suggests others should do the same to put a stop to churn and collect more user information.
Developers may be eager to bring their apps to TV screens, but the initial launch of the Apple TV App Store has many worried that consumers will be tuning out.
Soon AT&T Mobility customers will be able to receive a call on their Apple Watch even if they don't have their iPhone nearby. The carrier is trialing its "NumberSync" technology in the latest beta version of iOS. The technology lets customers share their primary phone number with other connected devices even if their phone isn't connected to a cellular network.
Huawei said it hired a former Apple creative director as the head of its user experience design team, a signal that the company is becoming more serious about its smartphone ambitions. Analysts said last week that Huawei captured the global No. 3 smartphone vendor spot in the third quarter, behind Samsung Electronics and Apple.
Apple's entrance into direct-co-consumer smartphone leasing is being embraced by T-Mobile US and is a tactic pioneered by Sprint. However, AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless remain wary of leasing, preferring instead to get customers on equipment installment plans, in which subscribers can keep their devices after fully paying for them in installments.
The worldwide tablet market recorded lower shipments for the fourth straight quarter with 48.7 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2015.
Global smartphone shipments were between 342.5 million and 355.2 million in the third quarter of 2015 depending on which analyst report you look at, but all reports agreed that Samsung has returned to growth while the overall market growth is slowing.
The global smartphone market grew at its slowest pace since 2009 in the third quarter according to research firm Strategy Analytics, a sign that even though Apple's profits are sky high and Samsung Electronics appears to be back on the road to recovery in its mobile business, the overall smartphone market is cooling.