Apple published an updated chart on its developer Web site for the iOS App Store, which shows that iOS 7 is now on 74 percent of all iOS devices. This means adoption of the operating system has grown 10 percent since numbers last reported in October.
Apple's OS X Mavericks update, which was released for free on Tuesday, is already installed on 5.5 percent of all Macs and rising quickly.
That's according to advertising network Chitika, which says the OS is seeing three times the adoption of last year's OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" update during the same first 24-hour period.
One simple reason for that? The software update, which Apple says brings more than 200 new features to Macs, was given out for free. That's a first for Apple, which charged existing Mac owners $20 for last … Read more
It's been a little more than a week since Apple released iOS 7, and the new OS has quickly blown past its predecessor. At least in some parts of the world.
That's according to advertising network Chitika, which on Wednesday said iOS 7 is now found on 51.8 percent of iOS devices in North America. That's up sharply from the 18 percent the firm estimated were using it just a day after the software came out.
Chitika's data comes from a sample of "tens of millions" online ad impressions in North America from … Read more
Even with many users reporting download and installation issues yesterday, Apple's major new iOS 7 release is already accounting for more use than iOS 6 did a year ago.
That's according to advertising and Web analytics firm Chitika, which on Thursday said that iOS 7 can now be found on 18 percent of all iOS devices less than 24 hours since it was released. By comparison, iOS 6 was installed on a lesser 14.8 percent of devices by this time last year.
"For some competitive comparison, Google reports that as of September 4, 2013, adoption of … Read more
Android users are flocking to the latest version of Google's mobile operating system in droves.
The number of active devices running Jelly Bean -- Android 4.1 and 4.2, combined -- rose 3.4 points to 28.4 percent in April, surpassing Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), which fell 1.8 points to 27.5 percent, according to monthly user numbers published by Google on Wednesday. Jelly Bean's growing adoption rate was not enough to overtake the declining Gingerbread (Android 2.3), which slid 1.7 points to 38.5 percent.
The numbers, which are derived … Read more
The surge in adoption of Apple's iOS 6 may be due more to new users in China than users upgrading to the operating system while grabbing Google's new mapping app.
Adoption of the mobile operating system, which was released months ago, has increased by 30 percent since Google Maps was released to the Apple App Store on December 12, according to data from mobile ad exchange MoPub. iOS users unhappy with the in-house substitute Apple supplied after dumping Google earlier this year flocked to Google's new iOS app, downloading the software more than 10 million times in … Read more
Just a day after the release of Apple's iOS 6 mobile operating system, 15 percent of iOS users have upgraded to the new version, a new report says.
Advertising and analytics company Chitika today says that 15 percent of iOS devices are now running iOS 6, which was released for download in the early morning Wednesday.
That number comes from what Chitika says is "a sample of millions of mobile ad impressions" from its advertising network between yesterday and today.
"This level of adoption is a significant development and a testament to the vertical product structure … Read more
3D glasses are a double-edged sword for TV manufacturers. According to NPD's 3D 360° Monitor, an aversion to wearing glasses is the second most popular reason consumers give for not wanting to purchase a 3D TV. But for those who do buy 3D TVs, glasses represent one of the best accessory sale opportunities TV manufacturers have had since the flat-panel mount. Ring up a family pack of four glasses and you can easily reach the price of what some manufacturers charge for a flat-panel 2D television by itself.
Indeed, rather than treat glasses as a throwaway, Samsung recently revamped its 3D glasses, cramming an impressive amount of technology into a wearable product 25 percent lighter than its predecessor.
The electronics giant has added a circular frame that now easily grasps around various head sizes, enables a brighter 3D picture, accommodates prescriptions, switches to Bluetooth, and adds a charging gauge, all while keeping the price to about $100 per pair.
But what if there were a way to sell an accessory to go with those accessories? Samsung is taking a crack at just that, introducing a product at CES and showing it once again at the IFA Global Press Conference in Alicante, Spain.
It's a $200 black "top hat" charger--so nicknamed for its cylindrical shape centered atop a base plate about a third of the way from its bottom--that enables owners to inductively charge up to four pairs of Samsung's new, lighter-weight 3D glasses. The high-tech spectacles surround the glossy cylinder, one atop the next, in a spiraling statue of tolerated technology. … Read more
Income can dictate how often a person accesses the Internet, a new study has found.
According to Pew Research, 95 percent of Americans living in households with $75,000 or more in annual income are "at least occasionally" likely to access the Web. That figure drops to 70 percent of people in homes with less than $75,000 of annual income. About 57 percent of those with less than $30,000 in annual income use the Internet. Pew also found that 99 percent of people in higher income households access the Internet from home, while 93 percent of … Read more
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie has written a memo that has generated tremendous buzz among the cloud-computing community. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Ozzie's impending retirement from the company last week, and Ozzie took that opportunity to write "Dawn of a New Day," which outlines a future for computing that is both a challenge and opportunity for the software maker.