The rise of mobile technology, in the form of smartphones and tablet computers, and the continued innovation in this field has changed the lives of an increasing proportion of the population. Where as once we were tied to desks while surfing the net, or forced to travel to packed high streets and supermarkets to shop, we can now buy a huge range of items and access useful information while on the go.
Indeed, the increased convenience of conducting research, reading the news or doing shopping on a mobile device has led to a boom in app downloads. ABI Research recently reported that the average smartphone user will download 37 apps a year. Meanwhile, a study conducted by edigital research revealed earlier that 64% of smartphone users now use their devices to shop online.
With such mass movement to mobile commerce among consumers, businesses of all kinds are rushing to produce their own mobile apps to provide a more convenient and comfortable shopping experience among their customers and to take advantage of the latest trend for mobile technology.
Car dealerships are perhaps some of the more surprising businesses to produce mobile apps. After all, you can’t order a car to be delivered to your home and most of us would not purchase a vehicle without first giving it a test drive. But there is more to mobile commerce than ordering goods, and auto dealers have provided some excellent apps to put the information their customers need right at their fingertips.
Take motor.co.uk, which has released a free app for those looking to buy a new car. The software provides consumers with an easy way to search for cars in their area, as well as a wealth of information and advice to help them choose the best vehicle for them, such as car buying guides and reviews.
What motor.co.uk have done by providing so many features on one app, is provided consumers with everything they need to choose a car in one place. While customers may have once spent hours on the web reading auto magazines and looking at classified ads, they can now access all of this information at the tip of their fingers. What’s more, the app also allows them to interact with this information by producing their own shortlist to narrow down which car they are likely to take for a test drive.
Many other businesses are also taking a similar approach to mobile technology, aiming to make themselves the most convenient and useful option to potential customers, showing you do not need to be selling goods directly over the internet to make good use of mobile apps.
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It has been recently reported by the 9toMac that Apple is going to deliver some very interesting features for the desktops. Apple has been making a tradition now of making computers that are resembled to their iOS based devices. It has been a trend in every newer device they are launching. It is also something known from some reliable sources that the Apple’s operating system 10.9 was equipped with Siri’s voice command and also Maps were somehow resembled to the Macs.
Siri has made its way to the iPad in the operating system in iOS 6 and the dictations recently have arrived on the Mountain Lion Mac hardware of OS X 10.8. Another logical step would be Siri’s arrival to the desktop. Especially when Apple is making its efforts for improving the accuracy and building a feature set for itself. It has much more possible wide spread for the future. More improvement is probable in the forth coming time period. Apple is not a small shop it is a huge centre of data. Siri has a capability to handle the huge size data is very reliable and capable.
Apple is also planning to offer a part of OS X framework for the application developers, this intend to make the offering made by Maps more attractive. This is also expected that it will make OS X a full fledge app of native but it is just a possibility. Including Map in the OS X is a very good option. In spite of the fact it has a poor sense of adoption. A big reason behind this is Nokia itself.
Siri would be helping in improving the provided services by making Macs availability, by extending the probable audience. Apple is considered to be working on 10.9 in accordance to the revealed information found in various server logs which are registering visitors on different websites. Apple seems to be stick to a sort of annual cycle with the major OS releases in the most recent years. So in case of and sticking to that, we might know more insights about what is absolutely coming in 10.9 by WWDC in some other weeks, months or years.
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I hate to say I told you so, but in the wake of Tuesday’s relatively unimpressive media event I don’t know what else to say. Perhaps the bigwigs at Apple should spend more time reading iPhone Life; we seem to have some really spot on ideas of how they might recapture some of their magic. When our Editor in Chief, Alex Cequea, posts something like this kind yet critical analysis of what Apple could have done better, that’s another sure sign Apple loyalists are unhappy with the direction the company is headed.
After the iPhone 5C and 5S unveiling, the Internet lit up with both criticism and ridicule toward the tech giant. Many feel that Apple has had a drought of innovation and has turned a deaf ear to what global consumers are begging for. On September 10, Apple had the world’s attention and we were all eagerly waiting for something unique, something that harkened back to the days when Jobs was at the helm.
We hoped for a cheaper iPhone, a larger-screened iPhone, an iWatch, or maybe an iTV. Instead of a breakthrough innovation, we got an incremental update to the iPhone 5 in the iPhone 5S and a rehashed iPhone 5 with colored plastic backs. Honestly, any number of innovative product introductions could have helped Apple regain some of the “Wow” factor that Steve Jobs always brought.
As I said on the day of the unveiling, the highlight of the show was iOS 7. I wish I could say I was surprised, but alas, the product leaks were accurate and we got what we expected. And speaking of product leaks, what’s with Tim Cook commending the leaks! Wasn’t this the same person who just a short while ago vowed that Apple was going to aggressively shut down a leaky supply chain?
So now Apple’s stocks have tumbled, and the company is the butt of one joke after another online. The sad part is that many of the jokes are right on and quite funny, especially some of the ones from Apple’s competitors-who I’m sure were quite thrilled by Apple’s lackluster performance yesterday.
I said it before Apple’s event on September 10, and I’ll say it again with even greater emphasis: Now more than ever, Apple needs an innovative home run. The rumors are swirling about a fall event in which Apple will debut its new iPad lines, so Apple has another chance to remind us what made it not just the most profitable tech company, but the most beloved tech company. To me, and millions of others, Apple is synonymous with products that make us feel an emotional connection to them, products that fill a need we didn’t even know we had until Apple showed us its inventions.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that Apple is about to go bankrupt or close its doors, but there are endless competitors nipping at its heels. At this rate it’s just a matter of time before it’s not Apple but the competition that surprises us all with “the next big thing.” Then again, maybe we wouldn’t be surprised after all…
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my iPhone’s autocorrect drives me ducking crazy. Take, for example, my cat’s name: Leeloo. Despite typing the name on a semi-daily basis, somehow my phone still tries to autocorrect “Leeloo” to “lee loo.” Back in the days of iOS 6, my phone used to autocorrect any misspelling of gingercast to GINGERCAST. But since upgrading to iOS 7, that doesn’t even work anymore. Your favorite 6-second gingers-only Vine-cast usually insists on being the “gingrcqst.” For months now I’ve been waiting patiently for autocorrect to re-learn the words I use regularly, with no luck. If you, like me, are fed up, then it’s time to take things into our own hands. First, the cat name misspelling. You can teach autocorrect to learn the correct spelling of words or names you use frequently by adding them as a contact in your phone.
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IDC analysts have shared their tablet forecast report for the year 2012 and onward. They have predicted that company will reach sales of 122.3 million units by the end of this year. This unit sale is much more than the previous forecast that was 117.1 million units. They have further anticipated that the sale of tablet will reach to 172.4 million units by 2013, previously forecasted as 165.9 million units. IDC research director, Mr. Tom Mainelli has explained reason behind changing prediction. He proclaimed this is because of the increased traction from the Android tablets and due to strong expected sales of Apple’s iPad mini and refreshed full sized iPad.The previous anticipation of sales was 261.4 million units worldwide by the end of 2016, which now has reached to 287.7 million units.
Mainelli has cited the names of solid products from Amazon, Google, Samsung and others when he was sharing his view about increased traction from Android. He proclaimed that tablet demand will amplify in fourth quarter and so on as market is encountering shift towards the smaller mobile size screen and lower prices.
In addition with the unit sales prediction, IDC analyst has also shared operating system share in the tablet market and forecasted that Android growth will increase. IDC is expecting that Android share will increase to 42.7% in 2012 from 39.8% in 2011. At the same pave, Apple has encountered little dropped out sales which are from 56.3% in 2011 to the 53.8% in 2012. In the long term, IDC believes that share of Windows 8 and RT will pull more market share from Android and iOS devices. It is expected that market share for Windows 8 and RT will shot from 1% of 2011 to 2.9% in 2012 and more than 10.2% by the year 2016.
Mr. Ryan Reith, program manager IDC mobile device tracker, believes that Android has taken full advantage from the breadth and depth of tablet market as it has already done in the smartphone space. In the emerging markets of low cost, Android tablets will enjoy growth and eliminate barriers of low cost production. In simpler words, Android tablets will enjoy captivating consumers where they cannot afford high costing iPads. These consumers will welcome Android tablets as they have done with smartphones.
Another reason for the expansion of tablet market is eRaader’s expense. IDC believes that Front lit eReaders from B&N and Amazon has captured interest of consumers. They further believe that consumers will still prefer the multi use of tablets instead of eReaders. Thus eReader’s sale will drop from 27.7 million units of 2011 to 19.9 million units in 2012.
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As Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S enters mass production, we’re seeing all of the puzzle pieces fall into place. Photos are leaking, new details are trickling out, and rumors of production issues and possible delays are spreading like wildfire, just like they do every year. Now, a new report from Weibo user and claimed insider C Technology may reveal full specs for the iPhone 5S alongside new images of the device’s case assembly seemingly taken inside Foxconn’s factory. Where specs are concerned, the upcoming new flagship iPhone will be the biggest hardware upgrade ever for an “S” device if the report’s claims pan out. Highlights include a 4-inch IGZO display with the same Retina resolution as the iPhone 5, an A6 processor clocked a bit faster than the current model, quad-core SGX 554MP4 graphics, 2GB of RAM and an upgraded LTE radio.
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Its literally raining rumors about the budget iPhone from the past few days. There is hardly a single day when we don’t see a rumor or a leaked image of the budgeted iPhone. Few days back, a few images of the purported device leaked on the internet with back covers as well. A few more images of the so-called budget iPhone have been leaked on the internet, compared with the current iPhone 5.
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