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When you go to buy a smartphone, you basically have two choices: Android, or iOS. This is the way it’s been for the better part of the decade, but now, any hope of a third mobile OS driving competition against those two behemoths is dead and buried. This chart from Statista shows why. As noted by a new report from research firm Gartner, Android and iOS now account for 99.1% of the worldwide smartphone market. (With Android well out in front.) Their closest competitors, Windows 10 Mobile and BlackBerry OS, make up 0.6% and 0.1%, respectively. Both of those figures are down slightly from where they were earlier this year. Again, this isn’t a surprise. Though new Windows phones are still being made, Microsoft has steadily backed away from the platform, focusing instead on improving its software suite on Android and iOS. BlackBerry, meanwhile, now makes Android device... (more)

Web Hosting or Cloud Hosting – How to Choose the Best | @CloudExpo #Cloud

When moving towards a cloud environment, organizations – both large and small – have a lot of choices to make. There are a lot of vendors out there who are “capable” of hosting information, websites or other workloads directly in the cloud. However, remember that not all cloud providers are created equally. Cloud providers are able to offer more and more services as they grow their own underlying infrastructure. As an organization, you have the option of selecting the right partner with the right set of tools to support your business and its growth. In working with the right typ... (more)

You’ll know Apple blew it when it makes a fingerprint dongle

By now you’ve probably read that Apple’s next flagship iPhone might be running a bit behind the company’s usual release schedule. The culprit seems to be a fingerprint sensor of Apple’s own design, that’s meant to sit behind the full edge-to-edge OLED display on the front of the new premium iPhone. Apple’s said to be struggling to perfect the technology such that it can be mass produced at iPhone scale — a non-trivial task, to be sure. Samsung reportedly tried and failed to integrate a Synaptics sensor into the OLED display of the Galaxy S8, forcing it to move the sensor to an aw... (more)

Apple iPad Pro Review: Better than Average

Ultimately, the supersized iPad Pro$799.00 at Apple Store is a love letter to the creative types who have been Apple’s most faithful customers. The iPad Pro isn’t meant to sit on a desk with a keyboard attached; it’s made to be held with Apple’s spectacular new stylus, the Pencil (an optional $99 accessory), in your other hand. Its niche audience will surely adore it, but its very high price prevents us from endorsing it more heartily for everybody else. People who really need enterprise applications, in general, will be better served by the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, while everyda... (more)

Swappa Price is now available on iOS

This free app helps you figure out just how much your smartphone is worth. In July, Swappa released a stand-alone Android app called Swappa Price. The free appmakes the process of trying to figure out just how much a smartphone is worth when selling or buying, using data from sales completed on Swappa’s website. For the unfamiliar, Swappa is a marketplace where you can buy or sell used smartphones and wearables. The historical data of a device’s value has always been a metric I’ve found useful when trying to set a price point for a gadget I’m thinking about selling. You can view... (more)