Alex Mann

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Condemn communists’ cruelties, but capitalism has its own terrible record | Owen Jones

A spectre is haunting the British media: the spectre of negative takes on capitalism. Ever since the academic and writer Ash Sarkar uttered the words “I’m a communist, you idiot” on national television, the right has recoiled in horror. The alacrity with which commentators jumped on Sarkar’s …

Globalization

Apple devices are easier to use than rival devices, says Jamf

As user choice drives Apple adoption in business and education, it reveals that Apple devices are in fact easier to manage than other rival devices, …

Trends

Macs are up to $543 cheaper than Windows PCs, says IBM

For years people have looked at the sticker price of Macs, compared them to the sticker price of Windows PCs made with lesser components, and sneered …

After buying 9 Android smartphones in a row, this Android fan switched to the iPhone 7

When it comes to smartphone allegiance, most consumers up their minds a long time ago. Whether you’re a fanatic or simply set in your ways, chances …

Year-old iPhone 6s laps brand new Galaxy Note 7 in app launch test

This video is completely apples to oranges, with a year-old iPhone 6s that sports arguably the best ARM IP in the business, built-specifically to …

iPhone Dominates Android As App Gap Grows

Steve Ballmer was right. It really is “developers, developers, developers” in the smartphone world. There are countless platforms that could have succeeded in the mobile world but they all lacked one major element of the story. Applications.<p>Third-party application support remains one of the most …

Mobile

How the iMac broke my 18-month PC upgrade cycle

David Gewirtz eats PCs for breakfast. Every 18 months or so, he's needed to upgrade his main machine to handle his ever-increasing workload. But not …

I switched from Android to iPhone 6s last week – here are the things I love about it

As someone who has used nothing but Android since 2010, I decided to jump ship to the iPhone earlier this year. Basically the lack of timely software …

One major way that Macbooks will always beat Windows laptops

Beyond the iPhone-friendly features, it's probably the thing I miss most about my MacBook during my ongoing experiment with only using Windows 10.<p>The MacBook touchpad is a slab of textured, acid-treated glass over metal with a nice grip. Thanks to Apple's manufacturing magic, it feels like metal to …

Windows 10

OnePlus 2 Fingerprint Sensor: Better than Touch ID?

Security writer says 'Goodbye Android', switches to iPhone

I've written about the security and privacy advantages of iPhone and the benefits of timely and wide-ranging iOS software updates before but many of …

A Former CIA Executive’s Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.<p>Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to …

If you want an iPhone but don't like Apple, here's your alternative...

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have to answer that question, starting with today's pre-order and carrying over to April 10's …

Forget Apple fanboys, what about Apple doomsayers?

Take, for example, those who continuously proclaim that Apple's doom is nigh. You don't have to look far for them: They literally use the word "doom" …

Why did you dump your Samsung Galaxy for an iPhone 6?

When I first asked why people dumped their Android phones for iPhones, I figured most people who replied would come from having a Samsung Galaxy S. …

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Apple,Apple Watch,iPhone,iPad,Technology sector,Mobile phones,Telecoms,Smartphones,Tablet computers,Technology,Computing,China,Asia Pacific,World news,Telecommunications industry,Business<p>Its quarterly results stunned the tech industry – and its Chinese competitors, who have now been eclipsed in …

Profit

iPhone 6 is doing better than ever on Samsung’s home turf

Thanks to Apple’s continued success in Japan, and Tim Cook’s big push to expand into China, everyone forgets about one of the most revealing markets the iPhone 6 has scored big in: South Korea. Why is South Korea so revealing? Because it’s none other than the stomping ground of longtime Apple …

Mobile Devices

Apple cutting profits in India to get more iPhones in people’s hands

As Apple continues it global expansion, India marks one of the company’s big next frontiers — with 1.2 billion citizens and a fast-growing smartphone market.<p>Today, the company gets some good news, in the shape of some great reports about the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the country. Since …

Tim Cook

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following: "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings:<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

Apps

Apple's net worth has doubled since Tim Cook became CEO

If you bought stock in Apple when Tim Cook became CEO in August 2011, you have had a solid return on your investment since that time. The company's …

No, Apple doesn't need to 'open up' to malware fear-mongers

Earlier this week the CEO of an anti-virus company wrote a "guest editorial" on a popular technology website, saying it was time for Apple to "open …

Yosemite adoption does in four days what took Windows 8 two years

Cloud backup company Backblaze recently ran some numbers comparing adoption rates between OS X Yosemite and Windows 8, and they came out with some …

Apple's brand tops yet another ranking this year

After having topped the Interbrand list for the world's most valuable brand, Apple has done it again topping Forbes' list ahead of rivals Microsoft …

iPad usage dominates North American tablet market numbers in latest report

Apple's waning tablet market share with slow iPad sales may be have been over exaggerated given the new tablet market share data. While it's true …

Mac sales keep kicking ass; how does Apple sustain the momentum?

In Monday's conference call with analysts, Tim Cook talked about the "absolutely blow away quarter" for Mac sales. "Back to School season voted and …

Apple Q4 2014: 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs, $42.1 billion in revenue!

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company …

Teens love iPhone more, use Facebook a lot less, says survey

I have seen the future and it looks rather like the present.<p>Teens, it seems, don't yet embrace a revolutionary spirit. They just want more iPhones.<p>I have before me Piper Jaffray's latest "Taking Stock With Teens" survey. This is a regular event, not dissimilar to "Dancing With The Stars."<p>In April …