Apple software has never been more important. As we learned just this week, 2017 was the first year since the introduction of the iPhone that smartphone sales were basically flat year over year, according to venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends report. For Apple, its future depends on finding a business that doesn’t rely solely on achieving record-breaking smartphone sales year after year. The iPhone cannot last forever, and CEO Tim Cook has often positioned Apple’s growing services business as a core pillar of the company going forward. But to find that way out of its iPhone dependence, Apple needs to figure out how to sell more consumers on its software and the broader Apple ecosystem, from Apple Music to Apple Pay to iCloud. Plus, the more you use and rely on Apple software, the more likely you might be to buy the new HomePod speaker, the latest version of the AirPods and Apple Watch, or even Apple’s rumored augmented reality device. … [Read more...] about The stakes have never been higher for Apple software
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It's easy to dismiss the Surface Book 2 15-inch model as just a bigger version of the 13-inch. After all, it is physically bigger, heavier, and it sports a display that's one and a half inches larger. But to do so misses the more significant point: the Surface Book 2 15-inch is a monster of a PC for raw performance and computational power. Microsoft calls Surface Book 2 a "powerhouse." It was not exaggerating. The 15-inch model may go down as the best laptop on the planet. I've spent the last week with it and I'm confident no other laptop can do as much as well as the Surface Book 2 15-inch. About this Surface Book 2 review Microsoft supplied a loaner Surface Book 2 15-inch for review purposes. The unit tested features a Core i7-8650U processor, with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It costs $3,299. Starting price of the 15-inch model begins at $2,499 with the same specifications but only 256GB of storage. A middle variant has 512GB of storage and costs $2,899. See at Microsoft Check … [Read more...] about Surface Book 2 15-inch review: The ultimate Windows laptop gets bigger and better
March 15, 2018 - Written By Nick Sutrich The most well-rounded, full-featured phones in the galaxy. This year, Samsung looks to be playing it safe with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, with two phones that look nearly identical on the surface, but a closer look reveals a different paradigm. However, this isn’t exactly playing it safe, it’s a refinement of an already excellent design, and one that could certainly end up as the phone to get. But which do you pick? The larger phone with more features or the more svelte unit that’s less expensive? We’ll give you a breakdown and ultimately see if either are worth buying in this review!Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ SpecsSamsung is, of course, selling both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ worldwide, and will be selling both phones unlocked everywhere, as well as through the typical carrier and retail channels. The smaller Samsung Galaxy S9 with 64GB of storage sells unlocked for $719/£739/€849, … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Review – The Everything Phones
As mobile devices become a primary computing platform for many enterprise employees, repairing or replacing smartphones and tablets at the local Apple or Microsoft store isn't a viable option for large enterprises.While managed mobility services (MMS) have been around as long as mobile devices, until recently such services tailored to repairing and replacing mobile devices were immature. The consumerization of IT and the growth of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies as well as corporate-issued smartphones and tablets had left them unable to scale at an enterprise level.At the same time, the myriad of mobile devices and mobile operating systems has made it difficult for IT shops to address issues associated with them. For example, Android fragmentation — both hardware and software — has led organizations to farm out device management in order to free up corporate IT resources for business projects.Having internal IT shops support smartphones and tablets doesn't make sense … [Read more...] about How to develop a mobile device repair or replace strategy
posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:44 3 1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011) Nope! posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:51 6 2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011) Ive very careful with my phones and all the phones Ive had had have a two year warranty anyhow so repair hasnt been an issue really. posted on 21 Mar 2012, 12:49 4 11. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012) Funny because data shows iPhones have the lowest failure rates out of any phone. Meanwhile android phones have failure rates as high as 40%. posted on 21 Mar 2012, 13:18 7 15. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011) Thats a nice figure you just made up in 40%,seeing as you are lying you should have made it more extravagant and said 60%,you'd still have looked as stupid mind you. 24. JeffdaBeat (unregistered) Actually, the Genius Bar will repair/replace a device even if it's out of warranty. If there is physical or liquid damage to the phone, Apple will … [Read more...] about Comments for : Is repairability a swing factor for you when you shop for gadgets?