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Apple Continues Its Lead in U.S. Smartphone Ownership – Samsung Distant Second

Posted on 16/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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More users in the United States are making the move to smartphones, and they are opting for Apple’s iPhone and Android phones by Samsung in increasing numbers. The NPD Group’s Connected Home Report has been released for Q4 2013, and shows Apple continuing to widen their lead over Samsung in the American smartphone race.

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MacTrast News Digest – January 15, 2014

Posted on 15/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Tim Cook sets down and discusses the China Mobile iPhone deal, the NSA can access your computer even when you’re offline, a gang of thieves have been watching too much “Fast and Furious,” and Apple agrees to pay parents for all that cool in-app stuff their kids bought. All this, and more in the MacTrast News Digest for January 15, 2014.

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LA Board of Education Green Lights $115M Deal for iPads in Classrooms

Posted on 15/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Los Angeles Board of Education has give the go sign for a plan to purchase, distribute, and integrate iPads into nearly 40 campuses in the school district. The deal sets aside $115 million for the distribution of 40,000 to 70,000 iPads to classrooms for use by both students and teachers as they prepare for this spring’s round of standardized testing.

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Why Did Google Buy Nest? Why Did Nest Go With Google?

Posted on 14/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The word is out, Google has bought connected thermostat and smoke detector maker Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. But why did Google want Nest? And why did Nest choose to go with Google instead of, say… Apple?

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MacTrast News Digest for January 13, 2014

Posted on 13/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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UGH! It’s Monday, and it’s cold and rainy outside the stateside offices of MacTrast. Here’s hoping the weather is better in your neck of the woods, but if it isn’t, maybe these stories will help you stay warm and dry. Well, the Nest Thermostat-related one, anyway…

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