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New malware strain targeting Mac users for only $49
A new malware strain has evolved to steal the information of MacOS users.
Q2 2021 sees 13% growth in global PC shipments
Notebook and mobile workstation shipments, in particular, had a good quarter, growing 15% year on year in Q2 2021 and reaching 66.7 million units.
Nitro Software acquires PDFpen for $6m cash
The addition of PDFpen strategically expands the Nitro Productivity Platform and provides productivity solutions for knowledge workers everywhere on virtually any device, the company states.
Data requests to Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft triple as surveillance escalates
"An increasing number of governments are deploying a range of surveillance technologies under the promise of maintaining order and public safety."
Jamf adds compliance, threat detection, and passwordless authentication
“The security needs of enterprise organisations are changing, as their employees demand to work from the devices and locations they want."
EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
Apple is finally bringing the HomePod mini to New Zealand
At WWDC21 this week Apple quietly dropped the news that the Apple HomePod Mini is coming to New Zealand.
iPhones to capture 40% of smartphone market value despite Android device proliferation
Apple’s average selling price will rise in coming years, while Android devices will decline, unless they can leverage new technologies like 5G or bring new design features.
Global wearables market fuelled by smaller companies and new tech
The appetite for wearable devices remained strong in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) even as volumes retreated from record fourth quarter levels, IDC finds.
Jamf rolls out same-day support for new Apple OS rollouts
“Organisations should not be limited in their ability to deploy the latest Apple technology based on what their vendors can support.”
Major shift in smartphone market - Huawei drops out, Samsung regains top spot
A major shift is occurring amongst the top smartphone vendors as the market continues its recovery.
Hackers hit Apple with ransomware, MacBook design files exposed
Hackers are attempting to extort Apple in exchange for not leaking stolen files.
NZ pricing exposed for Apple’s latest product announcements
Here’s the quick and dirty on pricing for all of Apple’s latest releases. All prices are RRP New Zealand dollars and include GST.
Apple introduces first iMac to feature M1 chip
“M1 is a gigantic leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the breakthrough M1 chip.”
New iPad Pro gets the M1 treatment
Among the new iPad Pro’s features: a Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9-inch screen, 5G capability with cellular models, and a Thunderbolt USB-C port.
Apple TV gets 4K upgrade & features a new Siri remote
If you found yourself dreaming about the day your Apple TV could broadcast videos, TV shows, and movies in 4K, today Apple has made that dream a reality.
Apple jumps on the Bluetooth tracker bandwagon pioneered by Tile
Apple has entered the market for Bluetooth trackers, pioneered by companies like Tile - but as always, Apple puts its own spin on things.
Apple creates sweeping carbon removal fund
The US$200 million fund has set its goal to remove ’at least one million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere’ — equivalent to the amount of fuel used by over 200,000 passenger vehicles.
LG quits the smartphone business
It becomes the first major smartphone brand to exit the market.
Consumer demand boosts wearable device market growth
IDC states worldwide shipments of wearable devices reached 153.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a year-over-year increase of 27.2%.
Apple and Xiaomi only vendors to see smartphone growth in 2020 — Gartner
Apple’s growth was largely due to the success of the iPhone 12, which helped the company surpass Samsung to regain the status of number one global smartphone vendor for Q4 2020.
Hands-on review: The 2020 iPad Air
While it is a really exciting device on its own, the accessories are what take the iPad Air up to the iPad Pro level.
Apple and Samsung lead semiconductor spend in 2020 — Gartner
The top 10 original equipment manufacturers increased their semiconductor spend by 10% in 2020 and accounted for 42% of the market, according to Gartner.
Apple NZ posts modest profit of $23m
Apple New Zealand recently released details of its annual financial statements, posting healthy revenue and a modest profit to the period ending 26 September 2020.