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Amazon and Facebook make 2017 the year of hyperscale
“The capex analysis emphasizes the biggest reason why those cloud providers are so difficult to challenge.”
New document reveals Apple uses Google's public cloud for iCloud
Rumours that Apple stores its iCloud data on Google’s public cloud have been around for a while but with never any confirmation from Apple.
Three sizzling Apple music playlists for Kiwis to enjoy
Tired of listening to the same old songs? Here are three spicy Apple music playlists you should give a shot.
Four must-try music apps for Apple devices
Strap-in audiophiles, there are a lot of musical treasures to be found in the app store.
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
2017 sees smartphone shipments decline for the first time ever
Smartphone shipments fell in 2017 for the first time since their inception with some regions worse than others, but IDC remains optimistic.
Apple products for PoS available through Sektor AU in industry first
Sektor AU has announced it will distribute Apple products for B2B PoS partner, saying it “sees this bringing great benefit to its network of partners”
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.
HP to provide Apple products, support as part of DaaS offering
HP is embracing mixed-device environments by offering solutions to customers extending beyond HP-manufactured hardware.
2018, the year that...apps will become intuitive and conversational
Striking a balance between human-led interactions and digital advancements will be key in delivering the next level of customer service in 2018.
Apple says DON’T fear about leaked source code – experts say DO
After a critical source code for the iPhone was leaked online recently, Apple reassured there was nothing to fear but experts think otherwise.
Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys
Q4 2017 shipments grew by more than 32% over Q4 2016, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor.
Rumors of a second Apple data center in China get louder
Apple announced its first data center in China in July last year.
Apple, Cisco, Aon & Allianz make a play for cyber risk management services
A joint effort between Apple, Cisco, Aon and Allianz is set to shake up the cyber risk management market.
Detachable tablets return to growth while slate tablets continue decline
Growth for the overall year just remained positive with 1.6 percent year over year growth in 2017, a sharp drop from the 24 percent growth in 2016.
Samsung tops smartphone shipments in 2017 despite Apple claiming Q4 - IDC
An IDC report has shown that Samsung’s smartphone shipments took a dive in Q4, letting Apple take the top spot but only for that quarter.
The HomePod makes its way to the land down under
HomePod is designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to hundreds of genres, moods and activities.
Gartner forcasts growth in 2018 global device shipments
The mobile phone and the premium ultramobile markets are expected to be the main drivers of growth.
Apple ships 29 million iPhone X units in Q4 2017
"The iPhone X's performance is impressive for a device priced at US$999."
Facebook, Apple, Twitter missing from 2018's top software companies ranking
The leaderboard is based on user reviews documented by G2 Crowd over the past year.
Aussie tech company rubs shoulders with the best in Reuters top 100
The list identifies the industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organisations.
Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
Two big analysts weigh in on the state of the PC market
Is the PC market dead? We compare Q4 results from Gartner and IDC to find out.
Final Cut Pro X introduces VR video editing
Apple announced a major update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X...