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Jamf extends Apple expertise through security firm buyout
IT and Apple specialist firm Jamf has acquired Mac-focused endpoint security provider Digita Security.
Gartner - 5G will give global smartphone market bump in 2020
This will mean some respite after the Australian market’s massive 2019 decline and help NZ’s see some stability.
IDC finds smartphone shipments up 6.5% from previous quarter
“Although the overall market remains in decline, the performance in the second quarter indicates that demand is starting to pick up as the market begins to stabilise again.”
Big Tech firms in the spotlight over data privacy
“Once deemed consumer champions, Big Tech now appears to be the new dark side of capitalism, arguably presenting a bigger risk to society than bankers were."
Intel to sell smartphone modem business to Apple
Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases.
LG rolls out Apple AirPlay 2 on 2019 ThinQ AI TVs
Users can stream their favourite movies and television shows from the Apple TV app and other video apps as well as view photos directly on their LG AI TVs.
Festive tear-jerkers top YouTube ad leaderboards
With over 85% of Singaporeans visiting YouTube monthly, brands and agencies are fully invested in adopting videos as their preferred digital canvas.
Check Point research discovers new variant of mobile malware
“Agent Smith” malware automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions without a user’s knowledge or interaction.
Google, Apple, Amazon financial moves could impact NZ
The tech giants are encroaching on financial services and threatening incumbents, says FintechNZ.
IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Year-over-year growth during the quarter reached 4.7%, which was notably higher than expected.
Apple updates MacBooks for uni students
Barely two months since its last spruce-up, Apple is giving the MacBook Pro yet another update – while the MacBook Air has also had an upgrade.
Hands-on review: In the age of smart TVs, how relevant is the 4K Apple TV?
Apple proves that the devil is in the details - and an unmatched user interface.
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
Apple recalls 2015 MacBook Pros because they could catch fire
Apple has issued a worldwide recall of older MacBook Pros, due to serious battery overheating and fire risks.
PC market back on the downslide, says IDC
New Zealand PC market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC New Zealand reports.
Apple gets serious about enterprise & security features
Features include new BYOD policies, managed Apple IDs, security enhancements, and even an app that allows users to find their phone or their friends.
GlobalData: Automated home device spend to hit $75bn by 2025
According to the company’s latest report, much of that growth will be driven by two types of devices: smart thermostats and smart speakers.
watchOS 6 preview brings Watch-only apps, new faces, and features
“watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
Apple introduced the all-new Mac Pro, a redesigned workstation for pros.
Apple previews macOS Catalina
New security features keep users better protected and voice control lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice.
Apple iOS 13 preview: Dark Mode, Sign In with Apple, all-new Maps
iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimisations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID faster.
New iPadOS powers unique experiences designed for iPad
“iPadOS delivers exciting features, including a new Home screen with widgets, more powerful multitasking and new tools."