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For the first time in the history of the iPhone, Apple launched two new sizes of its iconic handset this year, so which way the sales would swing was anyone's guess. The smaller -- and cheaper -- iPhone 6 was obviously going to beat out its bigger brother, the 6 Plus, but by how much? App analytic...

October 20th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In contrast to past numerical releases of iOS, iOS 8 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. As data from both Mixpanel, Chitika and Tapjoy illustrate, iOS 8 is clawing for its share of the iOS pie but isn't quite pulling it off as well as its predecessors. There are likely multiple factors that...

September 18th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There's been some trepidation among Apple device users over the upgrade to iOS 6 given that it takes away some components while adding others. You wouldn't guess it from the initial upgrade rate, however. Both ChartBoost and Chitika have determined that about 15 percent of iOS data traffic was alr...

September 21st 2012 at 5:06am 0 Comments
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While this is based upon info taken from people using Chitika's service, we've found overall trends are quite nicely tracked by this data. The latest report says that a full 15 percent of eligible iPhones, iPod touches and iPads are already running iOS 6. Considering it was released just yester...

September 20th 2012 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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The latest Dashboard numbers for Google's Android operating system have been released. The verdict? One in ten devices is leveraging Ice Cream Sandwich as their mobile OS of choice. The numbers, which are current as of July 2nd, put Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in first place with a 64-percent instal...

July 3rd 2012 at 7:56am 0 Comments
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I could have probably told you this without doing all of the research, but Loopt asked around anyway, and found out that Siri was the iPhone 4S' most exciting new feature for consumers. Sure, that camera is really impressive, and that processor will come in handy when running new games and apps...

October 18th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Despite our commander-in-chief's seemingly undying allegiance to BlackBerry, it looks like the federal government could be ready to make a break from RIM. According to a Washington Post article published yesterday, a number of agencies within the federal government are questioning their attachment t...

May 31st 2011 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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As AT&T's iPhone exclusivity reluctantly teeters on the brink of oblivion, it seems a good time to take one last look at the smartphone playground, the way it is before V-Day. The New York Times has handily done that job for us with the above chart, which simultaneously gives us a sense of scal...

January 22nd 2011 at 3:02pm 0 Comments