Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Though the day's news was filled with iOS 8.0.1 update glitches, there is good news for Apple as the company's more traditional OS X-based Macs garnered over a quarter of the PC shipments sold for the back-to-school season. Apple managed to earn 26.8 percent of the PCs sold between Independence Day and Labor Day, up from 24.2 percent a year ago.
A study conducted by the NDP Group suggests that while Apple has been picking up sales in its more traditional PC business, consisting of iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display, rival systems running Windows have been losing market share dropping from 72.3 percent of the back-to-school sales a year ago to 68.4 percent.
Apple notebooks were one of the star performers this year with sales up 16 percent over last Back-to-School with the most significant increase over the last three weeks of the period growing 27 percent. Windows notebook ASPs fell over the last three weeks to just $441, which was 8 percent lower than last year, but the price cuts lifted units by 4 percent. Entry-level Windows Notebooks priced under $300 increased by 37 percent as prices dropped from $271 to $242. 2-in-One Windows devices accounted for 13 percent of Windows sales as volume increased 6x over 2013.
Another emerging contender is Chrome OS, which is also growing from 3.3 percent to 4.5 percent this year.
Did you buy a Mac for the back-to-school season? What are your thoughts?
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Asphalt Overdrive is now live in the Apple App Store, a day earlier than expected. Overdrive is the latest installment in the Asphalt mobile racing series. This new racing game from Gameloft is available for free, but does include in-app purchases.
Here's what you can look forward to in Asphalt Overdrive:
Drive high performance, fully-licensed cars across California's scenic highways in the 80's:
- 4 Daytime and 2 Night Time Southern California Environments
- Retro 80's Graphics
- 80's inspired soundtrack
A Mission based progression with different challenges /sub-missions and various gameplays:
- Stunt Run
- Restriction Run
- Daily Test Drive
- Boss fights: Challenge the Turf boss to unlock the next area and re-match him to get his car
Accessible Game control:
- Swipe left or right to change lanes and take down cars
- Swipe up or on the sides to perform stunts
- 30 prestigious fully Licensed cars
Challenge the world:
- Leagues: Compete against each other and get promoted to higher Leagues
Gangs: Connect with other players, Get rewards and Access to Exclusive cooperative events
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Apple's first update for iOS 8 seems to have suspended cell service and Touch ID functions on many iPhones. Here's how to get rid of iOS 8.0.1 and reinstall iOS 8.0.
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