Apple sees a big jump in iPad unit sales

Begin: WordPress Article Content Apple’s third-quarter earnings are out and the company was quick to highlight its solid iPhone sales and burgeoning services segment. The big surprise, however, was the 15 percent year-over-year increase in iPad unit sales, which seems to contradict the dominating narrative that the company’s iPad segment was losing steam due to lengthier upgrade cycles. The 15 percent increase brings unit sales for Q3 to 11.4 million on revenue of $4.96 billion. Interestingly, while iPhone unit sales declined 19 percent quarter over quarter, iPad sales shot up 28 percent thanks to new product introductions. Apple has been ...

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Hackers hid malicious code in popular CCleaner software – CNET

The free version of CCleaner is downloaded millions of times a week. Sergei Konkov/Getty Hackers penetrated computer-optimization software CCleaner in a way that could have let them control millions of devices, Piriform, the company that makes the program, said Monday. A malicious program was planted inside the popular, free software, which is downloaded as often as 5 million times per week and is used to delete cookies and junk programs to make computers and Android phones run faster. Piriform said it estimates that 2.27 million people used the infected software, but sought to calm consumers who might be inclined to ...

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Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 lack a feature the Galaxy S8 rocks – CNET

Apple presents the iPhone X as the “smartphone of the future.” But at least in one key area, its new phones fall short of Android phones that have already been out for months. The iPhone X has new tech like facial recognition, but not when it comes to cellular radios.  James Martin/CNET The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X lack the ability to tap into a superfast wireless network technology called Gigabit LTE, confirming a CNET report from earlier this year. Meanwhile, there are 10 Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 ...

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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling – CNET

A Wi-Fi network can place calls when you’re trapped in an area with spotty phone signal. James Martin/CNET In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Google‘s Project Fi and Republic Wireless is they will seamlessly switch a user’s phone service between cellular and Wi-Fi when needed. Wi-Fi calling is nothing new; apps like Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp make it easier to use a phone to place calls and send texts over the internet and forgo mobile networks all together. Carriers are also adopting Wi-Fi calling themselves. Whether it’s because ...

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Amazon has Alexa-powered smart glasses in the works, report says – CNET

Alexa may one day help keep tabs on the goings-on in your house. Amazon Amazon aims to expand the universe of its Alexa voice assistant with a pair of smart glasses, its first wearable device, the Financial Times reported late Tuesday. The smartphone-tethered device would resemble a regular pair of spectacles and use a bone-conduction system that would allow the wearer to hear Alexa without the need for headphones, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with Amazon’s plans. The internet retailer also plans to beef up its smart home hardware lineup with a new internet-connected security camera system, the paper ...

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