Apple sees strong iPhone sales; deems Watch launch a “great start”

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the company had seen an “amazing quarter”, with strong sales growth for its iPhone line – but all eyes were on the “great start” for Apple Watch. Unsurprisingly, the company did not give much …

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Apple bids farewell to first iPad Mini

Apple dropped the axe on the original iPad Mini, the non-retina screen device which had lived on as the entry point to the company’s tablet line. According to an Apple spokesperson cited by Engadget, “now all models of iPad Mini …

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Apple reports record Q2 with iPhone, China growth

Apple announced yet another bumper set of numbers, stating that revenue for the quarter had been driven by “record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time record performance of the App Store”, although iPad was something of a fly …

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Microsoft buys “innovative” email app maker Acompli

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Acompli, which makes a range of “innovative” mobile email apps for iOS and Android. In a post on the official Microsoft blog, Rajseh Jha, corporate VP for the Outlook and Office 365 products, said the …

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Tablet market faces sharp fall in growth – IDC

IDC has said that the worldwide tablet market is expected to see a “massive deceleration” in growth for the full year 2014, slowing to a 7.2 per cent increase from 52.5 per cent in 2013. For the full year, market …

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Apple SIM could accelerate wireless industry disruption

A multi-operator capable SIM card included in Apple’s latest iPad range will give consumers the flexibility to switch between short-term plans with operators in the UK and USA. So far, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and UK operator EE have confirmed participation with the initiative.

Microsoft’s enterprise mobility strategy: too little too late?

Microsoft officially announced Thursday what most have anticipated for some time, Office 365 for iOS, and an enterprise mobility management suite tying many of the company’s existing elements – Active Directory, Intune, etc. – together. But while finally surrendering old world Microsoft thinking is certainly something to commend, in addition to a notable update on the back-end, it’s worth asking whether Microsoft can regain lost ground in the mobile enterprise.