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How Apple News’ Sponsored Articles helps Publishers as Ads Blockade continues
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How Apple News’ Sponsored Articles helps Publishers as Ads Blockade continues

Apple, having released the Ad-blocker extension genie out of its bottle on their Safari Browser in September 2015, seems to be regretting their actions. Especially as it has resulted in a 200% increase in the installation of Ad-blockers on mobile devices in the first Quarter of 2016! Heck, 21% weren’t even sure what they’d installed, albeit they may be lying with sheepish grins, now wanting to let Schrodinger’s Cat out of the Box. They're now allowing advertisers to publish Sponsored articles right alongside editorial stories in the Apple News app. The only defense with these articles, which glowing hawk various products, is that they have a little tag in the preview with the word “Sponsored”. Launched sometime in April 2016, the change by Apple News allows for sharing ...
How APC’s Mobile Power Pack save Millennials from Smartphone Death
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How APC’s Mobile Power Pack save Millennials from Smartphone Death

The smartphone is indisputably one of the most indispensible aspects of both our personal and professional lives. While tech giants such as Apple, Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei and HTC giants battle for marketshare, APC’s Mobile Power Pack is making sure that users don’t suffer in the meantime. The smartphone market, which was seen as a mere toy by some tech companies, has now grown by 10% in 2015. According to IDC in 2015: 1.432 million devices distributed in Latin America 1.301 million devices distributed in Latin America in 2014 The APC’s Mobile Power Pack basically a Battery charger similar to those described in How to extend your smartphone’s battery Life with a Portable Battery Charger. The battery charger, especially lightweight ones, are now in demand, espe...
How Spotify’s playlist and song sharing in FB Messenger challenges Apple Music
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How Spotify’s playlist and song sharing in FB Messenger challenges Apple Music

Facebook Messenger is becoming more useful by the day as they plot to take over your smartphone as I'd predicted in How Facebook Messenger will replace your smartphone in 2016. Now it's possible for users to share songs or playlists directly within Messenger from Spotify. This was already possible via email, Facebook and WhatsApp, so Messenger is the latest battleground for Spotify's ongoing music War with Apple Music. All while being serenaded by pizza coupon bearing chess playing chatbots as predicted in How FB Messenger Ads means Chess playing Chatbots with Fast Food Coupons. How to share Spotify playlists and songs in Facebook Messenger  To enable this feature is quite simple: Go to the “more” tab in Facebook Messenger Send your playlists to your Facebook Messenge...
Why Digicel blocking Google ads may be the rise of Digicel App World
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Why Digicel blocking Google ads may be the rise of Digicel App World

  “Companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook talk a great game and take a lot of credit when it comes to pushing the idea of broadband for all — but they put no money in. Instead they unashamedly trade off the efforts and investments of network operators like Digicel to make money for themselves” Digicel Group chairman and owner of Digicel Group, Denis O’Brien commenting on his company move to block Google Mobile Ads Digicel is vexed with Silicon Valley, particularly Google. In a move that may be the most upfront challenge to Ad-revenue based Silicon Valley startups, Digicel is blocking Google ads and requesting that Google pay for access to the Network. According to Digicel Group chairman and owner of Digicel Group, Denis O’Brien, the free ride is over. Silicon Valley ...
How XcodeGhost malware infected Apps in Apple App Store
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How XcodeGhost malware infected Apps in Apple App Store

“We've removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software. We are working with the Developers to make sure they're using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps” Apple spokeswoman informing the Press about the XcodeGhost exploit For those of you who say I'm biased and I mainly report negative thing about Google Android especially with a focus on their Fragmentation issues as per my article Why Android Fragmentation Worsens as Apple iOS 8 adoption almost complete. Well here's some bad Apple News all the Google Fanboys will relish. In fact, you can count the number of times I use the phrase “bad apples” as you read along! Turns out Apple has a few bad apples (get it?) in their Walled Garden. This bit of Bad apple News comes...
Apple Event on September 9th 2015 – AI Siri, iPhone 6S, Apple TV and Pro iPad
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Apple Event on September 9th 2015 – AI Siri, iPhone 6S, Apple TV and Pro iPad

Look like Apple's Event to launch the Apple iPhone 6S has been set for Wednesday September 9th 2015 at 10AM Pacific Standard Time. So says the colourful invite sent out by Apple today to Journalists and Tech Bloggers, which was also the same invite posted on Apple's Website. The event is slated to take place at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a massive venue capable of seating some 7,000-person, implying that they'll be announcing something groundbreaking. So what expected, aside from Apple iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11 aka El Capitan and Apple Watch 2 OS as predicted in Apple WWDC 2015 debuts OS X 10.11, Watch OS 2.0 and Apple Music? Apple Event on Wednesday September 9th 2015 - AI Siri, Improved iPhone 6S, Apple TV and iPad with keyboard cover  First off the bat,...
Android Auto and Apple Carplay coming to GM Chevrolet and Cadillac 2016 Models
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Android Auto and Apple Carplay coming to GM Chevrolet and Cadillac 2016 Models

If you’re a real fan of Apple Carplay and Android Auto in American cars, then I have good news for you. Cadillac announced on Wednesday May 10th 2015 that are introducing Apple Carplay and Android Auto to their line 2016 lineup of automobiles. The sole exception to this upgrade is the SRX Crossover, which is slated for a 2017 launch. Both Systems will interface with their CUE (Cadillac User Experience) IVE, Cadillac's much improved, much faster In-Car Entertainment System via USB Cable, albeit Cadillac has plans to go wireless, possibly using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. In a Press Event that was held on May 27th 2015, they had only confirmed ten (10) of those fourteen (14) models using the upgraded MyLink that will use Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone based IVE (In-Vehicle Entert...
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Apple WWDC 2015 debuts OS X 10.11, Watch OS 2.0 and Apple Music

Apple WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) came a week after Google I/O 2015 on Thursday June 2nd 2015. Unlike Google I/O 2015, held a week prior on Thursday May 28th 2015 and Friday May 29th 2015 which gave us as glimpse into Google's continued obsession with Android with their latest iteration, codenamed M and their projects for the future, Apple's focus was purely on their continuously evolving Apple iOS and Apple Mac OS ecosystem. Developers, the heart and soul of Apple, were the stars for most of the two (2) hour show. After all, 70% of App sales go directly to Developers. With their very strict rules as it relates to what Apps gets into the Apple iTunes Walled Garden, many are willing to comply. So dear reader, all those rumours of coming updates to the Apple iMac and Appl...