With iOS 12 Release, iPhones Will Provide Callers’ Location Data to 911

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Later this year, iOS 12 will enable Apple iPhone users calling 911 to securely and automatically share their location data with first responders. The iOS 12 911 enhancements are expected to provide faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. According to...Learn More

Parks OTT Video Subscription Forecast: 400 Million by 2022

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A new Parks Associates OTT video subscription forecast calls for more 400 million OTT video service subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2022. Many of the estimated 265 million households will subscribe to multiple OTT services in order to have “complete” packages meeting their needs....Learn More

MOBITV Platform Eliminates Headend, STB Requirements for IPTV

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A new offering from MOBIV is designed to provide what amounts to a ‘cloud-based’ headend and eliminates the need for a set-top box to deliver IPTV. The goal is to enable broadband providers to offer pay-TV services without a large capital outlay, explained MOBITV CEO...Learn More

Charter Spectrum App Coming to Apple TV, Expands Charter Availability Beyond STBs

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Charter will offer its Spectrum pay-TV service as an app on Apple TV later this year. The Apple TV Charter app will provide access to the Charter lineup to nearly 50 million households, according to an Apple press release. In addition Charter will add Apple’s...Learn More

iOS12 New Features Include Faster Launches and Ways to (Perhaps) Use Devices Less

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Apple this week announced the newest version of its operating system, iOS 12, which includes augmented reality (AR) capabilities as well as multiple new features. Among the iOS12 new features are faster feature launches, Siri Shortcuts, and management tools to help users lessen their dependency...Learn More

Report: Apple iPhone X is World’s Best Selling Smartphone

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Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker report.Apple iPhone X was the world’s best-selling smartphone model, despite its high price compared to competitors, shipping 16 million units during the quarter, researchers...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Trade-in Values Rise, Approaching $500M

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U.S. consumers received more than $479 million from smartphone trade-ins during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-in and reuse. That was a rise in smartphone trade-in values...Learn More

Comcast Advances Efforts to Own the Home; X1 Voice Remote Control Integrated with Tile Object-Finding App

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The latest example of Comcast’s strategy to “own the home” is the company’s announcement today of a partnership with Tile, manufacturer of devices that help find lost objects. The Comcast Tile deal will enable Comcast customers to use their Xfinity X1 voice remote control to...Learn More

comScore: Smart Speaker Penetration Rate Hits 20% of Wi-Fi Households

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The smart speaker penetration rate increased by more than 50% or seven percentage points in just four months, according to comScore. At the beginning of December, slightly more than 13% of WiFi homes had smart speakers. That percentage now is at 20%, or 18.7 million...Learn More

Report: Q4 2017 Smartphone Shipments Decline 9% From Q4 2016

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New research from Strategy Analytics shows that global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments dropped 9 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, marking the sharpest drop since the debut of the smartphone. Apple was the most popular smartphone provider, notching a 19% global market...Learn More

Apple App Store Holiday Sales Approach $1 Billion, $300M on New Year’s Day Alone

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It was a happy New Year’s Day indeed for Apple as $300 million in purchases were made on the App Store. The week saw the most people ever use the online marketplace. Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day visitors spent more than $890 million...Learn More

Apple Leads in Christmas Device Activations, Phablets Continue to Soar

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If there was a smartphone under the tree this holiday season, it was more likely to be an Apple product than any other brand, according to newly released Christmas device activations research from Flurry Analytics. More than 4 in 10 smartphones (44%) purchased during the...Learn More

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