Parallels today announced a series of individual „Toolbox Packs“ that aim to help users cut down the time-consuming tasks on their Mac or PC, including a Presentation Pack, a Screen and Video Pack, and a Disk and System Pack. Parallels president Jack Zubarev explained that each pack features a „comprehensive suite of single-purpose tools“ that will help simplify workflows.
For example, in the Presentation Pack there’s a one-click „Presentation Mode“ that hides desktop files, blocks email and message notifications, prevents sleep mode, and automatically adjusts resolution for external displays. The Screen and Video Pack includes [...]
Following a legal battle that’s been ongoing between Apple and LTE chipmaker Qualcomm since early 2017, the latter company today announced an initiative aimed at defusing tensions with Apple. Specifically, Qualcomm says it will „broaden“ its use of a lower-cost licensing model moving forward (via Reuters).
The move is a response to the FTC’s original complaint that Qualcomm was engaging in anticompetitive patent licensing practices in order to remain the dominant supplier of LTE chips for smartphones. Soon after the FTC targeted Qualcomm, Apple sued the supplier, stating that Qualcomm „reinforces its dominance“ through exclusionary tactics [...]
Apple will release three iPhones in 2018, including two OLED models and one LCD model that could feature a metal back like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, reports Nikkei.
Citing a source „privy to the company’s product designs,“ Nikkei says the LCD model will feature a 6.1-inch display, while the two OLED models will measure in at 5.8 inches and either 6.2 or 6.3 inches.
The LCD model with a metal back will „come in several colors,“ much like existing aluminum iPhones, and the body for the device could be manufactured by Casetek, a Pegatron subsidiary.
Nikkei’s information is in line with previous details shared by [...]
Apple remained the fourth largest smartphone vendor in China in 2016, beaten out by Oppo, Huawei, and Vivo in first, second, and third places, respectively, according to new data from research firm IDC. As a whole, IDC said it was a good year for the smartphone market in China, which saw a 19 percent year-over-year growth in 2016, and a 17 percent quarter-over-quarter growth in the fourth quarter of the year.
Unfortunately for Apple, 2016 also represented its first ever year-over-year decline in the Chinese smartphone market. IDC noted that the new iPhone 7 debut „did not create as much of a frenzy compared to the past“ launch of other iPhone models, but the firm [...]