Mobile games generated more than twice as much as home console games last year

Mobile games generated more than twice as much as home console games last year

Mobile app data and insights company, App Annie, and the International Data Corporation (IDC) research group have uunveiled a special joint report entitled, Gaming Spotlight, 2016 Review. The report analyzes the mobile video games market in 2016 from several vantage points and puts it in a broader, global gaming industry context.

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TrendForce: iPhone 8 release is one of the most anticipated consumer electronic events of the year

TrendForce: iPhone 8 release is one of the most anticipated consumer electronic events of the year

The next major iPhone release will certainly be one of the most anticipated events in the global consumer electronics market in the second half of 2017, according to TrendForce. The research group’s recent findings on the 10th anniversary iPhone release reveal that Apple’s latest refresh of the device series will include three new models, with one of them having significant hardware and design upgrades such as an AMOLED display.

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Gartner: personal assistants such as Siri keep attracting users

Gartner: personal assistants such as Siri keep attracting users

A new Gartner mobile apps survey shows that the number of consumers using messaging apps and personal assistant apps such as Apple’s Siri is continuing to grow. The survey showed that 35% of respondents said they used virtual personal assistants (VPAs) in 2016, up four percentage points from 2015. Seventy-one percent of respondents used messaging apps, a 3% increase in 2016.

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Rumor: some new iPad models won’t be available until May or June

Rumor: some new iPad models won’t be available until May or June

Apple is expected to unveil a revamped iPad line-up soon in the sizes of 9.7 inches, 12.9 inches and a new 10.5-inch model. The tablets were expected to be unveiled at a March event (though Apple has yet to announce such an event). However, DigiTimes says that the two larger models won’t arrive until May or June. 

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Rotten Phish: Dissecting a phishing email

Rotten Phish: Dissecting a phishing email

Phishing is a form of social hacking; the hackers try to get people to divulge their email addresses, passwords, and other key information by sending out fake emails that are usually from email addresses in Russia (sorry, Russian readers, but it's true...). Tonight I received a phishing email that was so execrably bad that I just had to share it with readers of Apple World Today. Here's the email:  

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PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock -- One of our favorite deals is back!

PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock -- One of our favorite deals is back!

Have an Apple Watch? The PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock($44.99) is one of the best ways to charge up your Watch and up to three of your favorite devices, all at the same time. It's been a perennial favorite of Apple World Today readers, and PowerTime is back for a limited time. 

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