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Swift grew, er, really fast in 2015

Swift, the programming language that creates apps for all of Apple’s hardware, had a pretty happy 2015, according to a report from job site Freelancers.com. The data comes from 1,429,842 “good” projects — that is, “those which have been filtered for spam, advertising, self promotion, reposts, or that are otherwise unlikely to be filled,” the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple’s online sales grew faster than Amazon’s last year

As good as the experience of shopping in a physical Apple Store undoubtedly is, Apple’s also making major leaps in its online sales business. According to new data released by e-commerce research firm Internet Retailer, Apple had a great 2013:…

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App Store Revenue Grew 70% In China Last Quarter

Apple’s continued Chinese expansion saw App Store revenue in China increase by 70% last quarter. That’s according to figures from a new Q1 2014 report from app analytics firm App Annie. Key to this increase is the China Mobile deal…

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iDevice Activations Grew By 2.3x On Christmas Day

Remember when Tim Cook said it was going to be an iPad Christmas? According to the latest analytics data from research group Flurry, it looks like he was spot-on. While Amazon was the big Christmas winner (it saw a 24x…

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The House Steve Jobs Grew Up In Is Set To Become A Historical Site

stevejobshomeThe Los Altos family home that Steve Jobs grew up in will soon become a historical site, if the seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission approves a recently scheduled “historic property evaluation” on the home. Steve Jobs and his foster parents moved into the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, when he was […]

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Despite Overall PC Sales Falling, Apple’s Mac Business Grew In 2012


In the Post-PC era, we’ve seen PC sales steadily decline while consumers embrace tablets. Dell and Acer have suffered huge losses while the PC market contracts, but Apple’s Mac business is actually growing year over year.

Research firm Gartner released their personal computer shipment data for the fourth quarter of 2012 today, and found that while some manufacturers are in decline, a select few have been able to increase their marketshare.

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Google Play Grew Rapidly In 2012, But App Store Is Still Cash Cow [Report]

Mobile app analytics firm Distimo annually publishes a review of the past year’s growth and trends in the app space. For 2012, Distimo compared Apple’s App Store vs. Google Play on Android handsets. While both marketplaces are considered winners in their own right, the App Store is still where the real money comes from.

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