Apple’s recent product launches and the Thanksgiving/Christmas shopping season may be coming together in one giant perfect storm — the good kind. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White says the company’s sales performance in November was very likely the strongest in history.
Market-research firm IDC and app-tracking company App Annie have a report on mobile and handheld gaming for Q3 2013.
NaturalMotion says its autonomous virtual character is taking off in all territories, with fans that cross all age groups and genders.
In between chowing down on turkey, slurping up cranberry sauce, and sucking down a cold beverage or two with friends and family, we’ve been busy shopping.
A new report by research firm Canalys suggests we’ll be buying tablets by the boatload in 2017 — almost 400 million of them. And next year, tablet sales will make up a full 50 percent of all PC sales, when you define a PC as one of a tablet, desktop, or laptop.
A hobbyist’s dream could turn out to be a really cool toy with techie smarts built into it.
But costs and downloads were down very slightly compared to the previous month.
The former Playfish team has also raised funding from Initial Capital and Index Ventures.
In October, Apple owned the six of the highest-revenue apps in the iOS app store, for apps by the world’s top 100 brands. And corporate friend-of-the-family Disney owned the next four, rounding out the top 10, as Distimo’s apps and brands mobile report shows:
Microsoft’s cloud storage service just got a major overhaul on iOS.
While other mobile game firms are dashing into hardcore and midcore games, Pocket Gems is staying put.
The debate actually precedes the first app store to hit volume.
The new game controller works with iOS 7 devices.
Supercell’s very first Android game debuts in the top-10 highest-grossing Google Play apps.
The new device makes it easier to play console-style games on your iPhone.
Google Play has better search than the iOS app store, but Apple has better app discovery and content curation. It’s also much better at helping users evaluate app options, but trails the Amazon app store in a key usability score.
Apple and BlackBerry can now be mentioned in the same breath as two major (or, in BlackBerry’s case, once-major) mobile platforms that are decreasing in market share.
One of Japan’s most popular games is catching on in the west.
Players of the social mobile slot game can win “comps” at Las Vegas casinos.
Four days after its release, the iPad Air is selling at a much faster pace than Apple’s previous models. In fact, within two days of launch, the iPad Air had five times the usage that iPad 4 had after its own launch, and three times that of the iPad Mini.
Editor's Pick This is what Steve Jobs meant when he threatened to go nuclear against Android.
Google Play is continuing its inexorable overtaking of the app store, with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s app sales.
The reason is exactly the same one that impacts iOS market share: international markets.
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.
REDWOOD City, Calif. — Windows 8 on mobile has struggled to gain a foothold, but Kenny Rosenblatt thinks that’s about to change.
Owen Mahoney’s approach to a successful free-to-play game simple and yet deceptively difficult.
Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter — more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined — as global phone shipments reached a record 418 million.
Global smartphone sales passed a quarter of a billion units for the first time ever this past quarter, and Samsung accounted for a staggering 88.4 million of them.
PopCap’s tower-defense game goes live for all Android users.
Apple’s iPad Air has a 64-bit processor and improved graphics performance. Here’s what that means for gaming.
A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.
Guest Post Paul Gaubil is the chief executive and co-founder of Sensopia, the maker of home improvement app MagicPlan.
Google launched new cloud-based development tools for iOS developers today, enabling them to connect to cloud services simply, easily, and cheaply. So cheaply, in fact, it’s free.
Anyone can participate in the competitions across any mobile device, from anywhere in the world.
This is in addition to Dragon Quest X getting a smartphone and tablet version.
Developer Double Fine Productions has added new touch screen controls to the iOS version of the quirky puzzle adventure game.
Windows Phone is continuing to make inroads over the Atlantic, almost doubling its share of new phones sold in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion Games talks about the risks of the blue-ocean strategy.
Guest Post Greg Kostello is the CEO and founder of Givit.
Nine days ago, Apple boasted that iOS 7 would soon be the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Today, the company is beginning to be proved correct.
Google Wallet is officially available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for the first time this morning.