Android Makes Up Nearly 80% of Global Smartphone Shipments



There is no end in sight to the Android versus iPhone debate, but while we can all argue over the pros and cons of each, the numbers don’t lie: Android is still the most popular operating system in the world.

According to data from market intelligence firm IDC, Android’s dominance in the mobile market is still growing. In 2013, Android devices comprised 78.6% of global smartphone unit shipments — up from 69% in 2012. Compare that to iOS, which made up only 15.2% of smartphone shipments in 2013 (down from 18.7% in 2012).

The following chart, created by Statista, shows the evolution of the top smartphone operating systems. As you can see, there’s no contest. Read more…

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Control Your GE Oven via Smartphone — From Anywhere



Baking can keep you tethered to the kitchen for a good few hours, but a new GE app upgrade lets you keep tabs on what’s cooking while you’re out running errands.

Four Wi-Fi-enabled GE wall ovens already allow users to control the temperature, set the timer and monitor the cooking status via an app. Now, a new app update lets users control the oven even when outside the house.

It is the company’s first available upgrade for existing wall ovens (models PT9050, PT9550, PK7000, PK7500). Previously, the app required you to be on the same Wi-Fi network connection as the oven, which restricted users to stay inside the house. Read more…

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