Applelinks iOS News Reader - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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NSA Puts Thumbs Down On President Obama Switching To iPhone
Some Apple Stores begin price-matching iPad Air & iPhone 5c
comScore 10/13 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share - Apple No. 1; Motorola Now 3rd
How to Use Your Cellphone on the Go Without Dying
PowerPot X 10-Watt Portable Generator (And You Can Cook With It Too)




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NSA Puts Thumbs Down On President Obama Switching To iPhone

The Register's Brid-Aine Parnell reports that US President Barack Obama, a well-known BlackBerry fan, has said that he's not allowed to have an iPhone for security reasons, citing a a speech at the White House promoting the president's healthcare reforms to a youth audience, Mr. Obama said he couldn't use an iPhone due to the NSA's seciruty concerns, but joked that his daughters seemed to spend a lot of time on theirs.

For the full report, visit here:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/05/obama_iphone_insecure/





Some Apple Stores begin price-matching iPad Air & iPhone 5c

9To5MAc's Mark Gurman says that some Apple Stores in the United States have begun price-matching both the iPad Air and iPhone 5c, but the price-matching will vary region-to-region, with some markets choosing to not conduct any price-matching at this time, and the stores that do support matching will only match up to 10% off full retail.

For the full report, visit here:
http://bit.ly/1gLiyeG






comScore 10/13 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share - Apple No. 1; Motorola Now 3rd

comScore, Inc. has released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for October 2013. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 40.6 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.2 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app.

Smartphone OEM Market Share


149.2 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (62.5 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in October, up 4.1 percent since July. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 40.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.2 percentage points from July). Samsung ranked second with 25.4 percent market share (up 1.3 percentage points), while Motorola made the leap to third with 7 percent (up 0.1 percentage points). HTC and LG followed with 6.7 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.

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3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2013

Smartphone Platform Market Share

Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in October with 52.2 percent market share (up 0.4 percentage points), followed by Apple with 40.6 percent (up 0.2 percentage points), BlackBerry with 3.6 percent, Microsoft with 3.2 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Symbian with 0.2 percent.

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3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2013

Top Smartphone Properties

Google Sites ranked as the top web property on smartphones, reaching 88 percent of the mobile media audience (mobile browsing and app usage), followed by Facebook (84.4 percent), Yahoo Sites (77.9 percent) and Amazon Sites (65.3 percent). Facebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 75.7 percent of the app audience, followed by Google Play (54 percent), Google Search (52.2 percent) and Pandora (48.2 percent).

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Total U.S. Smartphone Mobile Media Users, Age 18+ (iOS and Android Platforms)

Source: comScore Mobile Metrix

(*)Apple App Suite includes iTunes, Apple App Store, and Apple Game Center

comScore Mobile Metrix provides mobile audience measurement across smartphones and tablets. Using a combination of panel and census-based measurement methods, Mobile Metrix offers an unduplicated view of mobile browsing and app audiences at the media property, website and individual app level.

MobiLens data is derived from an intelligent online survey of a nationally representative sample of mobile subscribers age 13 and older. Data on mobile phone usage refers to a respondents primary mobile phone and does not include data related to a respondents secondary device.

For more information, visit:
http://www.comscore.com/






How to Use Your Cellphone on the Go Without Dying

Lifehacker's Adam Dachis notes that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to be in an accident like driving blind for five seconds at a time long enough to cover the length of a football field. Cellphone-related walking injuries have quadrupled in the past seven years, leading to about 1,100 people admitted to the emergency room last year alone. "Using your phone while on the go is very dangerous," Dachis observes, "but let's be honest: you don't give a shit. So let's talk about how you can do this incredibly stupid thing while probably not dying.

Check it out at:
http://bit.ly/1cgjweu





PowerPot X 10-Watt Portable Generator (And You Can Cook With It Too)

PowerPot X developer David Toledo says.

"The PowerPot V is a thermoelectric generator that we debuted on Kickstarter in April 2012. It is a small portable generator that doubles as a cooking pot. All it takes is fire and water to make the magic happen. It is extremely durable, easy to use, and has no moving parts!

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"Since our campaign, The PowerPot V has received critical acclaim including the 2013 Backpacker Magazine Editors Choice Gear Award.... The new, lightweight PowerPot X series marks the next stage in thermoelectric power generation. Our patented design is more efficient and produces more power than ANY thermoelectric generator on the market. Its larger size makes it more practical for preparing meals."

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For nore information, visit:
http://kck.st/1bGXIho



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