A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that just under half of 853 respondents between the age of 18 and 29 thought Microsoft is “cooler” now than it was a year or two ago. About 60% of 18- to 29-year-old respondents still thought Apple was cooler now than in the past. But Google Android brand did even better, with a full 70% giving it the thumbs up. Today’s graphic provides the results on the poll that gauged how “cool” a brand or product is compared to how cool it was in the past?
With Apple just announcing the new iPhone 5, it’s worth taking a look at the market share breakdown in the smartphone world. Today’s graphic does exactly that, comparing Q2 shipments from 2011 and 2012 as well as iPhone sales over time. How do you think the new iPhone will affect Apple’s market share? (more…)
I’ve been dedicated to the mobile space for 2 1/2 years now. In that time, the most common question I hear, by far, is: “what OS should we be building our app for?” Sadly, it’s the hardest question to answer! I’m not going to try and answer the question here – as it’s all but impossible on a generalized basis. However, hopefully I can give you a couple of data points and considerations to help you answer for your product yourself.
Before that, though, a quick shout out for the mobile web. There’s a reason we like it so much! You can, to a large extent, dodge the question of platform choice and you’re not subject to the vagaries of your OS/app store vendor.
Putting that aside, here are the main considerations: (more…)
At Thomson Reuters, we strive to help our customers improve their productivity and enable them to deliver better client service. Over the past several months, we have advanced this objective by introducing and updating numerous mobile products and apps so our clients can access their legal information and tools anytime, anywhere.
As legal professionals’ workflow becomes increasingly mobile, it is important that we are able to provide our customers with best-in-class platforms that enable seamless computing regardless of whether they are in their office or on a portable device. (more…)
Checkpoint, the industry leader for tax and accounting professionals, is getting even better and more portable. We are excited to announce the launch of the newest way to get tax information right at your fingertips. Checkpoint is now optimized for mobile devices, so accessing information and the website is even easier on any iPhone, or Android-powered device.
Access the same great features, like email, history, and document flagging. Not only that, documents that are linked with Checkpoint are also available on the mobile site, without having to scroll excessively or constantly re-size. We are excited to announce this new tool to access Checkpoint, because it creates a streamlined system for mobile professionals to connect to their world.
Our customers already love it, with one saying, “Checkpoint for smartphones is terrific. It’s easy to navigate, quick to load, and contains a wide range of primary and editorial content.” We hope that this breakthrough will make tax professionals’ jobs easier and more efficient, allowing them to do more away from the office, in less time.
Today’s graphic is a comparison between four rival smartphones: The Apple iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Motorola Droid Razr and the HTC Sensation XL. Which do you think is best?
In light of today’s Apple announcement of the new iPhone 4S, the graphic below breaks down the US smartphone market. See which operating systems control the biggest share of the US market as well as which companies control the global market share.