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Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

I have been playing Football Manager since it was still called Championship Manager. Sports Interactive, the developer of FM has made the game more realistic with each release – to the point where a professional football club uses it to scout for players and future signings. To get comprehensive players’ analysis, ProZone has partnered up with Sports Interactive to incorporate Football Manager's database into their RECRUITER platform.

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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 early adopter: Devil’s in the details

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 early adopter: Devil’s in the details

The battle between Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line and the Apple iPhone rages on. The folks behind the ad group Chitika have released a new study which incorporates several angles centering on the web traffic of iOS and Android devices. More specifically, today we’re looking at the web traffic generated by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 in the months after they were first released last year (and the year before that).

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Chitika shows iOS web traffic on top with Samsung controlling Android

Chitika shows iOS web traffic on top with Samsung controlling Android

Earlier today the folks at Chitika showed off their newest chart of impressions from Android devices, showing Samsung taking the cake in a big way. Since its release, SlashGear reached out to Chitika for more data on the larger mobile device market, showing iOS as well. As you'll see, while Samsung dominates Android, Apple's iOS takes the largest portion of the web traffic market for smart devices.

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Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

The explosive growth of smartphones will slow over the next four years, IDC analysts predict, with Android dominating in bulk but iOS making the most money from each handset buyer. Emerging markets, though adding to the smartphone count in numbers in 2014, IDC suggests, will still leave high-end devices struggling to find as many buyers as before. "New markets for growth bring different rules to play by" IDC's Ryan Reith says, "and 'premium' will not be a major factor in the regions driving overall market growth."

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Android smartphone shipments skyrocket as AOSP (for China) sounds off

Android smartphone shipments skyrocket as AOSP (for China) sounds off

There are a couple of reports out this week on the state of the mobile smart device industry, both of them centered on shipment and both of them suggesting that Android is doing exceedingly well. The first comes from Strategy Analytics and focuses on the entire year in smartphone shipments, suggesting that Android has "captured 79 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide." Meanwhile ABI Research has suggested that the fourth quarter of the 2013 season has also shown itself to belong to Android, ringing in a cool 77% market share for the Google-made mobile operating system in smartphone shipments.

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Samsung vs Apple Mobile Profits: the big Strategy Analytics mix up

Samsung vs Apple Mobile Profits: the big Strategy Analytics mix up

It should be clear at this point that Samsung's profits in the mobile sector have not, as a report by Strategy Analytics last week suggested, taken over Apples'. According to Strategy Analytics, "Samsung's operating profit for its handset division stood at US $5.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013" while Apple "recorded an estimated iPhone operating profit of US $4.6 billion". And that's essentially the extent of their basic report - this is not just far too limited to have covered the claim they've made, it's simply inaccurate.

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IDC: tablets to overtake portable PCs by end of 2013

IDC: tablets to overtake portable PCs by end of 2013

According to the IDC (International Data Corporation)'s latest report on their Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet computers are projected to overtake the mobile PC market by the end of this year. And more than that, the IDC suggests that tablet sales will grow past those of the entire PC market by the year 2015. If you're a keyboard lover, this might be good news for you - cheap computers on the horizon!

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YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are big in your city

YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are big in your city

Inside the USA, YouTube has ushered in a Trends Map, this map allowing you to see which videos are showing up most often in the area you live in. While it would appear that most of the United States is watching a trailer for the 6th season of True Blood at the moment, there's no shortage of YouTubers out there looking at a Bad Lip Reading engagement with The Walking Dead from East to West Coast. YouTube's new map will allow you, the user, to break down which videos are trending hardest across the country based on a variety of breakdowns.

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Apple said to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones in 2014

Apple said to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones in 2014

It's been rumored for a while now that Apple will be releasing a lower-cost iPhone at some point this year -- most likely sometime in the fall, which now begs the question of how many of these low-cost iPhones will sell. Since they'll be cheaper than a regular iPhone, it makes sense that Apple will sell a ton of these, and analysts agree.

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