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iPhone sales down in Apple’s Q3 2016 earnings report

iPhone sales down in Apple’s Q3 2016 earnings report

This afternoon Apple reported their 3rd-quarter 2016 earnings, showing iPhone unit sales to be down. Down both compared to the quarter before this one, and down compared to this same quarter last year. Apple suggested that iPhone revenue was down 23% year-over-year, and down 27% sequentially. While Apple sold 40.399 million iPhones this quarter, and that's completely nuts by almost any standard, they're still down from 51.193 million units sold in Q2, 2016, and down from the 47.534 million units sold this same quarter last year.

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Kantar paints an interesting Samsung v Apple fight in Q2 2016

Kantar paints an interesting Samsung v Apple fight in Q2 2016

Samsung and Apple remain the world's biggest brands when it comes to smartphones so naturally every quarterly report is about those two butting heads and fighting for numero uno. While that is still true to some extent, the world is slowly starting not to revolve around those two. Market research company Kantar divulges some interesting figures in the battle among smartphone makers, and while Samsung and Apple do remain at the top, not only is the gap between them narrowing more than ever, they aren't the only ones up there anymore, too.

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Gartner, IDC: PC shipments off to a bad start in 2016

Gartner, IDC: PC shipments off to a bad start in 2016

The PC market just can't seem to catch a break. After 2015 was practically declared the worst year for PC sales, it seems that 2016 might be even worse. At least if figures for the first quarter are omens of things to come. While differing slightly on specific numbers, both Gartner and IDC agree on one depressing thing: PC shipments have substantially declined last quarter compared to 2015's opening quarter. While both do see some hope near the end of the year, that salvation might come a bit too late for the ailing market.

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Steam’s Winter Sale will reportedly start next week

Steam’s Winter Sale will reportedly start next week

There's a big event that's just around the corner, that people all over the place are excited about. Details are being kept quiet, so that nothing is revealed too early. But we've found information that might just spoil the news for you. No, I'm not talking about Star Wars, I'm talking about the upcoming Steam Winter Sale.

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Xbox One gets a $50 holiday price cut and a big sale on games

Xbox One gets a $50 holiday price cut and a big sale on games

With the holiday season come the inevitable sales. Black Friday and the following week traditionally have some of the best sales of the season, but it's always good to keep your eyes open all the way through the end of the year. For those that didn't get in on Microsoft's Black Friday deals, they've got a nice little surprise in store.

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Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Store, Prime Day users wary

Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Store, Prime Day users wary

Over the summer, Amazon created a lot of hype surrounding their newly-created shopping holiday, dubbed “Prime Day.” They promised “more deals than Black Friday.” Well, while it's possible that they might have been technically correct, shoppers didn't seem to think that there was anything worth celebrating. However, the real Black Friday is around the corner, and Amazon is changing up the game this year.

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PlayStation Plus Specials take on Xbox Deals with Gold

PlayStation Plus Specials take on Xbox Deals with Gold

Both PlayStation and Xbox have their own membership perks, but Xbox Live members have one thing to gloat over their PS counterparts. While PS Plus subscribers do get bigger discounts during sales than non-Plus gamers, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can gloat of regular exclusive deals meant only for the elite. And some of them are new titles even. That all changes today, with Sony announcing a PlayStation Plus Specials, a very exclusive program that puts newer titles in the hands of its own PS faithful with deep, but time-limited, price cuts.

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Facebook pushes further into eBay, Craigslist ‘for sale’ space

Facebook pushes further into eBay, Craigslist ‘for sale’ space

When you want to buy something gently used, you might turn to a site like eBay, or take your chances with Craigslist. Recently, Facebook began venturing into this territory, formalizing the buy and sell experience via groups. A novel idea, but ultimately a contained environment within your Facebook experience. A new discovery shows Facebook is trying to peel those ‘for sale’ groups away from the shadows and bring them to your main page, showing you a list of all items for sale in groups you belong to.

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Report: Apple sold 48,000 new MacBooks on Friday

Report: Apple sold 48,000 new MacBooks on Friday

When the MacBook was announced by Apple at their ‘Apple Watch event’ earlier this year, we were taken aback by the new direction Apple was taking us in. A single port and all kinds of redesigned stuff (like a new keyboard and touchpad) was/is the future, but are we ready for it? Our own review was positive, with Editor in Chief Vincent Nguyen saying it was wonderful for travel (he would know, too). Now we know (unofficially) how many feel the same way.

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PC market down — Apple, Lenovo, HP are all up

PC market down — Apple, Lenovo, HP are all up

By and large, we’re not interested in PCs as much as we used to be. A recent study by Gartner suggests the PC market took a dip once again, with sales slipping 1.3% over this time last year. While the lump-sum “Others” are largely at fault, even Dell saw their numbers take a hit, dropping 3.8% versus Q1 2014. Others are surprisingly up, though, with Lenovo leading the charge, gaining 13.5% over last year. Apple also made significant headway, proving the changes made to their Macs are having positive effects.

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iPad may see big decline in 2015, even with the iPad Pro

iPad may see big decline in 2015, even with the iPad Pro

The iPad is a robust mobile productivity tool, but has also been seeing a sales decline. Over time, the fervor surrounding the tablet market has waned, and the iPad is often pointed to as a litmus test for the health of the tablet sector. A new report from KGI suggests good news is not on the horizon, and that Apple’s tablet will continue its sales tumble by roughly 30%. If you’re thinking Apple’s rumored iPad Pro (or whatever they call it) will save them, KGI says ‘think again’.

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Nintendo’s amiibo sales neared 2.6 million last year

Nintendo’s amiibo sales neared 2.6 million last year

Some found Nintendo's amiibos to be an oddity when they were announced, but high demand soon followed and the small figurines garnered quite a bit of attention as a result. Collectors have swooped in to buy up the more rare amiibos, for example, and rumor that some would be discontinued caused a mini revolt across the Internet. Fast-forward and 2014 has officially reached its ends, and now that the new year is underway we've gotten a look at numbers showing just how popular Nintendo's small characters are.

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