iOS 12 already running on 50 percent of Apple mobile devices

Half of all iOS devices are now running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, less than a month after it was released. As of Thursday, iOS 12 has been loaded on 50 percent of all iOS devices, which includes iPhones and iPads, according to Apple’s App Store Distribution page. The adoption rate climbs higher for Apple mobile devices introduced in the past four years, hitting 53 percent.

Link: iOS 12 already running on 50 percent of Apple mobile devices
via http://www.cnet.com

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Apple narrows iOS loyalty rate gap with Android in Q3, retention rates at all-time high

Apple’s iOS is catching up to Google’s Android in terms of customer customer loyalty, continuing a three-year trend that has seen both operating systems enjoy extremely high retention rates, according to a research report published Thursday. Citing fresh polling data, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reports iOS loyalty rates hit a high of 89 percent during the three months ending in September.

Link: Apple narrows iOS loyalty rate gap with Android in Q3, retention rates at all-time high
via appleinsider.com

Punjab Launches 3 Mobile Apps To Check Stubble Burning

Chandigarh: . Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday launched three mobile apps aimed at checking crop residue burning and creating awareness about its effects on the environment and human health. The three Android mobile applications have been developed by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC).

Link: Punjab Launches 3 Mobile Apps To Check Stubble Burning
via http://www.ndtv.com

Microsoft Calls a Truce in the Patent Wars

Microsoft is calling for a truce in the patent war. This week the company said it will allow more than 2,600 other companies, including traditional rivals like Google and IBM, to use the technology behind 60,000 Microsoft patents for their own Linux related open source projects.That could be good…

Link: Microsoft Calls a Truce in the Patent Wars
via http://www.wired.com

The cheapest cloud storage options in 2018, both free and paid-for

There’s a huge range of cloud storage services out there, running all the way from the free deals the major companies use to suck you in, to the ever-larger, ever-cheaper options Microsoft, Apple and Google are using to grab a bigger chunk of the market.There are cloud storage services aimed at…

Link: The cheapest cloud storage options in 2018, both free and paid-for
via http://www.expertreviews.co.uk

Cloud Foundry Goes All-In With Kubernetes

Further proof probably isn’t needed to confirm that Kubernetes has become the de facto standard when it comes to container orchestration, but if you need more, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced this week that it has taken on two new Kubernetes-focused projects. The foundation made the…

Link: Cloud Foundry Goes All-In With Kubernetes
via http://www.datacenterknowledge.com

China’s Alipay says stolen Apple IDs behind thefts of users’ money

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ant Financial’s Alipay, the operator of one of China’s top two mobile payment apps, said hackers have taken an unknown amount of money from accounts using stolen Apple Inc IDs and the issue remains unresolved despite reaching out to the U.S. giant.Alipay said in a post on its…

Link: China’s Alipay says stolen Apple IDs behind thefts of users’ money
via finance.yahoo.com