It's been months now since Valve's Steam cloud gaming client has been around for the Mac operating system, and we've noticed a generally happier disposition from the Mac gaming community--especially after they've managed to shoot our faces off in Frag the Editor Friday (never mind the fact that we're having a tough time getting through a whole campaign in Left 4 Dead 2). Valve has announced that Steam's year-over-year user growth has gone up 178% from last year.
While most of the media hysteria tends to focus on the runaway success of Apple’s mobile products such as the iPhone and the iPad, the company is quietly increasing their market share on desktop and laptop computers at the same time.
Just a few short years ago, most folks would have laughed if you had told them that Apple would be sitting so pretty in 2010. Despite consistent upward growth with their Macs and iPods, few could have seen the approach of the iPhone and now iPad, which at least one analyst seems to think has put Cupertino at the top of the PC industry heap.
Even though it's only a first generation piece of hardware, the iPad is already holding significant sway the technology landscape, from roots to horizon. Whether it's nom-noming at the netbook market or cannibalizing the sales of its diminutive iPhone or iPod touch brethren, the tablet's influence is being felt. What's next? We'll tell you: Gaming.
Even though Apple’s popular mobile devices, computers and accessories are manufactured in China, one CEO of a leading consumer electronics firm there thinks that Cupertino is “missing a huge opportunity” in the country -- but is thankful for it.
The iPhone is clearly a huge hit for Apple judging from Cupertino’s quarterly results released this week -- particularly in The Land of the Rising Sun, where the device now accounts for a whopping 72 percent of all smartphones shipped there.
It’s probably a given that Apple’s iPhone is the most popular in the United States, where the handset first launch in June, 2007. But that’s not where Apple’s market share is growing the most, especially in the near future.