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Research: UK bought 21m connected devices during lockdown

One in five UK adults (21 per cent) – the equivalent of 10.3 million consumers – purchased at least one new digital device as a result of spending more time at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic according to Deloitte’s Digital Consumer Trends 2020 report. In total, up to 21.2 million digital devices were purchased […]

August 25, 2020

Analyst: 1.6 trillion hours spent on mobiles in H1

App Annie, a specialist in mobile data and analytics, has released its latest report which shows that consumers spent 1.6 trillion hours on their mobile devices in the first half of 2020. From gaming to streaming movies to social media to video conferencing, mobile has taken centre stage in consumers’ lives — ingraining new app […]

August 18, 2020

DirecTV joins Movies Anywhere  

Cloud-based digital movie ownership scheme Movies Anywhere has confirmed that DirecTV will be joining its digital retailer family, providing another way for users to bring their favourite digital movies together from across different digital retailer accounts and platforms, all in one place. Movies Anywhere is celebrating DirecTV’s launch with a limited-time promotion. Running through September […]

August 18, 2020

Forecast: AR/VR revenue $67bn by 2024

Digi-Capital’s virtual and augmented reality forecast is for global revenue to grow from over $13 billion this year to more than $67 billion by 2024. Yet today’s market is still evolving beyond its early stage of offering related point solutions to specific problems, to becoming a fully functioning ecosystem in its own right. Different parts […]

August 3, 2020

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple’s latest results will shows its new services, including TV, have yet to generate meaningful revenue, leaving it reliant on the iPhone and App store. Last year Apple had an enormous launch for four new services: TV+, Arcade, News+ and the Apple Card but the propositions haven’t moved the dial on Apple’s top line, reports […]

July 28, 2020

Data: Digital video booms during UK lockdown

Data released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and compiled by The Official Charts Company (OCC) has shown that consumer spend on digital film to buy and keep grew by more than 87 per cent during the lockdown period to a year-to-date value of £113 million (€124m) to the end of June as […]

July 23, 2020

IAITAM: “TikTok unnecessarily endangers phone data”

The nation of India, the US military, and banking giant Wells Fargo already have either banned TikTok app use altogether or at least on company mobile devices. Should your organisation follow suit and prohibit the popular app TikTok on company and even personal phones? The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) has now warned […]

July 16, 2020

Nigeria: 55% say kids spend too much time on mobile screens

According to a recent survey by Kaspersky, 27 per cent of Nigerian parents do not watch video blogs and are not sure what is popular among modern kids. However, the kids themselves are interested in watching such content: one third of children in Nigeria watch video blogs, including those dedicated to games and toys (60 […]

June 30, 2020

Barça TV+ kicks off

Leading Spanish football club FC Barcelona has launched its new streaming service – Barça TV+ – together with its CULERS Premium Membership programme. Both offerings are part of the club’s new digital strategy and reflect the new ways in which fans are engaging with sports and entertainment brands worldwide. Barça claims to be the current […]

June 4, 2020By Colin Mann

Apple Services expands global availability

Apple has announced that more customers around the world can enjoy many of Apple’s most popular Services. The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are now available in 20 more countries, and Apple Music is available in 52 additional countries. “We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved Services to […]

April 21, 2020