http://www.mactech.com/blog en Juniper Research: 5G connections to reach 1.4 billion by 2025 http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/18/juniper-research-5g-connections-reach-14-billion-2025 <p>A new report from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) forecasts 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just one million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch. This will represent an average annual growth of 232%.</p> <p>Juniper’s new research says that, to be successful, 5G fixed wireless broadband need to meet expectations in real-world scenarios to compete with fibre broadband.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/18/juniper-research-5g-connections-reach-14-billion-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/18/juniper-research-5g-connections-reach-14-billion-2025#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:01:03 +0000 dsellers 2112314 at http://www.mactech.com Report: educators embracing the ‘exciting, but challenging’ world of classroom tech http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/16/report-educators-embracing-%E2%80%98exciting-challenging%E2%80%99-world-classroom-tech <p>MDR, a data and research driven marketing services agency, has released its third research report (<a href="http://www.schooldata.com" title="www.schooldata.com">www.schooldata.com</a>) for the “State of the K-12 Market,” which examines shifts in U.S. K-12 instructional priorities and initiatives in light of rapid technology acceleration and advancements.</p> <p>The report finds that U.S. K-12 are seeing these emerging trends: transition to more digital instructional and curricular materials; innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning anywhere and anytime; and the growing proliferation of computing devices preferred by students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/16/report-educators-embracing-%E2%80%98exciting-challenging%E2%80%99-world-classroom-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/16/report-educators-embracing-%E2%80%98exciting-challenging%E2%80%99-world-classroom-tech#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:38:07 +0000 dsellers 2111967 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: end users are willing to pay more for 5G http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/16/gartner-end-users-are-willing-pay-more-5g <p>A recent global Gartner survey (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>) revealed that 75% of end-user organizations would be willing to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities. Only 24% of the survey's respondents would be unwilling to pay more for 5G than for 4G. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/16/gartner-end-users-are-willing-pay-more-5g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/16/gartner-end-users-are-willing-pay-more-5g#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:35:24 +0000 dsellers 2111966 at http://www.mactech.com Venmo, payment, credit card habits vary greatly across generations http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/15/venmo-payment-credit-card-habits-vary-greatly-across-generations <p>When it comes to consumer credit and payment methods, there are vast differences cross-generationally, as evidenced by First National Bank’s recent consumer survey. Results demonstrated that while a majority of respondents opened their first credit card at the age of 18, when looking at generational payment values and methods, behavior vastly differs depending on age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/15/venmo-payment-credit-card-habits-vary-greatly-across-generations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/15/venmo-payment-credit-card-habits-vary-greatly-across-generations#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:05:09 +0000 dsellers 2111876 at http://www.mactech.com Polices may use ‘textalyzer’ to see if drivers are texting behind the wheel http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/15/polices-may-use-%E2%80%98textalyzer%E2%80%99-see-if-drivers-are-texting-behind-wheel <p>A recent study (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/yb6tto9j" title="http://tinyurl.com/yb6tto9j">http://tinyurl.com/yb6tto9j</a>) found that one out of four drivers were on the phone right before an accident. New York officials are even considering using a new device called a “textalyzer” which would allow them to see if a motorist had been using their phone just before a crash. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/15/polices-may-use-%E2%80%98textalyzer%E2%80%99-see-if-drivers-are-texting-behind-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/15/polices-may-use-%E2%80%98textalyzer%E2%80%99-see-if-drivers-are-texting-behind-wheel#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:01:45 +0000 dsellers 2111875 at http://www.mactech.com Wireless VR set to strain data networks http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/14/wireless-vr-set-strain-data-networks <p>A new report from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) on virtual reality (VR) forecasts that wireless VR headsets (smartphone-based and standalone) data consumption will grow by over 650% over the next four years, from nearly 2,800PB (Petabytes) in 2017 to over 21,000PB in 2021.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/14/wireless-vr-set-strain-data-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/14/wireless-vr-set-strain-data-networks#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:10:42 +0000 dsellers 2111687 at http://www.mactech.com Over 20% of U.S. broadband households have a tech support subscription http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/11/over-20-us-broadband-households-have-tech-support-subscription <p>New research by Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) shows that more than one-fifth of U.S. broadband households have a technical support subscription. </p> <p>According to the research group, Best Buy is currently the leading provider of technical support subscriptions for many connected devices, including desktops, laptops, and tablets. However, the firm notes that Amazon's recent decision to offer an in-home tech support service is a notable threat to Best Buy's market dominance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/11/over-20-us-broadband-households-have-tech-support-subscription" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/11/over-20-us-broadband-households-have-tech-support-subscription#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:57:14 +0000 dsellers 2111640 at http://www.mactech.com Tablet market decline slows in the second quarter http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/10/tablet-market-decline-slows-second-quarter <p>The downward spiral of the tablet market continued during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to preliminary data from the IDC research group (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>). Despite notable product launches like the new lower priced iPad and products from other top-tier vendors, worldwide shipments for tablets declined 3.4% year over year in 2Q17, reaching 37.9 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/10/tablet-market-decline-slows-second-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/10/tablet-market-decline-slows-second-quarter#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:30:32 +0000 dsellers 2111098 at http://www.mactech.com 21% of U.S. households use a wellness, fitness or diet app http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/09/21-us-households-use-wellness-fitness-or-diet-app <p>Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) has announced new digital health research showing that 21% of U.S. broadband households use a wellness, fitness, or diet app. </p> <p>The firm's research reveals moderately positive NPS scores for these apps, with 38% of respondents likely to recommend them to a friend or family member, while 23% are hesitant to do so, resulting in an overall NPS of 15.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/09/21-us-households-use-wellness-fitness-or-diet-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/09/21-us-households-use-wellness-fitness-or-diet-app#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:03:55 +0000 dsellers 2111096 at http://www.mactech.com Asset tracking IoT device market to triple by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/08/asset-tracking-iot-device-market-triple-2022 <p>In their most recent report, Mobile Experts (<a href="http://www.mobile-experts.net" title="www.mobile-experts.net">www.mobile-experts.net</a>) released exclusive analysis on Asset Tracking IoT Devices. The research group says that, over the past three years, technology changes have started to transform the market. </p> <p>Unlicensed LPWA, LTE-M, and NB-IoT dramatically improve long-range communications with inexpensive modules that can run for years on a small battery. Other improvements in Bluetooth and UWB technology also improve precision and range for indoor location of devices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/08/asset-tracking-iot-device-market-triple-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/08/08/asset-tracking-iot-device-market-triple-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:10:40 +0000 dsellers 2110932 at http://www.mactech.com