USB-C monitors, Apple 12th in patents, Apple OS rise, Disk Drill

Acer and Lenovo have released USB-C monitors
Acer and Lenovo have announced USB-C monitors

USB-C monitors arrive from Acer and Lenovo, perfect for your Retina MacBook — One of steve Sande’s major gripes with the 12-inch Retina MacBook had to do with the size of the screen – after using other MacBook Air and Pro models for years as well as a 27-inch iMac, it was just too small. Well, for those of you with the little MacBook, there’s a big screen in your future. Both Acer and Lenovo have announced USB Type-C monitors that can charge your MacBook and act as a much bigger screen with just one USB-C cable.

Apple was granted 2,813 patents in 2015 — Sqoop, the online service that tracks patent applications and lawsuits, has revealed the most innovative companies of 2015, based on the number of successful patent applications it made. Apple placed 12th overall on the list with 2,813 granted patents.

NetMarketShare: OS X and iOS marketshare both rise in December — According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both rose in December.
According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.01% of the global market share in December compared to 6.99 % in November (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 14 %). October 2015’s 8% was an an all-time high by NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.32 % as of December, down from 91.39 % in November.

Disk Drill rescues lost data — Dennis Sellers reviews Disk Drill which aims to rescue data deleted or otherwise lost from Macs.



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