US manufacture, 64-bit app collapse, iOS growth, Gamevice 2, 4-and-20 Pi


What a life … how to use the Pi symbol in iOS

Pegatron willing to make iPhones, iPads in the US if Apple will pick up the tab — Pegatron Corp, one of the two Taiwanese companies that assembles iPhones and iPads, is willing to move that part of its operations to the US if Apple will absorb the additional costs, reports Focus Taiwan.
Pegatron CEO Liao Syh-jang was responding to questions raised at an investor conference about the company’s plans for its assembly plants in light of the comments by US President Donald Trump that American brands should keep their production on home soil. [Ooh, ooh, the Mexicans can pay!]

Over 187,000 apps could become obsolete with Apple’s 64-bit only ‘iOS 11’ — Some 187,000 apps could be rendered useless with the launch of “iOS 11,” according to an app analytics firm, assuming the anticipated update is when Apple plans to kill 32-bit support.

iOS market share grows in all but three markets over the past three months — The latest mobile operating system sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iOS achieved continued growth across most regions tracked, except for Japan, Spain, and Urban China. Android also continued to post market share increases in all regions but the US, as “no other ecosystem is challenging the two giants – iOS and Android,” according to the research group.

Russia finds Apple guilty of ordering iPhone price fixing with local retailers — Apple did indeed engage in price fixing by ordering 16 Russian retailers to lock in specific prices for iPhones, the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled on Tuesday.

The second gen Gamevice really enhances game playing on iOS devices — The second generation of the Gamevice controller has been upgraded with new buttons and thumb sticks, and it’s great for old school (think Pac Man) gamers like Dennis Sellers.

Someone Is slipping malware into Android Devices in the supply chain — Someone is slipping malware into Android devices while they’re still in the supply chain. Security firm Check Point found evidence that malware, adnets, spyware, and even ransomware was installed on some 36 Android devices before customers touched them. Devices from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Lenovo, Asus, and Oppo were included in Check Point’s report.

Use the π Symbol on your iPhone on Pi Day — Today is Pi Day. [Or was it yesterday?] While some people might say that Tau is more relevant than Pi, it’s still Pi Day. With that in mind, you may want to wish your friends a happy Pi Day. And while that’s cool, it’s even cooler to wish them a Happy π Day (OK, well, it may or may not be cooler to do this, but it’s definitely geekier!).

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