Macs gain in worldwide market share — Apple’s Mac saw its worldwide market share increase in the first quarter of 2017, according to reports from the Gartner and IDCresearch groups.
According to Gartner, Apple sold approximately 4.2 million Macs in the quarter, compared to about four million in the year ago period for 6.8% market share. Ahead of Apple in worldwide market share are Lenovo (19.9% market share), HP (19.5% market share), Dell (15% market share), and Asus (7.3% market share).
In the US, Gartner says Apple is in fourth place with 12% market share on first quarter sales of almost 1.5 million (down 0.9% year-over-year). Ahead of the company in the US are HP (29.1% market share), Dell (26.4% market share) and Lenovo (14% market share).
Apple said to open first Taiwan retail store in Taipei 101 mall — More details about Apple’s plan to open its first store in Taiwan have seemingly surfaced, with a report alleging the retail outlet will be located across two floors of the Taipei 101 mall, though an opening date for the store remains unknown.
NVIDIA Pascal drivers for macOS now available, but still inBeta — NVIDIA made Mac users happy on Tuesday when it released a macOS-compatible version of its Pascal graphics processors. The company promised they were coming, and while still in beta, they let Mac owners get a taste of the company’s more powerful GPU offering.
Total War: WARHAMMER coming to the Mac on April 18 — Feral Interactive says Total War: WARHAMMER for macOS, powered by Metal, Apple’s new graphics API (application programming interface) will be released on Tuesday, April 18. The game was developed for Windows PC by Creative Assembly in partnership with Games Workshop, and published by SEGA. System requirements haven’t been announced, but a minisite dedicated to the game is available.
How to share files using AirDrop in macOS Sierra — Apple’s AirDrop feature is a great way to share files with macOS Sierra and iOS. It lets you send documents, photos, webpages, map locations, and more to anyone near you, wirelessly. You can send and receive items between Mac s and iOS devices that are on the same network.
AirDrop uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to transfer items between these devices. You’ll need to have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled on your Mac to use AirDrop [you can also send files to and from iDevices].