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Moneyball comes to the NHL with ProPuck Wizard

Billy Beane with the Oakland A's earned the most attention for his early use of analytics in setting up a line-up and running a major league baseball team. Now more and more sports are employing front office personnel with strong statistical and math backgrounds. ProPuck Wizard, a free universal...

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Apple provides green details on new "Spaceship" campus, reports reduced emissions in 2013

Apple talks a big game when it comes to the environment, so the company's annual report on its green efforts are always an interesting read. This year, Apple's Environmental Responsibility Report (PDF) brings news on renewable energy for its retail stores and the company's overall carbon footprint...

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WWDC 2014: Tim Cook highlights developer numbers

This year's WWDC keynote has kicked off and Tim Cook took the opportunity to share some stats on this year's attendees. There are developers from 69 different countries in the crowd this year, with 70% of attendees being first-timers. Tim also gave a shout-out to the student developers who "worke...

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US app usage spikes on Thanksgiving to the tune of more than 1.2 billion app starts

If you live in the US and own an iPhone or iPad, there's a really good chance you booted up an app or two on Thanksgiving weekend this year. In fact, there's a better chance you used an app this year on Thanksgiving than any year prior, with more than 1.2 billion app start-ups initiated according ...

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Catalog Spree claims 66% of consumers will shop for holiday gifts from tablets... wait, what?

According to a press release published today from digital magazine company Catalog Spree, 66 percent of consumers will use a tablet to shop for holiday gifts this year. If that figure strikes you as odd, that's probably because it's not even close to accurate. This is called sampling bias, and it'...

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SSDs kick up performance for developers and users alike

I'm a developer. One of the things we devs do to pass the time is complain about how long it takes to compile and brag about the power of our development systems. Hot-rodding your system isn't just limited to development, though. There are lots of people out there who sit and wait as their syst...

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Stats of the Union brings American demographic data to the iPad

If you have an interest in American demographics and statistics, you need to check out the Stats of the Union iPad app. Statistics are only useful when you have a clear way of organizing and viewing the data. Without being able to do that, you can't glean any useful information from the numbers...

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OkCupid: iPhone users have more sex

I've been a huge fan of social dating site OkCupid's OkTrends blog for a while now. They're constantly sharing data (anonymized, of course) from their social site about what people find attractive and interesting in each other. The latest post has some fun information about cameras -- specifically...

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Report: 12% of US households own a Mac

A new NPD report says that 12% of US households now own a Mac of some kind. That's a nice gain -- just a year ago, back in 2008, the same stat was at 9 percent, so Apple has made nice jumps just in the last 12 months. But before you start crowing about Apple's impending superiority, here's another f...

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Pinch Media sees hints of next-generation iPod touch

Where do you find yourself with respect to the rumors of a new iPod touch somewhere in the pipeline? Having a slew of case manufacturers showing products with cutouts for a camera strikes me as enticing but ultimately unconvincing; hearing from Pinch Media, however, raises the credibility level to '...

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Apple blows past other hardware web sites in May

Wow. It isn't even close. Apple blew by HP, Dell and even MagicJack (!) with the most visits to a website in May. According to the people who compile such statistics at Nielsen, Apple drew 55.7 million unique viewers, more than double what next ranked HP did. Much of that may have been driven by ant...

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Numbers game: 75M Mac OS X users, 1M SDK downloads, 50,000 apps

As with most keynote presentations, Apple released a lot of numbers about just how many people are adopting the Mac and iPhone platforms. First, over the last three years, the active Mac OS X installed base has grown from 25 million users to 75 million users. This is great news for the platform and...

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Latest survey shows Apple customers are happiest

While the economy continues to tank, and desktop PC purchases are falling, a new survey from ChangeWave Research says Apple customers are the happiest buyers. Looking at people who bought a computer in the last 90 days, 81% said they were very satisfied with their purchase. That compares with 67%...

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Apple market share tops 10%, Windows share lowest since tracking began

Microsoft's share of the operating system market is dropping, while Apple computers and handhelds have topped 10 percent for the first time, according to a new report on Internet-connected computers. NetApplications, the company that tracks browser and operating system market share for a variety of ...

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Rank and sales data could help figure out App Store popularity algorithm

Joel Comm, publisher of the highly-useful app iFart Mobile, has published some data about how sales related to popularity in the App Store. While I have only a high-school understanding of statistics, it would appear from Comm's data that as sales rise in a linear fashion, App Store ranking incre...

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