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In the wake of Game Of Thrones season 4′s first episode yesterday, we’ve seen the inevitable follow-up statistics claiming that Australia downloads more pirate copies of Game Of Thrones than any other country in the world. And as usual, these claims are deeply suspect and essentially unjustified.
Here at Lifehacker, we’ve long advocated the view that buying a phone on a contract is a bad idea — an outright buy and a prepaid or month-to-month contract is better value and gives you more flexibility. That approach is becoming more common: new statistics from Telsyste suggest that less than half the phones sold in Australia in 2013 were purchased as part of a long-term contract.
Need more proof that we’re living in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, no matter what the official corporate policy says? Sales figures and forecasts from Gartner show that smartphones will continue to be the biggest-selling device platform for the foreseeable future, but tablets and PCs aren’t disappearing either.
Overnight, Apple announced that it generated $US10 billion in app sales in 2013, including $US1 billion in December alone. Those figures are testament to the fact that the iTunes App Store is a huge revenue generator — but developers shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that money-making apps are still very much in the minority.