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2 hrs ago |

Has the iPad has already passed its peak?

The company reported this week that sales of its sleek, pricey tablet were down 19 percent from last quarter and 9 percent year-over-year.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad, Steve Jobs

3 hrs ago | FindLaw

Apple's Plans for Fall: Yosemite, Retina MacBook Air, 4K iMac?

We had planned to make today's column a preview of OS X Yosemite, as the public beta was released yesterday to the first million people who signed up.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, iPhone, Intel

7 hrs ago | CIO

Microsoft Wants You to Forget Windows 8

As talk of the next Windows begins to build and some details of what most are calling for now either Windows 9 or Threshold come into focus, it's worthwhile to take a moment to remember Windows 8. Unless the Redmond, Wash.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Redmond, WA, IBM, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology

7 hrs ago | Gadgetell

Acer teases Aspire Switch 10 flavor with Full HD display, US pricing unknown

Convertible, detachable and just all-around versatile tablet/laptop hybrids seem to dominate the shifting PC landscape nowadays, and things don't really get much more versatile than on Acer's 4-in-1 Aspire Switch 10 .


7 hrs ago |

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Launch Dates, iWatch Patents, And Where To Find Those MacBook Stickers

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week's Apple Loop covers Apple's Fall launch events, mobile payments in the next iPhone, a potential iWatch patent, thoughts from the Q3 2014 earnings call, potential security holes in iOS 6, OSX 10.10 previews, and the new stickers advert from Tim Cook and his team.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, iPhone, Startups, Ipad, iPod

11 hrs ago | Tom's Hardware

Expect To See Sub-$250 Laptops in 2H 2014

As we've already seen with Hewlett Packard's Mullins-based Pavilion 10z, which has a starting price of $249.99, unnamed sources are reporting to DigiTimes that during the second half of 2014, Microsoft and its notebook partners will be pushing entry-level models priced in the $199 to $249 window.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology

15 hrs ago | Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check

Are Tablets the Odd Man Out as Phones Grow and Laptops Shrink? - WSJ

An iPad reality check: according to this Fortune article , the iPad is now a $30B/year business for Apple "They aren't as essential to many users as smartphones, nor are they as portable.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad

20 hrs ago | DigiTimes

Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO

Acer has seen booming sales of Chromebooks, including government procurement orders for educational purposes in many countries, and therefore has asked supply chains to increase production to reduce supply shortages, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that global Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to increase 70% on year.


Yesterday |

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 looking to become a favorite of students

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has been on the market for barely several weeks, but is making a very bold statement with its unique features.


Related Topix: Marketing, Ipad, Science / Technology

Thu Jul 24, 2014

West Australian

RF Micro forecasts strong second-quarter as mobile chips sales rise

RF Micro Devices Inc forecast quarterly results above market expectations, helped by higher demand for its chips that connect devices such as Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's smartphones to networks.


Related Topix: Electronics, Semiconductors, RF Micro Devices, Apple, Startups, iPhone

Globe and Mail

Facebook becomes mega-cap, valued more than AT&T and Coke

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, August 14, 2013.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Starmine


The other Apple economy: $2B in devices on eBay

While Apple just announced its second quarter numbers, there's another economy, not a shadow economy either, linked to the Cupertino, Calif.


Related Topix: eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, iPhone


HP Pavilion 10z Touch mini-laptop with AMD Mullins inside available for $250

Starting to find it difficult to differentiate all the inexpensive, unpretentious mini-laptops built around Intel's low-cost, low-power Bay Trail processors? Then maybe you'll be interested in an alternative AMD Mullins contraption.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel

Tom's Hardware

Maingear Intros Pulse 15 Thin and Light Gaming Laptop

This gaming notebook also provides an mSATA SSD with 128 GB of storage, a 7200 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive with 1 TB of storage, an external 8X Asus DVD burner, and a 7-in-1 SD card reader.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Startups, Intel

Seattle Times

The keyboard and the app are mightier than the pen

I first realized this last week when my girlfriend asked to borrow a pen to sign the back of one of those paper check things.


Related Topix: National Parks, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Ipad, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, iPhone

The Item

Northern Valley board signs on with Apple for consulting

The Northern Valley Regional Board of Education approved a consulting contract proposal with Apple Inc. for its 1:1 computer program, though some board members expressed they should have had more information on the specifics of the $22,500 contract.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page, Apple, iPod

Beware Of Using Handheld Devices With Nickel Contents

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are the prevalent products in the electronics market these days.



s in Europe Say BYOD Is Stalling

Think CIOs in the U.S. are struggling with how to handle BYOD? IDC's John Delaney says it's much worse in Europe where employees simply 'don't like BYOD.'


Related Topix: CIO News


Apple unwraps Os X Yosemite public beta Thursday

First OS X preview available to the public in 14 years will be based on the latest developer build, released this week Redemption codes for the beta, the first OS X preview available to the public in 14 years, will go out via email tomorrow to those who have registered with the program, which Apple unveiled last month at its annual Worldwide ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups