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Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to attach a unique identifier called a UIDH to individual customers as they browse the Internet. 

Google, Microsoft Compete on Tablet, PC Prices

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at...

Smartphone Shipments Trounce Slowing PCs, Tablets

March 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to research firm IDC, the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s,...

Microsoft Plans Summer Release for Windows 10

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company announced that Windows 10 will be made available in 190 countries and 111 languages...

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Strong Dollar Pushes PCs Sales into Further Decline

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IDC said it cut its forecast because the stronger U.S. dollar is making computers more expensive in other countries and it expects Microsoft Corp. to scale back subsidies for some products.

Intel Lowers 1Q on Drop in PC Demand

March 12, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. said that it believes the changes to demand and inventory patterns are caused by fewer medium and small businesses refreshing Windows XP than expected, as well as...

Microsoft Falls on 4Q Earnings Despite Surface, Lumia Successes

January 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said investors are reacting to results in Microsoft's "core" business of Windows software, which he called...                                       

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Microsoft Refines Windows 10 for Mobile

January 21, 2015 5:20 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D...                                 

After Tablet Boom, Sales of PCs Stabilize in 4Q

January 13, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Now that tablets have mostly penetrated some key markets, consumer spending is slowly shifting back to PCs...                                 

CES Proves PC Not Dead Yet

January 7, 2015 10:32 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and...            

Lenovo 3Q Gets Boost from More Sales Outside China

November 6, 2014 8:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo, with headquarters in Beijing and in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar effort to expand beyond...                 

Review: How Will Your iPhone and iPad Work with Yosemite?

October 16, 2014 4:38 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Let's say you're writing a lengthy email on your iPad and would prefer the Mac's keyboard. You can just click an icon on the lower left corner of the Mac and continue there. What you've already started on the iPad automatically appears...

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Report: HP Killing Merger Talks with EMC

October 15, 2014 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The end of the talks comes just days after HP announced it would be splitting itself into two companies, including one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher.

Survey: Comparing on Mobile a Challenge for Retailers This Holiday Season

October 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to the survey more than one-third of shoppers (36 percent) said they would shop this year using a...                                                                                          

HP Separating Consumer Devices and Enterprise Businesses

October 6, 2014 9:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The planned breakup follows other big companies that have spun off business units in order to drive growth. EBay Inc. this month said it would spin off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, into a separate and publicly traded company.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 for All Devices

September 30, 2014 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

With this iteration of Windows, Microsoft addressed the dearly missed Start menu. With Windows 10, the company brings back the Start menu, but with a twist. The OS will apparently be able to...                                                                  

Annual IFA Show Showcases Lots of Mobile Phones, Watches

September 4, 2014 10:01 am | by Frank Jordans, Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung and other electronics companies, including Asustek, Sony and other, used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday.

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Smartphones Boost Lenovo Profits by 23%

August 14, 2014 8:56 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices. The company said it earned $214 million, or $2.06 per share, in the three months ended June 30. Global revenue rose 18 percent to $10.4 billion.

Sony Posts $261M Profit Amid Restructuring

July 31, 2014 10:11 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate, which has been trying to reshape its business after years of losses, did well in its video games, movie and camera businesses, offsetting restructuring costs. Under an overhaul announced earlier this year, Sony has sold its Vaio computer business and is splitting off its TV division to run as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Globalstar Launches New Satellite-Based Wi-Fi Service

June 23, 2014 11:15 am | News | Comments

Globalstar calls the new solution Sat-Fi, essentially a satellite router that provides a Wi-Fi signal for mobile devices. Globalstar customers can use their current smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when traveling beyond cellular. 

Enterprise PC Sales Boost Intel 2Q Guidance

June 13, 2014 9:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest chipmaker is now forecasting revenue of $13.4 billion to $14 billion in the second quarter. The Santa Clara, California, company had expected $12.5 billion to $13.5 billion in revenue in the quarter. Intel also expects stronger profit margins.

Report: Non-PC Devices Will Account for 57% of IP Traffic by 2018

June 10, 2014 9:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mobile devices on Wi-Fi, not cellular, will generate 61 percent of IP traffic by 2018. Wi-Fi will be 49 percent and cellular will be 12 percent. Fixed traffic will be only 39 percent of total IP traffic by 2018. In comparison, Wi-Fi was 41 percent; cellular was 3 percent; and fixed was 56 percent in 2013.

Apple Continues Work to Meld iOS and OS X

June 2, 2014 3:44 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A number of enhancements to the company's desktop platform make it not only look more like iOS, but also make it behave more like an iPhone. For instance, OS X "Yosemite" will allow end users to place and receive phone calls directly from their Mac laptops and desktops through a connection with their iPhones. Macs will also be able to field actual text messages from Android phones. 

AT&T Launches New $30 Multi-Device Protection Plan

May 27, 2014 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The new Multi-Device Protection Pack will run $30 per month and will allow customers to add two additional eligible devices, connected or non-connect, to a primary device. The plan covers replacement or maintenance of lost, stolen or damaged devices and includes some support services. 

HP 1Q Earnings, Revenue Top Views

February 21, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

HP on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street's forecasts, mainly on the surprising strength of personal computer sales to businesses. The company benefited from a one-time bump from companies upgrading to Windows 7 and...

2014 Connected Device Production to Hit 6 Billion

February 13, 2014 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

More and more devices in production will include internet connectivity, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli. The research firm forecasts the connected device market to surpass 6 billion in 2014. IHS estimates worldwide production of connected equipment will amount to 6.18 billion units this year, up 6 percent from 5.82 billion in 2013.

Best Buy Reports 3Q Profit

November 19, 2013 7:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. says it returned to a profit in the third quarter as the busy holiday season revs up. However, the company says it expects a tough competitive environment during the holiday season and shares fell 8 percent in premarket trading.

Now at Your Library: Streaming Movies, Music

October 2, 2013 9:39 am | by Manuel Valdes, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it's not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It's something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library. Often thought of as stodgy brick-and-mortar havens...

PC Shipments Drop 14 Percent Annually as Consumers Prefer Tablets, Smartphones

April 11, 2013 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Consumer preference for tablets and smartphones sent first quarter global PC shipments down 14 percent to 76.3 million units, according to new numbers from IDC. IDC said the extent of the annual contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC began tracking the PC market quarterly in 1994...

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