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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...

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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...

Rebel Dell Shareholder Demands More Information

March 6, 2013 10:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell's largest independent shareholder is turning up the pressure against the proposed $24.4 billion sale of the struggling personal computer maker to a group of investors that includes its CEO. In a letter Tuesday, Southeastern Asset Management demanded that Dell...

Dell Shares Rise on Report of Buyout Plans

February 1, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Dell Inc. rose 7 percent in premarket trading on new reports that the computer company is nearing a deal to sell itself to a group including its CEO, a major private equity firm and Microsoft Corp. in a deal that could mark the largest leveraged buyout since the Great Recession...

Growth in Smart Connected Devices Expected to Continue

December 10, 2012 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The global connected device market continues to grow, according to the latest number from IDC reseach. According to the report, shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones as a collective grew 27 percent annualy in the third quarter of 2012, hitting a record 303.6 million shipments valued at $140.4 billion dollars. 

iPad with LTE Bolsters Apple's Tablet Position

March 8, 2012 6:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The bottom line following Wednesday's iPad launch appears to be that the new LTE-capable tablet will only bolster Apple's dominance in the tablet market.

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DOJ Threatens to Sue Apple, Publishers for eBook Price Fixing

March 8, 2012 6:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has threatened to sue Apple and others for colluding with publishers to fix eBook prices.

New iPad Thicker, Heavier Than Old Model

March 8, 2012 6:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's new iPad will be thicker and heavier than the iPad 2 because it features a bigger, more powerful battery.

RIM Launches PlayBook 2.0

February 21, 2012 7:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

After a long, long wait, BlackBerry PlayBook users are finally getting a firmware update to PlayBook 2.0...

The Note: Tablet, Smartphone or Both?

February 17, 2012 7:58 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The LTE-capable Galaxy Note for AT&T comes running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which Samsung says will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich, and packs a whopping 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The battery is one of the larger ones on the market...

Report: iPhone 4S is iPad's Biggest Competitor

February 16, 2012 7:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Who is Apple's biggest competitor? According to research released today from IHS iSuppli, it's none other than Apple.

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Report: March Launch for Smaller, LTE-Capable iPads

February 14, 2012 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A pair of reports, which cite "people familiar with the matter" from The Wall Street Journal today attempted to shed light on the rumored early-March iPad release...

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tab 2

February 13, 2012 7:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions, the Galaxy Tab 2 will launch first in the U.K. and hit the global market in March.

Report says Apple to unveil new iPad in March

February 10, 2012 6:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A news report says Apple plans to unveil a new iPad early next month.

Motorola: Some Refurbished Tablets Weren't Wiped

February 6, 2012 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility says about 100 Xoom tablet computers that it refurbished for sale on Woot.com may not have been properly wiped...

Samsung Note Arrives at AT & T Feb. 19

January 30, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will arrive at AT&T stores beginning Feb. 19 for $299.99 with a two-year agreement...

Apple Hits Books with iPad-Based Learning Revolution

January 19, 2012 7:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple today presented its vision for the future of education and the modern classroom appears to rely heavily on the company's iPad.

Report: iPhone 4S Tops Even iPad in Data Consumption

January 6, 2012 7:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The iPhone 4S is the most data-hungry device in the land, according to a new study from Arieso, which showed that iPhone 4S users gobble up twice as much data as iPhone 4 users...

Amazon, B & N Slates Have Big Christmas; iPad Slips

January 5, 2012 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Results trickling in from this year's holiday tablet faceoff reveal Apple's iPad might have slipped a bit, while Amazon's Kindle Fire burned bright...

Australian Court Rules Samsung Can Sell Galaxy

December 9, 2011 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. is free to sell its Galaxy tablet computers in Australia after the country's highest court Friday dismissed rival Apple's appeal...

Review: Gift Guide to eReaders, Tablets, $99-$500

December 7, 2011 7:07 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Flat, hard packages will be welcome this year. Tablet computers are extremely popular, and electronic reading devices such as the Kindle have matured and come down in price.

Hot, Not So Hot & Most Important Devices of 2011

December 3, 2011 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Some players have hit it big in the mobile device market this year (Samsung Galaxy S II), while others have fallen flat (HP Touchpad). But even some of 2011’s misses (BlackBerry PlayBook) have been critical for their respective companies, proving that in the device market, a product doesn’t necessarily have to be successful to be important.

PlayBook Plays RIM for $485 Million Q3 Loss

December 2, 2011 7:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) today said that it would record a pre-tax provision in the third quarter of approximately $485 million...

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