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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 undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on...

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,...

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...

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IDC Tempers Tablet Forecast, Predicts Windows Share Growth

March 12, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The downward shift comes after the fourth quarter of 2014 witnessed the first year-over-year decline in tablet shipments.                                                           

Can An iPad Alone Handle A Show like Mobile World Congress?

March 11, 2015 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Having suffered my share of blisters, shoulder and backaches, and outright exhaustion at numerous conferences, I decided to attack the largest mobile show on earth with only an iPad and an iPhone in tow. 

Google Opens First Retail Shop in London

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Google shop will offer customers a chance to go hands on with Android phones and tablets, as well as other Google hardware and services. 

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Automotive Display Revenue on the Rise

February 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While estimated year-over-year mobile phone flat panel display unit shipments grew 10 percent and mobile PC display shipments grew...                            

Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         

Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Patent Dispute

February 10, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Reports of the initial disagreement first surfaced back in August when Microsoft said it would sue Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalies for..                                    

T-Mobile Offers Sweetheart Deal with Free Tablet for Valentine's Day

February 10, 2015 9:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Customers who take advantage of the offer will need to set up a data plan, which start at 1GB of mobile Internet for $20 per month and go up to...                               

Samsung Launches Ultra-HD Tizen-Based TVs

February 5, 2015 9:41 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Currently Samsung is focusing on pushing the Tizen OS into living rooms and eventually into kitchens and other corners of the home...                               

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Sony Narrows Projected Losses in Wake of Hack

February 4, 2015 9:45 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The entertainment and electronics giant delayed the announcement of its earnings for the October-December quarter because the hack affected its ability to...                          

Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        

iPhone Sales Smash Apple Record

January 27, 2015 7:42 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

CEO Tim Cook announced that quarter earnings hit $18 billion, an all-time record and a 38 percent increase over last year. Total revenue grew 30 percent...                        

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...                                       

Battery Anxiety: Workarounds That Work

January 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?

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Verizon Posts Massive 4Q Loss as Tablets Save Day

January 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Loss aside, Verizon Wireless added 2 million high-value net retail postpaid connections in the fourth quarter, as total wireless revenues hit $87.6 billion, up 8.2 percent from...       

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...                                 

Will Tablets Really Be the Growth Drivers of Tomorrow?

January 21, 2015 12:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

What do you think? Are tablets as big a deal for carrier balance sheets as they've been made out to be?                                                              

How Apple's HomeKit Aims to Smarten Up Your Home

January 15, 2015 9:17 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling...                          

Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Sells for Cheap in India

January 14, 2015 9:16 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the Tizen operating system, Samsung is trying to lessen its dependence on Android software, which powers a majority of the South Korean company's...

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...                                 

Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     

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...            

FTC's Ramirez Urges Connected Device Makers to Focus on Privacy

January 7, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission...             

IOT, Smarter Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES

January 5, 2015 9:48 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

At the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers will promote more devices and functionality and some gadgets will be able to talk...              

Under the Tree: Apple Activations Top All Other Manufacturers

December 29, 2014 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to new numbers from app analytics firm Flurry, 51 percent of all device activations on Christmas were Apple devices, followed by...                         

Analysis: Tablets Keep Sprint Afloat While T-Mobile Misses Potential for Growth

December 18, 2014 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

According to new research from Recon Analytics, tablets account for 61 percent of postpaid net adds across...                                 

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