News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in October 2013
iPhone 5s Battery Issues Confirmed; iPad Air Praised
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Apple confirmed a small number of iPhones 5s units have defective batteries, but the iPad Air has scored impressive reviews ahead of its release.
Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Big data challenge isn't now to handle current volume but what's to come, warn federal CIOs.
Dell Seals Deal To Go Private
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Michael Dell's bid to take his company private is finally complete. But now that the deal's done, what will Dell do to compete?
Google Smartwatch Nears Production
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google shops manufacturers for its upcoming smartwatch, which will make heavy use of its voice-activated Google Now search feature.
Microsoft Surface Pro Docking Station Arrives Early
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
With Microsoft's docking station -- which hadn't been expected until 2014 -- the Surface Pro can be a three-in-one device: tablet, laptop, desktop.
State Of Servers 2014: Enterprise Providers On Thin Ice
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Incumbent vendors like Dell, HP and IBM are in a precarious position as customers turn to cloud infrastructure providers for compute cycles.
Suspicious BBM For Android Reviews Cloud Launch
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
BBM for Android received a large number of positive reviews that contained the exact same text, but BlackBerry denies any involvement.
Apple OS X Mavericks Sees Fast Adoption
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple declares end to expensive operating system upgrades; OS X users appear to appreciate the free software.
Microsoft Exec Trashes Apple's Free iWork Software
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft VP Frank Shaw made several valid points when he criticized Apple's new products and strategy. But he missed the boat on others.
Woz Doesn't Like New iPads
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple's co-founder wasn't wowed by the new tablets, and Microsoft doesn't think they're good enough for mobile professionals.
High-Power Microservers Target Appliances and the Cloud
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Both ARM and Intel, the two leading contenders in the microserver architecture competition, are releasing new 64-bit products.
Apple Embraces Free: 5 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
iPad Air vs. Surface 2: 9 Considerations
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Apple's iPad Air are poised for a head-to-head showdown. Here are nine ways to decide which is better for you.
Apple's New iPads: Pros And Cons
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple's new iPads are impressive, but there's plenty of potential for next year's models. Here's what we like and don't like about the iPad Air and new Mini.
America's Investment Crisis
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Why cutting back on IT and other capital spending is disastrous for U.S. business and the country.
Apple Makes OS X Mavericks Free
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple is offering software at no charge to make its new iPads, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro more appealing.
Apple's Reveal: What Was Missing
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple showed off new iPads, MacBooks, and applications Tuesday but left out some key improvements we were expecting.
IBM Watson's New Gig: Cancer Fighter At MD Anderson
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Houston cancer center MD Anderson taps IBM's powerful Watson computer system to help cure eight kinds of cancers as part of its "Moon Shots" program. The first target: leukemia.
Microsoft Surface: A Misunderstood Jewel
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Not a tablet, not a laptop, it's a third category of device.
IBM Hardware Slide Drags Down Q3 Results
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
IBM revenue declines 4.1% as hardware sales sag 16.6%. Unix servers are the loss leader.
Massively Parallel Processing Finds More Applications
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Parallel computing used on massive datasets is popping up everywhere to create everything from artificial brains to real-time video analysis systems.
No More Moore's Law?
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
For decades, Moore's Law has ruled the speed of technological development. Economics, cloud and application speed could usurp its position.
Apple iPhone 5s Sales Beat 5c
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
Apple's iPhone 5s is outselling the 5c by a wide margin. One analyst wonders where Apple will find new customers.
Apple Eyes 13-Inch iPad Hybrid? 8 Signs
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
As Mac sales fall, clues mount that Apple is prepping a 13-inch iPad-laptop hybrid. Microsoft, HP and Dell can't be happy about that.
Apple's New iPads: 7 Predictions
Slideshows  |  10/11/2013  | 
Look for Apple to revise the full-size iPad and the iPad Mini later this month. Here's what we expect -- and what we don't.
PC Market Mess: 8 Takeaways
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
The PC market continues to slump but not all PC makers are suffering equally. We break down the winners and losers.
HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman tells analysts the company's revenue will accelerate by 2015, discusses competitive relationship with Microsoft, Intel.
Apple To Debut New iPads Oct. 22
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Apple is set to unveil its next-generation tablets as it expands iPhone 5s and 5c availability around the world.
Nest Smoke Detector Adds Tech Sex Appeal
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
No ordinary beige smoke detector, Nest Protect warns in a human voice and can be shut off with a hand wave.
Google Launches HP Chromebook 11
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
HP Chromebook 11 laptop costs just $279 and can be charged via microUSB.
SeaMicro Behind 'Revolutionary' New Verizon Cloud Servers
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
AMD-owned SeaMicro says cloud server technology it developed with Verizon is more energy efficient and can be managed as easily as on-site hardware.
Apple OS X Mavericks Goes Gold: 11 Major Features
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Developers can download what is likely to become the commercial version of Apple's latest desktop OS. Here are the standout features.
LG 'G Flex' Smartphone Has Curved Screen
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
LG and Samsung want to innovate in the smartphone space. The latest craze: Phones with curved screens.
Microsoft Investors Want Gates Out: Reorg At Risk?
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Major Microsoft investors reportedly want Bill Gates to step down as chairman. Patience may be running out for "devices and services" transition.
Meet Western Digital's My Cloud
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
WD's new My Cloud drive offers an alternative to traditional cloud services, letting users organize and access their content anywhere there's an Internet connection.
Kindle Fire HDX Vs. Tablet Rivals
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
How does Amazon Kindle Fire HDX stack up against the Apple iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and other tablets?
Windows 8 Adoption Slows Ahead Of Windows 8.1
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Windows 7 gained more ground than Win 8 in September, according to Net Applications data. Will that change once Win 8.1 debuts in October?
ARM TechCon Preview: The Multi-Core Future
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
ARM CEO discusses Internet of Things, giant server farms in this video introduction to ARM TechCon 2013.
HP Enterprise Laptops Balance Style, Security
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
HP's new enterprise laptops prioritize both enterprise IT security needs and user experience.

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