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Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in August 2013
PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Specs Emerge
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Samsung smartwatch will have oversize 2.5-inch screen but only 10 hours of battery life.
Tablet Sales Face Growing Threat From Smartwatches, Phablets
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Tablets have eaten into the PC market, but will soon face their own competition from smartwatches and phablets, IDC predicts.
Android VP Barra Exits For Chinese Smartphone Maker
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Hugo Barra leaves Google's Android team to join Xiaomi, a three-year old company valued at about $10 billion that expects to sell 20 million devices this year.
BlackBerry Q10 Fails To Entice Buyers
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Q10, with its QWERTY keyboard, was expected to rekindle BlackBerry sales. Instead, consumers ignored it.
9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Google Slashes Price On Nexus 4 Smartphone
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Google shaves smartphone price by $100, also expands availability of Nexus 7 tablet to U.K.
LG Claims New Tablet Is 'Just Right'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
LG teases G Pad 8.3, which splits the difference between 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.
Dell Updates Business Ultrabooks, Laptops
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
With its durable but svelte Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Dell hopes to energize its enterprise PC sales while promoting its new software and services capabilities.
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Samsung will debut wearable computer Sept. 4, says exec, but it may not yet be ready for consumers.
Google Explains Chromecast Changes
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Despite claim that it will shut out small developers, Google insists it wants Chromecast video-streaming apps for local content.
Ballmer Is Off The Matrix
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
13 Favorite iOS, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  8/22/2013  | 
Avoid password hell, simplify smartphone typing and win back battery life with this baker's dozen of Android and iOS mobile apps.
Ubuntu Edge Funding Effort Fails
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Canonical's attempt to crowdsource cash to develop Linux-driven smartphone falls well short of its goals, leaving the project stranded.
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
Mobile Accounts For 17% Of All Web Traffic
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Smartphone proliferation boosts worldwide mobile Web usage to 1 out of 6 connections.
LG G2 To Beat iPhone To Store Shelves
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
LG will lead the way next month with flagship smartphone, followed by new tablets, smartwatches and quad-HD displays.
Are PCs Dead? Not For SMBs
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Tablets can't and won't replace personal computers inside most small and midsize businesses.
Samsung Galaxy Mega Phablet Debuts
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Samsung's newest device earns its name with many features of its Galaxy S4 on an oversized screen.
HTC Windows Phone On Chopping Block?
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
HTC Windows phone sales look grim and Nokia has gained share. But will HTC abandon Windows Phone?
Apple iPhone 5S: Golden Opportunity
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Speculation about a gold-colored iPhone 5S makes sense. Here are 4 reasons why.
Dell's Ugly Earnings: 5 Takeaways
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
Dell posted an undeniably lousy quarter -- but the company's poor performance could actually bolster CEO Michael Dell's buyout plans.
Samsung Preps Galaxy Smartwatch
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
Samsung will reveal Galaxy Gear smartwatch alongside Galaxy Note III smartphone next month.
VeriFone Way2ride: Taxi Payments, Rethought
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
VeriFone's new app lets New Yorkers pay for taxis without using cash or credit cards.
Meet Samsung's Dual-Screen Android Smartphone
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Samsung's Hennessy, sporting an unusual flip-phone design, targets users who prefer traditional buttons and dial pads.
Smartphone Sales Beat Feature Phones
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Smartphones outsold feature phones for the first time in Q2; Android gained momentum worldwide.
BlackBerry 9720 Smartphone Debuts With Older OS
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
New 9720 looks like aging Curve devices, provides mid-range specs and outgoing BlackBerry 7 platform. Here's how it fits into the line.
Will BlackBerry's Future Be A Piecemeal Sale?
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
BlackBerry has formed a committee to explore strategic options. The company faces several challenges that make a sale of the entire organization look unlikely.
iPhone Reveal Eyed For Sept. 10
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
After a long dry spell, Apple reportedly prepares to announce its next iPhone. Pricing is one of the big questions.
BlackBerry Ponders Going Private
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Struggling smartphone maker considers privatization strategy to buy more turnaround time.
Apple Board 'Concerned' About Innovation Pace
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Pressure mounts on Apple CEO Tim Cook to get some new products into the market.
Microsoft Touts Windows 8.1 3-D Printing
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
3-D printing might not be mainstream, but Microsoft wants in on the ground floor. It's demonstrating Windows 8.1's 3-D printing at 18 retail locations in the U.S.
MixBit, GIF Chat Join Video-Sharing Craze
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
MixBit, GIF Chat offer new approach to sharing short video clips on the Web.
T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' Strategy Wins 1.1M Customers
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
With the Apple iPhone finally available in its stores and a less restrictive approach to customer contracts, T-Mobile expanded its customer base for the first time in four years.
LG G2 Smartphone Pros And Cons
News  |  8/7/2013  | 
LG's new flagship smartphone has many exciting features, but LG still managed to make some iffy design choices.
What Desktop Virtualization Means To Windows 8
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Virtualization technology has allowed some companies to put off investing in Windows 8 tablets.
Microsoft Surface Pro Price Drops $100
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Microsoft tries to boost Surface Pro tablet sales by cutting prices $100 during important back-to-school shopping period.
Samsung Preps Galaxy Note III Reveal
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Samsung expected to announce its third-generation phablet at a media event in Berlin in early September.
10 Cool Things 3-D Printers Can Do
Slideshows  |  8/2/2013  | 
Cars, guitars, and tracheal implants: Is there anything that 3-D printers can't make?
Michael Dell Sweetens Buyout Bid
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Dell CEO and partners raise their bid to take the company private. In exchange, they've secured a change in the voting rules and increased their likelihood of sealing the deal.
Windows 8 And Einstein's Definition Of Insanity
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Microsoft is stuck beating the same drum to a public that has made up its mind about Windows 8 and Surface devices. Is it too late to make changes?
Older iPhones Face Sales Ban Next Week
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Unless President Obama steps in, Apple will have to stop selling some older iPhones and iPads beginning August 5.
Oracle Faces FTC Scrutiny For Trash Talk Ads
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Advertising regulators cite Oracle a fourth time for running "overboard and unsupported" ads, will refer matter to Federal Trade Commission.
Moto X: Pros And Cons
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Motorola's Moto X, an American-made smartphone, can be built-to-order. Examine the best and worst features of the device.
Meet Motorola's Moto X
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Motorola's latest Android device may have ho-hum hardware, but the real story is in the software.
British Families' TV, Internet Habits Blend
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Today's British families tend to gather in one room to watch TV together, says report, but family members multitask on mobile devices while they watch.
Next iPad Mini Rumored To Use Retina Display
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Did the new Nexus 7's great display inspire a well-timed leak from the Apple camp?

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