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Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in September 2013
IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
IBM's SDN for Virtual Environments and IBM Programmable Network Controller puts it in competition with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and HP.
iPhone 5c's Plastic Case Saves Apple $42
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Plastic iPhone 5c is significantly less costly to build than the aluminum iPhone 5s, says UBS.
IBM Boosts Big Data Portfolio With Daeja Acquisition
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Daeja's imaging tech allows IBM's enterprise content management customers to view and annotate unstructured data on mobile devices, says Big Blue.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
What Nanotube Computer Means To Moore's Law
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Apple Updates Its iMac
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
$649 iPhone 5s Costs Apple $199
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Teardown data from IHS shows Apple spends similar amounts to manufacture iPhone 5s and 5c.
Apple TV Update Withdrawn After Complaints
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Customers complain after an Apple TV software update fails to function properly.
Apple iPhone, iOS 7 Set Record Wins
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple sells nine million new iPhones in first weekend; 200 million older devices updated to iOS 7.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
Apple CEO Cook: We Don't Do Junk
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Apple is more than a hardware company. But it still needs to raise the quality of its software and services.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut new Surface tablets at an event Monday in New York City. Will these tablets succeed where past models have failed?
5 iOS 7 Headaches
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Apple's iOS 7 finally surfaces for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's great, but some features need improvement.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
iPhone 5c Free With Sprint's $100 Discount
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Sprint dangles $100 discount on phones to draw customers from other carriers.
Dell Buyout: Good News For SMB Customers?
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Michael Dell said a private Dell is a "great outcome" for users -- but that doesn't make it true. Here's how Dell could turn that rhetoric into reality for SMBs.
Nexus 5 On Deck
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
The Nexus 4 smartphone is no longer available to purchase from the Google Play Store. That can only mean one thing.
Nokia Pushes Back Phablet Launch
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Nokia was ready to announce a large-screen smartphone this month, but its pending acquisition by Microsoft changed its plans.
Sprint LTE Network Slowly Expands
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Sprint launched its LTE 4G network in 34 new markets Monday, but the company's mobile broadband still trails AT&T and Verizon significantly.
Apple Quiet On iPhone 5c Preorders
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Apple didn't report on iPhone 5c preorders over the weekend. Still, no sellouts yet.
5 Questions To Ask Before Buying A New iPhone
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
Apple's new iPhones are enticing, but there are plenty of reasons to hold off on buying one. Answer these questions before you rush to the store.
iPhone 5c Preorders Start: Carrier Pricing Compared
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
Apple is now accepting preorders for the iPhone 5c, but not the iPhone 5s. Here's a breakdown of what the new smartphones will cost.
The Year Of VDI: Never
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Some companies anticipated replacing up to 90% of their PCs with VDI alternatives. Then tablets changed the equation.
Google Launches Coder For Raspberry Pi
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Open source project provides a starter Web server for aspiring programmers.
Michael Dell Wins: Now The Hard Part
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Michael Dell finally succeeds in taking his company private. He plans to keep building PCs -- and bolster the enterprise portfolio with more acquisitions.
Tablets To Edge PCs In Q4: IDC
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Consumers and businesses will purchase more tablets during the fourth quarter than traditional computers, predicts IDC.
Gogo Touts 6X Faster Airplane Wi-Fi
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Gogo's next-generation in-flight Internet technology is going to deliver a huge speed boost beginning next year.
Amazon: Intel Is Inside Our Cloud
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Amazon reveals at Intel Developer Forum that Amazon Web Services services will carry "Intel Inside" moniker.
Google, Intel Bring Haswell To Chromebooks
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Asus and Toshiba are joining Acer and HP to make Haswell-based Chromebooks.
Lost Smartphone? 6 Free Tracking Apps
Slideshows  |  9/11/2013  | 
You've misplaced your smartphone, again -- or worse, it's been stolen. One of these handy iPhone or Android apps can help you locate it fast.
Intel's Post-PC Strategy: 4 Takeaways
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
From wearable technology to $100 tablets to city infrastructure, Intel plans to puts its chips in almost everything. And Moore's Law lives.
iPhone 5s Fingerprint Scanner: 9 Security Facts
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Will Apple's fingerprint-based authentication make your iPhone 5s more secure, or will it cause more trouble than it's worth?
iPhone 5s Vs. 5c: Key Differences
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Apple's new iPhones share many features, but these significant differences should play a role in any purchase decision.
Motorola Touts Made-In-USA Smartphone Plant
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Motorola has ramped up Moto X assembly to 100,000 smartphones per week at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility.
Apple iPhone 5s, 5c: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  9/10/2013  | 
Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c make a lot of advances, but they also left a lot of technology out.
Apple Unveils iPhone 5s, 5c
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
With two new iPhone models, Apple aims to entice buyers of premium devices while also appealing to more price-conscious customers in foreign markets.
Google Intros LTE Nexus 7 With Free Data
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Google cuts the ribbon on the LTE 4G version of its Nexus 7 tablet, entices buyers with a free month of T-Mobile data service.
Apple's Big Reveal: 5 Things We Won't See
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
New iPhones and the final version of iOS 7 should star in Apple's event on Tuesday. Here's what Apple will save for later.
Windows XP Procrastination Pays Off: Intel's Mobile Move
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
If you've waited to replace Windows XP systems, good news. This week brings the debut of a new class of fast, power-saving mobile systems based on Intel's enterprise-ready Haswell processors.
Opera Debuts Coast, A Browser For iPad
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
Opera completely rethinks the mobile browser for Apple's iPad tablet.
Qualcomm Toq: The Anti-Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy Gear may have grabbed the headlines this week, but Qualcomm's smartwatch and its innovative display tech will make an impact, too.
10 Smartwatch Features We Want
Commentary  |  9/5/2013  | 
Smartwatches so far don't seem that bright. We propose 10 ways to make them indispensable.
Sony Challenges Apple, Samsung With Xperia Z1 Smartphone
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Sony guns for the market leaders with the Xperia Z1 and other new hardware unveiled at the IFA trade show.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Samsung's smartwatch impresses in many respects, but it's by no means perfect. Here are the best and worst facets of the new tech toy.
Apple iPhone Anticipation Grows
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
"This should brighten everyone's day," says coy Apple event invitation -- but probably not for Microsoft and other Apple competitors.
Samsung Sets Smartwatch Tone With Galaxy Gear
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
Samsung's new smartwatch, with camera and speakerphone, does more than just interact with smartphones.
Samsung Debuts Note 3 Smartphone, Note 10.1 Tablet
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
Samsung's next-generation Note devices feature revamped design language and innovative S Pen stylus.
LG Confirms G Pad, G2 Smartphone's Big Brother
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
LG makes its 8.3" G Pad Android tablet official, hoping to capture some momentum ahead of a new Apple iPad Mini.

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