PCs Shine Again, but for How Long?

Just when PCs looked to be dying a slow, painful death, they became interesting again. As expected, this week’s news coming from Computex in Taiwan is flush with new PCs and PC technologies, but is it enough to reinvigorate a market that has faced declining sales since 2011? The market peaked at just over 365 million units annually, and fell to 269 million units last year, according to Gartner. So, why all the excitement? The excitement is emerging from both the technology driving PCs and the applications leveraging the processing power of PCs.

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MP3s Didn’t Just Die, Corporate Claims to the Contrary Notwithstanding

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Reports of MP3’s death as a standard have been greatly exaggerated–or, perhaps, “tied to the wrong medium” would be a better way of phrasing the misconception.

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American Bookworms Still Love Paper

The death of the printed book appears to have been greatly exaggerated. Nearly three quarters of participants in a recent Pew Research Center study said they had read a book in the last year, largely on paper. Of the more than 1,500 American adults who said they’d read a book in the last 12 months, nearly two thirds had read a print book. That’s more than twice the number who had read an e-book during the period, and more than four times as many who said they’d listened to an audio book.

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Cable TV Subscribers Still Unhappy, New Consumer Reports Survey Shows

Along with death, taxes, and an ever-growing assortment of Bravo reality shows, disenchantment with your cable TV service seems to be among life’s certainties.

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First look: Apple offers premium power at budget pricing with new iPhone SE

Article Image Rather than letting the 4-inch iPhone form factor die a slow death, Apple gave it a shot in the arm on Monday with the debut of the new iPhone SE. AppleInsider was there for the product’s unveiling, and offers a closer look at the newly refreshed lineup.

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High-tech sponge can save lives in less than 20 seconds

What if a small sponge could mean the difference between life and death? A plug for life-threatening situations, XSTAT technology can plug a gunshot wound in a mere 20 seconds.

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Why Your Cable TV Bill Is Going Up

You can add “cable TV rate increases” to the old axiom that nothing is certain except for death and taxes, as pay TV companies are again jacking up prices for programming and equipment in 2016.

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This week on AppleInsider: Steve Jobs tributes, iPhone & Watch launches, iOS security & more

Article Image This week saw Apple honor Steve Jobs on the fourth anniversary of his death, and simultaneously make a series of small-scale product announcements, while putting out fires related to iPhone battery life and iOS security.

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Tim Cook marks anniversary of Steve Jobs's death, remembers a leader, mentor, and 'dear friend'

Article Image Monday is the fourth anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, a solemn occasion remembered by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in an email sent to his company’s staff, in which he recalled a “brilliant person” who left an undeniable impact on those around him.

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Billie Holiday returns to the Apollo — as a hologram

More than 56 years after her death, jazz singer Billie Holiday is returning to Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, as a hologram of sorts.

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on mourning her husband: 'I want to choose life and meaning'

Sheryl Sandberg is marking the end of a 30-day period of mourning following the death of her husband by saying “I want to choose life and meaning.”

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Cable-TV and Internet subscribers remain unhappy customers, new Consumer Reports survey says

Along with death and taxes, lousy cable service seems to be one of life’s certainties.

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Humanitarian Mapping Program To Help Nepal Earthquake Recovery Efforts

The death toll of the earthquake that shook Nepal over the weekend just topped 5,000. Aid is slowly getting to people who badly need it, but frustration at the slow pace of…

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Apple remembers Robin Williams with iTunes tribute page

Following the untimely death of actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday, Apple has dedicated a special featured iTunes section to a collection of his best work, ranging from classic comedy routines to movies.

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