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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Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

Following decades of slow movement due to cable companies facing no competition, the television world is changing rapidly. Lots of challengers have arisen in the pay-TV space in recent years. One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming. AT&T’s DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering. It forced all the major competitors — Verizon, Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum — to strategize and pick up their pace.

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Apple Maps transit directions expand to include Montreal

Article Image This week, the slow and steady roll-out of Apple Maps transit data continued, adding the second-largest city of Canada, Montreal, to its lineup.

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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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T-Mobile confirms Binge On tech slows streaming video data speeds

Article Image T-Mobile on Friday said its new Binge On service does indeed slow down cellular data connections to streaming video sites as some customers have complained, but maintains the feature is an “optimization” to benefit consumers, not data throttling.

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Apple's iPad Pro arrives in South Korea, Taiwan & Philippines

Article Image The iPad Pro on Thursday launched in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, as part of a slow expansion of sales beyond the product’s initial 40 markets.

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iOS 9 distribution hits 70% in November as adoption rate slows

Article Image Apple saw iOS 9 adoption rates slow to a trickle in November, gaining only four percent in as many weeks, though total distribution is in line with past iOS releases at 70 percent.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands – report

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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Stringent Apple HomeKit certification cause of slow market acceptance, report claims

According to a report on Monday, the slow pace at which devices compatible with Apple’s HomeKit are trickling in can be attributed to last-minute security changes, including a modified hardware certification process and tweaks to the networking ecosystem.

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Google's Chromebooks continue to make inroads in education, Gartner says

After a slow start, the market for laptops running Google’s Chrome OS –?known as Chromebooks –?has begun to pick up steam, new data indicates, with education customers representing a sizable majority of orders.

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Downward PC Sales Spiral to Slow

The years-long PC sales slide will slow somewhat this year, Gartner has predicted. “After declining 9.5 percent in 2013, the global PC market is on pace to contract only 2.9 percent in 2014,” Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal said. The company lumps in desktops, notebooks and premium ultramobiles under the “PC” category. However, the skyrocketing demand for tablets will slow, Gartner forecast. Shipments will grow only by 24 percent over 2013, to total 256 million units. Mobile phone sales are expected to grow 3.1 percent over 2013.

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