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  • Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

    By Matt Hamblen | 17 July, 2014 02:57

    The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

  • The best iPhone lens kit: Put a little DSLR on the front of your iPhone

    By Dave Johnson | 01 July, 2014 03:48

    Thanks to the ubiquity of our smartphone cameras, we're all taking more photos than ever. But those photos are largely confined to the iPhone's one-size-fits-all, somewhat wide angle lens; gone are the days when most of us were willing to schlep around an SLR with multiple lenses, or even a single bulky zoom lens. You can recapture some of your SLR's interchangeable lens flexibility, however, with a set of add-on lenses for your iPhone. We've rounded up 6 of the most popular options and put them to the test: Here are our recommendations.

  • Is the Epson XP-950 a photographer’s dream printer?

    By Mike Gee | 29 June, 2014 13:38

    Epson calls this an "occasional A3 Multifunction Premium Photo Printer". And I am a reasonably talented -- on a good day -- amateur photographer, shooting a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera with a variety of quality lens. 'Do we go together?' is the question.

  • Google's move into home automation means even less privacy

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 27 June, 2014 04:58

    Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

  • Computex 2014: Best rip-offs of Samsung, Apple and more

    By Tony Ibrahim | 05 June, 2014 18:40

    Computex 2014 was riddled with knock-off smartwatches, phones, tablets, headphones, televisions and even one company who is trying to cash in on another brand. Here is a collection of our favourites.

Interviews
  • EXCLUSIVE: HP - an evolutionary journey

    By Nermin Bajric | 22 May, 2013 12:39

    When HP first announced it was retrenching more than 25,000 staff worldwide and the depth of its financial problems, Nermin Bajric spoke exclusively to the HP PPS South Pacific vice-president, Robert Mesaros. Now, six months later, he and Mesaros met again to discuss what has happened at HP since.

  • Microsoft Q&A: With Windows 8, the choice is yours

    By Shane O'Neill | 12 June, 2012 16:33

    Day two at Microsoft TechEd 2012 was all about Windows 8. CIO.com caught up with Windows corporate VP Antoine Leblond, who discussed why CIOs should test Windows 8, why developers should love it, and why we'll all be touching our laptop screens sooner than we think.

  • CEO Whitman: PCs to stay, but fewer products in HP's future

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 07 June, 2012 12:48

    Hewlett-Packard has gone through a rough spell lately, what with weak PC sales, declining profits, an embarrassing CEO scandal involving sex harassment claims and dubious expense reports, and another CEO (Leo Apotheker) getting the boot after less than a year on the job.

Opinions
  • Apple planning to release 12-inch MacBook Air later this year

    By Yoni Heisler | 25 June, 2014 03:57

    According to a recent report in Digitimes, Apple is prepping plans to manufacture a 12-inch MacBook Air during the third quarter of 2014. As it stands now, the MacBook Air comes in 11 and 13-inch flavors so it remains unclear if Apple's svelte notebook will be available in three distinct sizes or if one of the aforementioned form factors will be shown the door.

  • Why you shouldn't buy the Amazon Fire phone

    By Mike Elgan | 23 June, 2014 23:43

    Amazon launched a new smartphone this week. It's called the Amazon Fire phone, and it sports some unique hardware, software and services.

  • Is hardware back? Mobile and Cloud technology offer clues

    By Jonathan Hassell | 03 June, 2014 01:21

    If you haven't been living under a rock, you've heard pundits proclaim the death of the PC. As consumers move to tablets and stop buying laptops and desktops, and as companies pinch IT budgets even harder than they have in the past, it's easy to paint a doomsday scenario for hardware. Even the hardware companies play into this myth — look no further than AMD to see weakness portrayed. For many, it seems, hardware has lost its sexiness.

  • Reviews: D-Link's Wi-Fi Smart Plug; LaCie's Fuel wireless storage

    By Keith Shaw | 28 May, 2014 08:07

    The Wi-Fi Smart Plug is a power outlet adapter that includes Wi-Fi connectivity, letting you turn any electrical device into a connected device for power on/off purposes. With an included app for iOS and Android devices (phones or tablets), users can control the connected appliances wherever they are (whether inside their own home networks or over the cloud).

  • How Samsung can still win the looming smartwatch wars in an Android Wear world

    By Jon Phillips | 19 March, 2014 14:03

    Android Wear looks spectacular. I've binge-watched Google's reveal videos, peeled through the developer notes, and brain-vacuumed an independent tour of the SDK. I emphatically dig what I see, but now it's time for a reality-check. A Google smartwatch victory is not a fait accompli.

Reviews
  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition) review: This laptop sounds as gorgeous as it looks

    By Michael Brown | 15 July, 2014 22:53

    Based on the way most laptops sound, I'd venture a guess that audio is the last thing engineers think about when they design laptops. In fact, I'd go one step further to speculate that marketing efforts drive most laptop builders' decisions to collaborate with audio companies. But I won't lump Samsung's 2014 ATIV Book 9 in that crowd, because it sounds absolutely divine--especially with headphones.

  • Samsung Gear Live: It's the world's best smartwatch, but probably not for long

    By Jon Phillips | 15 July, 2014 05:25

    The Gear Live is the best smartwatch I've ever used--but that's not a remarkable achievement considering all the crappy-to-middling efforts we've seen from Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm. If I were being generous, I'd say Samsung finally landed on a simple, wrist-friendly interface that does away with messy nested menus and convoluted features like voice calling.

  • HP Pavilion x360 review: A mediocre hybrid laptop in a pretty red case

    By Michelle Mastin | 23 June, 2014 23:01

    As any bloviating tech pundit will tell you, tablets are poised to take over the mobile computing space. Meanwhile, back in the real world, few of us are willing to part with actual keyboards. Lenovo recognized this early and rolled out the Yoga. HP is the latest manufacturer to follow its lead with the Pavilion x360, a laptop with a hinge that allows its keyboard to fold all the way to the back of its display to become a chunky tablet.

  • Sync, store and share data with Transporter Sync

    By Keith Shaw | 18 June, 2014 06:50

    The scoop: Transporter Sync, by Connected Data, about $100 (plus cost of external storage drive)

  • Toshiba Satellite P50t-BST2N01: The first laptop to boast a 4K display

    By Michael Brown | 22 May, 2014 23:20

    Toshiba's Satellite P50t boasts two important firsts: It's the first laptop to feature a 4K display, and it's the first to be Technicolor Color Certified. You likely have at least a passing familiarity with 4K video, but I would argue that the latter claim to fame--which you might never have heard of--deserves more praise.

 

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