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  • WESTCON IMAGINE 2014: Making Cloud profitable panel

    By Nermin Bajric | 25 August, 2014 14:17

    A selection of Westcon Group’s vendor partners sat alongside the distributions Asia-Pacific services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman, to negotiate the state of resellers in the current Cloud climate, and where small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) fit in its adoption.

  • The 6 best tablets for getting work done in 2014

    By Jared Newman | 21 August, 2014 23:03

    A few years ago, it was easy to scoff at the idea of using tablets for productivity. The hardware was too weak, and the software was too limited, so turning a tablet into a work device made sense only for a few fringe users.

  • Even rivals are waiting for Apple to get into wearables

    By Gregg Keizer | 21 August, 2014 06:40

    There may be big expectations for the wearables market, but the reality is that until someone transforms the category -- Apple's the usual suspect -- it won't break out of a very small constituency.

  • I switched back to an iPhone - and I'm disappointed

    By Nancy Gohring | 14 August, 2014 01:25

    It's been a long time since I had an iPhone. I've spent a few years wishing I had one again. But now that I do, I'm not as pleased as I expected to be.

  • 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.

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
  • What to expect from Apple's September 9 event

    By Dan Moren | 30 August, 2014 01:39

    Roll them bones, strain the tea leaves, and consult your crystal balls. With Apple's September 9 event now a matter of public record, the only sensible way to while away the hours over the next week and a half is to speculate about what precisely the company might have hidden up its sleeves strange temporary building.

  • 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.

  • Why Apple's wearable technology will be personal technology

    By Marco Tabini | 07 April, 2014 23:57

    There is no shortage of signs that wearable technology is the next big thing in the world of personal electronics. Tech giants like Samsung and Google have already made heavy investments and are rushing all sorts of products to the market. Indeed, given that Pebble--a pioneer in this space--has reportedly sold 400,000 units of its smartwatch, it's clear that the time of wearable tech is upon us.

Reviews
  • Lenovo C260: This inexpensive all-in-one PC performs more like a tablet

    By Yardena Arar | 20 August, 2014 23:34

    The best all-in-one PCs bundle solid desktop features in a sleek display--no unsightly tower required. But because they include a display, they often cost a lot more than traditional desktops, a problem Lenovo seeks to address with its C260 all-in-one, a 19.5-incher which goes for $480 (Amazon was selling this model for $450 as of this writing).

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) 4G review

    By Tony Ibrahim | 13 August, 2014 13:11

    Samsung's flagship tablet leads the market with a stunning display and adds an innovative finger scanner to the everyday slate. Almost everything about the Tab S is perfect. Almost.

  • Toshiba Encore 2 review: This Windows 8 tablet goes easy on your wallet

    By Michelle Mastin | 13 August, 2014 23:26

    Microsoft sparked a race to the bottom with the introduction of Windows 8.1 with Bing. And Toshiba cut the bottom out of the bottom line with its Encore 2 series, bringing Windows tablets down to the price of mainstream Android tablets. The 10-inch version reviewed here will set you back just $270, and the smaller 8-inch version costs just $200.

  • Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

    By Mark Gibbs | 08 August, 2014 22:40

    The people at a company called aiia (their Web site loads insanely slowly) out of the Ukraine pitched me the SSSSSpeaker (yes, that's how they spell it, it's not a a typo), billed as the world's smallest Bluetooth speaker, and sent me a unit.

  • 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.

 

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