Retail News, Features, and Interviews

News
Features
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amazon's expected smartphone already faces skeptics

    By Matt Hamblen | 17 June, 2014 06:03

    If Amazon announces a smartphone on Wednesday, as is widely expected, it will face an avalanche of skeptics.

  • Reach out and touch: The notebook isn't dead

    By Patrick Budmar | 12 June, 2014 12:28

    The notebook was king for many years when it came to mobile productivity. In the age before mainstream Cloud adoption, there simply was no other way to get work done outside of the office. This changed, however, with the evolution of smartphones and the introduction of tablets.

  • Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

    By Susie Ochs | 28 May, 2014 23:54

    If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Interviews
  • Interview: Sophos CEO, Kris Hagerman, on the channel, and a world of Cloud-based security

    By Allan Swann | 23 May, 2014 15:15

    Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman has overseen a year of super growth, which he claims is due to a new Cloud management platform, a channel first distribution model and the stumbling of the big security players.

  • Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

    By Elizabeth Heichler | 27 November, 2013 15:52

    The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success. In their new book just published in the U.S., authors Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson go behind the scenes to tell the story of how their shy fellow Swede became the indie games industry's first real rock star.

  • 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.

  • Staying at the top

    By David Ramli | 27 October, 2009 15:54

    Harvey Norman started as a lone shopfront in the Western suburbs of Sydney. Now customers from as far afield as Northern Ireland and Slovenia can shop at its retail stores and super centres. But staying on top has never been easy, as the company’s computers and communications general manager, Luke Naish, well knows.

  • From the Top: Kyocera's David Finn - Managing print services

    By Brian Corrigan | 05 September, 2007 17:46

    In the final part of an in-depth interview with ARN's BRIAN CORRIGAN, local Kyocera Mita managing director, David Finn, assesses the role of resellers in managed print services.

Opinions
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 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.

  • Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet (preview)

    By Elias Plastiras | 28 May, 2014 13:46

    Lenovo’s latest tablet for corporate users makes use of the Intel Atom (Bay Trail) platform and is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1. It’s a tablet with a 10in form factor and it has a 10-point, multi-touch display that uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology, and it serves up a Full HD resolution.

  • Acer Iconia A1-830 Android tablet review

    By Tony Ibrahim | 21 March, 2014 13:52

    Acer's Iconia tablet is looking to take on Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini for its stake of the low-end tablet market. The 7.9in tablet packs an Intel CPU, a 5MP camera and a sub-$250 price that should pique people's interest.

 

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