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  • Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination

    15 years ago, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed to let Apple own the client and Microsoft the back end to thwart antitrust probes, newly discovered emails say

  • What will Windows 8 touchscreen laptops look like?

    Windows 8?s touch-centric interface will help to usher in a new wave of laptops with tabletlike touchscreens. To make it easier for users to tap and swipe on even superthin Ultrabooks, laptop makers will break out of the traditional clamshell shape and introduce laptops with more unusual designs.

  • Why you should be investing in mobile business

    As of November 2011, 91.4 million people in the United States owned smartphones, according to comScore. That was an 8 percent increase over just a few months before.

  • Four reasons why you don't need a tablet computer

    Tablet PCs are the in thing right now. In fact, you'd be hard put to walk into any sort of electronics store today and not be bombarded with displays for the latest and greatest tablet. But are tablets all they're cracked up to be? Or has Apple and its uber popular iPad duped consumers into tablet envy, and its competitors into a mad scramble to develop their own "iPad rivals?"

  • Windows 8 could learn a thing or two from the iPad

    At the Wall Street Journal?s D9 conference, the big news was about Microsoft. The company?s Windows Division President, Steven Sinofsky, appeared on stage with the Journal?s Walt Mossberg, and he unveiled Microsoft?s official response to the iPad?s massive success. And there was a lot to be impressed by in the demo, but in the end it seems like an approach that is utterly poisoned by Microsoft?s old ways of thinking.

  • Intel Sandy Bridge chip flaw could be good news for tablet PCs

    Intel discovered a fatal flaw in the "Cougar Point" chipset, interrupting and delaying the launch of the new "Sandy Bridge" processor line.

  • Macbook Air could foretell death of hard drives

    Apple's decision to use SSD technology rather than a hard drive in the new Macbook Air - and Steve Jobs' pronouncement that it represents the future of notebooks - could hasten the replacement of traditional drives with NAND flash technology.

  • Enterprise IT should take a stand on consumer technology

    Ten years ago, most people used more advanced technology when they went to work than they did at home. Today, that has been turned on its head. Many employees have newer technology at home than at work, and they expect IT support for many of their favorite devices.

  • Six reasons why we don't buy Tablets

    But with Vista, and the prospect of a Dell convertible, maybe the fortunes of the Tablet PC are due to get brighter

  • Why we don't take the Tablets

    Are Tablet PCs doomed to be a flop for ever? We look at the reasons they've failed so far.

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