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5K Display Aside, Apple's New iMac is Barely Changed From 2013's Desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model, according to iFixit

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Apple Cracks Top 5 Global PC Sellers List

Apple cracked the top five of IDC's list of global personal computer makers for the third quarter, placing fifth by squeezing out Taiwan's Asus.

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Apple is Now 5th Largest PC Maker in the World

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections

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As HP Splits in Two, Weaker PC Makers Won't Survive the Shakeout, Analysts Say

Hewlett-Packard's decision to spin off its PC business shows that even historically strong PC makers are having to rethink their commitment to the market -- and that smaller players are already saying, "No mas."


HP Users Say Corporate Split Might Work

The surprise news of HP’s division wins qualified praise from enterprise customers

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HP Split Will Force PC Group to Learn Discipline or Face Irrelevance

HP's PC division has coasted for years with little innovation or impact. As an independent company, it'll need to pick a direction and stick with it.

HP reportedly set to split off PC, printer business

A split would be an about-face on CEO Meg Whitman's original strategy to keep the company together

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How Intel, Microsoft and the Wireless Carriers Will Finally Realize the Promise of an 'Always Connected' PC

Thanks to developments like Intel's Skylake platform, we'll soon use PCs like we do our phones: always on and always connected to the Internet.

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Microsoft Heads Back to the Desktop

After failing on smartphones and tablets, Microsoft is hoping it can find redemption back on the desktop.

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How Phones and Computers Can Talk via Sight

Just send an email to yourself. Few moves in today's world of digital interconnection feel sillier. You need to get the file from this machine to that machine but for whatever reason, the only way to bridge the gap is via a...

10 Ways Apple Really has Changed the (Tech) World

Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

Apple's 11 Biggest Failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 11 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company

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For a Sweet Desktop, Try Mint With Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.


The Silent Passing of One of Our Industry Pioneers – Andrew Kay

A pioneer in our industry that created one of the first portable personal computers passed away this week, and the change he made in our industry reminds us of the fast paced evolution and our need to evolve and change to keep up with...

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Best of IFA: The Eye-Catching New Gear You Need to See, From Dirt-Cheap PCs to Smartwatches galore

The annual IFA trade show in Berlin was home to a slew of big-name gadget reveals. Here's a rundown of the devices you need to know about.

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Microsoft: Number of Certified Windows Devices has Quadrupled in a Year's Time

New form factors, price points, and a greater diversity of hardware partners make for fertile ground for PCs this holiday season, Microsoft says.

Surface Pro 3: A Great Business Desktop and a Pretty Good Laptop, Too

Microsoft's latest tablet computer is light, compact and powerful

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