A report said that sales of notebooks using Microsoft Windows 10 are likely to be hit because Intel will be tardy releasing an appropriate chip.
Digitimes Research said that the Intel Skylake microprocessor is supposed to be ready at the beginning of the third quarter in 2015 but will probably not hit the streets until the end of next year or even 2016. more»
There is a long held adage about buying notebooks and that is don’t buy them in the fourth calendar quarter.
Intel always release new chips in the New Year and it’s always wise to wait for that to happen rather than get all excited before Yule. more»
Google has released a major update of Android, dubbed “Lollipop”.
According to Google, this is its thirteenth and most ambitious release of Android.
It has over 5,000 new application program interfaces (APIs) and to work on all devices.
Lollipop, it says, has a consistent design across different devices. more»
PC Partner partner Manli has launched two 3D printers which look the spit of something already on the market.
According to Fudzilla the move mimics one carried out by Inno3D. Both outfits are PC Partner brands and the printers are practically twins. more»
A report suggested that Microsoft may decide to give up the ghost on its Surface Pro 3 tablet.
According to Digitimes, sales for the product have been weak and Microsoft is disappointed with its performance. That’s according to unnamed sources from the supply chain. more»
Dutch firm Royal Philips has shown off what it says are the world’s first 3D printed “smart” luminaries.
The luminaries are part of its “Hue” range, and Philips said that a finger swipe on smartphone or tablet allows you to create any number of personal light effects from a palette of 16 million hues, shades of white and programmable scenes. more»
Want an Android smartphone for around 100 bucks? Go to India, because that’s where the action is.
Market analysts at IDC said Google has introduced what it describes as the “first wave” of Android One devices in India in collaboration with local gizmo makers Spice, Karbonn and Micromax. more»
Software supremo Microsoft said it has made available a product which it claims will help small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) grow their revenues.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is business management software and is now optimised for mobile and for cloud, the company claimed. more»
AMD has been making a big noise about its Kaveri chip range of Mobile APUs and we got a look at what it could do to Acer E5-551 15.6 laptop.
AMD A-Series APU family, codenamed Kaveri, is starting to pop up in systems from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba. more»
Market analysis firm IDC said that 6.3 million personal and entry level storage devices shipped in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during the second quarter of this year.
The market includes storage hardware products made for end users, small offices and small businesses. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, seems jolly keen on putting Google’s Chromebook out of business. This week it announced several new stream notebooks. For those who came in late the Stream series is HP’s version of the low cost Windows laptop, meant to compete head to head with Chromebooks on price. more»
Apple is not set to launch its iPhone 6 family in mainland China for a while, but that’s just created a smuggling racket as crooks try to cash in on demand for the devices.
According to the Taipei Times, crooks are selling imported iPhone 6s for as much as $3,000 – but authorities have made several seizures of the machines in the last week. more»
You may not have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, never mind Windows 8 – but pretty soon you’ll have Windows 9 to think about.
Microsoft will release something it calls a technical preview of Windows 9 at the end of this month. more»
Mobile phone company Blackberry officially released its Passport device, which has a square touch screen and a touch enabled QWERTY keyboard.
It said the unit follows the design of real passports.
The device uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and stainless steel to make it that bit more rugged. more»
Gizmo firm Apple claimed it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in the three days after it was launched by CEO Tim Cook. (pictured)
The phones are available in the UK, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Canada, Australia and the USA – and will be sold in 20 more countries on September 26th. more»