The next five years for shipments of tablets will see them grow only in the low single digits, according to market research company IDC.
IDC said it expects worldwide shipments of tablets to amount to 234.5 million units this year, that’s only 2.1 percent up from shipments last year. more»
In 2014 Android was dominant as the operating system for smart devices – including smartphones and tablets.
And while Google’s Android OS will rule the roost this year too, as more “intelligence” goes into cars, glasses, and watches, ABI Research thinks its dominance will reach its peak between 2014 and 2019, showing only a modest CAGR of 10 percent. more»
Announcements from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) are as thick as blankets of snow this week, and Lenovo has joined in the chase for more business by announcing a range of three tablets.
Lenovo, according to market watchers, has been doing comparatively well in the tablet market. more»
While the conventional Windows PC market continues to decline, it appears to be losing market share to Apple’s range of PCs.
That’s the conclusion of Taiwanese vendors who have told local wire Digitimes that global PC shipments are expected to fall by over three percent during 2015. more»
Companies are doomed to miss the end of the life of Windows Windows Server 2003, warned software experts.
The server operating system will retire in six months and many companies will still have boxes running the OS when Microsoft finally kills it off. more»
The Gartner Group has studied the tea leaves at the bottom of its tea cup and come up with some predictions on the future of wearable devices.
The market research company predicts that by 2017, a third of so-called “smart wearables” will be practically invisible. more»
Software aging lothario Microsoft is mulling if it is worthwhile moving to a younger sexier subscription-based model.
At the recent Credit Suisse Technology Conference last week, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner was speaking to investors about the fact that Microsoft is interested in exploring new monetisation methods for its Windows line of products. more»
Expect a slew of critical updates to Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft software this week.
The company last week warned that much of its software needed patches to be safe and sound. Many will need you to restart your machine or machines. more»
NHS Trusts are insisting on keeping Windows XP machines despite concerns that they are about as secure as a celeb’s naked picture on the iCloud and have cost £5.5 million from Microsoft to support.
According to Citrix, the mobile workspace company, which filed a freedom of information act request to get its data, all the of 35 NHS Trusts are still using Windows XP and that just five are using desktop virtualisation technology to handle migration away from it. more»
A report said Microsoft is cutting the licence cost on Windows 8.1 in a bid to offer notebooks costing $250 or less.
Digitimes Research said manufacturers will be offered Windows 8.1 with Bing with a tentative release date of February next year. more»
A Taiwanese supplier has received strong order for Intel based Android “white box” tablets.
So says Digitimes, which quotes an insider at Insyde Software as spilling the beans. Insyde has investment from Intel inside.
He or she said Intel will ship 40 million tablet processors this year, according to the report. more»
Software giant Microsoft said it has introduced a beta version of its new MSN.
The company said it’s designed for a world where the cloud and mobile are the name of the game. It has content from major worldwide media and comes with productivity tools. more»
Data from StatCounter Global Stats showed that Windows XP s still the world’s second most popular operating system.
That’s despite the fact that earlier this year Microsoft pulled the plug on XP, apart from on embedded devices.
StatCounter said that Windows 8.1 now has more volume than Windows 8.0 – representing 7.5 percent of OS share. more»
A hole in Android, Windows, and iOS makes Gmail a doddle to hack to steal personal information.
Researchers at the California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe to exist across Android, Windows, and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information. more»
Three different patches from this week’s Black Tuesday crop are causing Blue Screens of Da’ath, causing some users to plunge into the abyss.
MS14-045/KB 2984615 kernel-mode driver patches, KB2976897 and KB2982791, have been implicated in triggering Blue Screen Stop 0×50 messages since users starting updating their systems this week. more»