Regardless of the slump in PC shipments, 300 million new computers each year is still a huge number. For enterprises, the figures are probably not as important as ensuring that its wireless infrastructure is up to scratch to accommodate the huge influx of BYOD devices that are currently displacing PC shipments.
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1 has reached the RTM, or release to manufacturing, stage, according to various reports.
Microsoft will stop shipping security updates for Windows XP come April 8, 2014. This cessation comes after an incredible run of 12 years and five months, and is substantially longer than many desktop operating systems such as Apple's OS X.
Though there is evidence that Chromebooks are getting more popular, they are hardly taking off. The new devices from Samsung look decent, though they sport a higher price tag that detracts somewhat from the appeal of Chromebooks. We'll reserve our final judgment until we can test it out.
A critical vulnerability in the way the iOS and OS X operating systems validate SSL certificates means that users of Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops have been vulnerable to "man in the middle" attacks.
It appears that Google is attempting to tighten things up even further, according to reports that the company is moving to pressure OEMs to ship devices running the latest version of its mobile operating system.
Sony VAIO laptops have in many ways pushed the envelope in both design and engineering, benefiting the industry as other PC makers are forced to keep up. For myself, I know I'll definitely miss seeing new VAIO laptops. What about you?
While I'm hardly as particular about the keyboards I use, the article did bring to mind a recent grouse I found myself developing with this indispensable peripheral: I have been getting increasingly frustrated with the CTRL key.
The average capacity of a solid-state drive (SSD) produced this year will likely be in the region of 200GB, and expect to pay about 75 cents per GB of space for them, reports PC World.
The Ergotron Neo-Flex Touchscreen Stand is specifically designed for use with touchscreen and all-in-one (AIO) PC applications.