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Does the decline in PC sales indicate tablet dominance?

Tablets in the Enterprise

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Does the decline in PC sales indicate tablet dominance?

Tablets and mobile devices are a major force behind the decline in PC sales, but is the PC dead, and are tablets truly the heir apparent for desktops and laptops? Read more

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Database Security and Compliance: Protection Without Sacrifice

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How to manage remote connections via iSSH for iOS

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App by app, Google is bringing self-serving Intents to iOS

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The computer maker accused Microsoft of "confusing" consumers with multiple flavors of Windows 8, such as ARM-based versions. Read more

Why is Microsoft obsessed with putting Office on tablets?

Oh, Bill, people don't want Office on their iPads. Or Nexus 7s. Or maybe even their Surfaces. Read more

Microsoft, tablets, Windows 8 and the pull and push of history

Redmond's attitude towards tablets and its response to Windows 8 show the pressure that Microsoft is experiencing from two entirely different directions ? the past and the future. Read more

Asus Vivo Tab on the way: It's all about the ink

My obsession with mobile technology is confirmed once again as a new Asus Vivo Tab with keyboard dock is on its way to my door. Read more

Remember the UMPC: First 7-inch Windows tablets

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Small Windows tablets on the way to satisfy no existing market

The tech world reacted with buzz to leaked information about a small tablet in the works that runs Windows 8. I understand the knee-jerk excitement, but I'm not sure who small tablets might be aimed to please. Read more

Definitive guide to keyboards for iPad and iPad mini (Spring 2013)

There are lots of keyboards available for the iPad and a few for the iPad mini. This collection is the best of the lot based on hands-on use in the field. Read more

Tablets will outsell notebooks 6 to 1 by 2017: NPD

NPD's latest study suggests that tablet shipments will grow by 67 percent this year to 256.5 million, and continue to grow until it reaches 579.4 million in 2017, dwarfing notebook sales. Read more

Bill Gates: A lot of iPad users are 'frustrated'

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates believes that iPad users are "frustrated". His solution to this frustration is Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro tablets, which come with a keyboard, and more importantly, the Office suite of applications. Read more

UEFI to make its way into mobile and non-PC markets

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Intel finally gets serious about mobile with Silvermont

Silvermont is exciting not because of what Silvermont itself brings to the table, but what it is going to mean for the mobile space over the coming years. Intel will do with Silvermont what it did with Conroe back in 2006, using it as a platform to build upon over the coming years. Read more

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