Tablets follow Steve Jobs into the afterlife
Published in Notebooks


Apple still in the lead as its game changing fad fades

Beancounters at IDC have been adding up the numbers and dividing by their shoe size and worked out that tablet sales have continued to fall.

Apple wins appeal for stealing internet security technology
Published in News


Judge orders a retrial

Fruity cargo cult Apple has sort of won an appeal against a patent licensing outfit.

How Apple killed its own TV product
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 10:59

How Apple killed its own TV product


The Ramsey Bolton approach does not work any more

Fruity cargo cult Apple killed its own TV product because it honestly believed that Big Content would do what it told them and played the roll of Game of Thrones's Ramsay Bolton even after its castle wall had been breached.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air looks rather nice
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:25

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air looks rather nice


Apple fans call foul

Xiaomi has managed to anger a few people with its Mi Notebook Air – not only does it look like Apple’s love child, it even borrowed the name “air” although perhaps "snow" would have been more appropriate.

Samsung posts record profit
Published in News
Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:39

Samsung posts record profit


Thanks Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

While Apple is desperately trying to spin its sliding iPhone sales, its rival Samsung has posted its highest profit since the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

USB-C failing to impress PC vendors
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:12

USB-C failing to impress PC vendors


Costs too much

While USB Type-C is catching on among the mobile markets, PC makers can’t see the point because of the cost.

Apple turns to made up products as cash cow gets stuck
Published in Mobiles


Fantasyland

Yesterday Apple had a go at peddling a fantasy to reassure the world that its iPhone cash cow was not on its way out due to mad cow disease.

Apple may have given up on the iPhone 7 name
Published in Mobiles


New model is so un-original it might be called iPhone 6SE

Fruity cargo cult Apple might be having second thoughts about calling the phone it is releasing in October the iPhone 7.

SK Hynix sees profit fall
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:02

SK Hynix sees profit fall


Lowest in three years

Memory maker SK Hynix said it is expecting a strong pick up for its products in the second half of the year, after reporting that its second quarter operating profit was its lowest for three years.

PC shipments slightly up in Western Europe
Published in News

 Doldrums time

A research note from IDC said that PC shipments in the EMEA region accounted for 16.1 million units in the second quarter of this year.