Apple’s new MacBook Pro has helped shore up total sales of the company’s Macs, boosting the firm in the face of an overall PC slump which is still very much ongoing.
This is according to figures on PC shipments which have emerged from two major analyst firms, Gartner and IDC; and we’ll start with the latter.
Connectivity has been something of a sore point with the new MacBook Pro – from complaints about dropping the SD card slot, to the fact that you only get a pair of Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the base 13-inch model – and now we’re hearing that to heap misery on top of the latter, some existing Thunderbolt 3 devices aren’t compatible with Apple’s freshly revealed notebooks.
Good news! The MacBook lineup could be getting a refresh as early as this month. Maybe.
Rumors have swirled for months now, and with the MacBook lineup lagging further and further behind the competition, it seems like Apple should be rolling out updates any day now, right? Well it looks like we might be getting an update sooner rather than later, according to some evidence uncovered by 9to5 Mac. The chief indicator of an upcoming announcement comes to us from a quarterly earnings call, which Apple has conspicuously rescheduled to October 25, due to a “scheduling conflict” on October 27.
Google is reportedly working on a new Pixel laptop that will run on the long-gestating new operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. According to Android Policeand 9to5Google, the device is known internally by the codename "Bison" or Pixel 3, and will run on what's currently being called "Andromeda" when it sees release in Q3 2017. In addition,9to5Google also reports that Huawei is working on a new Nexus tablet that will also run the new OS.
Acer has unveiled several PCs, laptops, monitors, mini computers and pet accessories at its event in Berlin. These include many ultra-thin laptops in its new Swift and Spin series, a first-of-its-kind Predator gaming laptop with a curved display, and a miniature desktop powered by a Core i7 processor. The most notable among these is the Swift 7 laptop touted to be the thinnest in the world measuring under a centimetre, and the new beast Predator 21 X gaming laptop - the world's first laptop to sport a curved screen.
Laptops, as we know them, won’t exist five years from now. Consumers desire increased mobility, apps optimized across devices, and just plain more innovation. As a result, the classic all-metal foldable laptop will fade into the background.
HP took the wraps of its Apple MacBook Air-killer a couple of months back and very soon, you'll be able to get your hands on it in India. HP is having an event on June 21 where we expect it to launch the Spectre 13, which currently holds the title of being the thinnest laptop in the world.
Last March I decided it was time for a new laptop.
I was doing a lot more writing on the go and the desktop computer I'd cobbled together for photo editing wasn't going to cut it. I briefly looked over my options and ended up buying a 12-inch Samsung Ativ Book 9.
Most of us have come to take for granted that our Mac, iPhone, or iPad just sort of… work. It's there when we need it and ready to perform whatever task we demand of it.
The flipside of that is, of course, that when things do go wrong, such as your Mac not starting up, we're more likely to be caught out. But that doesn't have to be the case; there's almost nothing that can go wrong that hasn't gone wrong for several other people at some point in the past – and, in most cases, has been fixed without too much trauma.
Microsoft is releasing a huge update for Windows 10 testers today. After unveiling new features for its Windows 10 Anniversary Update at Build recently, the software is now allowing insiders to test most of the new additions. Windows Ink is the biggest change to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and testers will be able to try the new ink experience as part of Windows 10 Build 14328 today.