Apple sold one iPad for every four iPhones over the last quarter, which is very good

Apple sold one iPad for every four iPhones over the last quarter, which is very good
Apple's Q3 2017 results are out, and while the iPhone is the device that still pulls in the big bucks, the iPad saw a much-needed sales boost during Q3 2017, giving it the best non-holiday quarter in more than two years. See also : Ten Apple products you shouldn't buy (and three that you can't buy anymore) With iPad sales of 11.4 million, which is a unit sales growth of a massive 28 percent compared to the previous quarter, and 15 percent growth…
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iPhone and iPad accessories from $6 to $200

iPhone and iPad accessories from $6 to $200
Since the screen takes up half the iPhone, and the screen is made of glass, and glass breaks, a screen protector can mean the difference between a broken iPhone and an iPhone that lives to fight another day.At only 0.3mm thin, the Anker screen protector doesn't add any bulk to the iPhone, but it does offer some extra protection against scratches, chips, and breakages.Combine this with a heavy-duty case - such as the OtterBox Commuter (also listed here) - and you have all-round protection for you…
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Dozen Raspberry Pi alternatives

Dozen Raspberry Pi alternatives
The MinnowBoard MAX is an update of the popular MinnowBoard, and features a 64-bit Intel Atom E3800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics.There's also a SATA port allowing the MinnowBoard MAX to be hooked up to a hard drive.At $139 it's not a cheap board, but it does offer a number of high-end features.…
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Ten Apple products you shouldn't buy (and three that you can't buy anymore)

Ten Apple products you shouldn
RIP iPod -- Died July 2017Once Apple's top product, the iPod is now little more than a reminder of what propelled Apple into the consumer space. Apple still sells iPods -- in the form of the iPod touch, iPod shuffle, and iPod nano -- but these are all years old. The iPod touch got its last refresh back in July 2015, while the iPod nano and iPod shuffle last got a major refresh (excluding new colors added to the lineup) September 2012 and September 2010 respectively.The only iPod still going is t…
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Windows 10 S is ready for testing (but just barely)

Windows 10 S is ready for testing (but just barely)
Think twice before installing this test build on unsupported hardware.Nearly three months after publicly announcing Windows 10 S, Microsoft has finally made the newest member of the Windows 10 family available for developers and IT pros to download and test.As of last week, the Windows 10 S code is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for anyone with a Visual Studio subscription, on the MSDN Downloads site. The files are in ISO format.In addition,…
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Intel i9's new rival: Latest Ryzen Threadripper is AMD's cheapest yet

Intel i9
On top of the 16-core and 12-core options, AMD now offers the cheaper eight-core Ryzen Threadripper 1900X with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz but fewer threads. Image: AMD AMD has unveiled the newest and cheapest member in its Ryzen Threadripper lineup, the eight-core/16-thread 1900X, which will be available next month for $549.The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is the lowest…
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Toshiba Tecra X40-D review: A solid 14-inch business laptop with a great keyboard

Toshiba Tecra X40-D review: A solid 14-inch business laptop with a great keyboard
Toshiba's Tecra range offers good computing power in a relatively lightweight, travel-friendly format. This mix doesn't come cheap, but with a starting price of £999 (ex. VAT) for laptops in the 14-inch Tecra X40 range, Toshiba is competing with top-tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, HP and Microsoft in the market for what's arguably the ideal compromise screen size for real estate versus portability.The Tecra X40-D has a 14-inch screen that pushes back to about 157 degrees. Build q…
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​Samsung begins selling Harman audio products in South Korea

​Samsung begins selling Harman audio products in South Korea
Samsung Electronics will begin selling Harman's consumer audio products in South Korea on Tuesday, the company said.Samsung, which acquired the US firm in March for $8 billion, will sell Harman's consumer audio brands JBL, AKG, and Harman Kardon, and a total of 40 models in speakers, earphones, and sound bars.Samsung will begin sales in 30 of its own stores, the Samsung Digital Plaza, and widen them to all other local retailers by the end of the year…
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​Samsung develops 6CA-supporting LTE modem tech

​Samsung develops 6CA-supporting LTE modem tech
Samsung Electronics has developed LTE modem technology that can achieve a maximum downlink speed of 1.2Gbps.The firm's next mobile processors support 6CA, or carrier aggregation, which aggregates six bandwidths to boost data transmit speeds.The South Korean tech giant worked closely with Anritsu, a telecommunication measuring instrument provider, for the new Cat.18 6CA LTE modem technology.It supports 4x4 MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) and higher-o…
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Computing shifts may rearrange pecking order for Intel, Qualcomm, AMD, Nvidia, chipmakers

Computing shifts may rearrange pecking order for Intel, Qualcomm, AMD, Nvidia, chipmakers
Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data and the Internet of things along with a heavy dose of mobility are rewriting the semiconductor pecking order. This shakeout is going to be fun to watch.In this new world order, novel workloads (think AI) are forcing customers to design their own processors. Dominant companies (think Intel) may become less dominant. ARM meets the data center. And former challengers like AMD launch comebacks based on G…
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