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.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
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.
The PC industry is stagnating, with consumers shifting to iOS and Android-powered tablets and smartphones. If consumers like Android so much — currently over 1.5 million new devices are activated daily — then why not give them Android-powered PCs?
Time to take a tour of a handful of the best Android smartphones currently available on the market. Here are some killer handsets from Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.
Intel is preparing to unleash its fourth-generation of Core processors featuring GPUs that are 50 percent faster than found in previous-generation hardware.
Jelly Bean is now the only version of Android that is experiencing growth, which is good news for developers because it suggests that the ecosystem is getting less fragmented.
Research shows that consumers are increasingly hooking up their TVs and streaming media devices to the web, and are enthusiastically downloading content from Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu.
Could we wake up one morning and find Android gone? One analyst believes that security vulnerabilities could result in litigation, which in turn could make Android too rich for Google's blood.
Mobile chipmaker ARM has strengthened its position by licensing 138 properties from Sonics Inc, a leader of system IP for cloud-scale systems-on-chip (SoC). This will allow the company to develop chips that are more power efficient and battery friendly.
Combining the power of the CPU and GPU offers GPGPU solutions, but these are cumbersome for developers, since the CPU and GPU use different memory pools. AMD plans to eliminate this burden by using another acronym: hUMA.