Following a precipitous decline of 20 percent last year, year-over-year growth for the top five notebook PC brands collectively reached 16 percent in Q2 2014. But tablet PC shipments are still in freefall.
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.
It seems that a corporate PC upgrade cycle may be underway, and while uncertainties remain about how big of an upgrade cycle this will be and how long it will last, it's interesting to take a look at what's driving it.
Apple already sells iPhones as fast as it can make them almost, so Apple only needs to make a better iPhone, not one that's revolutionarily better. But that "better iPhone" will be the fruits of engineers at Apple carefully balancing out a number of variables.
According to Google, the goal of Project Tango is to "give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," and the new tablet brings this goal a little closer.
While there's no doubt that a TV or watch from Apple would be interesting and disruptive – and I'm in no way ruling out such devices in the future – the health related additions to iOS will be far more beneficial to Apple in the short to medium term.
While its easy to see how wi-fi, Bluetooth and screen brightness to rival a supernova can stress the iPhone or iPad's battery, there are hidden battery destroyers present on all iOS devices – apps.
The Google Chrome browser is a great web browser, but with the addition of a few extensions, a great browsing experience can be transformed into a superb browsing experience.
While I have offloaded some of my backup needs to the cloud, I still need local storage. Here are the storage devices that I'm currently using, ranging from things that will fit into your pocket to things that will totally dominate your desk!
Tempted as I am to throw handfuls of cash at some companies in exchange for stuff – "Shut up and take my money!" – there's tech out there that I suggest steering clear of for one reason or another.
Here's how to share a single internet connection - perhaps from an ethernet data port - with all your other devices.