Battered by the iPad and the MacBook Air, PC makers and Intel are ganging up on Apple with Ultrabooks. Will this blunt Apple's attack, or be another profitless bit of me-too-ism by the 20th century anachronism known as Wintel?
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris has been a computer buff for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 years in companies large and small.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Who has time to look back? What's past is prologue: here are the business/technology fault lines I'll be watching in 2012.
Disk drive vendors Seagate and WD have cut their warranties by up to 80%. Why now?
Calcalist says that Apple is making its largest hardware acquisition ever: Israeli firm Anobit. Who are they and what would they do for Apple? I've spoken to Anobit's CTO, Avraham Meir, and studied the technology. Here's what they're buying - and why.
Shopping for the geek who has everything? More storage is always welcome. While disk drives are pricey this year due to the Thai floods, other storage products are in plentiful supply with lower prices than last year. Here are my favorite picks.
Apple's iconic tower system, the Mac Pro, is the slowest selling Mac. With the advent of ultrafast thunderbolt I/O on everything from the MacBook Air to quad core iMacs, do users need the Mac Pro anymore?
Massive flooding has shut down disk giant Western Digital's Thai plant. Asustek could run out of disks by the end of this month; Lenovo and Apple have issued warnings. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
It was obvious 18 months ago that Adobe had lost the smartphone Flash player war. So why did it take them so long to admit it?
PC vendors can't afford to compete with Apple - their margins won't allow it - which means that PCs are always at a quality deficit against Apple. Only one company has the money and the software to fix the problem: Microsoft.
Apple software updates are usually painless - except when they aren't. And my iOS 5 updates have been more painful than most. Learn from my grief.