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Lenovo talks ThinkPads and servers

Lenovo is now the number-two PC vendor worldwide and has just posted record results for the 2011/12 financial year ending 31 March. Little wonder, then, that Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the company's ThinkPad Business Unit, was in bullish mood when I met him this morning in London (not even a two-hour cab ride from Heathrow managed to dent his enthusiasm).

May 24, 2012

Jam tomorrow: Dell unwraps its Christmas offerings

Dell showed off a raft of new products in London yesterday, including the Inspiron Duo netbook/tablet, an all-in-one touch screen PC, an M101z netbook, and the latest Dell Streak mobile phone. One of Dell's staff also had a Venue Pro running Windows Phone 7.

November 23, 2010 by

Dragon brings speech to the iPhone with Search and Dictation apps

Nuance's Dragon speech recognition tools are well known on PC, but in the mobile world the company's probably best known for its work on extended T9. That's going to change with the arrival in the UK App Store of iPhone and iPad versions of its voice-powered Search and Dictation apps.

July 21, 2010

Windows 7: A worthwhile upgrade?

Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.

September 28, 2009 by

Evernote announces PDF search capability

Regular readers here know that I am a big fan of the Evernote application that I use on my PC, Mac, and mobile phones. Evernote just announced an amazing new feature for premium subscribers (I have been a premium subscriber since day 1) that I am sure will be great news for many of you. Evernote now supports PDF Search capabilities so the PDF documents you upload to your account go through their search recognition technology engine servers and are fully searchable within minutes.

July 29, 2009 by

Geek.com podcast 19, back to chat with Joel about mobile gadgets

My mobile writing career really began with Geek.com back in 2001 when Chief Geek, Joel Evans, gave me the chance to write about the latest PDA. My first short post was actually about the HP 565 Pocket PC in August 2001. Joel and Sal asked me to participate in this week's Geek.com podcast and I had a great time sharing my thoughts on the latest gear and mobile news on Geek.com podcast 19. We covered several topics and I think the show sounds great.

July 17, 2009 by

No Apple-like attack ads for Microsoft's big-bucks Bing campaign

On June 3, Microsoft kicked off its multi-million-dollar ad campaign designed to promote its rebranded Bing search engine. But there are no "Laptop Hunter" type ads -- via which Microsoft would directly target and call out Google the way it has been doing on the PC front with Apple -- in Bing's future

June 3, 2009 by

Sorry Linux but the chicken came first

In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of Microsoft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.

June 2, 2009 by

Gallery: PC gems from the 1980s

The National Museum of Computing's PC Gallery in London recently opened and Nick Heath of sister site Silicon.com was on scene to relay the evolution of the computer.

May 12, 2009 by

Microsoft offers to just 'Fix it'

When you've got a problem with your PC, you usually have to search for a post from someone else who has suffered from a similar glitch. Now Microsoft Fix It wants to solve the problem for you.

February 4, 2009 by

Google Chrome to be pre-installed on PCs in 2009?

Google is reportedly thinking about cutting deals with PC makers to have its Chrome browser pre-installed on new computers, a move that could position the Internet giant to not only boost its presence in search but also put some of its branded apps - Gmail, Google Docs, Google Reader and others - in front of new users.According to a report in The Times, Google will likely start working those deals after it pulls the "beta" label from Chrome in early 2009.

November 21, 2008 by

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