The cloud-based POS platform provider, which largely services small businesses, is giving away the revamped readers for free to new customers, but for a limited time.
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Square plans to accept contactless payments, including Apple Pay, next year, in a move that will require a total refresh of its Register hardware.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
While tablet PC shipments continue to fall, the global notebook PC market seems to be doing much better, and grew 10 percent year over year during the third quarter of this year.
PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
Apple has thwarted WireLurker, discovered earlier this week, which has been targeting iOS users both through PCs and Macs.
Apple's Q4 2014 earnings are out, and while iPhone and Mac sales were strong, iPad sales fall well below analyst expectations.
Apple reported strong numbers for the last three-month period. And if you thought the PC market was anything to go by, you're wrong: the Mac is back.
Here's a list of the oldest Apple hardware capable of running the new OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system. If you have this hardware (or better) then you're good to go.
Samsung vs. Apple vs. Nokia, HTC and Motorola. Who cares? All the hardware looks alike. The smartphone battle is won with ecosystems, cloud and sheer marketing.
It looks like the PC market will live for at least another quarter. New sales figures from the U.S. retail channel show slight gains over last year during the back-to-school buying season. Apple had the most impressive results, with sub-$300 notebooks (including Chromebooks) also doing well.
Just days after announcing job cuts in its global PC business, the Japanese hardware vendor says it will invest US$1 billion over the next five years in Southeast Asia and wants to double sales to US$7 billion.
The hardware specs of Samsung's new Galaxy Gear S smartwatch are surprisingly similar to those of the first-generation iPhone that Apple released back in June 2007.
How low can the price of a Windows PC go? At this week's IFA show in Berlin, PC makers are rolling out new PCs with outrageously aggressive pricing. Here's how they're cutting costs.
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.
Everyone knows the PC market has been in decline for the past few years. But one segment of that market is doing spectacularly well, and one company has managed to carve out enviable sales and profits by dominating that niche. Guess who?
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
Apple's Q3 2014 earnings are out, and the data provided gives us an insight into how well the company performed over the last quarter relative to historical data.
Public PCs aren't safe, so what's a PC user to do? Carry a Linux distribution on a USB stick in their backpocket of course!
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
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