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.
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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."
IDC's worldwide PC shipment numbers are in and the best you can say about them is that they weren't as bad as they could have been.
Latest worldwide usage figures for PC/Mac operating systems and browsers show little change in November, a traditionally slow month. But a close look at the numbers shows that the free Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks upgrades were a hit.
The latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that the PC market might be slowing, but it's not changing much. Windows 8 is growing its share as people replace their old PCs, and despite vocal threats, no one appears to have replaced their Windows PC with a Mac or Linux.
The Lenovo Group has managed to post strong fourth quarter numbers in a market generally down for PC sales. The company's PC line with its diverse form factors that take advantage of Windows 8 is an apparent winner.
Gartner's and IDC's first quarter 2013 PC sales numbers look bad, but we shouldn't be surprised because we saw this coming nearly two years ago. Welcome to the Cenozoic era, Cretaceans.
Microsoft's Surface Pro, which the company officially calls "a powerful PC in tablet form," went on sale today. On its website, Microsoft has officially disclosed how much data storage space you can expect to get from each model. Good luck translating the numbers.
The past year has been another tumultuous one for the tech industry. Here are some numbers that caught the eye throughout the year - from hackers to the Olympics, Raspberry Pi and the ongoing travails of HP.
After more than 200,000 hours of testing, Cisco is helping launch the network infrastructure for the 2012 London Olympics, which kick off on Friday.
The British PC market enjoyed a small increase in shipments in this year's first quarter, according to Gartner's preliminary numbers. However, Western Europe as a whole -- which includes the distressed markets in Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain -- saw a 3 percent decline to 15.
Dell executives have portrayed the company as an IT outfit that can't be pigeonholed in the PC world anymore. Those statements, however, are largely aspirational today. By the numbers, Dell is very tethered to the trusty PC.
Dell doesn't want to be known as a PC company, but the numbers indicate that the company has more work to do.
The battle of the PC marketshare in the UK shows Apple rising to fourth place, and smashing the numbers in light of poor economic times, and a hard drive shortage.
Microsoft Windows 7 has now taken 30 percent of the PC operating system market, but it's still a long way behind Windows XP's 52 percent, according to numbers published today on the Netmarketshare website. As the name implies, the market shares are calculated from website traffic, and thus may not precisely reflect the global installed base.
PC shipments see an unexpected rise in Q2 and the industry as a whole deviates from historical trends. Economic uncertainty, the rise of tablets, or both? Here are the numbers.
The latest numbers from the International Data Corporation reveal that PC microprocessor unit shipments were down worldwide during the second quarter.
Microsoft Windows 7 is the fastest-selling PC operating system of all time, which it should be because the market is bigger now than when Vista and XP were launched. There's still some uncertainty about when -- not if -- it will be bigger than XP, but on StatCounter's numbers, Windows 7 has already overtaken XP in the UK.
New numbers are out from market-research firm IDC and search-analysis firm comScore on October 13. The findings: Apple is now No. 3 in U.S. PC shipments, and Bing/Yahoo's combined U.S. search share is down slightly compared to last month.
As I noted yesterday, Windows 7 has begun displacing XP among early adopters. How long will it take before the broad PC market follows the same path and kicks XP to the curb? I crunched some numbers using data December 2008 to the present and came up with a date that surprised even me. What's your prediction?
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