As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
Voice recognition technology is good enough for almost all your dictation and PC control needs, although Nuance's desktop software still has the odd rough edge.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved the $2.3 billion sale of IBM's x86 server business to Chinese PC maker Lenovo.
The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
While the Chinese PC giant may face its own unique challenges, it possesses an intangible asset that its competitors lack: Business sex appeal.
The Chinese PC maker saw a 36 percent rise in its net profit to US$219.7 million, as it powers ahead despite an industry slump by expanding in mobile devices and better cost controls.
This isn't the first time that the Chinese PC maker has been in the mix as a potential buyer for the beleaguered Canadian phone maker.
Chinese telco has confirmed reports by launching of mobile chat app Yixin with the local Internet company, and hopes to gain market share with its ability to send free text and voice messages to any mobile phone users.
PC shipments were flat for the Chinese hardware giant, but sales of mobile devices doubled.
Chinese telco said to be working with Internet company NetEase to launch its own mobile messenger "Yixin" which will be able to send voice messages to landlines.
The Chinese telco will commence commercial use of Voice of LTE services by end of next year, with testing and trials to start later this year.
Not content with posting record PC sales amid a slump in the market, the company is continuing its efforts to steamroll its local Chinese competition.
Chinese PC maker wants to sell about triple the number of smartphones it sold last year as it competes with Samsung and Apple for global market share.
Citrix is merging its Branch Repeater, which delivers PC applications to virtual desktops with CloudBridge, which connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and data centers.
The Chinese government has named Apple among 198 sites required to remove obscene content accessible through its online applications store.
Plans to grow its mobile chip design team exponentially will help the Chinese PC maker gain better insight into optimizing its future devices, but it will not transform into a "chip giant" any time soon.
IDC predicts that worldwide PC shipments could fall by "double digits" — more than previously expected — as a result of a weak Chinese market.
Jerry Yang will share his advice on the Internet space and technology with the Chinese PC maker, which picked him for his "perspective, experience and proven entrepreneurial spirit".
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