The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Apple sold fewer Macs in the U.S. during the second quarter than it did in the same period a year earlier, its first decline in three years.
If Chinese-based computer manufacturer Lenovo keeps moving at its current pace, the company will surpass Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker by the beginning of 2013, industry analysts say.
It is "distressingly common" to see ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) projects involving Oracle, SAP and Microsoft Dynamics software end up taking longer than customers anticipated, according to a new survey.
The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's first step toward developing a consensus on mobile privacy standards may be the wrong step, privacy advocates said.
Artema Hybrid, a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal manufactured by U.S.-based VeriFone Systems, is vulnerable to attacks that could allow cybercriminals to steal payment card data and PIN numbers or alter transactions, according to security researchers from German security research firm Security Research Labs (SRLabs).
A new file backup feature in Windows 8 that Microsoft trumpeted this week will help users protect their data but it is incomplete and far from unique, according to analysts.
South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom, said Thursday that it has successfully tested a technology that can provide up to 1Gbps wireless downloads and will launch services by next year.
Telerik has released some iPad-specific widgets for its development toolkit for mobile Web apps. The move expands the focus of the Kendo product line from PCs and smartphones to tablets.
BoxTone has announced the latest version of its mobility management software, tied more closely to Microsoft Active Directory roles and policies. The result is that BoxTone 7 automates hundreds of IT tasks for fast-growing mobile deployments.
After several years of struggling to accommodate personally-owned smartphones, many corporate IT groups are taking the opposite tack with tablets: they're issuing corporate-owned iPads and Android tablets. And partly as a result, at least some are seeing a jump in costs for mobile end user support, redesigned custom applications, and device administration.
Tablets and smartphones -- and users' infatuation with them -- continue to pummel the PC market.
Taiwan's MediaTek, a designer of mobile processors, plans to help bring Twitter to lower-end feature phones, by pre-installing the social media service on to the company's chipsets.
The Wi-Fi Direct standard may get a much-needed boost next year from work by the Wi-Fi Alliance to make it easier to use for both consumers and developers.
Tablets and smartphones continued to eat away at worldwide PC shipments, which remained flat during the second quarter, according to research released by Gartner.
Google this week pushed out a Google+ app for the Apple iPad.
WD today announced new consumer-class collaboration tools designed to work with its personal cloud products as well as an integrated backup tool to Dropbox.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft policy on updated guidelines for managing and securing mobile devices, putting the emphasis on smartphones and tablets, whether these are supplied directly by an organization to employees or the employees own them themselves. The draft document views "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) as much riskier.
Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec identified two malware apps on Google Play that used a multistage payload delivery system in order to remain undetected.
Motorola Mobility and Microsoft have agreed to suspend their patent claims against each other in three U.S. cases until a November trial on Microsoft claims that Motorola has not lived up to promises to license some video and Wi-Fi patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms.
The global market for business analytics software grew roughly 14 per cent in 2011, fueled by pervasive hype about "big data" as well as new technological innovations, according to a report unveiled by analyst firm IDC on Wednesday.