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  • News: Dell buyout faces backlash from shareholders

    The backlash against Dell Inc.’s $US 24.4 billion leveraged buyout continues, with one of the company’s largest shareholders Southeastern Asset Management Inc., planning to oppose the deal.

  • News: Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

    Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon as possible.

  • News: Counting iPads, Apple bests HP to top PC market, says researcher

    For those that call tablets personal computers, Apple Inc. is the world's top PC maker, according to research firm Canalys.

  • News: Rumors of an HP split-up shot down

    While reports have been circulating that Hewlett-Packard's board of directors is considering breaking up the company, a source close to company said it's simply not true.

  • News: Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell sign of turbulent times in PC biz

    Microsoft's $2 billion loan to Dell, the world's third-largest seller of personal computers, was a signal that the personal computer, Microsoft's Windows, or both, are at growing risk of irrelevance, analysts said Tuesday.

  • News: HP slams Dell, plans to steal its customers

    Just as Dell announced it had finalized its deal to go privatel, Hewlett-Packard came out swinging, criticizing its rival and declaring it's going after Dell's customers.

  • News: HP calls Dell's go-private strategy a 'tough road ahead'

    In the wake of Dell announcement to be taken private by Michael Dell and Silver Lake for $US 24.4 billion, rival PC maker Hewlett Packard issued a statement calling the move will not prove good for its customers

  • News: Quicken Essentials users can switch with iBank update

    Mac users who've felt locked into the much-maligned Quicken Essentials now have another alternative: On Tuesday, developer IGG Software announced that the latest update to its Mac-only app iBank app can import documents from Intuit's software.

  • News: Dell may be close to finalizing buyout deal

    Dell reportedly is closing in on finalizing a deal to take the company private, and all the speculation is shining a renewed spotlight on the PC maker, say analysts.

  • News: $25 Raspberry Pi Model A ships in Europe and soon the world

    Just as Henry Ford revolutionized the auto world with his Model A, the scrappy lot at Raspberry Pi are doing the same with the computing world with their Model A.

  • News: URL detection flaw causes OS X apps to crash

    Over the weekend, reports of a rather curious OS X bug were reported with a mixture of amusement and surprise. Affecting only recent versions of Mountain Lion--including, according to some reports, as-yet unreleased betas of the operating system--the bug manifests itself in the form of a crash every time you type File:/// (with an uppercase F) inside most standard text input controls like those you can find in a Web form or in text editors like TextEdit.

  • News: How to get a new PC that runs Windows 7, not Windows 8

    New Coke, the XFL, the recently canceled ABC drama 666 Park Avenue--all perfectly decent, but they lacked that certain excitement that turns a pimply kid into a Justin Bieber.

  • News: Expo Notes: Ergotron's workstations show off their Mac metal

    Ergotron has long made ergonomic workstation accessories, but never before have those products been so directly aimed at Mac users. Here on the Macworld/iWorld showfloor, the company has set up prototypes of a striking new line of WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstation that include products specifically designed to match Apple's aluminum-body computers.

  • News: Windows 8's usage uptake falls further behind Vista's

    Windows 8 fell further behind the pace of Windows Vista's uptake last month, a metric company said today, even as usage share of the new operating system continued to slowly climb.

  • News: Mac Pro sales to stop March 1 in EU countries

    If you live in a country under the European Union and you were thinking of purchasing a Mac Pro, best not to wait too much longer. Apple told reseller and channel partners Thursday that it would stop all sales of the desktop system on March 1 to comply with new EU regulatory standards.

  • News: Expo Notes: FiledRight helps small law firms get organized

    For more than two decades, Mindwrap has been in the business of organizing and sorting documents for big corporations and other businesses buried in paperwork. With its newest product--FiledRight, which is on display this week at Macworld/iWorld--the company is taking aim at smaller businesses with a new Mac app to help them digitize their records.

  • News: Big Windows 8 discount ends today

    Today is the last day customers can purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for the discounted price of $39.99.

  • News: Get ready for Macworld/iWorld

    It may not be the scene it was in the days when Steve Jobs was unveiling iPhones on the stage at San Francisco's Moscone Center, but Macworld Expo--now in its second year of doing business as Macworld/iWorld--remains a big deal for Mac and iOS users. For three days, it brings together the people who create Mac software and hardware with the people who rely on it to learn about new products and how to get the most out of the stuff they're already using.

  • News: The little-known Apple Lisa: Five quirks and oddities

    Thirty years ago, Apple unveiled the Apple Lisa, a pioneering machine that introduced the mouse-driven graphical user interface to a wide audience and opened a new chapter in personal computer history.

  • News: Windows 8 convertibles help Lenovo break into high-end PC market

    Lenovo's CEO said sales of its Windows 8 PCs have been "normal", neither surpassing nor falling behind expectations, but added that convertible devices using the OS are helping the company break into the high-end segment for the North American market.

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