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Stories by Ashley Laurel Wilson

Apple vs. Microsoft in the recession ring

Microsoft recently cut 1,400 jobs of its planned 5,000 person layoff-and it's not alone. Other big tech companies like IBM, Sprint Nextel and Google are also laying off people by the thousands. So how is it that Apple is still sailing along? It has the consumer to thank.
According to Rob Enderle, principal analyst at The Enderle Group, Apple is still driving people to products despite the economic downturn. Apple is still a "consumer company" and its success isn't based on contracts, except really for iTunes, which is only a minor part of its revenue.

Written by Ashley Laurel Wilson02 Feb. 09 22:00

New rival for Apple's MacBook Air laptop emerges

Rumors about a rival to Apple's MacBook Air first emerged a few weeks ago in the form of Dell's much anticipated Adamo. Yet although other big name companies like Toshiba,, Samsung, HP and MSI have created their own slim laptops, there seems to be extra hype surrounding Dell's Adamo. The question is, will the Adamo, or even MSI's X-Slim Series X320, win this round as the thin laptop favourite?

Written by Ashley Laurel Wilson27 Jan. 09 22:00

Don't Want to Throw Out An Old Mac? You Aren't Alone

For some people, deconstructing a computer can lead to a tangled mess of wires. Yet others are finding that by rewiring or recycling their Macs they're stumbling upon some very creative projects.

Written by Ashley Laurel Wilson27 Jan. 09 06:07

Events that kept the Apple CEO in the spotlight

Being the CEO of a company worth more than US$100 billion makes a person newsworthy -especially if that CEO is Steve Jobs and that company is Apple. Maker of innovative technologies like the Macintosh, the iPod and the iPhone, Apple's reputation has also been shaped by its sometimes controversial front man, Steve Jobs.

Written by Ashley Laurel Wilson10 Jan. 09 22:00

Gen Y Tech Tools May Not Translate to the Real World

Gen Y'ers are used to checking their e-mail, Facebook updates, and texting friends and family whenever they want. But new university graduates might be in for a rude awakening when they join the workforce and find that many of the tools they view as essential aren't allowed or banned altogether.

Written by Ashley Laurel Wilson20 Oct. 08 15:20