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  • Microsoft pans Chrome, Firefox security

    Microsoft today launched a website that cranks out security scores for the various editions of its own Internet Explorer (IE) as well as browsers built by rivals Google and Mozilla.

    Written by Gregg Keizer12 Oct. 11 05:00
  • How Steve Jobs changed mobility

    It's no dispute that Steve Jobs' influence on technology has been far and wide. However, in reflection, one could say he single-handedly transformed and redefined mobility in the 21st century, in a way no other technology company or individual has done.

    Written by Melissa J. Perenson09 Oct. 11 09:10
  • Why Steve Jobs's death feels so sad

    On Twitter and Facebook, in my email, and through IMs, I keep hearing a similar refrain: Why am I so sad? Why am I feeling such a strong reaction to the death of someone I've never met?

    Written by Lex Friedman07 Oct. 11 06:16
  • From friends and fans, Steve Jobs tributes pour in

    As news of the death of Steve Jobs spread around the Internet, the tributes came pouring in Wednesday, crediting Apple's co-founder and chairman with -- more than once -- changing computing as we know it.

    Written by Robert McMillan06 Oct. 11 12:20
  • 5 things CEOs will love about the iPhone 4S

    The iconic Apple iPhone got an internal makeover but not much else this week--no radical redesign, no iPhone 5 name change. Fashion-conscious consumers weren't very happy, but iPhone-toting CEOs should be pleased with the iPhone 4S. They might even cheer Apple for leaving out a flashy upgrade.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige06 Oct. 11 08:46
  • Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

    Apple's co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died.
    The company has made the official announcement on its website. "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," the company says on its website.

    Written by Reseller New Zealand staff04 Oct. 11 22:00
  • Gen-i supplies Apple products to government

    Gen-i has been appointed one of two suppliers of Apple products on the All-of-Government laptop and desktop computer procurement panel.
    The deal will supplement Gen-i’s existing contract to supply Lenovo computers and Phillips monitors, as well as their existing Tahi mobile contract.

    Written by Reseller New Zealand staff02 Oct. 11 22:00
  • Android tablets stifle iPad growth in ANZ, says IDC

    The ANZ media table market doubled in Q2 2011, says IDC. The growth was driven by multiple launches of Android-based devices and the researchers say these will soon be joined by other players such as the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire.
    According to IDC’s “ANZ Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker (2011, Q2)”, 420,000 tablets shipped in this period. Australia contributed to 87.5 percent of the total shipments.
    “The market expansion was a combined effort of early adopters refreshing devices purchased last year and new users who were interested in a media tablet as a complementary device, with some waiting for more non-Apple variety,” says Yee-Kuan Lau, market analyst for IDC ANZ. “That said, there is still strong demand for Apple's iPad 2 since its launch at the end of March.
    “The supply-side push from the new Android players in the market, particularly amongst the traditional PC hardware vendors, has caused a large rollout of stock into national retailers to strengthen their brand presence. However, at this stage, most vendors were testing the initial market response by introducing WiFi-only models.”
    Apple iPad’s market share declined to 74.6 percent, despite doubling in volume from Q1. Android-based tablets tripled in volume from Q1 and now take up close to 25 percent of the total ANZ market size. The rest of the shipments went to RIM’s PlayBook.
    IDC says Acer led the Android market in Q2 “with strong sell-through thanks to being one of the first few to launch a Honeycomb device”.
    "We expect the strong brand presence, the user experience and the halo effect to help maintain Apple’s dominance in the market despite the multiple launches of Android-based media tablets,” adds Lau.
    IDC says the response to HP’s TouchPad “fire sales in ANZ” after the vendor announced it had ceased support for the product is evidence of how important price points are for consumers looking for a tablet device. IDC analysts expect, however, that the WebOS share will shrink to zero by Q4 2011.
    The company expects Android-based tablets to reach at least 300,000 units by the end of 2011. However, Apple is expected to remain the dominant player “with more than 70 percent market share”. IDC predicts that 1.3 million units will have been shipped into the ANZ channel by the end of the current year.

    Written by CIO New Zealand28 Sept. 11 22:00
  • Apple will keep ruling the tablet market, says Gartner

    Anyone hoping for a scrappy underdog to knock the <a href="">iPad</a> off its perch as the world's top tablet will have to wait a long time, says analyst firm Gartner.

    Written by Brad Reed23 Sept. 11 03:45
  • 10 best new features of Windows Server 8

    Microsoft claims 300 new and improved features in Windows Server 8, but after a few days in Redmond watching demos and stepping through lab sessions, we wonder whether the marketing guys accidentally left off a zero. It's hard to name a Windows Server feature that hasn't been tweaked, streamlined, wizardized, or completely revamped. Whatever grudge you may hold against Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 8 will almost certainly make amends.

    Written by Doug Dineley15 Sept. 11 20:06
  • Mac desktop security: The landscape is changing

    Only about 20 percent of Americans think Macs are vulnerable to viruses, compared to more than half who describe PCs as "vulnerable" or "very vulnerable" to attack by viruses, according to Alex Stamos, a security analyst at iSec Partners.

    Written by Kevin Fogarty07 Sept. 11 09:54
  • Post-Jobs, Apple Needs to Open Up

    There's no denying that the <a href="">departure of Steve Jobs</a> as Apple CEO is the end of an era. It's difficult to think of any other leader as synonymous with a brand as he has been.

    Written by Katherine Noyes26 Aug. 11 10:34