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  • iPads take centre stage at Apple's earning call

    Today is an important day for tablet fans, as Apple reports its first full quarter of iPad sales. The company is widely expected to report selling as many as 6 million iPads between July and September. Bullish sales predictions are leading many investors to try and "gauge consumer enthusiasm for the tablet" based on Apple's earnings call, according to Reuters. If Apple blows past the sales figures it would prove with cold hard numbers that tablets are a significant new market for computer makers. If Apple fails to hit its expected sales target then it could also dampen enthusiasm for burgeoning tablet devices.

  • iPad against the world: Apple is everywhere

    It's hard to believe, but a year ago the Apple iPad was still vaporware -- a pipe dream subject of tremendous speculation and rumor. When 2010 began, there wasn't even a tablet market to speak of, but now the iPad is the dominant player in it, and competitors are lining up in droves to try to claim a piece of the tablet pie.

  • New MacBook Air could bridge iPad-MacBook gap

    Rumors are flying that Apple is soon to release the new MacBook Air, a 13.3-inch laptop, in hopes that it will capitalize on iPad business sales and boost interest in a Mac laptop at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event Wednesday.

  • IPad, iPhone shipments drive up Apple's Q4 profits

    Apple on Monday reported a rise in revenue and profits for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 behind strong iPad and iPhone sales.

  • MacBook Air refresh: The latest rumor roundup

    Apple's "Back to the Mac" event is set for Wednesday, but you can get a sneak peek of an alleged new Mac laptop today.

  • Verizon iPad-MiFi bundle: Here's the catch

    A Verizon MiFi bundled with an Apple iPad could save you big money on data plans, but if you already have an iPad or a MiFi, you're out of luck. Verizon will start selling the popular Apple iPad at its stores on October 28, and since there is no CDMA iPad so far, Verizon will also sell its MiFi mobile hotspots alongside the WiFi-only iPad, with some pros and cons.

  • AMD waits for tablet dust to settle

    In the wake of the success of the Apple iPad, there seems to be a virtually endless line of competing tablets on the horizon. Most of the attention is focused on the operating system platform that drives the tablet, but the battle for the processor that provides the tablets engine is also heating up. As chip manufacturers compete to establish a presence in tablets, though, AMD will be conspicuously absent from the melee.

  • AMD to target tablet market with its chips

    Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday said it wants to put its chips in tablets, relenting after months of denying any interest in that market.

  • Tablets bite into netbook sales in Q3, analysts say

    The growing demand for tablet computers continued to eat into the sales of netbooks and laptops during the third quarter, analysts said on Wednesday.

  • ZTE unveils tablet with built-in phone

    ZTE, one of China's largest network and phone suppliers, has unveiled a new tablet device that includes phone functionality and runs on the Android 2.1 OS.

  • Bluetooth low-energy spec to help shipments reach 2B in 2013

    The recession in 2009 led to a small reduction in Bluetooth devices shipped globally, but upcoming low-energy Bluetooth devices will trigger renewed growth in those short-distance wireless devices, especially for phones and industrial and medical gear.

  • New tool uses crowdsourcing to remove bloatware

    The bloatware battle has reached the cloud. A new PC utility announced on Tuesday collects information from other users over the Web to help make computers run faster and free up disk space.

  • VMware preps vCenter management client for Apple iPad

    VMware has demonstrated a new client application for its vCenter management tools that runs on the Apple iPad.

  • 10 things I don't 'get' about consumer technology

    We live in an age of invention and scientific discovery. But there are things about some inventions that science simply cannot explain. Here are 10 things that I simply do not understand about consumer technology:

  • Microsoft: No Windows Phone 7 for tablets on horizon

    Microsoft does not have immediate plans to port the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS to tablets, a company official said on Monday.