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Apple confirms WWDC public webcast on June 2

Apple today confirmed that it will webcast the keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference next Monday.

Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs

Intel is preparing a new 'Braswell' chip to succeed its power-efficient Bay Trail processor found in PCs besides working on bringing over 20 Chromebook designs to the market this year.

Forget the high margins, Apple -- cut iPad Mini prices

Apple sold 14% fewer iPads in the quarter that ended June 30 than in the same quarter last year, while the revenue from those sales plummeted by 27%. The solution? Cut prices, say analysts.

Lenovo and Apple grew as bottom fell out of PC market in Western Europe

PC shipments in Western Europe declined by 20.5% during the first quarter: The only vendors to see shipments grow were Lenovo and Apple, which returned to the top five.

Google offers new 11.6-in. Samsung Chromebook for $249

Google today announced a new low-priced clamshell-style Samsung Chromebook computer for $249 that runs the Chrome OS.

Toshiba aims to slash ultrabook prices with new hybrid hard drives

Toshiba said Tuesday it will soon begin mass production of a new line of hybrid disk drives equipped with flash memory, touting them as a low-cost replacement for the solid-state drives used in ultrabook and laptop computers.

SSDs still no threat to notebook hard drives

Notebooks equipped with hard drives will dominate the market for years to come, meaning the market for notebooks with SSDs pose no threat, according to a new report from iSuppli.

IT consumerization: Special report

InfoWorld's tech pros walk you through all the steps in bringing smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices into the enterprise Insider (registration required)

BYOD: Digital Spotlight

Learn how to take control of and benefit from the bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) phenomenon -- without losing corporate data. This free, downloadable special edition describes what your BYOD policy should cover and outlines the risks you need to manage. Insider (registration required)

Windows sales defy predictions, grow 4%

Stronger-than-expected sales of Windows helped Microsoft post a 6% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2012, the company said yesterday.

Google looks for fix to Chromebook Wi-Fi 'disconnect bugs'

Google is making changes to its Chrome OS to reduce the number of times that Chromebooks drop their connections to Wi-Fi networks, an issue some users have complained about for months.

QuickPoll: Will tablet sales eventually surpass PC sales?

Apple sold more iPad tablets last quarter than any single PC maker sold personal computers. Will tablet sales eventually surpass PC sales?

Intel shows off hybrids: Ultrabooks that turn into tablets

Intel is taking on the burgeoning tablet market by working on hybrid ultrabooks that look and act like both laptops and tablets.

Dell pulls back from netbook market

Dell has confirmed that it has ceased production of its Inspiron Mini netbook computer, in effect ending its pursuit of the receding netbook market, at least for consumer sales.

Sprint cutting unlimited 4G data plans

Sprint Nextel is ending unlimited data plans for all devices except smartphones, bringing the era of all-you-can-eat mobile data in the U.S. nearer to a close.

Asus debuts ZenBook, a sub-$1,000 ultrabook

Asus has unveiled its first ultrabook, called the Asus ZenBook, a sub-$1,000, thin, brushed-steel laptop computer aimed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air, as well as with the emerging tablet market.

How the iPad is changing work, and working together

When Hugh Owen wakes up in the morning, the first thing he reaches for after the alarm clock is his iPad 2. Even before he gets out of bed, he's started reviewing the flock of corporate reports on yesterday's metrics and today's plans. Insider (registration required)

TouchDroid will turn HP TouchPads into Android tablets

The lucky people who managed to buy a $99 TouchPad before they sold out just got luckier: A group of developers is working on a way to load Android onto the tablets.

Samsung joins the SATA 3.0 SSD party

Samsung announced it is shipping to laptop and tablet manufacturers a new 512GB SSD that uses the SATA 3.0 interconnect specification, which doubles throughput from SATA 2.0's 3Gbit/sec to 6Gbit/sec.

Acer ships first Chromebook in US for $349

After a short delay, Acer has started shipping its AC700 laptop with Google's Chrome OS in the U.S., priced at $349.

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