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Apple grows Mac sales by 18% on the back of the MacBook Air

Apple sold 4.4 million Macs in the June quarter, the most ever for that three-month stretch, with an annual growth rate the rest of the PC industry hasn't seen since 2010.

Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.

Apple reports huge profit but sales disappoint

Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected.

Intel thinks your next PC should be thin, light and wire free

Intel wants your future laptop to be thinner than an iPad and, like the iconic tablet, to be wire free. And it should cost less too.

Microsoft plans price war to stymie Chromebook growth

Microsoft's COO says his company and its army of OEMs will compete on price with Google's Chromebooks, a milestone in Microsoft's battle against the encroaching enemy.

Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth.

Microsoft wants MacBook Air owners to trade up to a Surface Pro by trading in

Microsoft has launched a buyback program to try to get MacBook Air owners to part with their laptops and replace them with new Surface Pro 3 devices.

Surface Pro 3 'notebook' reaches retail today

Microsoft today kicked off retail sales of the Surface Pro 3, the 2-in-1 device touted by the company as a notebook replacement.

Toshiba's 7-in-1 PC convertible is more cumbersome than cool

PC convertibles are not new, but Toshiba is releasing one that can change into seven different forms, thanks to its attachable keyboard and a 360-degree hinge.

PCI backers push low-power features with an eye on Internet of Things

The PCI technology that's served PCs and servers well for decades is learning to get by on less power so it can play in mobile devices and the Internet of Things.

PC sales this year look just slightly better

The skies have brightened slightly since March for the beleaguered PC, with sales now likely to fall by just 6 percent this year, according to research company IDC.

Asus adds 'laptop' to the shapes its Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt

Taiwanese PC maker Asus has added laptop to the forms that its latest Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt -- potentially taunting Microsoft and Google once again with the device's ability to run both Windows and Android.

Acer to release new cloud apps in June, eyes partnerships in smart devices

Acer's "Build Your Own Cloud" service will start rolling out to consumers in late June with a suite of updated apps that will work on mobile devices and PCs, including devices from other companies.

Google promises to patch Chrome OS for 5 years

Google has extended its guaranteed support for Chrome OS on vendors' Chromebooks to five years, adding a year of support to nearly every device.

Toaster, refrigerator, meet tablet, notebook: Apple and Microsoft trade takes on 2-in-1s

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pushed the need for blending tablets and notebooks at the unveiling of the Surface Pro 3, countering earlier arguments by Apple CEO Tim Cook that the trade-offs from such devices don't please anybody.

Lenovo's Q1 profit grows 25 percent on PC, smartphone gains

Lenovo's net profit grew 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as the Chinese company continued to make gains in the PC and smartphone markets.

Hands on with Surface Pro 3: Lots to like, just not the price

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 would be a good tablet to replace my laptop, but at $799 to start, it's just too expensive.

Dell updates thumb-sized PC to attract consumers

Dell is making updates to its Android-based, thumb-size PC called Wyse Cloud Connect -- widely known as Project Ophelia -- as the company moves to make the stick computer suitable for consumers.

PC sales to drop by 6% in 2014

The global decline in sales of laptops and desktops is expected to continue in 2014 -- and Gartner envisions another decline of nearly 5% in 2015

Confused over what tablet to buy? Join the crowd

Tablet sales are slowing, forcing sellers and potential buyers alike to confront confusion over which device to buy.

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