The worldwide tablet market continues to grow, although not at quite the expected rate. The fourth quarter of 2013 saw around 54 million units being shipped worldwide, up around 11.5% from the same quarter last year. The latest numbers are from research firm IDC’s report on tablet shipments for Q2 2013.
Consumers in Asia love to talk to their tablets. You can easily spot a number of users talking on their tablet devices in the public; some even hold the tablet like a phone while talking. According to a new report by research firm IDC, emerging markets in India are rapidly adopting tablets with voice call functionality.
Apple's secret interest in solving our living room problems is intriguing to say the least. From going public while claiming how the company still has an immense interest in the living room to applying for patents that hint at Apple's strong interest to come up with a magical solution to improve our TV viewing experience just like the way it did for our smartphones.
The race for the world’s slimmest phone just got a new contestant. China's Huawei has unveiled the Ascend P6, which it claimed to be the world’s thinnest, at an event on Tuesday.
Sony has just announced its new waterproof smartphone - Xperia ZR. The new variant of its flagship Android device is capable of capturing HD videos and photos while the phone is underwater. Apart from being capable of withstanding water, the smartphone is also dust resistant just like the Xperia Z.
You must have heard of Dual SIM smart-phones, but have you heard of something called Virtual SIM support? Where you have one handset and one SIM but you can simultaneously have two distinct numbers, one for personal use the other issued by your enterprise for professional use.
Companies should have no fear of implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme; In fact, enterprises that put in place a mature programme can only stand to achieve the most benefits, according to a study by Dell Quest Software. The global survey of IT executives was carried out to gauge the level of organisational maturity with existing BYOD strategies, along with realised and anticipated benefits and problems.
There is a lot being said and done around BYOD these days, there are pros to it and cons to it. Some say it is a huge cost saver, other’s opine that under the wraps BYOD is pegged with some hidden costs that wipe out the financial benefits of enterprise wide BYOD adoption. Here are a few case studies to prove that BYOD does indeed save money, when moulded to suit enterprise specific business goals. One BYOD solution does not fit all, it has to be customized as per needs to extract maximum benefits.
Raspberry Pi seems to be hitting the right notes this year, first with a kind contribution to put together an education manual and now Google going all out sponsoring a grant that enables 15000 free Pi's to UK schools as announced today. Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton have announced this today at Chesterton Community College in Cambridge.
Everyone wants a Nexus 4 smartphone but it's next to impossible to find one. Google's flagship Android smartphone has been running out of stock almost everywhere, ever since it was launched last year. LG has come out of the closet and they're blaming Google for it. According to LG, Google miscalculated the demand for Nexus 4 and LG didn't make enough smartphones to feed the buyers. Analysts have pegged the demand to be almost 10 times higher than what Google had initially anticipated.