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Acer appears to be the most popular laptop maker
Published in PC Hardware

At least on Amazon

Acer appears to have become a very popular maker of laptops – if the Prime sales on Amazon are anything to go by.

Huawei has shipped 100 million smartphones
Published in Mobiles

On the way to its 200 million target

Huawei has announced that it has shipped up to 100 million smartphones so far in 2018, and the company is on track to ship 200 million units by the end of the year.

Apple and Fitbit are collateral damage in Trump's trade war
Published in News

Tame Apple Press shocked

The latest round of US tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show.

Microsoft doing well thanks to cloud
Published in Cloud
Friday, 20 July 2018 11:34

Microsoft doing well thanks to cloud

The future is cloudy

Microsoft posted quarterly profit and revenue that beat analysts’ estimates, as more businesses signed up for its Azure cloud computing services and Office 365 productivity suite.

Trump furious at EU over Google fine
Published in News
Friday, 20 July 2018 11:13

Trump furious at EU over Google fine

How dare you

US President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has turned puce over the EU daring to tackle Google over its Android antitrust antics.

Microsoft finds first evidence of mid-term election tampering
Published in News

There might be a spy amongst us 

Microsoft detected and helped block hacking attempts against three congressional candidates this year, a company executive said.

Microsoft has not given up on consumers
Published in News

Takes responsibility for all modern life

While software king of the world Microsoft appears to have pulled the plug on most of its consumer products, its execs told partners that Redmond isn't giving up on ordinary people.

While putting the boot into US tech why doesn’t the EU fine Apple too?
Published in Mobiles

Comment: It does the same sort of thing

The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google $5 billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system, but from a consumer's point of view it should also be gunning for Jobs’ Mob.

TV panel prices set to rebound
Published in News
Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:16

TV panel prices set to rebound

Supply getting tighter

If you are thinking of buying a telly now might be the time as prices are expected to be jacked up as supply gets tighter.

Uber hired David Cameron's chum  to sort out its European business
Published in News

Because no one can create European Unity on an issue like David Cameron

Uber has hired an ex-adviser to former British prime minister David Cameron to lead the ride-hailing firm’s lobbying efforts in northern Europe, less than a month after the company won a reprieve to operate in London.