October 22, 2013 |
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple announced new versions of its Retina MacBook Pro laptops and said its redesigned Mac Pro computer will go on sale "before the end of the year. " The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said the black, cylinder-shape Mac Pro, which was announced last summer, will start at $2,999 for a 256 GB model with 12 GB of RAM. The Mac Pro, which uses an Intel Xeon E5 processor, will be assembled in the U.S. LIVE UPDATES: Apple announcement -- iPad, Mavericks OS X, more Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller also unveiled the company's second-generation 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which goes on sale Tuesday.
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October 21, 2013 |
The theft of two laptop computers from a hospital administration office in Alhambra has compromised the health information of 729,000 patients, including their social security numbers, officials said Monday. The laptops were stolen Oct. 12 and contain data from patients treated at AHMC hospitals: Garfield Medical Center, Monterey Park Hospital, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Anaheim Regional Medical Center.
October 9, 2013 |
Google and HP have teamed up to release a new Chromebook laptop, and we'll be unboxing it and checking it out. The Chromebook 11 is a $279 computer that comes in a flurry of Google-like colors. The machine is built to be ultra-portable, and it is arriving just as tech companies refresh their product lines in time for the holiday shopping season. Join the Times' Stacey Leasca and me at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the latest Google gadget. LIVE UNBOXING: Join us at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the Chromebook 11 When Google first came out with its Chromebook computers, they didn't gain much traction, but that started to change in late 2012 and earlier this year thanks to low-cost new models with nice designs, such as the $250 Samsung Chromebook.
August 22, 2013 |
People of America, Tina Fey needs your help. The woman otherwise known as Liz Lemon paid a visit to “Late Show With David Letterman,” where she gave viewers a glimpse into her post-“30 Rock” life which, she joked, consists mostly of going to her new Manhattan office and making toast. But Fey's pleasantly uneventful daily routine was shaken up recently when her office was burglarized, with a devious furniture mover (allegedly) stealing a computer full of her ideas for new TV shows.
July 10, 2013 |
Google Chromebook laptops may be finally catching on and there are a few good reasons. The computers, which run Google's Chrome OS software, accounted for 20% to 25% of all laptops sold for less than $300 in the U.S. in the last eight months, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. A year ago, Chromebook's market share was insignificant, according to NPD Group. But that started to change late last year when a new wave of the Google computers started coming out along with a new marketing campaign . PHOTOS: Rare and vintage auctioned Apple items A Samsung-made Chromebook is currently the top-selling laptop on Amazon.com . Why are people buying Chromebooks?
June 17, 2013 |
Google has teamed up with Wal-Mart and several other major retail partners to sell the company's Chromebook laptops at their stores. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Chromebook laptops will now be sold at more than 6,600 stores, or three times as many stores as before. Wal-Mart began selling the Acer C7 $199 Chromebook at 2,800 of its stores Monday. PHOTOS: Top music subscription services This weekend, Google will also add Staples into the mix. The office supply retailer will sell Chromebook laptops from Samsung, Acer and HP at all of its more than 1,500 stores and through its website.
June 10, 2013 |
Apple will bring iBooks to laptops and desktops, it announced in the keynote of its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday in San Francisco. Since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010, iBooks has only been available as an app. The complete iBooks marketplace, 1.8-million titles, will be available to users on Apple laptops and desktops using its OS X operating system. Any books that you have previously purchased will be available on your laptop or desktop, reports the Next Web. With the move, Apple makes a direct appeal to student users.
May 28, 2013 |
Going beyond previous estimates, market research firm IDC said it expects that tablet computers will outsell laptops this year. Tablets were already on pace to beat sales of desktop computers: By 2015, IDC said, tablets will have more market share than the entire traditional PC market. "Tablets surpassing portables in 2013, and total PCs in 2015, marks a significant change in consumer attitudes about compute devices and the applications and ecosystems that power them,” said Ryan Reith, program manager for IDC's Mobility Trackers.
May 26, 2013 |
It happened, as crises do, without warning. I was doing something essential, like trolling online for better and deeply discounted kitchen knives, when suddenly the image on my laptop went from hi-res to out-of-register. Most of the color fell away and a grim message appeared: My computer was having a problem, as though I hadn't noticed; I should wait a minute and try to turn it on again. An hour later I was on the street in front of the Apple store, laptop-less. The fellow at the Genius Bar could tell that the video card wasn't working but couldn't fix it. At the ripe old age of 6, this was a "vintage" computer that required a trip to the central repair facility, where they keep antique parts.