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IDC declares PC alive and well as sales stabilise

For the past few years, top industry analysts have been predicting that PCs as we know them were dying, and with it PC gaming. Contrary to that belief, sales are stabilising according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest report, showing that shipments in the last quarter are better than …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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IDC: the worldwide tablet market growth set to slow down

The adoption of tablet in the well developed countries was extremely quick thanks to a multitude of reasons. Nonetheless, market observers note that the growth of the tablets market is beginning to slowdown. Recently International Data Corp. (IDC) revised its tablet sales forecast for this year and now expects around …

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Tablet market shows no sign of stopping

Looking back over the past couple of decades worth of technology purchases, you’d probably notice more than a few trends. There would be the rise of desktops in the early to mid-90s, then laptops became more popular as their portability increased and then we hit that period of a few …

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Analysts ponder 3% drop in chip market for 2012

While everyone seems to agree that 2013 will be lucky for most, 2012 is definitely turning into a disaster zone for most of the chip producers on the planet, in one way or another. Analysts at the Carnegie Group are now saying that they think they predicted 2012 to be …

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Chip sales rocket – no one makes money

One of the smartest things anyone can do is work less for more money. Conversely, one of the dumbest things we can do is work harder/faster for less and less. Unfortunately, this is the situation that the major producers are finding themselves in. KitGuru heads down to the local takeaway …

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UK desktop market shrunk 38%

Although the regular consumer might not be aware of the way that the PC market shifts and changes, data experts IDC are fully aware of all the major movements in the market. So what are their latest findings?  KitGuru dons a lab coat, glasses and clipboard to investigate. Research house …

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IDC reveals money-saving back-up secrets

Major corporations are sitting up and paying attention to IDC. Having completed a major study of the back-up patterns of large corporates, the research giant has hit on a simple way to create massive savings. Can these techniques be useful for KitGuru readers as well? First, let’s just be clear …

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Tablets to overtake PC sales? IDC think so

According to research firm IDC, the shipments of tablets and smartphones will overtake those of the PC system within the next 18 months. The tablet and smartphone market has been booming in 2010, as more people latch onto the benefits of accessing email and browsing the net from remote locations. …

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Cisco Blades cut HP out of Computercenter?

We’ve all heard of Black Monday, when the world’s stock markets collapsed. Wikipedia sums it up nicely here. If you were HP and your biggest reseller moved all of its data centres to Cisco, would that urge you to update the company diaries to read ‘Terrible Thursday’? KitGuru investigates. It …

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Size of UK market for SSD in 2011 revealed

Not many things will increase the performance of an existing system as much as GPU, CPU and SSD. KitGuru spends a lot of time in the Lab looking at this kind of thing, so we know what we’re talking about. While every PC has some form of CPU and GPU, …

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2.3 Billion USB 3 Devices?

KitGuru takes a lot of photos and shoots a lot of video. We lament the lack of IEEE1394 on many new systems. USB2 is OK, but not quite what we need. We want something faster. And we want our friends to have it too. The wonderful folk at IDC have …

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