Computer

Toshiba Completes $21 Billion Sale of Chip Unit to Bain Consortium

Embattled conglomerate Toshiba on Friday completed the $21 billion (roughly Rs. 1.41 lakh crores) sale of its prized chip unit to an investment consortium, a move seen as crucial to keeping the Japanese firm afloat. The deal had been delayed while Chinese regulators examined whether it could violate anti-trust laws, but they finally granted approval in mid-May. “Toshiba hereby gives notice that the ... Read More »

Apple Declines Invite to EU Hearing, Cites Appeal Against EU Tax Order

iPhone maker Apple has turned down an invitation to an EU lawmakers’ hearing, saying it does not want to prejudice its challenge to an EU order to pay up to EUR 13 billion ($15 billion or around Rs. 1.01 lakh crores) in back taxes to Ireland. A European Parliament committee is holding the hearing on tax evasion on June 21. In a letter to the committee ... Read More »

macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 With Messages in iCloud Released: How to Download and Install

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 The new update includes Messages in iCloud It brings some enterprise and security updates Just a few days following the release of iOS 11.4, Apple has released a macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update. The latest version of macOS High Sierra brings Messages in iCloud to the Mac alongside some enterprise and security updates. Apple had introduced the ... Read More »

You might not actually need a new computer. Try these upgrades first.

We all know our computers have limited shelf lives—otherwise everyone would still be rocking desktops from the days of Windows 95. But when exactly does that machine get so old and sluggish that you need to replace it? Good news: There might still be life in your current computer. You just need to improve the aging hardware’s speed and reliability ... Read More »

A more affordable MacBook Air is what we want, but where does it fit among iPad Pros?

The announcement of a more affordable MacBook Air is believed to happen sometime in Q2 2018. The reports of MacBook Air’s death, over the years, have been greatly exaggerated. Over the weekend, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of research firm KGI Securities suggested to investors in the latest series of notes that Apple could be close to releasing a more ... Read More »

Dell, VMware Said to Be Exploring Options Including Merger

HIGHLIGHTS Dell seeks new avenues for growth following acquisition of EMC in 2016 Company under pressure to boost profits after EMC deal failed to deliver VMware to form a special committee to consider a combination with Dell US computer maker Dell Technologies and business software provider VMware have decided to explore options that could include a potential merger of the two companies, people familiar with ... Read More »

Chrome OS 64 Announced With New Screenshot Feature, Android App Optimisations, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome OS 64 comes with a new screenshot option The new Chrome OS update also includes Android app optimisations It will become available for devices over the next few days Days after the debut of a new Chrome web browser for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has updated the Chrome OS to the version 64 build. The latest Chrome OS update includes a bunch of new features alongside ... Read More »

Intel CEO Says Chip Flaw Damage Contained by Industry, 90 Percent Chips to Be Patched in Coming Days

HIGHLIGHTS The Meltdown security flaw only affects Intel chips Alongside, a wider-reaching Spectre flaw was also revealed Tech giants have been scrambling to update software and hardware Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to “remarkable” collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security ... Read More »

iMac Pro teardown: This beast of a computer is a hassle to repair

Just as fans began to doubt Apple’s commitment to computer hardware last year, the company revealed the iMac Pro — a beast of a desktop that launched to critical acclaim in December. Thanks to early reviews, we know how well the iMac Pro runs, but on Tuesday, we learned more about its inside from iFixit’s teardown report. After unboxing the computer, the first ... Read More »

First glitch in California cannabis sales: Computer tracking system not up yet

LOS ANGELES — California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis sales began this week without the computer system in use for pot businesses. Instead, they ... Read More »