The next version of the Surface is meant to compete with midtier tablets priced around $500. But does it deliver too little, too late?
Will the new policy convince more owners of non-iPhone devices to jump ship to Apple?
Potential tablet buyers are opting instead for alternative devices, and existing owners are hanging onto their tablets longer, according to research firm Gartner.
The market researcher says this poses a serious problem for businesses, where bring-your-own-device options are commonplace.
Although the popularity of 3D printing is growing in certain niches, mainstream consumer adoption is five to 10 years away, says research firm Gartner.
Chromebooks are the new netbook, but look to have a longer shelf life. Samsung has an overwhelming share of the market at 65 percent, with Acer at 21 percent.
Worldside shipments of PCs will still drop in 2014 but not as badly as they did last year. And ultramobiles will provide a bit of a boost.
The world's largest social network is creating features and tools designed to attract mobile device developers, as it works to offer all things to all people.
The world's largest social network plans to allow app makers to send photos, music and other stuff through its communication service.
Shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined will climb by 7 percent in 2014, predicts Gartner, though PCs will be on the losing end of the deal.