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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple announcement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  The tech giant announced its new iPad Air, a new iPad mini with Retina display, OS X Mavericks and highlighted its Mac Pro.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple CEO: We're on the prowl

Tim Cook tells analysts that Apple's made 24 deals in the last 18 months, says the company wants to make acquisitions that bring along "great people and great technology and that fit culturally."

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The Potemkin village optical drive bay

PC makers tease DVD fans with vestigial optical drives.

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After USB 3.1's new connector, comes Thunderbolt 3's

Thunderbolt 3 is coming with a smaller connector -- but not for a while. It's tied to Intel's Skylake chips, and those aren't due until 2015.

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Spring cleaning: Three ways to increase your computer's performance

Over time, computers end up full of add-ons and random junk. It’s time to take action.

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MiniPlayer for Mac puts music controls at your fingertips

Small, free, and floating, this app lets you conveniently control iTunes, Spotify, or Rdio on your Mac.

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Real-world PCs for new grads

Ready for the real world, or at least graduate school? These laptops and desktops are fun but functional.

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Calculate your PC's energy use

Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.

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Intel, hell-bent on hitting 40 million tablets, ups subsidies

Intel fully intends to see 40 million tablets ship this year with its chips inside. And it will make payouts to customers to get there.

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Hands-on with the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e's four distinct flavors

Students get four 11-inch choices, Windows or Chrome OS, in both touch or non-touch.

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How to calibrate your monitor

Learn how to tweak your desktop or laptop display using free test patterns or the built-in utility in Windows or Mac OS X.

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New back-to-school laptops from Toshiba, plus a 15-inch model with 4K resolution

Toshiba hits full 4K in the Satellite P55T laptop.

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Toshiba Back To School Laptops 2014

Toshiba Back To School Laptops 2014

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