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The PC business: Decline continues in Q2

Today, 02:58 PM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

Personal computer shipments declined between 3% and 4% in the June quarter from the same period last year, a pair of research firms said after releasing their latest diagnoses of the industry's health and well-being.

According to IDC, PC makers shipped a total of 60.5 million systems in the year's second quarter, a downturn of 3.3%. That was somewhat better than the firm's earlier forecast of a 4% decline for the period.

Rival Gartner, which also calculates shipments -- but uses different criteria for what is, and what is not, a personal computer -- pegged the year-over-year drop at 4.3% for the June quarter, adding that manufacturers shipped 61.1 million PCs in the three-month span.

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10+ iOS 11 iPad Pro productivity tips

Today, 08:59 AM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

With iOS 11, Apple’s iPad Pro has become an even more effective productivity tool, raising it apart from other tablets with its combination of portability and computational ability.

For the purposes of this short report I’ve assumed you use the most productive iPad Pro configuration, which includes a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

Take a Note

Apple Pencil gains a great new ability: when your iPad is locked just tap the screen with your Apple Pencil to automatically open a Note. Now you are in Notes you can draw, write, and more. Notes will also let you scan documents as we’ll explain here. One more thing: Apple Pencil’s (already good) latency has been reduced to just 20-milliseconds.

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