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  • Company brought in $2.17 billion, up 55 percent from $1.4 billion a year earlier and up 8 percent from $2 billion in the previous quarter.

  • Microsoft announces new purchasing options, including a 30-day trial period that allows potential users to try out the digital whiteboard and teleconferencing system.

  • Like other computer makers, Lenovo is investing heavily in two-in-one hybrids that work as a tablet or a notebook. But Feb. 6 the company added to its collection a hybrid device called the Lenovo Yoga A12 that runs the Android mobile operating system. Like other Lenovo Yoga devices, the computer can be used in four different modes, including “tent” and “tablet.” It also comes with some software features that should appeal to corporate users, such as access to the Google G Suite of cloud productivity applications. The Yoga A12 runs on an Intel Atom x5 processor, which delivers satisfactory processing power for most uses, and features a 12.2-inch display. But it’s the computer’s Android support that might matter most. The mobile operating system will give users access to millions of apps and connect with Google’s full slate of mobile and cloud services. It also means those hoping to run Windows or Chrome OS will need to look elsewhere. Lenovo is hoping the Yoga A12 will be a winner in the enterprise and this slide show will talk about how it hopes to achieve that that goal.

  • The virtual-reality market is soaring and, according to most industry analysts, adoption will rise significantly in 2017. Google is investing heavily in the virtual-reality technology with Daydream VR, a platform it’s developed to allow smartphone makers, developers and consumers to explore virtual reality's potential. Daydream VR includes a headset called Daydream View that works with compatible smartphones. The currently is supported only on two smartphones, but Google is working hard to increase adoption among VR app developers and mobile device makers. Google is hoping consumers and business users will want to work with the Daydream VR environment. But to many, Daydream is still a mystery, so this slide show will discuss what it is and why Google is convinced it needs to develop mobile virtual-reality systems. Read on to learn more about Daydream VR.

  • The unusually named HP mt43 and HP mt20 machines are aimed a range of enterprise use cases  for users working on tasks in cloud-computing environments.

  • The corporation is under high pressure due to financial scandals, and the flash business would be better insulated if it were an independent company.

  • The company reported an all-time-high yearly revenue of $59.4 billion and record quarterly revenue of $16.4 billion, up from $14.9 billion a year ago.

  • The company said that the batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. It is requiring owners to replace them immediately.

  • Microsoft showcases new low-cost Windows 10 PCs from Acer, HP and Lenovo along with an Intune device management plan for schools.

  • Google says that a new generation of Chromebooks capable of running Android market will start to become available in the late spring from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, HP and Dell.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Plaintiff claims Qualcomm used its "monopoly position" to seek "onerous, unreasonable and costly" terms for patents.

  • OKI Data has introduced two new printer models, but they use neither inkjet nor laser technology. OKI Data Americas is moving beyond technologies in the company's latest color printers aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs), namely the C532dn and MC573dn. Instead of depositing ink or applying toner with laser-guided precision onto a page, the OKI Data uses an LED system that "pulse-flashes" the intended output as sheets travel through the printer. Unlike laser printers, which contain moving mirrors that scan across a page, the company's print head is a single, solid-state unit comprised of an LED array that spans the entire width of a sheet of paper. Since it contains no moving parts, company says the result is a reliable, low-maintenance printer that delivers professional-quality printouts that rival color laser printers. LED print technology aside, the company's latest printers are mobile- and cloud-enabled, reflecting the direction that the market for SMB technologies is going. AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support, along with optional collectors for popular cloud productivity and document storage offerings like Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive and Dropbox, enable users to bypass the PC completely to print forms, invoices and other documents. This slide show explores some of the features that make OKI Data's C532dn and MC573dn strong contenders in the SMB printer market.

  • The company launches new color printers that support today's mobile- and cloud-based print workflows for small and medium size businesses.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Mainstream support for Microsoft’s most popular operating system, Windows 7, has already run out and the end of security updates is just three years away.

     

  • Litigation claims that Qualcomm used its market dominance in supplying processors used in smartphones to extract elevated royalties for patents.

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