Personal computing

  1. Rara Adds iOS Support, Expands Music Catalog and Partners with Lenovo

    October 23, 2012 5:00 AM EDT Rara, an on-demand subscription music company based in the U.K., has launched its service on Apple's iPad and iPhones, as well devices running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place N ...

  2. Bits and Briefs

    September 20, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Survey: Tablet Usage Gaining on Hours Spent at the Computer A J.D. Powers and Associates survey found tablet owners spend 7.5 hours per week on their devices watching videos, listening to music or reading books, compared with spending 9.6 hours pe ...

  3. Microsoft Unveils iPad-Competitor Tablet Computer Called the Surface

    June 18, 2012 10:10 PM EDT Microsoft announced its iPad-competitor tablet computer called the Surface at a press event Monday in Los Angeles. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the device, which features a 10.6-inch screen, two USB ports, a magnesium case, Corning's flexible b ...

  4. Apple to Unveil New iPad in March (Report)

    February 10, 2012 7:30 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - A news report says Apple plans to unveil a new iPad early next month. AllThingsD, a website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal , says Apple Inc. is holding an event in San Francisco the first week of March - the same week Appl ...

  5. Turntable.fm, Horn Group to Host Virtual-DJ Fundraiser 'Tech the Halls'

    November 29, 2011 5:15 PM EST Turntable.fm has teamed up with digital communications agency Horn Group, Inc., to host Tech the Halls , an online holiday fundraising campaign that will pit top media influencers against each other on the social music platform in a friendly DJ-of ...

  6. Sony Launches Android Tablet, Challenges Apple iPad's Market Dominance

    April 26, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Sony launched its first tablet computers in an ambitious attempt to grab the No 2 spot in a market dominated by Apple's iPad and set to quadruple in four years. The gadgets, based on Google's Android 3.0 operating system, could be one of ...

  7. @Digital Hollywood Day 2: Tablets, Communities, Seeking More Than Ads

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tablets Are Here to Stay Tablets such as the iPad many not revolutionize computing and entertainment, but they're here to stay, a panel of mobile technology experts said at the Digital Hollywood conference on Tuesday (Oct. 19). Chris Hoerenz, ...

  8. Microsoft Announce Tablet Plans

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp set out its ambitions to dominate the consumer electronics market on Thursday with Windows-powered tablet computers and smartphones designed to beat back advances by Apple Inc and Google Inc. New tablets will be available as soon as ...

  9. The First iPad Reviews Are In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first iPad reviews have hit the Web and the consensus is that it's great. A look at what the tech experts are saying: The NY Times David Pogue spotlights one of the iPad's main strengths: the experience of consuming media. The Apple ...

  10. Apple Confirms Product Unveiling Date

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple confirmed the swirling rumors of a Jan. 27 media event with a press invitation to “Come see our latest creation.” Expectations are that Steve Jobs & Co. will unveil Apple's much-rumored/anticipated tablet computing device. What that ...

  11. HP, Universal Partner On Free Downloads In Asia

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Consumers buying Hewlett-Packard notebook PCs from October will receive a scratch card and PIN number, which enables them to register on a dedicated Web site to gain access to Universal Music Group's repertoire. The promotion offers consumers ...

  12. Study: PCs Push Stereos Aside

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Consumer Electronics Association study finds that almost three quarters (72%) of U.S. adults with Internet access listen to music and other audio on their home computer rather than the home stereo or other devices. Of this base, 77% listen ...

  13. Portable TV, DVD Recorder Debut At N.Y. Conference

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Home Entertainment systems in the near future will be driven by themes of convergence and portability, illustrated by a handful of new products on display at the Home Entertainment Show, held May 20-2 Home Entertainment systems in the near future ...