Toybox: convertible ultrabooks

Dell XPS 12

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 3:04pm

Apple team 'developing wristwatch computer'

Apple is facing pressure from shareholders who have seen the stock slump more than 30 per cent since a September high amid slowing sales growth and competition from rivals. Photo: Reuters

The team, which had grown in the past year, included managers, members of the marketing group as well as software and hardware engineers who previously worked on the iPhone and iPad, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans are private. The team's size suggested Apple was beyond the experimentation phase in its development, they said.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Dell buyout proposal fails to impress shareholders

Founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Management are seeking to take Dell private after the company lost almost one-third of its value last year. Photo: AP

Dell's biggest outside investors, T. Rowe Price and Southeastern Asset Management, oppose the US$13.65-a-share proposal, saying it undervalues the number-three maker of personal computers.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Hewlett-Packard tightens hiring rules for China suppliers

HP directs suppliers to limit working hours and total number of student workers. Photo: Reuters

Working hours for students must be lower than the legal limit and the total number of student workers must also be limited, HP said yesterday.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:07am

Dell expansion on mainland spells greater investments

Dell is looking for a bigger share of the mainland market, which is expected to see spending increase 11 per cent this year. Photo: Bloomberg

Dell will steadily increase its investments on the mainland, as the computer maker this year expands into the information-technology services and software business in its second-largest market after the United States.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Lenovo shares fall after NEC unloads its stake

Lenovo shares closed down 7.55 per cent in Hong Kong trading yesterday at HK$6.12. Photo: Bloomberg

Lenovo saw its share price tumble by more than 8 per cent yesterday after Japan's NEC sold off its entire shareholding in the Chinese technology giant.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:12am

Time off for good behaviour

Computers, smartphones and tablet devices have become an almost integral part of children's lives, be they for social or educational use. This has left many parents worrying about their children viewing inappropriate material on the internet or becoming the target of bullying or cyber predators. But health professionals have other concerns.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Use computers in moderation

Computers have become one of the prerequisites of modern life. The reason is that they have so many functions that help us deal with problems. We can use them to watch online news, play games and communicate with our friends and relatives who live abroad.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Cat accounting quiz

E-mail the answers with your name, contact number, name of school and level of study/business position

to no later than 5pm, Wednesday, January 31. The winners will be notified.

Business Information Management

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Computer Science

Name: Wong Chui-man

Age: 21

Course: Bachelor of Computer Science

School: The University of Hong Kong

Year of study: Three

Duration of programme: Three years

Young Post: What courses have you studied?

Wong: In Year One, I learned about fundamentals such as maths, algorithms and computer logic.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Save face by scrubbing your hard drive clean

Personal data and images left on a second-hand PC could come back to haunt you

The press depicts data theft as a slick hi-tech crime. As a result, many may assume it is conducted on a purely digital level.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Back up everything to avoid total loss

I bought my sister a Sony Clie about a year ago and she loves it. In fact, she uses it more than a personal computer because she finds it far easier. I have told her to sync it with a computer but she will not.

She religiously recharges it and in general takes good care of it. She even bought a Memory Stick and sometimes moves important data onto it.

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Language point

The program, which uses a series of interactive virtual reality animations to mimic the movement of various fabrics, was devised by Nicola Davison ...

'The program is also designed to make shopping online fun and rewarding rather than just clicking through pages ...'

21 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

How computers used decides if good or evil

It is not rare to hear people give their opinions on computer use nowadays.

Some think computers are evil while others say it is all good since it leads us into a new era of science and technology.

People who are against computers usually give the reason that long term exposure can result in bad health.

29 May 2001 - 12:00am

Need to save memory space root of problem

Today, we only need around $500 to get 32 megabytes RAM for a computer. However, in the 1960s, the price of 32 gigabytes RAM (one per cent of 32 megabytes) was almost US$1 million (HK$7.8 million).

29 Dec 2000 - 12:00am