May 21- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for smartphones and large-screen TVs. Best Buy said its revenue growth in the United States was driven by sales of mobile phones bundled with billing plans by telecom carriers. Best Buy's revenue from the United...» Read More
Hackers have released a file that they say contains more than one million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.
That's what the trading community is saying this morning in the aftermath of Hewlett-Packard's disappointing report — PC sales down 10 percent?
Apple's latest iPad offering finally hit China's store shelves on Friday, months after its worldwide launch in March, but the delay is unlikely to dampen sales because of the Chinese passion for all things Apple, analysts say.
PC makers, jilted of late by consumers attracted to tablets and smartphones, are pinning their hopes for a change in fortunes on the October launch of the Windows 8 operating system, announced last week. The FT reports.
More than a quarter of a million PC users could find themselves cut off from the Internet on Monday as the FBI takes down a safety net protecting them from a specific piece of malicious software. Here's what the FBI wants you to know:
The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, which first reported the virus Monday, believe Flame was written by a different group of programmers from those who had created other malware directed at computers in the Middle East, particularly those in Iran, the New York Times reports.
Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.
As Dell’s disappointing earnings show, Apple's mobile devices make owning a laptop almost redundant, Cramer said.
If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.
The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.
Dell is targeting companies of all sizes that want to take advantage of new technology quickly and seek flexibility in how they use it, CEO Michael Dell told CNBC Monday.
Taiwan computer maker Acer has sued its former chief executive, Gianfranco Lanci, saying he breached a non-compete clause in an agreement covering his departure from the company in 2011.
Hewlett-Packard has refuted what it called "sensational and inaccurate reporting" suggesting hackers could use a newly discovered security vulnerability to spark a fire in some HP LaserJet printers.
"Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.
Meg Whitman and Ray Lane make a "very strong team" at Hewlett-Packard, but what the computer company needs is a "cogent strategy that is clearly communicated, that is executed well over time, and that the board is going to support," former HP CEO Carly Fiorina told CNBC.
The visionary behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad was considered a brilliant but ruthlessly efficient manager, but Steve Jobs was never a force for deal making, The New York Times reports.
China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers. The New York Times reports.
The White House's chief information officer is working to shrink the federal government's budget for information technology using cloud computing. His vision is being met with caution by at least a few of the technology chiefs at the federal agencies that are carrying it out, the New York Times reports.
It's hard to stay out of trouble on the Internet. Even if you avoid sites with questionable content, there are plenty of pitfalls and traps that subtly install programs which then wreak havoc on your computer.