Software & Systems


Surface Pro 3 Gets 12-Inch Screen, Upgraded Processors

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows-based tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The latest iteration will feature a much larger and higher-resolution screen plus the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors.

Report: Android Continues To Dominate as PC Sales Slump

Global device shipments will improve 6.9 percent over the previous year to reach 4.8 billion units in 2014, according to a new report from market research form Gartner.



Report: Worldwide Software Sales Top $407 Billion in 2013

Software shipments worldwide rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.

Apple Updates Entry-Level iPad, Ditches iPad 2

Apple is replacing the iPad 2 with the fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display as the entry-level model in its 9.7-inch tablet line.

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Tablet Demand Slows as Prices Level Off

Growth in tablet adoption is continuing, but at a much more leisurely pace than has been seen in recent years.

UCLA Google Glass App Evaluates Medical Tests on the Fly

Researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed an app for Google Glass and an accompanying server platform that helps health care workers read diagnostic tests.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

iPad No Longer the Tablet of the Majority

According to new research, Apple's iPad line no longer holds a majority share of the tablet market.

A High-Tech Prescription for Training Doctors

Progressive new approaches to medical education aim to give doctors-in-training more practical, hands-on experience.

Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.