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 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.
Growth in tablet adoption is continuing, but at a much more leisurely pace than has been seen in recent years.
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.
Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.
According to new research, Apple's iPad line no longer holds a majority share of the tablet market.
Progressive new approaches to medical education aim to give doctors-in-training more practical, hands-on experience.
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.
Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.
Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.