This school took away smartphones. The kids don’t mind.

This school took away smartphones.  The kids don’t mind.

A boarding school conducts a social experiment: a smartphone ban for all students and faculty. Buxton School, a 57-student high school in Williamstown in northwestern Massachusetts, had always prided itself on its close-knit community, where family-style meals are eaten at round tables and students and teachers share duties. But as smartphones became ubiquitous, faculty members … Read more

Qualcomm’s longevity with Apple comes at a price

Qualcomm’s longevity with Apple comes at a price

Cristiano Amon is the CEO of Qualcomm. The company on Wednesday became the latest chipmaker to see its numbers hit by a rapidly weakening smartphone market. Photo: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News Updated November 3, 2022 at 4:52 PM ET Qualcomm QCOM -7.66% will keep Apple‘s AAPL -4.24% lucrative iPhone business for a while yet – … Read more

Chipmaker Qualcomm sees smartphone slump worsening

Chipmaker Qualcomm sees smartphone slump worsening

Qualcomm Inc. again lowered its forecast for smartphone shipments and gave a gloomier-than-expected sales outlook, joining other chipmakers facing a sharp turnaround in consumer demand after a pandemic-fueled boom. The mobile phone chip designer cut its forecast to a low double-digit percentage decline from a previous forecast of a mid-single-digit decline, indicating that the downward … Read more

Chipmaker Qualcomm sees smartphone slump worsening

Chipmaker Qualcomm sees smartphone slump worsening

Qualcomm Inc. again lowered its forecast for smartphone shipments and gave a gloomier-than-expected sales outlook, joining other chipmakers facing a sharp turnaround in consumer demand after a pandemic-fueled boom. The mobile phone chip designer cut its forecast to a low double-digit percentage decline from a previous forecast of a mid-single-digit decline, indicating that the downward … Read more

Slack messages can be easy to miss or overwhelming – what to do about it

Slack messages can be easy to miss or overwhelming – what to do about it

If you’re an office worker, you’re probably no stranger to the following Slack message: “Sorry, I didn’t see that until now.” The group chat app owned by Salesforce Inc. CRM 0.17% has become essential for many in the era of hybrid work, allowing teams to stay connected whether they’re working from home, commuting or logging … Read more

Apple is set to report record revenue as investors eye sluggish demand

Apple is set to report record revenue as investors eye sluggish demand

Apple Inc. AAPL -1.64% is expected to report record revenue and iPhone sales for the September quarter, although investors are watching for signs that declining consumer demand for hardware products is affecting the technology company. The Cupertino, Calif., company is set to announce its full-year earnings on Thursday after markets close. To date, Apple’s business … Read more

Microsoft’s Hardware Struggles Enter the Metaverse

Microsoft’s Hardware Struggles Enter the Metaverse

With its futuristic HoloLens headset, Microsoft Corp. MSFT -5.04% grabbed an early lead in the race to the metaverse. Seven years later, its big push into augmented reality, which blends virtual imagery with views of the real world, has bumped up against the limits of the technology and the patience of company management. The device, … Read more

iPad 2022 review: Apple’s entry-level tablet gets a facelift – but is it worth the price?

iPad 2022 review: Apple’s entry-level tablet gets a facelift – but is it worth the price?

First Apple‘s AAPL 1.42% tablet was simply called iPad. The family grew to include the iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, but there continued to be a model labeled only iPad. It became the affordable, low-frills model you got your kids. That’s why Apple’s reboot of it this year baffles me: The new iPad … Read more

iPad 2022 review: Apple’s entry-level tablet gets a facelift – but is it worth the price?

iPad 2022 review: Apple’s entry-level tablet gets a facelift – but is it worth the price?

First Apple‘s AAPL 1.44% tablet was simply called iPad. The family grew to include the iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, but there continued to be a model labeled only iPad. It became the affordable, low-frills model you got your kids. That’s why Apple’s reboot of it this year baffles me: The new iPad … Read more

iPadOS 16 is coming on Monday. How to take advantage of Apple’s new multitasking features

iPadOS 16 is coming on Monday.  How to take advantage of Apple’s new multitasking features

“Should I get an iPad or a Mac?” People often ask me this question, and with the latest iPad software update, the answer is a bit complicated. Apple AAPL 2.71% has added several laptop-like productivity features to the iPad over the past several years, such as mouse support and a file manager. There’s even more … Read more