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  • When the supplies run dry: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (2)

    People in the channel can be pretty sharp and quick-witted when they want to be. This story, from 1995, is a perfect example: Back in the days when Compaq was battling with Dell to be the largest PC supplier in the world, the company found itself ... 

  • Make 'em laugh: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (1)

    The news that MicroScope is to stop producing a print edition from the end of this month (while continuing as a digital and online magazine) is a good excuse for a bit of nostalgia. As someone who spent 11 years working on Scope in the 90s and early ... 

  • If the MacBook Pro is "the last notebook you'll ever need", what's the point of making any more?

    Apple hasn't been slow to trumpet the InfoWorld review for its latest MacBook Pro and it's not hard to see why when reviewer Tom Yager waxes so enthusiastically about it to the point where he states: "After more than two weeks of continuous test... 

  • Dixons profit warning: It's the economy stupid

    Is it really any surprise Dixons has announced profits for the year end in April will be at the lower end of analyst expectations? Profits before tax are expected to be around £85m, right at the bottom of estimates that ranged from £85m t... 

  • Linguists in war of words over Apple App store trademark claim

    Do you ever get the feeling some companies just have too much money for their own good? And that maybe they could be using it to better purpose than lining lawyers' pockets? Microsoft and Apple are currently embroiled in a fairly ridiculous court cas... 

  • Diary: Spot the Engineer at the PC Tools racing event in Paris

    Here's the Renault Megane sponsored by PC Tools, which was unveiled last week in Paris. Questions: Why is a computer performance enhancer like PC Tools sponsoring a racing event? How much are they sponsoring it for? How can you, as resellers, get inv... 

  • Apple faces exodus of customers over 'gay conversion' app

    Apple's app store has been very successful - the recently launched Mac app store has also been doing very nicely thank you - but the company has found itself in a number of compromising positions over how it decides which apps can go into the store a... 

  • Resellers get on Dell's KACE

    A number of resellers have signed up as Dell KACE Certified partners in the UK to expand their formal relationship with the Texan tech titan's systems management business. The names include Kelway, Lanway, Sofcat, SBL, CCS Media and Ricoh, who join U... 

  • Apple makes right call with delayed Japanese iPad 2 launch

    There are moments when real life is bigger than a technology launch and so perhaps it is a wise decision of Apple to delay the iPad 2 launch in Japan. The vendor has announced that it will indefinitely delay the 25 March launch as the country gets b... 

  • Out of tune Zune player fades out

    Can it really be true? Will the Zune really be no more? Such are the rumours that Microsoft is preparing to pull the plug on its iPod killer a mere four years and four months after its launch. And yet, it all seemed so different back then. Even t...