Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Intel to reveal 'next-generation' Thunderbolt connector at Computex

Intel could put to rest doubts about Thunderbolt's future after Apple did not include the technology in the 12-inch MacBook

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Apple's 12-inch MacBook can use third-party USB Type-C cables

Owners of new MacBook will have other options in addition to Apple's cables.

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USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector.

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6 things to know about the USB-C port in the new MacBook

The new USB 3.1 port in the 12-inch MacBook is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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Next iPhone chip will reportedly be made by Samsung

Apple evidently likes its arch-rival's chip factories.

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First Apple-IBM enterprise products coming next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail and three other sectors.

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IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

But iPad shipments continue to decline

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Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

Apple fans expressed a preference for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus over the 4.7-inch iPhone 6

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Apple attacked over 'worsening' factory conditions in China

An investigation has revealed health and safety violations at a factory that supplies Apple and other brands.

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application


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Apple still top tablet company, but its grip is loosening

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.

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Apple's iPhone and game consoles to prop up chip industry in 2014

The semiconductor industry will see more incoming revenue this year after the new iPhone is released, Gartner says

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Samsung grabs tablet market share from Apple

But tablet shipments during the first quarter of this year rose just 3.9 percent, lower than IDC's expectations.


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Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft lost business by not bringing Office to the iPad earlier.

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Samsung's 28-inch 4K monitor price drops to under $600

Amazon, Newegg now selling Samsung's U28D590D 4K monitor for $599.99, which could lead to a drop in competitive prices.