Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

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

After Steve: Apple's ten big post-Jobs moments

Apple has had a busy, bumpy time since Steve Jobs died last October 5. Here are the ten biggest events in the company's eventful year.

Apple's iPhone 5 Lightning connector spawns accessory delays

A long Apple certification process for iPhone accessories is delaying the release of docking and power accessories with Lightning ports to connect directly with the iPhone 5, which started shipping last week.

Apple's chip future looks bright with first custom-designed A6

The iPhone 5 smartphone has the A6 CPU, which industry experts say is the first in a line of many upcoming Apple custom processors that will better balance performance with battery life in iPhones and iPads.

Intel: Thunderbolt not yet feasible for smartphones and tablets

The Thunderbolt interconnect technology could take a while to reach smartphones and tablets because of power consumption issues that need to be resolved, according to Intel executives.

Lexmark exiting inkjet printer business, to lay off 1700

Lexmark International has exited the inkjet printer business and is laying off 1700 people as part of a restructuring plan to improve profitability.

AMD hires Apple platform architect to head processor group

Advanced Micro Devices has lured Jim Keller from his role as platform architect at Apple to head its processor group as the struggling company tries to reshape its chip strategy and stem a loss in processor market share.

Intel dishing out $29K to Android developers in game app contest

Intel is dishing out a total of $29,000 in cash prizes to Android developers in an effort to encourage coders to write games for tablets and smartphones.

LCD makers to pay $571 million to settle price-fixing case

U.S. states have reached settlement agreements with LCD makers LG Display, AU Optronics and Toshiba, who will pay close to $571 million end the price-fixing case against them.

SF Giants CIO: Security, cost challenges in BYOD

As the use of mobile devices proliferates, the CIO of the San Francisco Giants, Bill Schlough, is trying to keep office workers and baseball fans connected while grappling with bandwidth, cost and security challenges

Help wanted: Apple using Oracle, IBM servers in data center

Apple is running servers from IBM and Oracle with flavors of the Unix operating system at its Malden, North Carolina, data center, according to a job entry posted on the company's website.

Stream TV ties Apple's iPad, iPhone to glasses-free 3D TVs

Stream TV Networks, which develops glasses-free 3D technology for TV sets, said iPad, iPhone and Apple TV users will be able to beam movie or application images to upcoming glasses-free 3D TV sets based on the company’s autostereoscopic technology.

Google announces Nexus Q to compete with Apple TV

Google on Wednesday announced the Nexus Q streaming device, which will streaming movies and music from the cloud and will compete with direct Apple TV.

Google introduces new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet

Google on Wednesday introduced the Nexus 7 tablet, which has a 7-inch screen and is priced at $200

Seagate signals growing interest in SSDs with stake in DensBits

Seagate Technology, known mainly for its hard-disk drives, continued to build its solid-state storage portfolio by announcing Monday that it will take a stake in DensBits Technologies.

Microsoft could be alienating hardware partners with new tablets

Microsoft's Surface tablet is a measured gamble to enter the cutthroat tablet business, but the company could be alienating longtime hardware partners that are also expected to announce Windows 8 devices starting later this year.