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Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s reviving Windows Workstations with a new cut of Windows titled “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations”. The moniker “Windows for Workstations” was used for the cut of Windows NT 3.5.1 and 4.0 intended for use as desktops for the power-hungry, as opposed to the version of Windows NT intended to power servers. Windows for Workstations was rather more… Read More »

Microsoft reveals Windows AutoPilot management tools in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Earlier this week, Microsoft outlined some of its security enhancements for Windows 10 business customers, which it plans to introduce with the Fall Creators Update in the next few months. Today, the company announced improvements and additions on the way to its management and deployment tools as part of that update too. “Our goal with Windows 10 has always… Read More »

UK elections aside, hedge funds bet pound to fall anew on Brexit

Whatever the outcome of Britain’s election on Thursday, some hedge funds are still betting sterling will fall anew — anticipating Britain’s exit from the European Union will lead to an economic slowdown whichever way the vote goes. The pound has fallen 2.5 percent in trade-weighted terms in less than four weeks as opinion polls showed the opposition Labour… Read More »

Lenovo’s Global PC Shipments Fall 1 Percent, Slower Than Market Decline

China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest personal computer maker, said its global PC unit shipments fell 1 percent in the year ending in March, against a market decline of 3 percent, as consumer demand continued its downward trend. Revenue from its personal computer and smart device business, which accounts 70 percent of total revenue, fell 2 percent to… Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: everything you need to know

Microsoft has announced the latest update to Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, and with it some surprises – including iTunes on the Windows Store and cross-platform syncing with the iPhone and Android devices. No, hell hasn’t frozen over. What? It’s called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is the second in Microsoft’s new twice yearly update… Read More »

Shake Shack shares fall after sales go cold

Shares of burger and milkshake chain Shake Shack sank by as much as 15% in after-hours trading after it posted an unexpected sales decline. The fast food company said revenue at existing stores fell 2.5% after cold weather in the US Northeast hurt sales. Profits were $2.3m (£1.8m) in the quarter, up 55% year-on-year. Chief executive Randy Garutti… Read More »

British shop prices fall at slowest rate in three-and-a-half years – BRC

Prices in British shops showed the smallest annual decline in nearly three-and-a-half years last month, adding to signs of growing inflation pressure after the Brexit vote caused a fall in the value of the pound, a survey showed on Wednesday. Overall shop prices fell 0.5 percent after a 0.8 percent decline in March, the shallowest rate of deflation… Read More »

Retail sales fall unexpectedly in January

Retail sales slipped back unexpectedly in January, following on from December’s dip. Official figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed retail sales volumes dropped by 0.3% compared with the previous month, well below the 0.9% rise expected. The ONS said the data indicated the first signs of a fall in the underlying trend since December 2013.… Read More »

Google parent Alphabet’s shares fall as profits miss target

Google parent Alphabet’s latest profit figures have missed forecasts, sending the tech giant’s shares falling in extended trading on Wall Street. Profits rose 8% to $5.3bn (£4.2bn) for the last three months of 2016, fuelled by more advertising on mobile phones and YouTube. But analysts had expected more, and Alphabet’s shares fell almost 3% . However, revenue for… Read More »

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on… Read More »