Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Global tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2022 fell by 3% year-on-year to 38.6 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that Chromebooks suffered a much bigger fall, dropping 60% to 4.9 million units.

Apple's biggest supplier, Foxconn Technology, has been forced to halt recruitment at its complex in the central city of Zhengzhou, raising fears over the extent to which this would upset Apple's production schedules.

At the start of Sunday's so-called Great Debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, moderator Sarah Abo claimed that the host, Nine Entertainment, was the country's biggest media organisation.