Is GM Diet Healthy? 6 Popular Doubts About GM Diet Answered Here

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Youngsters are crazy about GM diets and crash diets and follow them blindly without knowing the consequences. GM diet being a fast-paced weight loss diet does not encourage to have nutritious foods or it does not mention about physical exercise.

Read on some of the queries answered about GM diet.

What is GM diet plan?

GM stands for General Motors diet plan or GM diet plan, a 7-day plan for the employees of the said company in the 1980s. The company is said to have collaborated with both the Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture.

GM diet plan
GM diet plan

Indian GM diet plan

The GM diet chart has been very popular and it is a strict set of diet instructions. The GM diet Indian plan starts from-

Day 1, Which is all about eating fruits except bananas

Day 2, You move on to vegetables

Day 3, Combination of fruits and vegetables except bananas and potatoes

Day 4, Is when you can consume low-fat milk and bananas and soup for lunch and dinner

Day 5, Is lean red meat and tomatoes, brown rice. Vegetarians can replace red meat with a paneer. In addition, you can add cucumbers and curd.

Day 6, Is reserved for lean red meat with any type of vegetables and brown rice.

The 7th day of the week is reserved for fresh fruit juice with brown rice and veggies

If you are thinking of starting a GM diet plan, to look good at a wedding, a function or a festival. You should be aware of the pros and cons too.

What are the GM diet pros and cons?

The GM diet is flawed in many ways however, it has its pros and cons.


  1. It cleanses the body and flushes out the toxins
  2. Improves one’s mental state and attitude for a short term.


  1. GM diet starts when the body makes use of the glycogen to store in the liver and the muscles needed to sustain.
  2. Once, if your body starts using all the stored carbs, it then starts entering the hunger mode where protein present in the muscles is used by the body to sustain itself.
  3. It leaves you feeling exhausted and losing all the muscle protein while trying to lose weight.
  4. The GM diet doesn’t advocate the need to be physically active.
  5. Doesn’t talk about healthy cooking techniques which can help weight management after the diet is done.

GM diet review: Does it suit everyone?

GM diet is a restrictive diet and while you are on this diet, you will lose all the muscle protein because the muscle tissues are not allowed to absorb the adequate amounts of protein during the first few days of the diet plan. It will result in muscle weakness.

GM diet does not suit everyone
GM diet does not suit everyone

What are the GM diet side effects and after effects?

You must be happily continuing your GM diet, but you don’t know what are the dangerous side effects that follow. The diet is high in fiber and low in protein, fat, and carbohydrates, which leads to quick weight loss. Though, GM diet chart is a low-calorie diet, you might encounter metabolic slowdown in your body which will prevent you from maintaining your weight. You may also suffer from dehydration as the body uses the fluids for metabolism. The other GM diet side effects will include headaches, weakness and hunger pangs.

Will you gain weight after following a GM diet plan?

The GM diet lacks in physical activity, it doesn’t speak about healthy cooking techniques or incorporating foods from different food groups. After you are done following a seven day diet plan and get back to your regular eating habits. You will regain all the pounds that you have lost because the metabolism will not be able to process the calories consumed. Therefore, the body will store the fat and will eventually make you fat.

Does the GM diet work?
Does the GM diet work?

After GM diet how to maintain weight?

Crash diet is unhealthy and it does not aim at long-term weight loss. It lacks in essential nutrients leading to tiredness, lethargic, depression and eating disorders. Truweight does not believe in any crash diet, it will let you lose weight by letting you eat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and fats. The truweight diet plan is not like any other diet, it fortifies a holistic health by helping you to lead a positive life. It ensures that you to eat the right kind of foods, keeping you mentally and physically strong.

To end it all GM Diet is not at all healthy. If you don’t eat food you will lose weight in short term. So, GM diet is not the right way to lose weight.




Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years

Sushmi Dey| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 03.37 PM IST

Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years (Getty Images)Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years (Getty Images)
Incidence of cancer is projected to be six times more among women over the next two decades, mainly because of obesity , according to an assessment by Cancer Research, UK.Several of the obesity related cancers only affect women leading to a greater possibility of the disease among them. Besides obesity, smoking is also considered a significant reason for faster rate of cancer among women.

Cases of ovarian, cervical and oral cancers are predicted to rise the most, the analysis said. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the five leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity and to bacco and alcohol use.

The new data released by WHO, ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4, shows that the disease is now responsible for almost one in six deaths globally with around 8.8 million deaths from cancer reported every year. According to the UN agency , lowand middle-income countries account for two-thirds of cancer deaths as many of them lack early screening and basic treatment facilities for all.

Over 10 lakh new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in India. However, due to late diagnosis over 7 lakh people die from the disease every year. Projections by Indian Council of Medical Research show India is likely to have over 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease by 2020.


Nokia 6 escapes China, going on sale tomorrow in the Philippines

Nokia 6 is the first device to come alive after HMD Global acquired the rights to sell smartphones with the beloved brand. The device is still officially a China-exlusive with the first batch of units selling out in a minute and now 1.4 million people are waiting for another stock in.

But looks like another country can also take part the Nokia hype – Philippine online retailer Lazada announced that it will start selling the Nokia 6 tomorrow for PHP 18,590 which is about $370.

Interestingly enough the device comes in only one color – white. Nokia has not announced officially a white unit and we mistakenly called it silver before, but looks like Lazada got their hands on it.

The cost is a bit higher than the official one but unofficial import often works that way.


Meizu Pro 6 Plus and M3X unveiled: 12MP Sony camera, Flyme 6

Meizu unveiled both the Pro 6 Plus and the Meizu M3X – a flagship and an upscale mid-ranger, both running the new Flyme 6.0.

Meizu Pro 6 Plus

Bigger than both the Pro 6 and 6s, the Meizu Pro 6 Plus is like a Galaxy S7 “plus” that Samsung never gave us. Meizu crafted a metal body and filled it with 5.7 inches of flat Super AMOLED goodness – complete with QHD resolution (1,440 x 2,560px) and Always On functionality. It aims for 430nits of brightness and is pressure sensitive (Meizu calls it 3D Press) to boot!

All this requires plenty of power, so the phone uses the Exynos 8890 (same as S7 and S7 edge). There are two versions – 64GB and 128GB – which have different clockspeeds for the processor (2GHz and 2.3GHz respectively). Note that this is fast UFS 2.0 storage and in both cases you get 4GB of RAM.

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus packs a 12MP camera with a Sony IMX386 sensor (1/2.9” big, 1.25µm pixels). It’s optically stabilized and has an f/2.0 aperture – not the brightest, but Meizu put a 10-LED ring flash (yes, ten LEDs, dual-tone too). The ring flash surrounds the Laser autofocus, which works up to 2m/6.5ft (other implementations we’ve seen are typically limited to 1.5m/6ft). The selfie camera features a 5MP sensor and an f/2.0 lens.

Meizu actually one-ups Samsung with its new mTouch fingerprint reader – it triggers in a blink of an eye (0.15s) and has a built-in heart rate monitor too. The Pro 6 Plus has a dedicated audio chip by ESS (ES9018K2M), if the name sounds familiar, it’s because LG tapped the same company for the V20 audio (ES9218).

The phone measures 7.3mm thick and weighs 158g (pretty good for a 5.7-incher) and it houses a 3,400mAh battery. On the bottom of the phone is a USB Type-C port (v3.1 speed) with fast charging to the tune of 24W.

Meizu Pro 6 Plus: Champagne Gold Meizu Pro 6 Plus: Deep Ash Meizu Pro 6 Plus: Moonlight Silver
Meizu Pro 6 Plus: Champagne Gold • Deep Ash • Moonlight Silver

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus will be available in Champagne Gold, Deep Ash and Moonlight Silver. The 64GB version is priced CNY 3,000 while the 128GB one (remember it comes with higher clock speeds) is at CNY 3,300 (that’s ~$480/€450, not counting additional taxes and expenses).

Meizu M3X

The Meizu M3X is slightly smaller, but features the same Sony IMX386 sensor for its 12MP camera. It’s not that much smaller with a 5.5” 1080p screen, which is brighter to boot – 500nits (1,500:1 contrast ratio) and by official numbers covers 85% of the front.

The M3X (no “Note” in the name) is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 chipset with 3GB or 4GB of RAM (with 32GB or 64GB of storage). The phone also runs Flyme 6.0 and has a 3,200mAh battery with fast mCharge (18W, matching Quick Charge 3.0). It also has a fingerprint reader (sans the heart rate sensor) and a USB Type-C port.

Meizu M3X: Phantom Blue Meizu M3X: Streamer Gold Meizu M3X: Pearl White Meizu M3X: Obsidian Black
Meizu M3X: Phantom Blue • Streamer Gold • Pearl White • Obsidian Black

The Meizu M3X will be available in China in Phantom Blue, Streamer Gold, Pearl White and Obsidian Black. The 3GB/32GB model will cost CNY 1,700 and the 4GB/64GB one CNY 2,000 (~$290/€270, again not counting additional expenses). Note that in China, the phone is known as the Blue Charm X.


Xiaomi Mi 5c to be unveiled on December 6

The Xiaomi Mi 5c launch may be scheduled for next Tuesday, December 6. That’s the scuttlebutt from China where the unveiling of the lower-cost model will take place.

The Xiaomi Mi 5s currently goes for CNY 1,900 while the 5c model is expected to go for close to half that – CNY 1,000 ($150/€140) is what we’re hearing.

(Alleged) Xiaomi Mi 5c photo
(Alleged) Xiaomi Mi 5c photo

Like the 5s, the Xiaomi Mi 5c will come in 5.2” and 5.5” versions. The specs won’t be quite the same – the Snapdragon 821 is getting swapped out for a 2.2GHz octa-core processor (the memory is still 3GB/64GB) and the camera setup is 12MP main, 8MP selfie


Android 7.1.1 Nougat will likely hit Nexus devices on December 6

Amid the ongoing Nougat update frenzy in the smartphone realm, it appears Nexus owners will, once again, be blessed with bragging rights for running the latest and greatest Android version. This is all thanks to Google and the decision to thankfully continue supporting the Nexus line with bleeding-edge AOSP builds, even after the company threw its glove into the smartphone market with the Pixel and Pixel XL. Frankly, it was the right thing to do and Google is sticking by it, at least for now, that is, with many Nexus devices already running Android 7.0.

Earlier this month, it also became clear that many recent Nexus devices will go on to receive Android 7.1 as well. Today, Vodafone Australia finally spilled the beans and stated the Nexus 6P will be getting said OTA starting December 6.

This does fall in line with previously cited time frames, as well as the Developer Preview 2 Android 7.1.1 release, posted for Nexus hardware earlier this week. If everything goes according to plan, the final version will eventually be seeded to the Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, Pixel C, as well as the Motorola Nexus 6, HTC Nexus 9 and Asus Nexus Player.

That being said, the only question that remains is timing. We can only assume that the 5X and Pixel C will start getting the update on December 6 as well, alongside the already confirmed 6P. However, that is more or less an educated guess at this point. Hopefully, the other eligible devices will follow soon as well. There are even rumors that supported Android One devices will start getting the OTA soon. However, don’t necessarily expect the same features.

Speaking of which, since both Daydream VR and the new seamless updates require compatible hardware, they are really unlikely to appear on older hardware. At least officially, that is. Still, the new OS version is sure to bring some other neat stuff universally, like the new circular icon look for the launcher and long press app shortcut menu. Also, the new Storage Manager and image plus GIF support for the AOSP keyboard, among others.


Alleged vivo Xplay 6 leaks with dual camera, Snapdragon 821

A new leak comprising of two low-res pictures could very well be connected to vivo’s next flagship to be – the Xplay 6.

The leak shows the front and back of the rumored device with the front having a curved screen and what should be a finger-scanning home button while the back has the ever-so-popular dual camera setup.

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vivo Xplay 6 leaked photos

There is no official word on a vivo Xplay 6 so everything that follows is guesswork. It’s expected to drop before the end of the year and should pack the interim Snapdragon 821 chipset with 6 whole gigabytes of RAM and the Adreno 530 GPU. A generous non-expandable 128GB are pointed as the storage.

The rear should have at least one 16MP camera (no word if both cameras are the same resolution) while on the front there should be a 5.43″ QHD Super AMOLED display. The final batch of specs is a 4,000mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow skinned with vivo’s own UI.

In other vivo-related news the company is expected to unveil the upper-midrange X9 and X9 Plus duo on November 16.


Microsoft’s $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

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Everybody expected mixed-reality technology to play a part in Microsoft’s big Windows 10 event on Wednesday—but nobody expected what we got. Rather than showing yet another HoloLens demonstration, Microsoft instead announced a small army of virtual reality headsets unlike anything available today, and they’re all powered by the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

The demo raised more questions than it supplied answers, but there was still plenty of info to glean if you were paying attention. Here’s everything we know about Microsoft’s Windows 10 VR headsets—and one massive question spurred by their mere existence.

Further reading: Everything Microsoft revealed: Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update and more

1. They’re wholly unique


Today’s mobile VR headsets (like the Gear VR and Daydream View) can track your head’s rotation, but not its position in space, making mobile VR a stationary experience. PC-powered VR (like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) can track both head rotation and position, but require the use of extra “base stations” that cast out invisible laser beams to keep tabs on your movement across space.

Windows chief Terry Myserson says the new Windows 10 powered VR headsets use “inside-out six-degree-of-freedom sensors.” That means they’ll be able to track their own position with internal sensors, negating the need for base stations and dedicated VR spaces. No currently available VR headset offers that flexibility. The closest we’ve seen is the Santa Cruz prototype revealed at Oculus Connect earlier this month, but it’s far from finished, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressing that Santa Cruz is more idea than reality at this point.

The HoloLens overlays 3D holograms atop the real world, providing an experience totally different from traditional virtual reality.

2. They’re tethered

windows 10 vr headsets

The Windows 10 headsets can’t quite shake all of PC-based VR shackles, it seems. Unlike Microsoft’s HoloLens (and Oculus’ standalone Santa Cruz prototype), it appears as though these incoming devices lack onboard computers, requiring them to be tethered to a PC—somewhat of a bummer after the excitement about inside-out sensors. During an on-stage demonstration, the host’s headset clearly sported a long wire, and a promotional image for these headsets shows a discrete connection to a laptop in the background.

This raises some interesting questions. How powerful will the PC powering these Windows 10 headsets need to be? Full-blown VR is much more graphically demanding than the HoloLens’ augmented reality. The laptop in the image doesn’t appear bulky, butNvidia’s new GTX 10-series mobile chips are powerful, yet cool enough to drive virtual reality experiences from relatively svelte notebooks. We’re going to have to wait for more info. Myerson suggested you won’t need a particularly beefy rig.

3. They share HoloLens controls

These “Windows 10 Creators Update accessories,” as Myerson calls them, may be different from the HoloLens but it appears they’ve picked up some tricks from Microsoft’s augmented reality device. During Microsoft’s on-stage demo yesterday, the Windows 10 VR headset was controlled using voice commands and hand gestures, similarly to how you control the HoloLens. No obvious in-hand controllers were visible.


You can’t help but wonder if these more affordable, tethered VR headsets will stand in as “consumer HoloLens” alternatives until Microsoft’s able to perfect the design of its headset and drive the cost of its standalone design down to more reasonable levels—which may take years.

4. They’re popular with PC makers

A slew of PC makers want in on the VR action. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer will all offer Windows 10 VR headsets. Here’s hoping Microsoft and its partners institute some quality controls, as janky VR hardware can make you puke in a jiffy.

5. They’re damned cheap

Or at least one version is. Myerson says these Windows 10 VR headsets will start at just $299, compared to $600 for the Oculus Rift and $800 for the HTC Vive.

6. They’re coming soon

Look for these Windows 10 VR headsets to appear around the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update, early next year.

The big question: What about Oculus?

Just last year, Oculus and Microsoft seemed pretty buddy-buddy. Xbox chief Phil Spencer took the stage at Oculus’ E3 2015 event to announce that the Rift would ship with an Xbox One controller, and be able to play Xbox One games on a virtual TV screen. Rampant rumors suggested that rather than building an in-house headset like PlayStation VR, Microsoft would instead tap Oculus as a drop-in solution for the Xbox One.

oculus rift consumer june 11 2015

Hayden Dingman

The new consumer version of Oculus Rift is due to ship in early 2016.

But it looks like things have changed since then.

Those Xbox games have yet to materialize for the Rift, and these Windows 10 headsets could very well wind up being the Xbox One’s VR solution. The only time Oculus was mentioned at the Microsoft event was when Myerson tossed shade, stating that “those other, less immersive accessories today cost over $500 dollars” (emphasis his).

To be clear, the Rift headset still ships with an Xbox One gamepad, and neither Oculus nor Microsoft have mentioned anything negative about each other. The Rift could very well still become the Xbox One’s VR headset! But the Oculus team’s noticeable absence at Microsoft’s event paired with the natural rivalry between the Windows 10 VR headsets and Oculus’ Santa Cruz headset sure makes you wonder.

“I think that Microsoft has been targeting this price segment for quite some time,” says Anshel Sag, associate analyst and VR expert at Moor Insights & Strategy. “Their biggest fear is missing this technology inflection and not being a major player like in mobile. That is why they partnered with Oculus early before they had a working headset design of their own.”

“Microsoft will still likely partner with Oculus, but that relationship seemed one more out of convenience than necessity,” says Sag. “Facebook and Microsoft fundamentally have competing visions and platforms for VR and that ultimately boils down to why their partnership couldn’t last.”


6 more ways to make the most of Mail for iOS

6 ways to make the most of Mail for iOS

About a year ago, we served up eight gotta-know tips for iOS Mail users—everything from how to change the size of your message previews to how to dictate your mail messages.

Now, we’re back with six more ways to make the most of Mail for iPhone and iPad, including a couple of nifty tricks for iOS 10. For starters, we’ll show you how to tinker with the new mail filter, as well as how to tweak iOS 10’s threaded messages view. You’ll also learn how to customize the Mailboxes screen, pick your own message-swipe options, and more.

Customize your swipe options

You don’t have to settle for Flag, Mark as Read, and Trash as your only choices when swiping inbox messages to the left or right.

Customize your swipe options

Ben Patterson

You can pick Archive as one of your “swipe right” options in Mail for iOS.

If you like, you can swap out one of your left- or right-swipe actions with Move Message (to file a message into a new folder) or Archive (which lets you toss a message into your All Mail pile).

The Trash option isn’t listed under the Swipe Options setting (Settings > Mail > Swipe Options), but you can, in fact, move the Trash action from “swipe left” to “swipe right.”

The trick: if you have Archive Mailbox selected as your default for “discarding” a message (tap Mail, tap the name of your account in the Accounts section, then tapAccounts > Advanced and choose your default action under the Move Discarded Messages Into heading), pick Archive as your “swipe right” option. When you do, Trash will (confusingly) appear when you swipe right, while Archive will be a swipe left option.

Change your default mail account

Left to its own devices (no pun intended), iOS will generally pick iCloud as your default mail account. If your main mail account is something other than iCloud, there’s an easy way to pick a new default.

Change your default mail account

Ben Patterson

If your primary email account is something other than iCloud, you can set that account as the default.

Tap Settings > Mail > Default Account, then pick a mail account. Once you do, the account you chose will be automatically selected in the From line of new messages.

To change accounts on the fly, you can always tap From within a new message to send it from a different account; doing so won’t change your default setting.

Change the way threaded messages behave

Thanks to iOS 10, you no longer need to tap on individual messages within a mail conversation; instead, you can simply scroll through the entire discussion on one screen. You may have also noticed that, by default, threaded messages in iOS 10 start with the earliest message at the top, while the most recent sits down at the bottom.

Change the way threaded messages behave

Ben Patterson

If you don’t want the most recent message in a threaded mail conversation to appear at the bottom of a thread, try this setting.

To make your mail conversations start with the latest message at the top of the thread, try this: tap Settings > Mail, scroll down to the Threading section, then tap Most Recent Message on Top.

Customize the Mailboxes screen

If you back all the way up in the iOS Mail app, you’ll arrive at the Mailboxes screen, which displays the inboxes for all your mail accounts and lets you drill down in to specific mail folders.

Sitting in the top corner of the Mailboxes screen is an inconspicuous, easy-to-miss Edit button; tap it, and you’ll be able to customize the Mailboxes view to your heart’s content.

customize mailbox screen

Ben Patterson

You can take charge of the Mailboxes screen in the iOS Mail app once you tap the Edit button.

For example, you can add shortcuts that’ll let you see all the inbox messages you’ve received today, or all your sent or trashed messages. Even better, you can tap Add Mailbox to pin any mail folder or subfolder to the Mailboxes screen.

Once you’ve added new shortcuts and folders to the Mailboxes view, you can rearrange them; just tap, hold and drag the three-line handles to the right of each item.

Customize iOS 10’s new mail filter

The new mail filter in iOS 10 does a nice job of paring your inbox down to only unread messages, but if you like, you can refine the filter even further.

Customize iOS 10’s new mail filter

Ben Patterson

You can set iOS 10’s new Mail filter to show you only messages with attachments, messages sent just to you, mail from your VIP’s, and more.

Tap “Filtered by” next to the filter button and you’ll see a bevy of options, including mail accounts you want the filter to include or exclude and whether filtered mail should reveal flagged on unread messages.

You can also set the filter button to show just messages addressed to you, messages with attachments, or just messages from your “VIP” contacts.

Use different mail signatures for your various accounts

Nope, you don’t have to use the standard “Sent from my iPhone” email signature for all your mail accounts. If you wish, you can customize your “sig files” for each account, putting (for example) your home phone number in your personal Gmail account and your office number and job title in your work account.

Tap Settings > Mail > Signature, then select the Per Account option. When you do, new signature fields will appear for each of your mail accounts.

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You can add customized signatures to each of your accounts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad.

Bonus tip: Don’t forget, you can add formatting like bold, italics and underlines to your mail signatures. Just select the text you want to format, then tap the “BIU” button in the pop-up bubble. (You may have to tap the navigation arrows to find the right button.)


Seagate will cut 6,500 staff despite uptick in hard disk demand

hard disk drive from Seagate

Credit: Seagate

Seagate Technology will cut about 6,500 jobs worldwide, or 14 percent of its workforce, with most of the cuts in manufacturing jobs, it said Monday.

The data storage maker had said in June that it was aiming to cut 1,600 employees, or 3 percent of its global workforce, by the end of the September quarter to trim costs, but the new announcement suggests that the company feels the need to reduce costs further as its hard disk drives battle in a slowing PC market amid the emergence of flash storage in devices.

The new cuts will be in addition to those announced last month. The move by Seagate comes even as the company revised upwards its preliminary financial information for its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end 2016, which ended on July 1, citing better than expected demand for its hard disk drives.

The company now expects to report revenue of about US$2.65 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter 2016, against an earlier forecast of $2.3 billion. Seagate said it expects to report HDD shipments of about 37 million for the quarter, which works out to approximately 62 exabytes, average capacity per drive of 1.7 terabytes and average selling price per unit of $67.

The positive results represent preliminary figures for the fourth quarter only, a company spokesman said. “As we have communicated in prior public filings and statements, we remain committed to reducing our global manufacturing footprint in line with long-term macroeconomic conditions and lower overall demand levels,” he added in an email.

The cut in workforce is expected to be completed by the end of the company’s fiscal year 2017. The focus of the new cuts is on reducing the company’s manufacturing footprint, the company spokesman said. Most of the manufacturing operations are in Asia but the company also has some manufacturing facilities in Europe and the U.S. that will be affected, he added.

IDC reported on Monday that the PC market declined year-on-year by 4.5 percent in the second quarter of this year to 62.4 million units, but the decline was smaller than an earlier expected 7.4 percent because of a return to growth in the U.S. market.