Bill Gates has been a hero of mine since I was a kid, but I can't get my head around the idea of him coming back to be more involved in Microsoft...
Matt Baxter-Reynolds blogs on the changing face of software development in a post-PC world.
Matt Baxter-Reynolds is a mobile software development consultant and technology sociologist based in the UK. His latest book -- "Death of the PC" -- is available on Amazon now.
We're all familiar with the idea of "bring your own device", what happens if users start to bring their own services?
The Internet of Things promises to be give us some really cool stuff, but there's a problem...
Apple doesn't innovate? Oh really? *rolls eyes*
Cash register receipts are environmentally irresponsible things, yet we could get rid of most of at a stroke using cheap technology that already exists.
Yes, Microsoft has a trust problem when it comes to developers. But if they fix that, does the company remain relevant to modern developers?
Might Android PCs simply be too much hassle to make work?
If the mobile web is a much more logical way of building software for mobile devices, why do native apps still reign supreme?
Microsoft's "devices and services" mantra means that the company, eventually, has to make Windows free.
Things are changing in how customers want to interact with businesses.
You've heard it a million times by now -- it's devices and services all the way in Redmond. But have you thought about what that means?
Wearables are starting to win me over, but having "lost" my Fitbit One over the weekend, I realise there's a major problem with them...
Nothing lasts forever. Office may be a huge money-spinner for Microsoft, but what's next?
The debate surrounding Chromebooks rumbles on. Can we use machine learning to tell us once and for all whether to get on-board with the idea?
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- 1 Start8 and ModernMix -- Windows 8's last, best hope for normality on the desktop
- 2 Don't be confused by the 128GB iPad. It's not for you.
- 3 Everyone is 'going digital,' but just what does that mean?
- 4 Is Office 365 worth spending 3x more than on Google Apps?
- 5 Office is the only thing that can kill a Chromebook