Back in January 2012, developers didn't seem to be in love with writing native apps for Windows 8. Are they any more keen today?
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.
My ZDNet colleague James Kendrick wrote about a desire for a tablet that "gets" him. We might be building some of the systems to support that today...
Modular smartphones seem like a good ideas, but they have a number of significant problems.
Is the PC dying? Not really. It's more to do with that users now have choice about which tools they use.
The post-PC era changes everything, including how the enterprise IT department approaches its work...
The question as to what people use tablets for in business is somewhat fuzzy whether you're in the Microsoft camp or the Apple camp.
Seriously, does anyone actually find email to be usable?
It's a beautiful device, but it loses out against cheaper Android devices with better usability.
Perhaps we would do better at serving normal users by thinking less about the technology and more about the sociology.
The third-place player in the smartphone market may never get the love that those in the first two places do.
There's a distinction between "portable" computers and "mobile" computers. The "portable PC" is definitely a thing. But the "mobile PC" is a myth...
Microsoft had the opportunity to reboot Surface yesterday, but for some reason didn't. Perhaps management missed the memo that Surface v1 didn't sell very well...
Masking passwords doesn't defend against any likely threat, causes user frustration, and drives them to pick poor passwords.
Ask yourself: Do you really need to use Office, or is some other post-PC-era service going to do a good enough job for you?
The real advantage to everyone in the Microsoft/Nokia deal is that the user experience will be better. That benefits everyone...
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 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