Seriously, does anyone actually find email to be usable?
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.
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...
You're locking your smartphone now? Good. But how can people get it back safely into your hands if you lose it? Here's a guide for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users...