Wherever you go, Microsoft puts the Start screen and live tiles front and centre when it comes to Windows 8 and Windows Phone. But Apple seems nonplussed about ripping off the idea. Why?
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.
Google's sysadmins know what they're doing. They'll keep your data safe. But will they keep it completely safe? Belt and braces might be the way to go...
Innovation is hard, especially with an established product and a satisfied customer base. Can Apple do anything radical with iOS 7? Do they even need to?
Does Microsoft's machinations to limit how used games can be sold on Xbox One represent a fairer condition than the status quo? I think it does...
Take a smartphone away from a teenager and they fall apart. But being dependent on always having access to your social network is no bad thing...
Now that we know more about what's coming in Windows 8.1, and companies like Acer are pitching new waves of products, are Windows-based post-PC products starting to look more likeable...?
Fancy the whole "quantified self" thing? You've got 1.5GB of data in your own DNA that might be worth adding to the quantification mix. I did, and it was totally worth it...
BlackBerry's CEO really understands post-PC, but he seems unkeen to take a leadership position on the evolution of tablet devices...
Microsoft's new vision of Windows might make sense to consumers, but for enterprises, is there any draw to using anything other than the desktop?
I bought a 'developer preview' Firefox OS phone to try. It's a pleasant little smartphone with the promise of making good, cheap smartphones a possibility.
Oh, Bill, people don't want Office on their iPads. Or Nexus 7s. Or maybe even their Surfaces.
With the introduction of the HP Slate 7 (a pretty decent Android tablet for very little money), HP has firmly kicked off the race to the bottom on Android tablet pricing. But that could be good news for Microsoft.
As we get closer to a point where mere mortals users might be able to get their hands on Glass, exactly how will mere mortal developers write apps for them?
There's been much made of 'the death of Windows' or 'the death of the PC' over the past six months, but I've started to wonder recently what people actually mean when they say 'the PC is dying'?
Consumers seem to prefer smaller tablets, and its down to the OEMs to try and turn out Windows tablets that work well at this smaller scale. But OEMs could muck it up for 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