Apparently, people aren't buying Chromebooks. Or they're buying them, but not using them. But does that actually matter?
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.
If we're not going to get Office for the iPad until late 2014, and we seem to be doing alright without it now, is it even something we need in our lives?
Innovation means change, and consumers tend to react badly to change. (Look at how Windows 8 is working out.) Can technology companies innovate without moving the cheese...?
My number one prediction about smartwatches? They won't offer good value for money. Buy a nice, expensive, normal watch with an automatic movement and you'll be much happier.
So you want to buy and sell Bitcoins, but how is it done? In the second part of this two-part series, I'll show you how to transfer money from your bank to a Bitcoin exchange, how to use your wallet, and how to buy real things.
In the first part of my two part series of how to actually buy and sell Bitcoins, I look at the theory and the underpinnings of the Bitcoin system.
Smartphones and tablets cover the whole gamut of human experience, not just the nice stuff about unicorns and rainbows. Accepting that fact lets us all have better tools to support our lives.
People don't like change. Unless Microsoft can start to understand that, Windows 8 and Windows Blue may never get traction in the consumer market...
It's not my idea — it came from one of my Twitter friends — but it's bang on the money.
So you want to build an app. You're thinking if you do it in HTML, you can take your existing skills and port it to other platforms? You're in for a rough time...
If you want to give your users the absolute best experience when accessing enterprise data, you may find yourself building apps for private use. But how?
Imagine that an old, nearly forgotten password is the only thing standing between a hacker and your entire business...
Next time you're looking to invest in an app, you'd do well to consult an evolutionary biologist...
48 hours ago I published a piece about the mistakes I felt Microsoft had made with Windows 8 design. You replied in your droves. Here's a summary of what you shared...
The users are revolting — it turns out that the mainstream market doesn't get (or want to get) Windows 8's clever new way of working. It's OK though, you can just undo it...
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