Oh, Bill, people don't want Office on their iPads. Or Nexus 7s. Or maybe even their Surfaces.
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.
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.
Apparently, people aren't buying Chromebooks. Or they're buying them, but not using them. But does that actually matter?
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.