Ballmer and Co's restructuring is all about removing the silos that stifled innovation and cross-product working groups. But will removing them let them build better products?
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.
All of the platform owners have stores for selling apps and content. But why do they do it? The answer may surprise you...
We're living more of our lives in the digital realm. Makes sense to keep an archive of all that text, videographic, and photographic data. But there are some problem around scale...
As a developer, Matt Baxter-Reynolds has designed systems to digitize healthcare data. But now, as a hospital patient, he misses the reassuring feel of paper in hand.
PC OEMs seem obsessed with making complicated, high-cost, Windows 8-baed devices. Why are none of them trying to make cheap Android laptops?
Where is the Apple TV? Spoiler: It's not coming.
Doesn't matter what Microsoft does, people complain. Perhaps they need to work out a different way of talking to people?
Microsoft does a superb job of using Twitter to handle technical support. Yet Apple does nothing (and totally should)...
One PRISM theory runs that the NSA copies everything "in case they need it later." Whether this is true or not, is there a case for archiving every global citizen's private data for the benefit of future historians?
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?