As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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The updates, which come as HP holds its Discover powwow in Barcelona, illustrates how PC makers are trying to deliver business systems that can replicate consumer-first design cues.
Dell cribs design cues from its XPS line to bring a 13-inch 2-in-1 to market. Will enterprises bite?
Integration with core document creation and management applications is the central theme of recent updates to EchoSign, HelloSign.
Suppliers have long suggested that enterprises use VDI to simplify administration, improve security, and reduce costs, using an older PC or a thin client as the endpoint. Samsung's new NX-N2 is designed to address that need while eliminating the need for software updates and device administration.
The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
Adobe's flagship creative applications get significant updates, and the company resets the clock on 30-day trials so you can sample the new functionality.
HP will be among the first to include the ForcePad, a touchpad designed to mimic multi-gestures on smartphones and tablets, on high-end laptops.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out fixes and updates for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablet/PC hybrids as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday process.
Citrix is merging its Branch Repeater, which delivers PC applications to virtual desktops with CloudBridge, which connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and data centers.
Microsoft appears ready to roll out the set of expected updates to its full set of core, Microsoft-developed Windows 8 applications, as rumored earlier this month.
Microsoft has made new firmware-level fixes and updates available for download for its Surface tablet/PC hybrids as part of the March Patch Tuesday updates.
New functionality continues evolution of the venerable small-business accounting software into a full-fledged financial management system.
Google creates some excellent applications for iOS and two recent updates that you should download include Google Search and Google+ for the iPhone.
Adobe has updated its flagship suite of creative tools, bringing new features and updates to key applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign and Premiere Pro, and introducing Creative Cloud. Here's ZDNet UK's guide to CS6
One way IT can hasten their responsiveness to business requirements is in their ability to deliver applications to PC faster, better and cheaper.
Companies have developed and deployed thousands of applications designed for Windows. What do they do now that staff and customers are using Smartphones and Tablets and expect the same applications will be available. Gizmox thinks that it has the answer.
Bringing together a smart thin-client and a mainframe-based, highly secure, well managed, virtualized industry standard system environment is the goal of this consortium. Customers needing military grade security while deploying popular PC applications ought to take notice.
Microsoft has made the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 compatible with Windows 8 consumer preview, the company announced on Tuesday.The update lets developers use Microsoft's Azure cloud to bring live updates and push notifications to applications built on Windows 8's Metro-style user interface in the operating system.
Once you try out the improved mouse and keyboard controls in the Consumer Preview you may find you don't dislike the Metro interface at all. Take a look at the average consumer PC and the desktop is covered side to side, top to bottom with shortcuts to applications and documents; Metro tidies that up, makes it as wide a screen as you want and adds live tiles for glanceable information like weather reports and calendar information - just what desktop gadgets always promised.
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