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Worried about SSD wear? You probably don't need to be

While horror stories prevail regarding SSD reliability, recent tests carried out suggest that consumer solid state drives (SSDs) can be subjected to high usage levels before they experience failure.

December 5, 2014

Enterprise to act as vanguard for proximity computing

After chasing consumer-led computing for the past few years, enterprises are due to be the opening front in the next change to computing — an experience that depends on where you are, and which device you are using.

June 4, 2014

Microsoft warns Metro developers over API rules

Developers should refrain from using any non-sanctioned APIs in their Windows 8 Metro-style apps, Microsoft has said.Developer experience manager John Hazen said on Thursday that using APIs not offered as part of the Metro software development kit (SDK) could undermine consumer confidence and make the apps break.

May 18, 2012 by

Windows 8 beta: What works, what still needs work

After spending a couple weeks working with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, here's what I think works and doesn't work in this beta. Some early complaints are overblown, but there's no denying the split personality of Windows 8 has reshaped the user experience.

March 15, 2012

Getting to the enterprise with WOA

Since last week's announcements around WOA, Microsoft's implementation of Windows on the ARM platform, there's been a lot of focus on the consumer, and how the design decisions affect them and their experience. But how do those decisions work for the enterprise – and could the enterprise, Microsoft's core audience, be the reason for them?

February 11, 2012 by

Taking digital music Universal

newsmaker Accessibility of digital music plays pivotal role in curbing piracy while cloud services must ensure optimal consumer experience, says Universal Music's global head of digital business, Rob Wells.

June 1, 2011 by

Google tweaks to Gmail to give users more control

Google has made minor changes to Gmail to eliminate some of the 'pet peeves' reported by users on the Gmail help forum."While we enjoy creating new solutions to old problems with features like Priority Inbox, those little annoyances and missing pieces are important, too," Sara Goetz, consumer experience specialist, wrote on the Gmail blog on Wednesday.

April 7, 2011 by

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