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 computer giant wants to bring Windows to the masses again -- in the form of a tiny desktop box.
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Let the iPad tablet holiday pricing war begin.
It looks like the PC market will live for at least another quarter. New sales figures from the U.S. retail channel show slight gains over last year during the back-to-school buying season. Apple had the most impressive results, with sub-$300 notebooks (including Chromebooks) also doing well.
Everyone knows the PC market has been in decline for the past few years. But one segment of that market is doing spectacularly well, and one company has managed to carve out enviable sales and profits by dominating that niche. Guess who?
A 21.5-inch version with a less-powerful Intel Core i5 processor and less hard drive space is $200 cheaper than the previous cheapest iMac.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
Buy a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC or tablet at a participating retailer and you will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Store for apps or games.
If you have a Windows Phone 8 device and rely on Office documents, Microsoft has released a new app called Office Remote that might help liven up PowerPoint presentations.
Apple once again tops the ACSI satisfaction index as consumers embrace mobility, leaving the likes of HP, Dell and Toshiba playing catch-up.
While PC OEMs made steep cuts in panel demand, Apple's demand grew by 76 percent during July, buoyed by demand for the MacBook Air.
Don't want to dual-boot your Mac or Linux PC to run one or two Windows apps? Don't want to install a full virtual operating system for them? CodeWeaver's latest version of CrossOver 12.5 may be just what you want.
According to a report released by PC management service provider Soluto, Windows 8 users are launching, on average, only 1.52 Windows 8 apps per day.
The shift from the PC to post-PC technology has been good for wireless carriers, who globally pull in a combined revenue of some $1.3 trillion a year. This is equivalent to four times the combined revenue of Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Intel.
We all have our Instagrams: the apps that make the platform for us. Mine just happens to be a GPS app I've used since the Pocket PC days. Now it's coming back to Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft's Surface Pro, to me, seems like a PC in tablet's clothing. I'm not missing Win32 apps on my Surface RT. So it's no Pro for me.
The figures don't lie: Android not only has almost three-quarters of global mobile device sales, but it's outselling PCs too. So the Linux-based OS is the new Windows, not only due to its ubiquity, but because it represents a key aspect of Windows that Microsoft is throwing away: openness.
If you're a developer, do us all a favor, willya? Follow David's advice and try to make the process easier. It'll save us all a lot of time.
A piece of computing history is due to go for auction in London in a little over one month and is expected to fetch up to £80,000.
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