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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If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
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.
Businesses can leverage missed calls, voice, e-mail, apps, and SMS-based products to offer, at zero cost to users, services such as alerts, notifications, voting, product sampling, surveys, and feedback submission.
Apple released iOS7 as an upgrade for qualifying iPhones and iPads yesterday. The crisp redesigned interface includes a clean new keyboard. Problem is it's not in many apps yet, including Apple's.
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.
Most of the attention devoted to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update has focused on the Start button. But if you get past that controversial addition, there's plenty more to see. New and improved apps, Internet Explorer 11, tweaks to the onscreen keyboard, and a surprising change to File Explorer are all there too.
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.
With two different screen sizes on the Z10 and Q10, do BlackBerry apps have to be different? No, but you might want a different approach for using them with a keyboard - or in a car.
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.
I wasn't expecting to like it, but in the end I loved it. The Chromebook could be the perfect post-PC device that has a keyboard.
Throw away the kickstand, keyboard and trackpad, and Microsoft's Surface is like every other ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC we've seen. When I do my end-of-year "tech flops" round-up, I fully expect Surface tablets to make the list.
Stepping into tablets and going up against Apple's iPad, Microsoft has introduced a pair of tablets with combined cover and keyboard as it aims for a 'new kind of PC'
Forget bloatware. Desktop and laptop manufacturers could have a new way to eke out some more money from consumers when Windows 8 is officially released.
In advance of the App Center's launch, Facebook has added two new metrics to Insights for developers to better gauge user interaction with their apps: App Ratings and Negative Feedback.
The next version of Microsoft's cloud PC management service will add mobile device management, including sideloading enterprise apps to iOS and Android devices. That's not ready to try out in the pre-release version you can sign up for now, but you can check out the new user interface and see how the Windows Azure Active Directory sync will work.
Dell is relying on the feedback of its customer base to secure the lead in the enterprise workstation PC market.
If you want to try Windows 8 out with all your current apps on your current PC, you can upgrade to the Consumer Preview. Or you can install a new copy of Windows 8 in a separate partition so you can dual boot back to Windows 7 in a hurry if you need to.
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