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 applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
Just what is a PC, anyway? In the past year, the traditional definition of a Windows-powered PC has been blurred as a wave of decidedly nontraditional devices appeared on the market. Here's what I've learned after using more than 20 of those devices.
At the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Microsoft's hardware partners are showing off the next generation of Windows-powered hardware, a category Intel calls "two-in-ones." By year's end, the market should be flooded with devices that can shift from PC to tablet on the fly. But who's buying?
In 1983 three former Texas Instruments executives launched the first IBM PC compatible computer that was the beginning of the mobile PC industry. The Compaq Portable demonstrated that mobile computers were the wave of the future.
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.
From renewable biofuels to wastewater treatment and green building applications, the slimy water plant is getting much more respect in cleantech.
Headlines scream the mainframe is dead, the midrange system is dead or the PC is dead. The data center reality, however, is that useful technology doesn't die. It just becomes the foundation for the next wave of technology adoption.
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.
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.
The acquisition of London-based Green Hat will allow IBM to offer cloud tools for stress-testing applications without the need to set up complex hardware environments
Enterprise app stores are quickly creating productivity and speed-to-value benefits for PC users and IT departments alike as they grapple with the new models around consumerization of IT. The author of a recent Ovum white paper on why app stores says they are increasingly important for enterprises as they consider ways to better track, manage, and distribute all of their applications.
VMware has detailed two projects and brought out a series of software updates to prepare for the 'post-PC world', where the focus is on applications and not hardware
Some Lion users miss their older Rosetta-dependent applications, which didn't make the cut in the latest Apple OS upgrade. However, a recent tip says that with a little effort — a download or two — it is possible to run Snow Leopard, the Rosetta Power-PC emulation libraries, and your older apps on a Lion machine.
The green computing organization just wants applications and power management software to get along.
The Kinect SDK for Windows 7 lets you plug a standard XBox Kinect sensor unit into your PC and use it to develop unique motion-driven games and applications.
Kapow Mobile Katalyst debuts as new means to rapidly convert web applications to mobile apps sans APIs
The post-PC era writing has gone from the wall to the tablet, and many enterprises, customer-facing retailers and service providers therefore want to make more of their web and business applications work on popular mobile smartphone and tablet devices such as Android and iOS.
Which industry stands to gain the most from energy efficiency, power management, and other green IT strategies?According to research funded by technology giant Fujitsu, the answer is financial services -- which consume enormous amounts of computing power with their various mission-critical transactions and applications that demand real-time processing and response.