Posted by hendrik in Microsoft
on May 31st, 2013
Did Microsoft make a mistake by removing the start button from Windows 8? Did they completely confuse their users by trying to create a uniform interface between mobile and desktop operating systems?
These questions will never be answered in the public domain by any Microsoft employee but the fact remains that Microsoft made big changes to their operating system’s interface. The answer may be seen in the latest update for Windows 8 which contains the iconic start button, indicating that Microsoft may be taking a u-turn on their operating system’s interface.
In Windows 8.1, you’ll be able to do...
Posted by hendrik in Microsoft, Performance
on Sep 15th, 2011
Microsoft showed the world their next generation operating system. Windows 8 has been nothing short of a rumour for the last few months. At the BUILD conference the rumour became a reality.
Microsoft is undoubtedly the market leader in the operating system space. Everyone uses a piece of software that is made by the Redmond Company at least once a day. Microsoft has stated that the developer software has been downloaded 500 000 times during the first 24 hours since being available to the public.
However I have a problem with Windows 8. Why create a whole lot of buzz and PR for a product and then...
Posted by hendrik in Microsoft, Technology
on Sep 1st, 2011
In one of the biggest stories of 2011, HP decided to “retire” WebOS. It seems the lack of sales of WebOS devices was the primary reason for this. I suspect that Googorola is potentially adding to the equation as manufacturers are looking at strengthening their own offer to consumers.
The rumour mill has already starting churning possible new owners for WebOS. Apple and Google are not even added to the conversation as they already dominate in the mobile space. So who are the candidates to buy WebOS?
Facebook could be a fit. Mark Zuckerberg’s pride & joy could acquire WebOS. They have the...
Posted by hendrik in Technology
on Aug 30th, 2011
Skype, one of the greatest internet companies to have come from Europe turned 8 yesterday. In all honesty when I saw that on a few blogs, I thought that it was not possible. Has it really been 8 years since they entered the market?
There are a few companies that have disrupted traditional services through ingenuity but Skype changed communication in a big way. Long distance communication is now simply; starting your notebook or PC and then opening Skype. The person with whom you wish to speak to is literally now on your screen. This is free if you have accepted him or her as a contact. You can also...
Posted by hendrik in Apple, Cell Phones, Performance, Technology
on Jul 5th, 2011
Research In Motion (RIM) in my opinion is currently a technological chameleon. It does not know whether it is an enterprise juggernaut or a consumer electronics manufacturer. It seems the company is struggling with their identity and are on a bit of a downward spiral.
I must confess I am surprised that the RIM shareholders have given their blessing to having 2 co-CEO’s. One ultimate responsible person is the norm and it ensures that one vision is given to all the staff. I am not convinced that by having 2 co-CEO’s someone is ultimately responsible for product decisions etc. I am a firm believer in...