Category: Platforms

There has been quite a stir in recent weeks about Boston Globe. This American daily publication has shunned Apple and its in-app subscription model and decided instead to develop a new desktop browser based website  which is optimised for mobile browsers using a techniques called adaptive and reactive design. We are going to take a brief look […]

Following on from last weeks post from Kev about how the size of the device really does matter I have found myself considering how I actually use my devices. While I was aware that use of my laptop had changed since I started using an iPhone I was quite surprised to realised that my usage of my iPhone had […]

I read a disturbing article on TechCrunch this week about the ‘likely’ possibility that Windows 8 will let you run your mobile phone apps on your computer. Now I’m going to give the article the benefit of the doubt. After all, it goes on to talk about the next version of the OS perhaps offering […]

Ecosystems. We’ve talked about them before. A good ecosystem is mature. It takes time to build. And it’s kind of self perpetuating. It has this buy-in power that makes you want to spend more time and money living inside of it. It has tenticles. When Apple made the iPod, and iTunes with it, it planted […]

Yesterday Google took their turn in the latest round of the smart phone wars when it was announced that Google is to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola split their business sometime ago with Mobility being the development and manufacture of mobile phones arm. It seems that, for now at least, Google will continue to […]

There is a lot of buzz about HTML5 right now. I tend to follow quite a few of the movers and shakers in the tech world who constantly jump ship to the next big thing, forever investing their time and effort in the latest technology. When said technology eventually becomes mature enough to actually use, another new […]

The next few days will hail the arrival of HP’s TouchPad in stores all over the UK. It’s yet another tablet device come iPad wannabe that has been met with a lukewarm reception and average reviews. So, whats new? Well, it’s among the first of HP’s devices running the new webOS. That’s right, it’s not […]

While iOS is the undisputed consumer app king, Android sits as the mobile device OS whose growth is accelerating the fastest. However, quite opposite to some of the headline stats out there, Android does not have a larger install base than iOS. It is true that there are more Android based devices than iPhone’s but  if […]

Each mobile OS has its strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes, when choosing which platform or platforms to address it helps to know a little bit about what they are. We’ve talked a fair bit about iOS and Windows Phone already, so this week we’ll take a look at Android. Android is Google’s mobile operating system for […]

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the reign of the PC is over. For the last decade the PC has been considered as the digital hub of our digital life. It was like the sun, in the solar system of our connected devices. Well, if Apple are on the ball (and they usually are) then […]