- Software edge key as hardware commoditized in smartphone wars
As the smartphone world gets crowded with handsets that are beginning to look all alike, the key to winning tomorrow’s wars could lie in what users can do with one phone that they can’t with another.
Barclays analysts led by S.C. Bae, who attended the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona earlier this week, say the event gave them the impression that smartphones are now moving to the next phase, from “hardware-oriented competition to software, user-experience and solution-oriented competition.”—MarketWatch
- Smaller Tablet PCs to Take Over in 2013?
The launch of the iPad mini in late 2012 has been seen as an acknowledgement by Apple that smaller size (7-9”) tablet PCs would become a larger part of the market than larger sizes (9.7” or 10.1”). Key aspects are more attractive prices and the ability to hold the device in one hand rather than two. Data published in the latest Monthly TFT LCD Shipment Database indicate that in the first month of 2013, tablet PC panel shipments shifted dramatically toward smaller screen sizes—David Hsieh at Display Search
- Death of the Personal Computer Due to Greed
I’ve read a lot of predictions about the death of the PC. Most of the articles assume the blame is due to the surge inthe use of tablets and powerful smart phones. If you’re seeing the same updates that I do you’ll agree the real death may be due to user apathy and greed—Software developer Bill Pytlovany
- Texting Becoming a Pain in the Neck
Orthopedic surgeon, spine specialist says excessive leaning head forward and down, while looking at a phone or other mobile device could result in what some people call “text neck.”—ScienceDaily
- Can We Teach Computers What “Truth” Means?
Truth is tricky. At Slate, journalist Konstantin Kakaes writes about the conundrums involved in trying to define “truth”
- Four months in: Windows 8 adoption is almost at a standstill
It has now been four months since Windows 8 was released, and the latest figures show that its growth — in terms of market share, mind share, and the number of apps in the Windows 8 Store — is almost at a standstill—ExtremeTech
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