Hardware

With Surface, Microsoft charts a new path

Yesterday, Microsoft made what may be remembered as one of its most important announcements ever: it announced that it is designing, manufacturing and selling its own tablets.

The tablets, which the Redmond software giant has dubbed Surface, will sport two flavors of Windows 8: Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro.

Dell announces financing program for startups

The global economy may be on the brink of another downturn and Facebook’s IPO has some suggesting that it’s ‘RIP Good Times’ all over again, but Dell is betting that high-growth startups are going to need hardware regardless.

Yesterday, it announced a new financing program designed to encourage startups to select Dell products.

What the Apple tablet buzz tells us about…

Later today, Apple is expected to unveil what some believe may be its most important product ever: a tablet computing device.

The Apple tablet has been the subject of speculation for some time and in the lead up to Apple’s media event today, the buzz has hit a fever pitch as just about everyone is talking about it. Obviously, the press and blogosphere will have plenty of information to
feast on later, but I think the buzz about the Apple tablet is in and
of itself worth examining. Why? I think it tells us something about…

23 ways Apple can improve my next iPhone

Apple iPhone 3G pic by Óscarq via Flickr)I purchased two things last year that have improved my world considerably. 

The first purchase was the Roland Juno, a synthesiser that is pound for pound the best value for money of anything I’ve ever bought. It is tremendous fun and all manner of synthy noises and weird Devo-esque sounds. It even has a cowbell. I can’t really play it, but I have a lot of fun trying.

The second thing was the delightful Apple iPhone. As you probably know, it is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. For anybody who runs websites for a living it is a must-have. I’ve been sleeping more soundly since I bought it…

However, as with most things, there is scope for improvement