Tag: Windows

A Look Back at Ballmer

After the white smoke signals that indicate that a new head of Microsoft has been chosen and now that Steve Ballmer has finally departed, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the famous moments of the larger than life personality that ran the technology giant for the last 14 years.
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Post-PC Infographics

Post-PC Main
Whether you know it or not, the times they-are-a-changing – and they have been for some time. Here are some infographics we created showing some of the important facts about the Post-PC era and how clients and agencies must adapt to remain competitive and relevant.

Click here to see the full-size infographic, or check below the fold for each individual piece.
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Tablet and Smartphone Resolution Sizes

Just in case you were mystified by the resolution sizes of today’s preferred devices, here are some handy graphics to help you during any design and development.
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Hands on with Xbox SmartGlass

Xbox SmartGlass
At E3, I was wowed by a demonstration of Microsoft’s SmartGlass. The application brought a second screen to the Xbox 360 experience, offering an alternative way to control the device through the use of a smartphone. About 5 months later, Smartglass has arrived. Earlier this week I had a chance to play around with it. How does it stack up to the demonstration I saw? Read on to find out.
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Why the Windows 8 User Experience is Doomed to Fail: It Flies Like a Car and Drives Like a Plane.

Today Microsoft finally released Windows 8. The launch of a new operating system is always exciting. But this is not just an ordinary update. Windows 8 is Microsoft’s most ambitious and most important undertaking since Windows 95 nearly twenty years ago. Windows 8 introduces a completely new user interface (UI), following the unique Metro design language that was created for Windows Phone 7. This time around, however, Microsoft has a serious issue with user experience (UX).
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