Strategy Analytics has produced a new study showing that in the 4th quarter of 2012, Android and Apple iOS together accounted for a record 92% share of all smartphones shipped worldwide. In the fourth quarter, a massive 217 million units were shipped globally, a 38% increase year-on-year from 2011. For the entire...

Exhibit Number 1: an agonizing decision that Microsoft has to make, namely to release or not release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in an interview with Bloomberg recently, had no comment on whether or when Office would be available on the iPad and Android tablets. He...

Microsoft faces an agonizing decision within the next few weeks to months, that is, whether to release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had no comment on whether or when Office 2013 would be made available on the iPad and...

When is 64GB not 64GB? It seems that happens when its the Surface Pro, which, when launched on February 9th will only have 23GB of free storage out of the box. 41GB of its capacity will be eaten up by the operating system, built-in apps, and a recovery partition. Lest users think this is totally unusual, it is...

Earlier today, Apple announced the launch of an iPad with a retina display and 128GB of storage.  The launch of this tablet on February 5th can have only one purpose – to kill the Surface Pro before it hits the ground. In addition to the launch of the iPad, Apple released iOS 6.1, which adds LTE compatibility. The new...

I heard today about a video with a detailed critique of Windows 8 by Brian Boyko.  Now I know there are perhaps too many giving Microsoft a hard time – some of it for legitimate reasons, but this is a critique worth watching in my opinion. Brian has some things right on, but I must warn you, there is a little bit of...

The city of Munich in Germany began an effort in 2003 to migrate 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees from Windows NT to free and open source software. In doing so, they chose a Linux distribution (named LiMux) based on Ubuntu, with a KDE interface. Despite Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer getting on...

Appcelerator surveyed 770 enterprise CEOs, CIOs, Mobile Application Development managers and other senior managers in November 2012 on their views and choices relating to enterprise use of mobile apps. The results were startling, to say the least. Here’s the first one: 87% of enterprise respondents predict that more...

Adam Hartung recently wrote an article called “The Sale of Microsoft: Game Over Ballmer Loses”, where he spoke extensively about the coming demise – in his opinion – of Microsoft.  His major point was that the sea change in computing has left Microsoft behind and there is little prospect of their catching up. Now, he...

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the fourth quarter of 2012 was a strong one for mobile phone sales, with 482.5 million mobile phones sold. This compared to 473.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 or 1.9% year on year growth. In the smartphone segment, 219.4 million units or 45.5% of...