Today, Microsoft will be launching Windows 8, the biggest redesign of its flagship product in nearly two decades; making October 25th 2012 a pivotal moment, not just for the world’s largest software manufacturer, but for the tech industry as a whole.
Windows has been the dominant operating system for decades, and has enabled Microsoft to play a disproportionately large role in shaping our digital lives. However, this dominance is largely maintained by legacy versions and uptake of new releases has been declining for some time.
According to Steve Brazier, CEO of research firm Canalys, desktop usage is around 72% of the global market, down...
Today we’re going to compare the websites of two monumental companies: Apple and Microsoft.
The two giants pride themselves for producing cutting edge consumer and business products, and are leading the developments in software and hardware.
But what about their websites? How do they both compare, and more important, which one is better...
Browser testing is a hot and frustrating issue among web designers and developers alike. In most cases, developers design for one target browser and once they’re done, they start tweaking their design to make it compatible with other browsers.
There are many ways to test a website before launching, and these include having multiple browsers and operating systems installed, running virtual machines with different configurations or using a hosted image service where a screenshot is produced for a given browser version and operating system to be used for comparison purposes.
Starting today, there’s...