Chrome edging towards two thirds of browser market as Windows 10 shows strong growth
This month’s Netmarketshare numbers for August 2018 are out and they contain a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft. On the pleasant side, in August Windows 10 showed strong growth, growing from 36.58% to 37.8% of the desk...
Lenovo’s PC business does the impossible – gain market share while maintaining profitability
Lenovo is the number one PC OEM in Q2 2018, according to Gartner, pipping HP to the post, but remarkably the company did not do this by sacrificing profitability. In their quarterly earnings press release, posted today, the compan...
PC sales are up for the first time in 6 years, but it’s not due to you
Microsoft has become an increasingly enterprise-focused company, but part of the reason for this may be that it is mainly consumers who are moving away from Microsoft operating systems and services. Companies, always Microsoft...
The IDC predicts Surface Pro-style devices to be the only PC growth segment
The prognosticators at analyst company the IDC do not currently see a bright future for traditional PCs and notebooks. In their Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, they predict the PC market will decline 1.8% o...
Could Material Design provide a path for design consistency for Microsoft on Android?
This year, users began to notice a change in Google’s design ethos for apps and services. No longer did the software maker stick to the same old tired Material Design system. Rather, it opted for a new style, it chose a new ...
IDC see detachable tablet market growing powered by Apple and Microsoft
The IDC has posted their estimates for tablet shipments in Q4 2017, and on this occasion has focused strongly on the detachable tablet (e.g. iPad Pro, Surface Pro) vs slate market (regular iPad, most Android tablets). The former c...
IDC says PC shipments grew for the first time in 6 years this holiday season
The IDC reports PC sales were better than expected in Q4 2017, with shipments actually growing 0.7% YoY instead of declining 1.7% as expected. A total of 70.6 million traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) were shi...
Microsoft’s Cortana strategy is currently uncertain
Microsoft's future plans with Cortana are unclear. As Alexa makes incurions into Windows 10 PCs, and Cortana fails to grab the smart-home and automotive market, its becoming uncertain what Microsoft wants their users to see Cortan...
Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 usage in USA in new stat
We have been watching Netmarketshare’s numbers closely over the last few months, waiting for the moment, long predicted, when Windows 10 will have more usage on the web than the now 8-year-old Windows 7. According to another...
Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is now a viable operating system, but does that matter?
Microsoft’s Windows S which debuted with the Surface Laptop has been the subject of some debate for its short existence. To briefly recap, Windows 10 S is a variant of Windows 10 Pro which has been streamlined and optimized ...