Less Is More

28 05 2017

but not in all cases.

This is a minimalist workplace I use sometimes to access my Surface Pro 4.
The screen shows the USysRibbon table (for ribbon customization) in a Microsoft Access database opened on a Surface Pro 4 and viewed on a Lumia 550 via the TeamViewer Remote Control app.

If you exactly know what you’re looking for on your computer then the screen size of a Lumia is sufficient.

I heard about rumors coming up with a so-called Surface Phone able to run W32 applications. This would definitely not the ocean-boiling innovation of the smartphone Microsoft talks about since months. The screen size – if the device should still fit into your pocket – doesn’t allow to do complex tasks.

CEO Satya Nadella declared that 2017 would see Microsoft launch the ultimate mobile device:

“We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today’s market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device.”

Hmm. Nebulous.
I don’t even can imagine what he means.

But hey, I can tell you what people all over the world like to have and I say it with the words of Steve Jobs when introducing the iPhone in 2007:

an iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator

and 10 years later,

5G capable, highly secure, durable, with less OS fragmentation, with a great camera, and with lots of awesome apps.

Apps? Yeah, apps, that’s the environment where things are happening. You don’t have enough good apps? Well, you created the UWP but you still have more than 40,000 developers. Don’t dismiss them because of streamlining your business. Let them create the awesome apps users are looking for.

And don’t forget, a smartphone owner primarily feels well with the device in his hands, using it on the go, outside your Continuum.

Just advise your team to do it. It’s that easy and gives us more competition.

It will be much easier to continuously launch iterations with more and more benefits for users instead of endlessly talking about dummies.

Thanks for 🏄 by.

Hey Apple, what’s your take on Microsoft’s new Surface Pro?

25 05 2017

A mobile device with the power of a computer? You don’t have it. Have you ever asked yourself why iPad sales continuously decline? For normal people a big-sized smartphone does it all. There’s no need for a tablet which runs the same OS like the smartphone does.

Decades ago – and supported by lots of scientists of different academic disciplines today – Alan Kay already told us that people should learn the basics of programming. But with an iPad Pro you can’t do it.

The MacBook isn’t that mobile as Apple wants us to see it. And the iPad still lacks some essential features a computer is capable of, e.g. programming.

So the next step (since years) should be a real hybrid like Microsoft created it already in 2002 with the Tablet PC.

I was a proud owner of a Siemens T4010 Convertible running Windows Tablet PC Edition. And I tell you, it was a great experience at that time and it’s a great experience with my Surface Pro 4 today.

So again,
what’s your answer to the Surface Pro, making use of a fanless architecture, with a powerful Intel Corei5, running a full version of Windows 10, ready to install millions of powerful applications?

Just create a mPad running macOS with the option to also run iOS apps and Windows 10 via Bootcamp.

Forget your Macbooks and give us an ocean-boiling new Mac Pro instead.

It’s just my very personal opinion. Apple is the most successful company in the world led by excellent staff so they’ll have their good reasons not to do so. Sadly.

Thanks for 💦ing by.

Let’s get ready to rumble

24 05 2017

Another BIG deal from Microsoft and it also can open the door for a successful mobile phone marketing with low-budget devices. A rebirth of the Lumia series with a Chinese OS version would get Apple more and more into dire straits on the world’s biggest market.

Forget iPads and Macs in China when the Government Edition is preinstalled on the new Surface Pro and the OEM Partner Lenovo is massively starting its advertising efforts.

Windows 10 Chinese Government Edition

Thanks for reading.