12 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Aug 01

Browser Trends August 2013: The Summer Slowdown?

Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Summer has arrived and no one's thinking about browser installations. Or are they?...
17 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jul 01

Browser Trends July 2013: IE's Worst Month Ever?

Craig takes his regular monthly look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Despite encouraging developments, Microsoft is struggling to retain IE users. Is it seasonal affects or a long-term trend?
2 COMMENTs
Mobile
Jennifer Marsman, Jun 07

Android to Windows 8: Top 10 Windows Store Certification Tips

In the Windows Store, there is a certification process where your app is tested and reviewed before being published. Here are 10 tips from a Microsoft Developer Evangelist on passing certification.
12 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 05

Browser Trends June 2013: Chrome Outnumbers Firefox 2 to 1

Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Has Chrome had its largest ever rise and can Mozilla reverse Firefox's decline?
54 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, May 13

Windows 8.1: Back to Basics?

Craig discusses the web speculation around Windows Blue/8.1 and IE11. Will the new OS address user concerns?
24 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, May 01

Browser Trends May 2013: IE8 Drops Below 10%

Craig takes his regular look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. While IE8 dropped below 10%, only Internet Explorer escaped unscathed from Chrome's regular rise.
18 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Apr 15

Is the PC Doomed?

PC sales dropped 14% in the first three months of 2013. Is it time to consider an alternative career in sheep farming? Craig discusses the reports and the reality.
11 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Apr 07

Browser Trends April 2013: is Chrome Unstoppable?

We take another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. As Chrome takes another bite from all other browsers, Craig asks whether anyone can compete with Google's browser.
6 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Apr 02

Microsoft Gives Parallels, Windows 8 and IE10 to Mac Developers

Developing web sites and applications on a Mac? Finding it difficult to test Internet Explorer? Microsoft is providing free USB sticks with full copies of Parallels 8, Windows 8 and IE10. Craig looks at what's new in modern.IE...
23 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Mar 18

Microsoft Pushes IE10 Updates to Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 is being rolled out to Windows 7 as part of the automated Windows Update. Craig discusses whether this finally ends the tyranny of previous editions.
5 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Mar 01

Browser Trends March 2013: IE Drops Below 30%

Craig takes his monthly look at the winners and losers in the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. IE's total market share has dipped under 30% and the combined total for IE6 and 7 has fallen below 1%.
16 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Feb 26

IE10 Final Arrives on Windows 7

The final gold release of IE10 has finally arrived on Windows 7. Craig discusses why you should upgrade and predicts the rapid death of IE9.
10 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Feb 18

How to Use Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Hyper-V is the hardware-assisted virtualization platform provided in Windows 8. Craig's tutorial explains how to create your first virtual machine.
15 COMMENTs
Programming
Craig Buckler, Jan 30

How to Switch Off the Thumbs.db Image Cache File in Windows

Thumbs.db is an image cache which makes thumbnail viewing faster. It’s usually hidden but can appear, disappear and is often impossible to delete.
6 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Craig Buckler, Jan 07

How to Boost Your Windows 8 Productivity

Craig provides a selection of useful tips and hotkeys to alleviate your initial confusion and disorientation in Windows 8...
8 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jan 03

Browser Trends 2012: the Demise of IE6 and Meteoric Rise of Chrome

Another year is over so Craig writes the browser biographies and reports on the biggest battles of 2012.
13 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Craig Buckler, Dec 21

Windows 8 First Month Review: Productivity and Performance

In the final part of Craig's review he discusses productivity, performance and asks whether Windows 8 is right for you.
4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Craig Buckler, Dec 14

Windows 8 First Month Review: Software, Security and Stability

In the second of Craig's three-part review he discusses the apps provided with Windows 8.
30 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Craig Buckler, Dec 07

Windows 8 First Month Review: Installation and Interface

In the first of Craig's three-part review he discusses Windows 8 pricing, installation and the radical new interface.
7 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Dec 01

Browser Trends December 2012: Chrome Grabs Legacy IE Users

Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts to reveal how usage patterns changed during November and the past twelve months.
8 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Nov 30

Get Windows 8 Pro Media Center for FREE!

Upgrading to Windows 8 Professional may be inexpensive, but you'll need to pay extra for media codecs. Or do you? Craig reveals how you can obtain Windows 8 Media Center for free...
5 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Nov 23

Mozilla Release Firefox OS Mobile Simulator

Firefox OS mobile devices are scheduled for release in 2013. But there's no need to wait - you can run the OS directly from your browser...
21 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Nov 15

IE10 Lands on Windows 7

Windows 7 users can now install IE10. It may be a release preview, but it's a full browser which replaces IE9 on your PC. Craig provides the download...
21 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Nov 07

Internet Explorer 10: the Review

Craig reviews the final release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 10. Has it caught the competition? Can it halt IE user migration? Does it offer a compelling reason to switch back?