Gloria’s tech journey really began when she was studying user centered design in university, and developed a love for observing how people actually use technology. Her bylines include Fast Company, ZDNet, and Tom’s Hardware. She often judges mobile apps competitions like the SIIA CODiE Awards and the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES. When she’s not tripping over various cords and plugs, you can probably find her skating up a storm in a ice rink somewhere.
Microsoft releases a preview video of Windows 8.1 that puts some of its new features into action, including the new motion-sensing wallpapers, Bing-powered search, 4-app Snap mode, and the new lock screen as photo frame.
MIcrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly reorganizing the company to reflect its changing business from being all about software, to putting more focus on hardware and products like the Surface tablet and SkyDrive
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo updates his latest report on what we can expect from WWDC 2013: new Haswell-powered MacBook Pros and Airs, non-Retina 13-inch Pros to be discontinued, and dual-mics coming to the Air.
Microsoft's Frank X. Shaw believes iPads and other tablets should be considered personal computers, too. Slates just happen to be in a more mobile form factor than traditional computers, and are just as useful.
Acer introduces a $200 C710 Chromebook. Basically identical to the $280 C710, the new model comes with a 16GB SSD and 2GB RAM instead of a 320GB HDD. This latest budget Chromebook is available at Best Buy now.