Thursday, 21 June 2012

What happened to Raffi's iDeas?

Hi readers,

I'm sure you've noticed that nothing has happened here for close to a year now. It's a shame, I know, but I've been far too busy to post here. I just wanted you all to know that I'm still passionate about tech and have a lot to say about it.

I'll keep this content here for archival purposes; feel free to read over - some of the content is still pretty relevant. Be on the lookout, I'm sure I'll make a comeback someday. Make sure you're there cheering me on when that happens.

Until we meet again,

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The Perfect Recipe For Windows 8

Microsoft is already hammering away at the next version of the Windows platform. It has been a few years since Microsoft released the last version of Windows and the tech world has changed dramatically. So to stay in the game, Microsoft will have to make some fundamental changes to Windows to bring it up to today’s ever rising standards.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Thoughts On Google+

Google has never been very good at social networks. Despite a few genuine attempts to become the world’s favourite social network, Google has, until now, never seen success.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mobile sacrifices that build better products

Every single piece of software that is built is designed to work best with the hardware that supports it. That is the idea, at least. Be it an entire operating system, an application, or just a tiny background utility, this same rule always applies.

Take Microsoft Windows, for example. The user interface has been designed from the ground up to perform best in the standard desktop environment (mouse, keyboard, etc). Every single component in the operating system is designed to provide the best experience with the hardware that we use it with.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Two Weeks With Android

When a non-tech savvy thinks of a smartphone, usually the first thing that will come to their mind will be the iPhone. The iPhone is by far the correct and most logical choice for inexperienced users. iOS is both easy to learn and use (except for iTunes, that is) and works in most cases, straight out of the box.

iOS’s simplicity and ease of use is supported by the fact that it is a closed system. What you see is what you get, with no exceptions (this doesn’t apply to jailbroken devices, but I’m talking about a stock device). This is excellent and not so great all at the same time. I will explain why.