Yes, Steven Sinofsky will no longer be at Microsoft. Can’t say that I’m surprised, either. I don’t know the guy, and I would never wish anything but the best for him.
Still, my long-standing belief that Windows 8’s UX is a disaster area remains unchanged and, if anything, Sinofsky’s sudden departure is vindication.
I’m certain there are other factors at play, but I know I’m not the only one who looks at Windows 8’s schizophrenia and wonders just what he was thinking.
Let me put it to you another way: If he was right about the Windows 8 (and RT) strategies, do you really think he’d be out so soon?
Mozilla announced yesterday that the much-antipiacted Weave Sync is finally ready for the general market. Using it will allow you to sync your Mozilla experience across all of your supported devices, including your desktop, your laptop and your mobile phone.
Any pages open within Firefox on your desktop will automagically open in the mobile version. At the end of your workday, you can walk away from your desk, and continue right where you left off from your phone. All of the information is encrypted and sent through the Cloud between your desktop and your phone. This could potentially increase productivity, allowing you to finish up last-minute details and projects while riding home on the bus or train – but not while driving!
This is excellent news for many Firefox fans, and I was very happy to read this news today. There have also been many excellent things posted in our community. I’ve gathered together some of the best, in the hopes you don’t miss out on anything!
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