Currently BrowsingAppStorm Special Features
My name is Sydney and I’m an AppStorm writer, a freelance web designer, a beagle mom and a software enthusiast. I’m flexible when it comes to operating systems. My current setup is a Windows 8 desktop PC, a 13″ MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion, a jailbroken iPhone 4 and a decked out installation of Chrome synced between my computers. I spend a lot of time in my browser and I’m a huge fan of text expansion and shortcuts.
These are the apps that I couldn’t write without.
Over the past few weeks, the writers here at Windows.AppStorm have been sharing the apps that they have found to be essential while writing. It’s been very interesting to see how my fellow writers work as well as the diverse range of apps that they use. Now it’s time for me to share my list of apps that I couldn’t write without.
The good folks here at AppStorm thought it may be of interest to take a look at how each of us works on a daily basis and now it is my turn to provide a bit of insight into what I use on a daily basis. Of course, being a freelance writer means I am not a normal use-case scenario as far a computer users goes, but perhaps some of you will find a few interesting things here that you can use in your everyday life.
On Windows.Appstorm, over the next few weeks, the writers on the site are going to be giving you more information about their workflows. As the title suggests, each writer will show you the apps they use to help write the articles you read and love. The series will talk about the apps from a very personal view and if we’ve done reviews of the apps in the past we will link them. Alongside this we’ll add a brief paragraph introducing ourselves to you.
Think of this series as a “getting to know the writers”/ “learn about some fantastic apps which you should be using.” We hope you like it!
In 2004, Blizzard released what has probably been their most prolific and most successful game to date, it is of course none other than the fantasy MMORPG World of Warcraft. Love it or hate it, the impact that the game has had on the MMO scene has been astronomical, not only pushing its predecessor titles into irrelevance, but managing to rack up an absolutely massive eleven million subscribers at its peak.
Even nine years after its release, WoW continues to dominate thanks to a steady content stream from developer Blizzard Entertainment, which has proven successful in keeping the fans satiated, and more importantly, paying.
Google Chrome doesn’t need any introduction to most of our audience. They almost saved us from the Satanic clutches of an Internet Explorer 6 infested world. With 3D rendering support, quick adoption of HTML 5, fastest JS engine (Wait.. That was before IE10), prettiest UI (again, before IE10) it wouldn’t be unfair to say Chrome is the most loved browser, under the sun.
Incidentally, Chrome turned 4 this month, and it is only fitting to celebrate their birthday with our readers here. Today, we’re going to see what makes Chrome so special.
Traditionally gamers attribute the advent of gaming to PC. Though it’s true to a certain extent, the reins dates back to early 50s. While the first game was a really simple version of Tic-Tac-Toe- Noughts and Crosses, gaming has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry.
In these modern times, the gaming consoles have invaded our living rooms and has become an integral part of our life. Today, we’re going to take a look back at the evolution of of consoles over the years.
Traditionally gamers attribute the advent of gaming to the PC platform. Although it is true to a certain extent, video gaming itself dates back to early 50s. While the first game was a really simple version of Tic-Tac-Toe, Noughts and Crosses, gaming has now evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry.
In these modern times, gaming consoles have invaded our living rooms and has become an integral part of our life. Today, we are going to take a look back at the evolution of consoles over the years.
With the decline of WebOS and Blackberry, the contest for the best mobile OS has largely been narrowed to just three: Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 (WP7). Each operating system has its benefits and its downfalls, and as each matures, it will be interesting to see which adds the killer features to sway the majority of users. At this point, it’s obvious that Apple has the app crown for now, Google owns the customization realm, and Windows is catering to business users and anyone looking for something sophisticated and modern.
As someone who has used all three systems over the years and generally kept up with the news for each, I feel I can provide a decent overview of where they stand today. The sad truth is that all the OS hopping I’ve done is because each excels in a few areas over the others, but there is no one OS to rule them all.Hit the jump for a detailed comparison.
Over the years, Redmond has launched several useful products. But not all of them are as useful as we would like them to be. Some gave them more trouble than the others. Microsoft had no choice but to let them go.
In today’s article, we’re going to take a look back and see what we can dig up from Microsoft’s graveyard.