New Windows Reveal Expected This Week

The end of September is just around the corner, and October brings with it the promise of cool weather, candy apples, and a new version of Windows. After the divisive reception of Windows 8, Microsoft is rumored to reveal details regarding the next version of Windows, codenamed Windows Threshold, on... [More]

Big Data, Big Value

How valuable is big data? It’s an important question for developers, who need to be able to respond to ever-shifting markets quickly so they are not left behind. But big data is a curious field, still rife with possibilities and controversies. In a recent blog post on the Wall Street Journal, ... [More]

The Future on Your Wrist

Last week the Wearable Tech Expo took place in New York City, bringing with it new glimpses into an exciting avenue for tech companies. While convenient, modern technology has struggled to move beyond phones, and the potential for a transformative product remains obvious. Google Glass is of course t... [More]

Reunion Tour: The Return of Music as Big Data

In our never-ending quest for apps that utilize data in interesting ways, a common theme is music. One such app that caught our eye recently is Roadtrip Mixtape. This web app combines Google Maps destinations with Spotify tracks to create a playlist based on the artists whose hometowns you travel th... [More]

Top of the Charts

Charts are fun. There’s no way around it. At Syncfusion, we take great pride in making chart controls for a variety of platforms, including JavaScript and WinRT. Our controls offer flexible, ready-to-use features that make constructing enterprise charts a breeze. Sometimes, however, we like to... [More]

To the Point: DirectX 12 Brings Change

Following up on our DirectX post, this week we’re taking a look at the recently announced DirectX 12. Since DirectX is a collection of APIs, the newest version will actually be a set of updates and features rolled out individually rather than a monolithic new product. Besides ensuring that dev... [More]

What is DirectX?

For developers of Windows applications, especially games, DirectX is one of the most important tools to master. It serves as an all-in-one gateway for full Windows integration. But what is it? DirectX is a set of APIs designed for Microsoft platforms. The “X” in DirectX serves as a sta... [More]