This week on What The Tech: It’s been nearly a week since Microsoft launched the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the new OS. What do they think now that it’s been a few days.Andrew debates whether or not Windows 8 will work well for laptop users. Andrew and Paul also discuss Apple’s upcoming iPad event. Could Apple possibly also announce an actual Apple TV? Also, what changes might we see with the next generation of the iPad.
Like many, I was hoping to see a new Lumia flagship before the end of 2014, and while I was pleasantly surprised in some ways by both the Lumia 735 and 830, neither offers the level of performance or best-in-market camera quality I had come to expected from Microsoft/Nokia's high-end devices. So I pulled the trigger on an unlocked Windows Phone flagship that will hopefully take me through at least the first half of this year. Or until Microsoft gets off its low-end fixation and satisfies the needs of its biggest fans....More
It's been a while since the last What I Use, but there haven't been many major changes since late last year: Surface Pro 3 has become my go-to travel companion, I've added a third cellphone line for testing Windows Phone, Android and iPhone side-by-side, and have rotated through some new tablets and other devices. We've also switched from FIOS to Comcast and added to our set-top box collection....More