This week on What The Tech: Paul Thurrott talks about writing his new Windows 8 Secrets book. Andrew and Paul discuss the Smoke Windows Phone contest controversy. Does Microsoft rig the contest so no one can win? Paul answers questions about the upcoming launch of the Nokia Lumia 900. Will AT&T offer updates for the Lumia 900 after it’s released? Andrew and Paul also discuss Android and the iPhone compared to Windows Phone. Is there a superior platform? And Andrew asks Paul what he thinks of employers asking employees for their Facebook password. Is that even legal?
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