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?
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
This has been a great year for Windows Phone users in so many ways. Not only did we just get a major, major OS update in Windows Phone 8.1, but Microsoft and a variety of third parties have been busy launching an unprecedented number of new and improved apps on the platform as well. With all that in mind—and with the understanding that this is just a slice in time—here's a peek at what I'm using on my own Windows Phone handset....More