This week on What The Tech: Paul Thurrott discusses a frustrating problem he encountered while using Windows 8 and offers a work around for it. Andrew and Paul revisit their initial discussion of the new Windows Surface tablets. Paul runs down his thoughts on Microsoft announcing Windows Phone 8. Paul provides a little insight into developing for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Andrew and Paul dive into virus and malware on Mac. And we play the 10 year game. How will communication change in 10 years?
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