This week on What The Tech: Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft officially unveiling the Windows 8 product line. Did Microsoft go overboard with the different versions again? Also how will there be a custom version for enterprise? Andrew and Paul debate whether or not Windows 8 will top Apple’s iPad. Andrew brings up criticism of Nokia Lumia 900. Is the criticism fair? Ikea announces they will begin selling TVs. Does this make any sense for them? Paul weighs in. Also, Andrew and Paul discuss live sports TV.
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