In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Iyaz Akhtar, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss the recent launch of Office 365 Home Premium and Office 2013, whether consumer versions of Office represent a big market, the pending launch of the Surface Pro and whether Microsoft's new tablet is simply another kind of compromise, a Surface Pro storage space kerfuffle, and how Windows Phone 7.8 is sort of shipping out to users this week.
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