Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 1:59pm

You can create a local account on your PC so you don't have to be connected to your Microsoft account. You will still have to login to use SkyDrive from your browser but one way or another, if...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:30pm

The unification of Windows RT/Phone will keep "Windows on ARM" alive and insure that the "desktop-less" Windows "tablet" will succeed while traditional OEMs successfully market Windows 8.1 tablets...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:19pm

This was a firmware update. One cannot easily "back out" a firmware update. That's why the "fix" will be a new firmware update.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:17pm

So it is okay for Apple to routinely make hardware changes in the middle of a model year so that things that used to work stop working - until a third-party hardware vendor alter their software....

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:13pm

Maybe so but as a whole Americans, per capita, are more productive than those in any other industrialized nation in the world.

Europeans as a whole have longer vacations from work, and...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:08pm

There might be a simple "stop-gap" available here. I would expect that those who are experiencing these problems are users who depend upon the Sleep function or the Hibernate function. And maybe...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 2:28pm

I have been a Kindle user for a number of years now and, frankly, I don't have much interest in using my Surface (RT or Pro) to read Kindle e-books. The Kindle reader is much better suited to...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 2:06pm

Security is a moving target. Right now, only Microsoft seems interested in keeping ahead of the "bad guys".

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 2:04pm

Unfortunately, Google, Facebook and all the rest have the same attitude. They want you to use THEIR service as your "single sign-on". The difference is that Microsoft wants to protect your data...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:16pm

That sounds a little low to me but I could be wrong. Microsoft's minimum recommendation for Windows 8.1 (x86) is 16GB of storage but that is unrealistically low. Even 64GB of storage does not...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 2:06pm

Agreed. Microsoft has made the promise to put Windows "everywhere" and the "Metro UI" is the key to that. Windows Home brought the concept to life but in porting it to Windows 8, it became clear...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 2:01pm

It is true that most people surf the web, listen to music and watch movies, and play games in their iPad and Android devices. With Windows RT, the tablet is far more productive. Office 2013...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:36pm

Nokia is selling lots of Lumias running WP8 and so is HTC. Samsung not so many but for a brand new platform, it's a little early to declare it dead.

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:35pm

"[Windows RT] is not solid in ANY way???"

I couldn't disagree more. I am an IT professional and when I bought my Surface RT I wondered if I would miss my legacy apps. Well, I haven't!...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:21pm

Well, Paul, I think you are being a little silly here. The differences between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT are very small, and Microsoft has promised to fix that.

Among those...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:25pm

Don't like Metro? The don't use it. Hide all those Metro Apps (it's easy to do) and put all your favorite desktop apps on the Start Screen. Then, each morning, login and immediately open your...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:20pm

Just because you and I view the Start Menu as entirely intuitive, lost of consumers are "afraid" of their computers and just simply do not like change - any change.

Further, Windows 8...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:15pm

Not really, a lot of stuff in the Windows Store is free. If you have Windows 8 and you have a Microsoft Account, you have access to the Windows Store, and to SkyDrive, and to Windows WebApps....

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:08pm

New Coke did better in "taste tests" until people knew what it was. Not surprising - perception is more important than reality. I'd guess that Windows 8 testing went the same way.

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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:04pm

It'll be free if you own a copy of Windows 8 but, if not, you are going to have to BUY Windows 8.1. Seems fair to me.

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:02pm

On the contrary, I think the remark is very telling. I use my Surface RT in the evenings and I can do almost any work-chore I need with my Surface RT. To be far, that is because my employer has...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 4:55pm

It sounds like there is a reason why she doesn't often represent Microsoft publicly. Even just reading your text, she does not sound very articulate. Too bad - for her and for Microsoft.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 2:56pm

"Metro" was renamed to "Modern" months ago (before RTM) in order to address some trademark infringement issues.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:39pm

I doubt that we will see the desktop disappear from Windows (NT) any time soon. the enterprise is just too dependent upon preemptive multitasking to do that. Nevertheless, I would not be...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:31pm

You are right. Windows 8/RT is truly a hybrid product. Windows RT is a tablet-oriented OS and Windows 8 offers the same "Tablet UI" as Windows RT but also supports the traditional Windows NT...

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 6:30pm

I do believe that a price adjustment is in order. Microsoft has already announced that the 64GB Surface RT will be offered at $599 w/o Touch Cover so

32GB Surface RT = $499
32GB...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:15pm

A second, perhaps less elegant, solution would be this:

You ought to be able to create a shortcut from your folder on the MicroSD card to your personal Music, Video, and Documents folders...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:40pm
Ah, statistics are wodnerful things, are't they? You make them prove whatever you want them to prove. It doesn't matter how well the Windows phone perforns in a staged test with random...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:39pm
Ah, statistics are wodnerful things, are't they? You make them prove whatever you want them to prove. It doesn't matter how well the Windows phone perforns in a staged test with random...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 12:38pm
Ah, statistics are wodnerful things, are't they? You make them prove whatever you want them to prove. It doesn't matter how well the Windows phone perforns in a staged test with random...
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