Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:52pm

It is incredibly irritating how the networks delay progress and roll-out of updates to devices. There is simply no need for it other than creating a perception that you rather need a new device....

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 12:52pm

It really is a little frustrating that there are a number of issues (like the many you point out Paul) that need fixing on a faster schedule. Microsoft simply can't win the minds and hearts of...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 5:11pm

I must admit Paul... this was one of the first things I did. The People app is quite lacking in a few key ways. There is somewhat of a disconnect with the Facebook experience.

Irrelevant of...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 3:31pm

Irritatingly, same story for me. It's available on Windows Phone for me in South Africa, but not on the Windows Store for Windows 8/RT.

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 1:53pm

Gabe Newell should take his head out of his posterior. Exactly what is it in Windows 8 that he thinks limits Valve's ability to create great games for it?

Did he miss the memo or something...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:21am

Speaking of updates. Paul... with Windows Phone 7.x, updates were vetted by carriers and then eventually (sometimes never) released to end-users.

Because Window Phone 8 is more closely...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:15am

It has been and always will be (sadly) the manufacturers (and network operators) who screw up the the experience and unnecessarily reduce the longevity of the ecosystem for everyone.

I'm of...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:05am

Actually Paul, I find your site and articles to be very common-sense driven and I wholeheartedly agree with your description of how you support users... its clearly evident in the way you write....

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:48pm

Dude, I think you're missing what Paul is getting at here. He's referring to the Windows Team and the dynamic/culture Sinofsky had going within Microsoft and the Windows TEAM, not the product (...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:42am

Paul - Interestingly, one of your prior articles about clean installing an upgrade version of Vista/7 on an empty drive works for Windows 8 Upgrades also.

Same registry reset and Activation...

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 4:20pm

I think the Clover Trail CPU in there is a much newer generation architecture to what the ARM Tegra 3 is for example in the Surface RT. That said, I imagine eventually Intel will add x86-64...

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 12:23pm

It really bites not to have access to many of the services isn't it? I actually bought a Surface RT and shipped it over from the US because it's not available here. I think the Samsung Ativ Tab is...

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 11:24am

Paul - Being one of your regular readers from South Africa, I can confirm that ecosystem support here sucks. That said, the same is true for Apple and mostly Google's ecosystems too. I think...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:25pm

One of the things that I noticed now with my 8X was that I miss the Nokia Drive app from my previous Lumia 800.

I wish Nokia made this app available on the store. I'd even gladly pay for it...

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:59am

My Surface RT actually just landed today in Cape Town, went to the FedEx office to collect it. I have clearly bought into the Microsoft eco-system :-)

As previously mentioned Paul, I'm...

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 3:12pm

SoundHound is another one that this feature replaces the functionality of!

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 3:10pm

Google seem to be making the right noises and singing the right tunes. They are clearly paying attention to Microsoft and Apple and finding a middle-ground that they seem to recognize will keep...

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4:18pm

I wonder if the fact that Windows Phone 8 has closer underpinnings to Windows 8 and RT that feature/functional updates to the platform will (a) be more frequent, (b) be easier to code and...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 3:30am

Paul, I managed to catch up with watching this episode early this morning before work.

I'm rather shocked that Sinofsky comes across as such a villain, but I guess in a company like that...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 3:24am

Something I find rather disturbing is that Microsoft doesn't seem to be pushing advertising too heavily in the South African market where I'm from. Africa/South Africa in particular are easily...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:02pm

I got my 8X last Friday. A co-worker of mine played around with it a little on Tuesday and they commented how nice it was (aesthetically and about how cool the Windows Phone UI itself was). He...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 2:55pm

It does sometimes come across a bit jarring accessing the charms bar and other "touch-friendly" UI elements of "Metro" on a desktop PC without a touch-screen... but like you infer, you do sort of...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 2:52pm

My experience with Windows 8 Pro on the desktop has been brilliant. During the Release Preview I was dual-booting between Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8, and because I never made that break...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 2:41pm

That's a real shame! You'd think when someone is really rooting/evangelizing a platform, especially with your reach, they'd pay attention and try to encourage/support that. Very odd indeed. That...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 11:32am

Considering how much you write about Microsoft and all the people you're in contact with @ Microsoft, perhaps there should be an ad with you in Paul ;-)

Especially if you consider that your...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4:59am

I actually ordered a Surface RT which is on it's way from the US now. I really like the fact that you can simply hook up a mouse and off you go. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about between the...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:20am
I've actually received this update on my Lumia 800 here in South Africa. Based on this site, my network provider has already shipped the update while the other major network operator (MTN) are...
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