Monday, January 26, 2015 - 15:24

Well, if Win8 was really Win7+ (or basically a Win 7.5) I would not have purchased 4 Win8 upgrade licenses nor purchased 5 Windows8 tablets (and passed them onto family members), nor purchased a...

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 15:18

I am in the same boat. The key is I would assume they will fine tune the touch (tablet) experience in future builds.

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:34

Me too. On the desktop (though I use it everyday) the Charms Bar was kind clunky. On table it was very fast and fluid to use the Charms bar. Seems like the current version of Win 10, while it will...

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:32

I believe it does.

On desktop, the new Notifications Center/Quick actions makes sense. Though hopefully you can term off the corner/edge feature.

On a tablet, the Charms Bar makes...

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 16:59

I have been interested in the Icon/930 and the One M8 but now I am on AT&T here in Denver with a Lumia 1520. I have been pleased both with the phone and with AT&T. Generally pleased since...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 16:54

My MS Health app version is 1.3.1209.1. Band is 1.1.2110.0.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 13:34

The music I play on my Sonos speakers is primarily pulled from the internet (Spotify, Pandora, Songza, Amazon, TuneIn Radio). Once I start playing something (or load the queue) I no longer need...

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 00:07

I believe Paul is right but to me Microsoft's strategy seems flawed - in the U.S. In the U.S. low- and mid-range phones won't entice people to move from iPhone and with the app differential it won...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 13:28

I wonder if the quality of the Lumia phones will decrease without the Nokia manufacturing capability. Or are they just trying make their cheap phones too cheaply?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 17:35

Good advice. Which I follow. I charge during the work day and while showering. Every day. Has worked out well.

BTW. I have gotten more than 48 hours a number of times.

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 17:18

After listening to this week's Windows Weekly and What the Tech, I am convinced that there is no reason to recommend getting a Windows p/Phone or tablet to any consumer. Microsoft will address/...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:26

That's good. So flagship Win10 phones by end of next year???

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:12

This does make sense for me as I currently pay for 3 of the 4 components of the bundle. Fortunately I live 30 minutes from a store, otherwise I would be upset.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:21

Well now I have Lumia Cameria Classic but still no Lumia Camera. Nokia Camera is still on my 1520.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 15:29

I don't see the Lumia Camera (or Nokia Cameria) in Store on my 1520. Also don't see the beta or classic versions.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 18:10

I agree. Definitely not "game over" for DropBox, Box, Google Drive, etc. If the PC Desktop is not your main device then I can see the OneDrive competitors still being attractive. MS better not...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:20

Whoa! Will have to look into that...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 14:55


Thanks for the focused but information-rich review. It does seem like the iPads, especially the mini, are increasingly the high-end tablet. I have a 16 gb mini "1" and would like to...

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 17:48

I had a dog named Blu...

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 17:46

The iPhone 5/5S and iOS7 did not grab my attention. Now, the iPhone 6 Plus/iOS8 is making me think about going back to iPhone. Paul is providing some good information./things to consider for the...

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 15:13

It will be interesting how your preview, then review, progresses. The 6 Plus looks very desirable.

I went from a iPhone 4S to a Lumia 1520. Love the 1520 though I have always wished the...

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 13:18

Thanks, Paul. This post helped clear up a few key issues for me. For example, that the CHARMS bar would still exist for touch-based devices.

As an everyday user of Win8.1 - on a desktop and...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:38

What is the difference btw. the new Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse and the Arc Touch Mouse SE (which is Bluetooth)?

I have the SE version and it is Bluetooth.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:36

I know we are in a brave new world where Microsoft is "mobile first, cloud first." But I keep thinking that I will not keep my Windows Phone/tablets and go back to the iPhone/iPad I used to use...

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 15:10

Web apps make sense to me. However, it most cases, I have liked the Native app better in terms of features and functionality. I assume that it is likely due to effort (and current develop skill...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:34

"But, as long as Microsoft configures Metro as a UI *option* for Windows that can be completely ignored if a user so wants, I'll be content."

I agree with this and cannot fathom why MS did...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 15:25

As usual MS responds to bad press by going too far and not sticking to their original design ideas. Doesn't makes sense for desktop but I use if everyday on my Win8 tablet.

You swipe up on...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:23

I agree - poor for non-touch but makes sense for touch. I use Win8 tablets daily and found I really like the Charms bar over. (I am now used to using the Charms on my non-touch desktop, either by...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:18

The Charms are dead. Long live the Charmsv2???

I use Win8 tablets everyday and I found very Charms UI very useful. As long as the new UI is better/easier/faster then I will be okay....

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 18:28

I glad there is a fitbit app; I may get a fitbit force now. I was also happy to see that NetAtmo has a WeatherStation app.

Now I am hoping Sonos releases a WP8.1 app.

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