Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 22:17

Paul, do you know of any reason why they couldn't introduce some kind of 'overlay' in Explorer to functionally replicate the placeholders, without having actual placeholder files on the disk? I...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 22:00

Oops, nevermind that last one. You know, I've seen this a bunch of times with the Technical Preview. The November SP3 updates didn't seem to take immediately either.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 21:58

I had something weird happen with it too--did the restart, but still showed as available in Windows Update. But then when I clicked Install, it did something and said it was done, no extra restart...

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 21:41

To be fair, Paul didn't say that was good, just that it was happening.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 21:39

Additionally, in a large multi-monitor setup with lots of windows, when you click an app icon in the taskbar to bring it to the foreground, a subtle animation is incredibly useful to bring your...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 15:14

Open the Command Prompt:

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.4.9879]"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 17:21

So the whole Fast/Slow ring thing--was that really just for a single build?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:27

It doesn't seem to be in the Store's search index yet, but the web link works.

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 15:29

That would be an excellent idea, and would bring the Explorer interface and OneDrive interfaces into line.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 22:48

That's a very specific use case, but a fair point. That said, I see no reason why Microsoft couldn't have both modes coexist.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 22:46

I had the same issue, but realized it's just a quirk of its programming. All of the folders from OneDrive exist locally, regardless of whether the files were ever synced. Anything you don't select...

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 16:16

Also worth noting is the overall price with the 2-year contract. Assuming you have a 3-6GB Mobile Share Value plan, which gives a $15/mo discount for BYOD and Next, but not for 2-year contract,...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:04

It seems that hot water and soap are harder to protect against.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:09

Of course, right now there are *two* Action Centers: The new notification one and the system notifications one (the flag icon).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:22

I personally would much rather have a single app that runs on all devices which uses different interfaces as needed and modifies its behavior based on the device it is running on.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:34

Can you expand on why particular this may become the next phone you will buy, vs. waiting for a 1020/1520 replacement? Do you not expect those to be out for a rather long time?

I'm one of...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:54

Then you are being lazy, because the term you are looking for is "handwriting recognition". The key term being "recognition".

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 18:02

Wait... so you would say that normal paper doesn't support handwriting?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 13:53

I'm trying to figure out why you suggest at the top that merging Windows Phone and RT would be an end to Windows Phone. Would there not be phone-sized devices with cellular radios running the...

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 15:13

On the first screen, there's a link that says something like "Sign in to each app individually (not recommended)", and that allows you to do it.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 17:25

Now that would make a lot of sense to have Lumia replace the RT side of Surface. But then "Surface Pro" would be a bit odd.

Then again, does the reporting suggest abandoning Surface as a...

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 17:34

Mine is already pulling off my cover. You know, why doesn't MS just put a slot in the Surface that the pen clip could slide into? Or something similar. I mean its there, why not use it?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 06:04

Cosmetic scuffing generally isn't covered under any warranty, nor would I have expected it to.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 05:52

Paul, did you say anywhere what model you were given? (CPU/RAM/SSD). That would be nice information to add to this review.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 05:40

I rather doubt that will be the only reason to upgrade.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 07:50

Here's an interesting question: If you and fellow Surface Pro 3 owners are sitting next to each other at a trade show, one you click your OneNote button, how many of them will enter OneNote mode...

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 08:54

Tossing? No. Integrating. If Update 1 was "tossing Metro" then they would be marginalizing it, not making it easier to use on a desktop.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 08:03

I think there's still potentially a distinction to be made between adoption of the mobile environment as a whole and Firefox's version within that environment. Have people been seeking it out? Did...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:34

"Microsoft says this is to save battery life, which is of course the point of this accessory."

But... is backlighting that big of a power drain? And if someone didn't like it, couldn't they...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:23

Absolutely agree. On my Surface Pro 2 (which I disabled all scaling on), I will sometimes fit a snapped column for the Mercury Chat GChat client, Adobe Reader Touch for reading documents, and then...

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