Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:54am

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 - 9:03am

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 - 11:34am

"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 - 11:23am

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...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 2:51pm

I have more free OneDrive storage at this point than I know what to do with:

25 GB free + 20 GB Office 365 + 200 GB Surface (2 years) + 20 GB Enthusiast (1 year) + 3 GB Camera Roll Bonus

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:17pm

You're right, of course. Slip of the mind.

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:48pm

How does using the taskbar in Metro interfere/interact with the bottom App Bar?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:48am

Those might actually be the built-in folders, not the libraries.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 1:00am

If MS really wanted to track you secretly from Windows, their OS that they have complete control over, why would they need you to log in to anything?

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 5:28pm

It's not like they're keeping it a secret that its just for a year though.

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 5:24pm

It's much more likely to be the latter. There's no way they could do the former, because you don't get discrete bins, just a lump of space. Most likely you'll just get an "out of space, remove...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 5:55pm

Is that why my Surface Pro 2's battery indicator recently went completely wonky? It's at 7%, but never increases even though it is clearly fully charged.

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:03pm

I had Zune installed on my W8 computer for a while, so I don't *think* its a compatibility issue. I finally uninstalled it though, so I can't verify now.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:18am

You weren't lucky, people are just worried it will fall off there

Protip: The pen also readily attaches along the keyboard edge when the keyboard is disconnected.

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 6:10am

It's not entirely clear, but I think this is what is already released via WU, they're just putting it up as a manual download too?

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:55am

I really like the new Type Cover 2, but I have a few issues with the trackpad.

1) Way too easy to accidentally trigger the side-swipes, which causes the cursor to jump around. Luckily this...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:11pm

Just got my Surface Pro 2! Unfortunately, I can confirm that it comes with the old style power connector.

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:23pm

Except that a $500 laptop will have lower specs, be less portable, not take pen input, and have poor build quality.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 4:32pm

Just out of curiosity... what does the term "full-length" mean in the context of an e-book? :-)

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:28pm

I actually don't think comingling is a bad thing. The first objective of these ads is to get people to stores or the online MS store. Those locations can educate people about the differences.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:29pm

I'm pretty sure that ARM also isn't just a single thing... it'd have to be recompiled for every permutation of an ARM processor used in a Windows tablet.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:29pm

Audible has an app for Windows Phone, but I don't think there's any way to import anything into it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 11:21pm

The new Bing actually feels a lot faster than the old one. Branding aside, it's a welcome change in the browser.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:06pm


I don't think that is correct. .The NET framework is the managed code layer that calls the Windows APIs. WinRT is the replacement for Win32. I believe what the API...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:43pm is offering $400-500 at the moment for the Surface Pro. If you time it right, you could lock in a price for 30 days.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 3:40pm

My big problem with SkyDrive in 8.1 Preview is that it can take longer to try opening a remote file via Explorer than by going to the SkyDrive web interface and explicitly downloading the file...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 3:38pm

In Windows 8.1, the SkyDrive folder will by default be links out to the SkyDrive service. You can then select particular files and folders to always be available offline.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:53pm

You can downscale it so that you get all your screen real estate back. I did (though I also have excellent eyesight), and I love it--everything is perfectly readable even though it is small.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:50pm

I probably don't do quite as heavy work as you do, but I have a Pro and do use Photoshop and Illustrator, have many tabs in the browser, sometimes use an external monitor, and Visual Studio. It's...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 4:35pm

Not the same fonts--that would be Tahoma, whereas Win 7/8 uses the (IMO) nicer-looking Segoe UI font.

Other than that, this was my first thought as well--highly typography-centric...

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