Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 6:09pm

I'm really happy with this. I like the idea of a black type cover with a coloured pen loop. The cyan and red in particular would be rather striking.

Doesn't beat having some kind of holder...

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:30am

Good grief, why can't this stuff just be a check box in the settings? Ditto the option to enable or disable the hardware windows button and any other options.

There just needs to be a '...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:39am

Kobo is also big in the UK. One of our major booksellers (WH Smith) sell them direct and use it as their ebook store. It's also my preferred reading app on the Nexus 7 (allows import of local...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:16pm

A shame it still has to go through the entire 19 stage update process even for tiny updates like this. I'd have hoped they'd have brought over some of the Windows Update tech so these things can...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 2:43pm

Nope, Wacom and N-Trig pens are not interchangeable.

While the pen does require batteries, they last for a very long time (as far as I know, usually more than a year) so it's probably not a...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:49am

The Surface team did a very good job of explaining this at the AMA yesterday. I posted the full response here:

...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:10pm

By the time I buy an Xbox One later in the year for Arkham Knight it's going to be a very impressive system. While I appreciate a lot of this stuff should have been there from the start it's great...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 11:36am

Microsoft have gradually being trialling and creating a very modern looking file explorer since the launch of Outlook.com with it getting better and better with each new update and new product....

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:05pm

All great updates! It's crazy how improved OneDrive is from just a couple of years ago...

Hope they don't forget about the Windows 8.1 app, which is still troubled by the huge removal of...

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:51pm

Great news, it's a cliché but it genuinely does feel snappier after the update and I can't wait for more. It's great that for the first time since WP7 I have access to all my subscription music...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:43pm

I would hope they also delayed to work on some more apps that take advantage of a device with a pen.

Hopefully we'll see a large update to OneNote to go with it at least. The touch Office...

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 3:51pm

Haven't been able to get WiFi settings to properly sync unfortunately. Was testing it out in external offices yesterday and while my new Windows 8.1 devices all connected instantly (even though...

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:32am

Had a bit of a glitch with Facebook where it wiped all my Facebook contacts from the people hub but a re-sync fixed that.

It does seem to be defaulting to using Outlook.com profile photos...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:16pm

Um, IE doesn't support fully offline services so it's not MS showing preference to other platforms, it's simply them tailoring their services to suit the strengths of other platforms. It's smart...

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:07am

It's a shame there don't seem to be any 3200x1800 14" panels in production anywhere, that would have been a much better option as a 1600x900 pixel double.

HiDPI should have been a new start...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:26pm

I'd hope they wouldn't ditch the tablet option altogether (Though they could easily cram an 11.6" screen in the current sized model) as I love the current form factor but am all for them providing...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:44am

I really hope one of these devices (from MS) is a tiny little Xbox for £99 to compete with AppleTV, Chromecast, Roku, and now Amazon Fire TV too.

Sure, lots of people have Xbox 360's, but...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:50pm

Right now they probably don't know which OS to put on Surface Mini.

Clearly they're taking some time away from RT until the 'modern' environments from Windows and Windows Phone are merged...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:48pm

This is great news! And, I'm assuming, near confirmation that until Threshold, Windows RT in it's current form is more-or-less dead?

Otherwise why not give RT away for free with it being...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:30pm

As you say, it must be done properly and carefully or else it just looks messy and tacky.

I was surprised that none of the demo images MS used during the keynote worked particularly well...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 3:22pm

I really hope Office for WinRT at least has the option for this kind of interface (only more Metroized).

As cool as the OneNote RT radial menu is, it's bloody annoying at times and an...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 3:18pm

Adobe? Irrelevant?

Lol, hardly. Adobe simply realised who it's actual paying customers are (professionals) and decided to build products for them.

Microsoft is doing the same, and I...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:42pm

I really hope this comes to the Xbox Music app, it's such a great idea! Mainly want it for the Windows version but it would be a cool option to have for Windows Phone too.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:36pm

I'd imagine email will stay Outlook and the business version will become Outlook Pro, similar to what they've done to SkyDrive.

Or Outlook Online and Outlook Online Pro. Hopefully nothing...

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 4:26pm

Probably not. Users on the web and on Windows 8.1 have access to free (ad-supported) streaming anyway and I assume that will be coming to Xbox One and Windows Phone sooner or later and eventually...

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 4:22pm

They should at least keep the basics for the integrations such as the people hub, me tile, and photos hub.

I've honestly never been that bothered by integration into the photos hub by the...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:27pm

Great ad! It feels more positive than the others stuff they've done recently which I appreciated. And wow, actually mentioning Photoshop and Illustrator?! Always nice when Microsoft bothers to...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:49pm

It's crazy how much functionality the web apps had already, let alone these new features added in.

The real-time co-authoring is huge and it's been a big thing that Google Docs has had over...

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:54pm

It uses brand new Synaptics technology for the digitiser rather than Wacom (or NTrig) and so far results have been mixed.

Take a look at this thread, there's 80+ pages of comments. I think...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 3:52pm

Also, out of interest. Do we know what actually constitutes a Windows tablet yet? Is it literally just anything that either doesn't have a keyboard (or can detach from the keyboard)?

How do...

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