Friday, October 10, 2014 - 00:05

I don't read that intention at all. All it means is that if they come out with a new dock, it will fit the Pro 3, and that a Pro 4 will fit the current dock. There's no reason why they can't add a...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 17:46

I believe that Surface 2 does, buy my old Surface RT does not.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 17:44

1) As others have said, plug the Miracast dongle into your Receiver (or Xbox One) instead of into the TV
2) Many TVs have an audio pass-through for exactly this scenario. Mine has an optical...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 00:48

Paint.net is decent, and useful in a pinch, but it offers nowhere near the functionality of Paint Shop Pro (my preferred tool) let alone Photoshop, and I'm a programmer who only dabbles in art.

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:33

SmartGlass is just an API layer for connecting a tablet to an Xbox, sending control signals to the xbox, and getting lightweight data back. It's all done through JSON and HTML5 under the hood, and...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 19:29

My dream is that MS releases a peripheral that, when hooked up to the X1 through USB and HDMI, uses the X1's controller, drives & Kinect, but plays X360 games. It would, essentially, be a 360'...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 19:23

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of texture packs that offer higher resolution textures for the blocks, and can be downloaded for free for the PC version. And yet, I still find myself playing...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 18:26

I can't answer the "when?" part (since I have the developer preview, I got it yesterday) but as for the "why?" -- it's because the OS developer (Microsoft) the phone manufacturer (Nokia) and the...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 00:34

Only after my cat chewed on it. She's gone through two Surface power cables (one RT, one Pro) and the cable for my work-provided MacBook Pro. Of course, it's only the part that is hard-attached to...

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 09:44

USB3 to DisplayPort or HDMI adapters exist and work well. I've used one on my Pro 2 without a hitch.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 21:56

I, for one, wouldn't mind if they named it "Windows: giving up on progress and appeasing the whiny idiots edition" since that's what it will be.

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 03:17

Judging by the picture, the dock uses the side power port and not the bottom, so you should be able to keep the covers on, just like on the Pro 1 and 2.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 07:55

On Windows I can have a universal binary that runs on both x86 Desktop PCs and ARM tablets. You can't do that on iOS/MacOS at all, even just as "shared code", so your argument that what windows...

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:32

I have a USB 3 to HDMI adapter on my Surface Pro 2, and it works great. There isn't really a need for a second HDMI port with USB 3 onboard.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:27

The true ideal would be Metro, which works perfectly well on both tablets and desktops. Unfortunately, the luddites are winning this round, and we're going to be stuck with the desktop for the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 19:47

I agree 100%. Rather than trying to integrate the new into the old, they should be working to integrate the old into the new. A new optional API for desktop apps to allow them to each appear as...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 16:56

As someone who has done graphics optimization on games, I can honestly say that we (the readers) don't know nearly enough to make any determinations at this point as to whether the Xbox One is...

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 14:43

What's amusing is that the kind of baseless derision you describe is exactly what happens when someone brings out a Windows Phone or Bing at any company other than Microsoft.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 14:33

blame HDMI & HDTV, which only supports a limited set of timings i.e. resolutions at 16x9, but not 16x10 -- With HDTV being the primary drivers of panel manufacturing these days, manufacturers...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 21:00

I was looking at the 520 on AT&Ts site and it said that I had to purchase a GoPhone plan to buy the phone. I would like to buy it as a backup for my AT&T 920 and as a media player (as...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 14:32

I can only guess that the OP meant on WinRT (the OS) that has win32 APIs, but doesn't allow access to them for 3rd parties. There are some similarities, in that MS is using the "old" way to...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 17:21

Other than habit from the iPad, why would you feel the need to use a tablet in portrait mode all the time? Unless I am reading something formatted as a printed page or playing a game made for...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 16:30

Because it is, in reality, one column for each category that allows one wide, two medium, or four small tiles. If the column extends beyond the bottom of your screen, it wraps to a "new" column,...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 16:21

To me, "choose _one_ scaling level for _all_ my displays" sounds like the one-size fits all solution included. Wouldn't it be called "Choose a _different_ scaling level for _each_ of my displays"...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 20:55

I don't know if you need Visio specifically (for document compatibility or for specific features) but for general diagramming I am pretty happy with Graphilite on RT.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 16:48

My suggestions in addition to ones mentioned above.
1) Keep Kinect, but lower price to $449
2) Include 1 year of gold for free with purchase of console. Let people see what they are...

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 18:06

You may want to check your settings. I don't use Netflix myself, but on other services, I've noticed that sometimes the quality setting will be different for different devices on the same service...

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 21:07

When most of the reports sound like the incoherent rantings of conspiracy theorists, basic facts do tend to sound like support for Microsoft.

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 21:05

My understanding is that the voice recognition is done in hardware by the Kinect. You basically tell the camera "I'm listening for these commands" and it sends a message back when one of them is...

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 16:47

I'm pretty sure every tablet other than the iPad is a 16:9 ratio, so I don't think the market agrees with your "fix the screen for portrait viewing" as a concern. I know I would much rather have a...

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