Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:27

The user must have an easy choice between local account and MS account because it is his own choice how to handle privacy. In some countries, people have a right by law or even constitutional law...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 02:13

It will be interesting to test the following:
- usage independent of any cloud
- usage without any Microsoft user account but only with local user accounts
- differences between...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 02:25

One thing I always wonder about such low cost PCs is whether one can easily remove the advertisement labels next to the keyboard.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:30

There are objective and there are other subjective aspects of perfection. E.g., it is an objective advantage if a display does not obviously mirror external lights and otherwise the display has...

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:03

As good as it already is, the following aspects let the Surface Pro 3 be not quite perfect yet:

a) has a fan and is not noiseless yet (the next Intel CPUs might solve this),
b) the...

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 01:21

Yes, everybody using a cloud should use encryption. However, human rights must be independent of which technical methods are used. Besides, encryption does not guarantee privacy if (and they have...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:49

Cloud is not an operating system issue but one of US law in its interaction with secret services. As long as US law does not guarantee privacy as much as German or European Community law do, MS...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:34

Since Android One is planned only for a subset of all devices, many devices still do not get regular, immediate system updates and so offer security gaps, which malware can exploit. I am not...

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 15:26

@ymcpa73: Why care if a program is an "app" or a "desktop software". Many desktop softwares work in portrait mode and of them enough work well enough with touch. Of course, this is not so for each...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 14:19

Thank you for your form factor diagrams. They express very well what I have always felt, and perceived visually, about the need for 4:3 for a tablet in portrait position. (And therefore I am still...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 00:59

As far as I can already tell from the obvious facts, the Surface Pro 3 seems to overcome, or decrease the impact of, most of my criticism of earlier Surfaces: acceptable thickness (instead of the...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 16:06

It will be interesting to see the battery life when surfing over WLAN - does the Z3795 move it closer to 5 or 10 hours? How reliable is the WLAN at a distance of 20m to the garden?

Apart...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 18:12

@WillyThePooh, zeblon, SvenJ:

Related to an MS account, there are three major different usage levels related to integrity and privacy: 1) never connect to the internet or use only 'local...

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 14:47

If, in a future Windows version, a local account is not available any longer and an MS account is forced, I switch to Linux. Why? An MS account prevents the user from verifying the integrity and...

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 03:54

Nowadays, a good SSD is good enough, so it can be the one built in the hybrid PC. Two SSDs would be nice for storage spaces, but one internal SSD, USB 3.0 and external backup HDDs are good enough...

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 13:48

Is it already known safely if and whether Windows RT and Windows Phone fuse until or after April 2015?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 05:04

Consolidation is needed also under the surface. E.g., AppContainer should be available not only for Apps and the desktop-InternetExplorer, but for each software and all objects. Provide a well-...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 00:06

How much are the System Builder prices for core / pro?

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 03:01

@wp7mango, the companies offering Windows tablets are not making the mistake to assume that some users want 16:9 or 16:10. They are making the mistake to assume that all users want it and that...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:35

Wow to the prices - they are becoming reasonable! The weight appears to be a problem for part of the new products. I can't await to see independent tests of the BayTrail speed. The missing variety...

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 22:32

My next "PC" might be a tablet similar to Haswell tablets, but any docking station needs at least two USB 3.0 ports. Otherwise it is simply useless for my needs of copying backups between external...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 20:43

@chrisr@reliantbh.com, "If only I were in charge...": Which tablets would we produce if we were in charge at MS, given the fusion with Nokia's smartphone experience?

The most obviously, we...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 02:54

Using portrait mode over 99% of the time (for reading and editing books, documents, web etc.) and a computer for 6 to 7 years, I absolutely need 4:3 and replacable battery. Indeed, the state of W8...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 04:50

With which registry hack can the bottom right hot corner be deactivated?

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 13:53

@ozaz, "Why do most manufacturers insist on 16:9?".

Recently, I contacted every manufacturer of Windows tablets to suggest them 4:3. Resonses included: a) No response. b) Gratification for...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 00:51

Instead of AppLocker, In Windows professional, you can use Software Restriction Policies using the group policies editor. In Windows home / core, you can (in theory) set them by regedit, INF, REG...

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 00:35

You can either trust MS and US gouvernment to comply with the (e.g. German) laws or be sceptical about their related ability and good intentions. After "Genuine Advantage" and MS account, a global...

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 12:05

Several questions arise:

1) Can the user specify whether search is PC-local, LAN-local, in the city, in the country, in the continent, global? Or does search dictate or forgo automatically...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 01:56

The state of the tablet hardware is characterised first of all by the built in obsolescence due to irremovable or too-hard-to-remove accumulators. Which percentage of tablets is worth their money...

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 03:32

Can the glare-type screen be used outdoors or wouldn't a matt screen be much better there? While I understand that there are users for 16:9 landscape, wouldn't 4:3 portrait be much more suitable...

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