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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 19:09

I think about it this way... Windows supports 10 points of touch... or I'm sure a lot more, but most "consumer" hardware is 10 point.

The Stream 7 supports 5... but can you really put and...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 19:04

Or for those of us with a 4 year old asking for one of those silly V-tech tablets that cost pretty much the same....

This tablet and some sort of rubberised case is a win in my book, at...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:06

Paul, did you contact Microsoft about the Office 365 code?

I am thinking of buying three as gifts, and buying them from Microsoft would safe me the trouble of having to uninstall bloatware...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 13:35

Paul, you say thick, I rather think of it as unbendable

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:13

Exactly... I read another article that said you needed to take it off to take a shower, that has way less water than a 1 meter immersion...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:08

well, this band could be more than just your phone... you could buy a Google car (call it KITT), and since the band is compatible with Android you could call your car to help you when in need.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:04

I would have gone with GNC or something...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:03

I also liked the launch. For years people have complained how an Apple product intruduction ends with "Available now/tomorrow", while Microsoft's February presentations always end with "...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:51

I'd rather scratch my eyes out with a fork then listen to my kid's music.

So you're going to listed to your kids music after scratching your eyes? :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 14:39

The switch would work like a KVM, if you have windows based PC, an iPad, and an android phone you just need to switch back and forth, instead of re-pairing the keyboard every time.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:23

I was holding up from the Dell Venue 8 Pro when Microsoft announced they were going to be giving Windows for free to small screens.

I hope the Stream 8 doesn't dissapoint, and the price...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:30

Needs a family plan, I'm not about to spend $40 a month just so my wife and my daughters can listen to music on their own devices.... or shared devices with their own profile, since you can't...

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 14:10

This is all good, but coming from someone that gets motion sickness while playing First Person Shooters. Why have there been no news about Gears of War after Microsoft bought the franchise?

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 14:07

Bigger than Halo 4. Microsoft says that Halo 4 is a "bigger effort" than Halo 4.

should read

Bigger than Halo 4. Microsoft says that Halo 5 is a "bigger effort" than Halo 4.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:44

I guess history repeats itself

Early adopters are always test subjects

With technology, the next version will always be better, but if you always wait for the best thing to buy, you'...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:01

now we just need a eye icon next to the music icon for Cortana.

Too many steps having to lead the camera app, and go into lences just to get to the same point.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:42

Paul, something you might want ot add to your article as Tip #3.

If you use a headset, through cable, or bluetooth, they will each also get their own volume slider. one for headset, and...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 09:00

I understand this is a budget phone, but this is the way I see it. On an 8GB phone you can install a minimun amount of apps, enough to get you going, but if you want to really want to take...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:00

What I'm concerned, as a user, is the pricing.

Usually, most WP8 apps went for $1.99, W8 for $2.99 and Xbox $9.99; That would give a developer about $15 if someone bought all three.


Friday, March 28, 2014 - 15:33

Given the compass and the hieroglyphics, I'm pretty sure that was the point.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 09:39

Something tells me Microsoft is just afraid of entering a new market and failing. So they let Google and Apple test out the water before. Problem is, of course, as you say, they are always...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 14:42

WIth everything that Google is doing, I can only see two outcomes:

1) Microsoft keeps on, making them look like the overpriced evil company

2) Microsoft is forsed to lower their...

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 16:18

Is there an option somewhere to hide the search and power options from the start screen?

Over the last two years I have learned to use Windows, in such a why that typing on the start screen...

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 20:13

If we add the range from 520 800 plus about half of the "other" category, that's about 76.5% of phones running on 512MB of memory.

Devs are always complaining that there is not enough...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 16:42

While I agree that smaller phones are prefered by women and children, I believe this phone will/could have an equal share on demand from both big men with big pockets, as well as women with their...

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 19:33

It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile winning's winning.

I'm sorry, that was stupid, but I just "had" to do it... in any case, I wouldn't consider winning when 50% of the...

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 19:28

Remember Microsoft Works, it was like the washed out Office for the home, only had Word (full feature) and a couple other programs, nothing major.

Like you say Paul, they could take the Web...

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 19:49

"Finally, the version of Update 3 described here includes only Microsoft's code"

Now we just need Microsoft to buy Nokia fast, so we can also get the firmware and drivers in the beta...

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:50

Most people I know wait until the first Service Pack of each version of Windows before upgrading. They think that Service Pack 1 is the "fixed version."

Microsoft should just call this...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 18:58

You always pay premium pricing when buying after point of sale.

W8.1 as an OEM license is of course cheaper when you get it with a new system - which by the way it's optimized for Windows 8...

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