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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 04:45

So far it looks like it deserves to be Windows 8.2.

It seems to do a slightly better job of combining the desktop and tablet interfaces but only slightly.

One half of the start menu...

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 12:26

I don't know what extra the Lumia 1520 could be given at this point, beyond fixing the touchscreen bug. I can't think of any deficiencies in the hardware specs.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 07:52

Such poor offerings. How can they get away with these displays?

Encore mini: a 7" tablet at 1024 x 600! Even for 4-5" smartphones 720p is a minimum.

Satellite Pro R50-B: 15.6" 1366 x...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 04:19

1. Web apps are _mainly_ for the low end of the market: casual users, people who don't know how to set up PCs and don't know anyone to do it for them, people who can't afford office etc..

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 04:49

Will this work as a tuner on Windows? DVB-T2 tuners from reputable makers are very overpriced so this would be a great addition to the market.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:31

It does work for your case (temporarily giving kids your phone), but there are parents out there who want to give their kids phones, and the current parental controls on WP are not suitable for...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:43

It's only useful for giving your kids your phone for short periods of time. It's doesn't allow them to log in themselves without the master password, doesn't allow access to central apps like...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 06:44

"Apps corner" looks like a much improved version of the gimmiky "kid's corner" and should work well for parents. It's not full parental control as it doesn't filter internet, but given the poor...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 04:33

I think the resolution limits are a good thing.

>1080p is completely inappropriate for a phone, with no visible benefits and large costs: battery life and screen and gpu cost.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:42

The fact that there will still be separate products doesn't mean the "One Windows" project is just marketing.

Bringing WinRT and WinPRT closer together is a big deal, and if 1. you can run...

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:08

I'm glad they don't ship headphones which mostly go in the trash. People who want cheap bundles headphones can accumulate them from other devices.

The media software I expect to be...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 22:40

"Speaking of questions, why even offer a dedicated app? After all, Android (and iOS) support EAS fully, and you can easily access your Office 365-based email, contacts and calendar through the...

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 20:07

This is about the Surface 3. 2160 x 1440 is extremely high dpi for a 12" screen. 1080p would be much easier to match to external monitors with perhaps 125% Windows scaling being suitable.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 20:02

The Surface 3 is a quirky desktop replacement because of the extremely high dpi which is very hard to match to monitors. You need to pair it with a high dpi monitor and there are only a few...

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:13

Windows RT and Windows Phone need a proper Outlook. But... where are the email folders, access to calendar and tasks? The email layout looks quite strange and limited.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 06:57

How are the rules implemented? Are they synced with (desktop) Outlook rules via activesync?

If so, that would make significantly more powerful, adding a feature from MS exchange...

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 09:03

$10 of free software would have been better. WP needs to target serious users if it is to advance.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 08:56

That's crazy. "Modern windows" interface is for touch use, without keyboard or mouse. If they want to improve Skype for setups with keyboard and mouse, they should improve the desktop app, not the...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 19:36

"I've done here what I did to the X1: I've bumped the resolution down, manually, to 1600 x 900.

To me, this is optimal, and a good resolution for a screen of this size."

It would be...

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 16:47

It's pretty simple. Onedrive is cloud storage. If you have files that you do not want to go on the cloud then Onedrive is not suitable.

Some files may benefit from being synced with the...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 15:15

For that reason I'd expect Win9 to follow a standard cadence since Win9 has to appeal to business.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 20:15

I only with they would reintroduce cleartype in Windows Phone (and also Windows 8 metro). At these resolutions the loss of text resolution from removing cleartype is a big deal.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 20:14

It's not a step backwards. It's basically the 620 with larger screen and battery. But I gave my parents 620s for basic use and those two things are exactly what they would want.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 22:15

Windows RT is Windows with only the tablet interface and refuced desktop use. The future of Windows RT is Windows completely without the desktop. That will be achievable as soon as WinRT Office...

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 15:00

The announced changes are a definite improvement and the right way to move forward with mobile technology.

The rhetoric still underestimates the desktop. The desktop is the most efficient...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:42

This makes sense while they eke out some market share. I think they have a good chance with the software updates and price cut.

I and many others would be willing to pay for a professional...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:37

An impressive achievement. I thought this woult take until Win9/WP9 to accomplish.

Regarding office, it will be interesting to see how Office adapts to different screen sizes.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:56

This integration is no good. What if the user doesn't use Skype? Do Lync or SIP clients have the same ability to integrate? There should be no integration in the OS, but instead APIs that allow...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:21

The ability to run (WinRT) Office and ability to run phone apps will certainly give a boost to a desktopless Windows RT.

But it should just as much allow a tablet mode on regular Windows...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 17:36

This looks big, especially universal apps. That suggests they are giving more power to apps, closer to WinRT. I'm most interested in whether apps will have the ability to read from and save to...

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