Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:41pm

Win9 has to be good. If it is good people will buy it. The current cost of OSes is a very small part of the decision to buy an OS. Businesses are skipping Win8 and look to install Win9 in due...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:32pm

It's nice that there are web apps but they are just second class citizens compared to Outlook.

It's about time for some new features in exchange. We haven't had any since 2007. The 2010 and...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:49am

I agree. Making an iPad version makes sense but developing and releasing before the WinRT version is insane.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:50am

Useful!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 4:04am

This is not the next big market, it is the next tiny market. It will sell in a niche market within exercise gear.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:13pm

Looks like a good choice if you do not need much storage. I would have preferred 1080p as it is perfect for 14" and having extreme dpi means an extreme dpi setting in windows which means wrong dpi...

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 2:51pm

I don't understand this decision at all. What is MS getting out of making Onenote free?

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 4:54pm

I agree. In fact currently MS accounts are just not suitable as admin accounts, since 1. they are not for regular use so don't need user data, settings synced, and 2. they are not useful for...

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 4:41pm

I am sure you are right that OneDrive needs to be more flexible. That should be the solution, rather than accomodating multiple users using one account. Unless those users share the same email...

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 7:17am

On Android you need an account to purchase software. On Windows software is purchased separately (for desktop consumer users) or by IT (for corporate computers) and is only purchased from a store...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:12am

Phones are already close to perfect, at least in those specs that reviewers care about.

Quad core, 1080p, 16MPixel: already overkill.

Hopefully now this has happened high-end phones...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:47am

Lync/Skype is good news. Even better news is that Lync/PSTN interop is coming soon. I hope this involves Lync/SIP. Full WP/Android support will not be there for a long time as these devices cannot...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:45pm

Looks promising but not authentic.

If they made WP and RT compatible they would do so at an API level which would apply to all languages not just html/javascript.

html/javascript was...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 8:38am

More significant news for Xbox One:...

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 7:04pm

The OS may have complicated power saving features, but the bottom line is a failure.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:34pm

This is no golden age. We have multiple incompatible platforms. More incompatible than platforms of the past: to reach all users you have to write in multiple programming languages: Java,...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:21pm

We need more buttons, not fewer. As if WP were not dumbed down enough already.

The problem with apps is not just that people are not bothering to write apps. It is that it is impossible to...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 8:55pm

"Microsoft's PC and device maker partners cannot modify Windows at all, and can only apply their own apps onto of Windows in very subtle and minor ways. Only Microsoft's own devices can benefit...

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 11:36am

Surface will get a big hardware boost. Currently on old process 40nm, moving to 28nm. That's a 2 year jump in processor technology. Also the screen is currently low res so improving that will make...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:39am

Obviously this is a smaller market, so fewer products, but there are still some excellent left handed mice available, for example VerticalMouse from Evoluent.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:36am

Shame that none of the best keyboards from Microsoft have wired versions these days (arc, sculpt).

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:15pm

All good, as long as they can be uninstalled.

On my android phone there are many apps by google, which cannot be uninstalled, wasting space, bandwidth and attention when the autoupdate, and...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 4:36pm

Paul, I like Microsoft's new products here but am confused about their naming. Maybe you could provide some insight in to this some time?

Microsoft's free email service is called "outlook....

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 7:44pm

Paul you are confusing the OS and the software written for the OS. The platforms are going to be unified and should both be based on WinRT not WP. WinRT can easily be made to run WP apps, so...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 11:08am

For pure tablets (low power, not desktop/laptop replacements so must be cheap), the coming 22nm Atom processors will be much more important. Higher end processors are not very relevant for this...

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:23pm

They are putting the head of Windows Phone - a market failure and technological embarrassment - in charge of Windows?

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 1:46pm

Very slow progress from Windows Phone. One year after WP8 was released, and two updates containing just a few tweaks. At this rate it will be 2020 when it has all the basic features that Windows...

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:01pm

Xbox One is primarily for hardcore gamers, and secondarily for media.
Its hardware makes it a very poor choice as a media device: expensive, large, noisy, power consuming.
It's not...

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 9:35am

Terrible design decisions.
Mice are for the desktop. From the desktop the start screen will be accessed by the start button.
Not up to the usual standards of MS mice.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 11:17am

WinRT needs the phone features that were there in some pre-release builds.
Then it will be suitable for "phablets".
Real VOIP (so any IM/VIOP app can integrate properly, including wake...

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