Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:39pm

When they report on something you don't know a lot about, remember how accurate they were when reporting about something you do know a lot about.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:20am

HP will sell what the marketplace demands.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:01pm

I too have one XP machine I'm keeping. It drives a film scanner there are no driver updates for. That machine is unconnected to any network. Files are transferred through sneakernet. That's...

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:47am

"The history of the failure of war can almost be summed up in two words: too late.
* Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy.
* Too late in realizing the...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:08am

You're being punished for not having bought 8.0.

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 9:47am

Do a manual activation with MS on the phone. Once you explain how that copy came to be activated so many times they'll reset the counter for you.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:02pm

To quote Spock, "no deity was involved". ;-)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 6:00pm

I suspect it's not as done as they'd like us to believe. Otherwise with withhold it from MSDN subscribers and the like? We're the ones that will talk it up. It's as if they look for ways to...

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 3:30pm

Alas, you also can't view mobi content not purchased through Amazon, so that O'Reilly book you bought directly can't be viewed. That isn't true of Kindle devices, or the iOS and Android apps....

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 4:43pm

The great thing about making behavior like this configurable is we can both get what we want.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:52am

"New Windows Store app installs no longer add a tile to the Start screen: Instead, you can find new apps in All Apps, where they are marked as new."

Unlike most Win32 apps, Metro apps...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:48pm

Bummer about your screen. I had a sickening feeling as I saw mine slide off the car trunk onto the concrete. It landed on the corner and I was sure it was done for. Barely a scratch on the frame...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:25am

I haven't. Let's assume it's a perfect camera. Do I want a 41 MP perfect camera in my cell phone? No. When I'm taking something that requires that size I'm using the D800. When I'm taking...

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 4:58pm

I'm getting a new phone in September and I've been hoping for a new Lumia device - a "bettered" 920. A 41 megapixel camera will make it a pass for me though. What I want is a good 5 MP camera....

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 3:45pm

I'd love to hear why "the start menu is more functional than the start page". They seem pretty darn similar to me.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 9:54pm

My bet is $10-$25 8.0 > 8.1 upgrade. Prior to 8.0 to 8.1 will be priced as it currently is. I can see them doing a free or $5 upgrade 8.0 to 8.1 in the first 90 days, then $49 or something...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:21pm

FYI the developer tools in prior versions can be popped out into their own window (the icon's right next to the developer tools close icon).

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 11:58am

It might be interesting to see a tablet with the W8 Phone OS instead of Win RT.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:18am

Until you put your mouse down there, and then the pretty little icon shows up after all. Sheesh. Buto what would it have hurt to have that button there all the time? Keyboards have had a...

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:53am

With deference to Paul's comment below, I'd like to know more about why you think retraining on W8 would take a week, and I'm serious about wanting your thoughts.

I live in VisualStudio (...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:35pm

I find that a bit like saying the iPad would be an obvious flop until they have an iOS app to replace every single OSX app ever made.

Surface RT/ Windows RT should properly be seen as...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:05am

A Surface phone would be a knife in the back of Nokia, but the W8 phone market needs to pick up this year or they might need to reconsider. HTC has one phone in the US market. Samsung also has...

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:01am

While I agree with what you've written, I think the app problem goes well beyond Instagram, etc. I was at the Final Four, and the NCAA had the events schedule on their web page. At the bottom of...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 4:09pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 4:07pm

Google's getting downright Nixionian - "It isn't evil when the [Google] President orders it".

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 4:05pm

EAS still works for existing connections. The calendar update took it away before they had too and while MS could have implemented CalDAV in the meantime, they didn't. MS has shipped an update...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 2:32pm

I guess Microsoft wanted to give people one more reason to get an iPad instead of a Surface.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:24pm

Great tips Paul, thanks.

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 5:40pm

You realize Mail, Calendar, People, and Messenger are really one app under the hood, right? Anyway, it's a nice update, and thanks for the write-up. *sigh* still no email distribution lists /...

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:04am

Well recently I was trying to type up a meeting agenda and needed to look at email and my calendar while I was doing it. I'm been using the Metro apps. Even on a dual monitor setup it was a PITA...

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