Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:37am

If this is what made Bezos see red and only offer crippled Kindle support for Windows, it was a very bad deal indeed. In addition to $300 million of shareholder cash down the drain the damage to...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:46pm

I strongly suggest you try Cricket. It's owned and operated by AT&T. They feature Windows Phone prominently. Also, you can buy a locked Lumia 1020 (or any other ATT phone) with no contract...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:21pm

Alas the same markets where a $.99 app is a luxury is where Windows phone seems to be somewhat succeeding. Android has proved you can sell a lot of cheap handsets, and Microsoft might also be...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Probably similar to the "down arrow" in the current start screen, which replaced the "All Programs" item in the W7 start menu.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:56pm

Right. But let's not be pedantic. ;-)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:11pm

Cortana needs to get the concept of a weekday. Try "remind me to go to the scrum meeting every weekeday at 9:00 am".

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:17am

Paul, it would be interesting if any of your contacts inside MS could give us any insight into whether or not any of the carriers _ever_ came back to MS and "gee, we found X in our testing you...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:10am

When WP7 came out we asked "will the market support a third ecosystem?" The answer unfortunately is no. I love my Lumia 1020 and WP8.1, but the constant absence of apps is a daily irritant....

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:25am

The best thing that could happen to Microsoft is for Stephen Sinofsky to go to work for Apple. If I hear a serious report of it though, I'm dumping my AAPL stock.

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:13pm

I bought a no-contract 1020 from Amazon and use it on AIO/Cricket. They should be able to unlock it for you if the developer account doesn't. AIO/Cricket is an ATT subsidiary that uses the same...

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.

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