Friday, August 22, 2014 - 8:51am

I recommended that particular Dell to a friend and have used it. It's obviously not a power house, but more than adequate for internet browsing and using MS Office. Games in the Modern UI run...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:24pm

I'm actually amazed that Microsoft has continued to support a hybrid functionality. I'm an old Zune Pass subscriber that gets to keep 10 songs per month. I can redeem them in Zune or in Xbox...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:36am

Great thoughts and I feel the same. If Microsoft stands firmly by Windows Phone, I will stand firmly with them. I've already gotten over a dozen people to buy them. Small potatoes, but this has...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:52am

Hallelujah!

X made sense for an independent Nokia. It made zero sense for Microsoft. That said, those are good looking phones on the low end that should draw the eye. They also don't...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 10:16pm

Very embarrassing for many Google honks. I've had some Google junkies downplay IE, Safari, and Firefox's 64-bit versions when that would be brought up in a discussion about browsers. The...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 2:33pm

I'll be interested to hear more of your observations, especially on Windows Weekly tomorrow. As of right now, it looks like Microsoft nailed it. This looks like the first of its kind and more...

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 5:57pm

Wonder if this will be a universal app on the backend? We need a native Modern UI File Manager. A good one is necessary to offer Windows without the Desktop.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:37pm

Fantastic. Keeps the great Windows Phone experience with Hubs, yet allows for more consistent updates and upgrades in the apps. Be cool if they brought back the music hub and created a separate...

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:51pm

I love reading view on my tablet and this is just as good. Also great is adding the swipe capability to go back, just like on Windows 8.1.

Microsoft can perfect this by bringing Reading...

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:28pm

Stardock's implementation of windowed Modern apps isn't perfect. It's workable, but has flaws. For instance, if your last usage of an app was in Desktop but you open it on the Start Screen, it'...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:04pm

It's weird, but it looks like the updates are gradually dropping in. Part 3 just dropped in for me on x64 when I checked. It also showed up for 32 bit on my tablet. I guess they gradually...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 2:28pm

Paul, is there some kind of weird sync setting I'm missing? My desktop has no touchscreen and was updated through Windows Update. It says it has installed the Windows 8.1 Update, yet no power...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:17pm

I wonder if MS would consider reducing licensing fees on higher end hardware in exchange for entry into the Signature program, especially if they could expand distribution of Signature PCs. Going...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:17pm

I think you got the displays mixed up. The Icon is an AMOLED, so I'm assuming the 930 is a LCD, no?

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:36pm

User experience. Android and iOS are pretty much stuck in boxes. iOS is what it is. Android is all over the place. Windows is predictable across devices. While an Office app on Android would...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:29pm

I think it will go somewhere from there and continue to grow as a percentage of the market - same goes for WP and the tablet end.

There are many things you can do even with the Modern UI...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:08pm

I expect that the Modern version will have greater functionality than the iPad version. I expect the ribbon will be there similarly to how it functions on the iPad, but dual screen functionality...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:01pm

Not an iPad user, but it looks like MS did a great job with this. Well thought out and the simplified ribbon UI makes a lot of sense. I look forward to what they do for touch first Windows....

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 6:43pm

I think the central problem is only allowing a single Modern browser. I have multiple browsers on my Windows Phone. I thought about checking out Firefox, but wasn't sure if it would disable IE...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:01am

Threw some MKV files at in on my Venue 8 Pro. Performed well. I also love how they handled the Modern UI. It's a lesson to all developers.

The team that did the Modern VLC App noted that...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:16am

While OneNote won't take up much space on OneDrive, it will push people into Microsoft's ecosystem. It's not merely about paid storage on OneDrive, but also focused on dovetailing into other MS...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:04pm

Love my Venue 8 Pro and I couldn't beat the price (picked up the 64GB model for $250 at Microcenter).

The Amazon services aren't great on it and that is its real hindrance. I don't own any...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:19am

As soon as I updated on my WP8 device, the additional 3GB dropped in. Since my phone settings already were backing up photos and videos, it appears that OneDrive automatically gave me the 3GB as...

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 12:02pm

I think many people are okay with moving forward, but they prefer baby steps.

That said, MS should make it so you can turn on or off the taskbar in the Modern UI. I think the top bar...

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 3:25pm

I don't understand the hardcore partisans for the Chromebook at this point. Not when the Nexus 7, the Kindle Fire HDX, and the Venue 8 Pro can all be had for cheaper. The Venue 8 Pro has been $...

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 9:11am

The idea of giving away licenses at this point to all OEMs is silly. Windows Core, without the Desktop, should be a freely licensed version for OEMs, but Pro should continue to have a licensing...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:58am

Except there is a problem with Apple's model. Take note of the declining sales and marketshare figures on the iPad? Why is that? It boils down to price in a competitive market. With Android...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:38pm

Love the ad and the fact that MS is taking it to their competition. I remember a few years ago when they also had a successful campaign with the laptop shopping ads comparing PCs to Macs, showing...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:03am

The latest benchmarks on IE11 have shown that it is faster than its competitors. I agree, it's not perfect. Some of that imperfection is due to Google, as they work to turn a standard in WebKit...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 5:14pm

Because they use their search engine and their maps. They have been trained over the years that MS is evil, so they avoid anything MS at all costs. No Bing. They try to avoid Office and use...

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