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...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 5:01pm

Well, they did essentially say that the ability to run a full version of Office is a key to a device being real, so the RT and 2 have that going for them. But neither is a laptop anyways.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:33pm

Couldn't agree more on the purple type cover, Paul. I'm getting sold on the Surface 2. I love the idea of leaving the desktop behind for a portable device and the Type Cover 2 looks like a...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:41pm

Office is a part of the package. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, and Outlook.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:39pm

RT updates much like Windows does, it uses Windows Update. I believe you can get to the Update through the RT interface or via the Control Panel on the Desktop side.

Nokia apps are...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 10:07am

He says in the video that the micro-USB is USB 3, so I'd guess the keyboard case might be USB 3.0.

The only negative is the microSD, but I wonder if it will actually go to 64GB. I've had...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:34am

I think this is a feature of the new update that is being overlooked by many. I'm not up to date on all the other Android and iOS devices, but is this a first for a smartphone? If so, Microsoft...

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:05pm

I have a feeling that RT, at least on ARM, will eliminate the desktop sooner rather than later. If useful versions of Word, PPT, Excel, and Outlook end up in Metro, I'm not sure there'd be much...

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 9:04pm

What if they advertise the Surface 2 has having 239GB? Sure, it's cloud based, but that 200GB of SkyDrive is $100 a year. They're giving you two years. Is it more than most anyone needs? Sure...

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