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...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 7:19pm

What is likely here is that Nokia will first come out with a premium tablet, just as they did with the WP8 handset. If you underprice it, you raise expectations for what a consumer can get at a...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:06am

Aggressive ads work better. Same goes for them highlighting the features of Windows 8 on tablets. It's a long road, but they have some strong arguments. 8.1 just makes the tablet arguments...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 5:49pm

Nokia is making hay at the top end and the low end. I've heard so many people talking about the 1020 and asking about WP now because of it.

I think Nokia's strategy is brilliant. They'...

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 9:19am

Google's your friend, as long as you bow down to them. MS has wronged Google by giving people other options. Bing is option. Windows Phone is another option (and a platform far more coherent...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 11:27pm

I agree about the need of a good, small product.

I still fail to see why all the focus is on Haswell. It is a great family of chips, but Bay Trail is the real deal. These things blow the...

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 5:24pm

With the benchmarks coming out on Silvermont, I think the point may be moot. Intel's upcoming Atom core with tri-gate transistors at low cost is likely to blow the lid off the mobile market....

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:34am

Very nice evolution of the design. I think the tweaks and new features will make 8.1 an OS that will not merely be for consumption, but also allow for work better than its Android and iOS...

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 4:53pm

It's a combination of many things that will push Windows 8 over the top. 8.1 is a huge step, but it doesn't happen in a vacuum. There will be more products, more options, and better battery life...

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 9:38pm

This strikes me as something carefully staged by Microsoft, especially considering the timing (right around Google I/O). They apparently have had a good YouTube app for awhile internally. So...

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:23pm

Outlook.com. But write it as a Michael Crichton style thriller novel that is packed with all the information we need to know.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:21am

Except they say there are 700 million Microsoft accounts and over 400 million Outlook.com users. Theoretically, don't each and everyone of the 700 million MS account holders have a Skydrive?...

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:41am

Think this is a great solution. I also think it would be great to add pinch and stretch to the desktop in touch mode as well. Long term, it is best to move most touch functionality to Metro, but...

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 5:29pm

I'd completely disagree. I upgraded to Windows 8 and think it is a huge upgrade, just from the desktop perspective. Of course, I'm one who never really used the Start Button anymore. Start...

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:05pm

So the Start Button is back, but what of the Start Menu?

I think the key is to Metro-ize the desktop, similar to how Paul rendered it awhile back. When you click on the Start Button, you...

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