Friday, March 28, 2014 - 23:29

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 - 19:08

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 - 14:01

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 - 18:43

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 - 11:01

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 - 10:16

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 - 18:04

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 - 10:19

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 - 12:02

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 - 15:25

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 - 09:11

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 - 10:58

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 - 23:38

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 - 00:03

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 - 17:14

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 - 17:01

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 - 23:33

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 - 16:41

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 16:39

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 - 10:07

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 - 09:34

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 - 16:05

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 - 21:04

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 - 19:19

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 - 10:06

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 - 17:49

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 - 09:19

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 - 23:27

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 - 17:24

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 - 08:34

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...

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