Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:08pm

This is in Windows 8, I've been using it for a long long time

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:44am

MS has evolved the phone now to the point where Bing is much more integrated then Google on Android. This makes much more sense when you consider giveaways to the OEMs.
There are lots of...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:38am

I think part of that question was answered in the second keynote - PC games being powered/supplemented by Azure.

I wouldn't purport to say that these will be available by the store but it...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:14am

I just had a look at the keynote again and it looks like there are some screen draw lag issues with the popup menus and resize of images (or to be more accurate the text surrounding the resize)....

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:22pm

The first sentence could have been great, but you ruined it with weirdness later.
The real answer, and we have all soul searched and challenged ourselves on it, is Windows isn't necessary...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:14pm

I also appreciated the noticeable hardware lag.... Paul, can you confirm if the hardware lag is present on the Air?
Is this anti-marketing at it's finest?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:12pm

The presentation was impressive, it looked like what has been missing for so long: functional touch with a flourish.
It makes a case for tablets in this space.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:53pm

Apple have proved a general concept twice (MP3 and mobile) - people will pay a premium when the offering is right.
They've also enhanced their brand in the process and commanded a higher...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:00am

I know this is not a scientific method but in lieu of PlayStation regional sales (which I suspect is the root cause) Google trends provides a good method to gauge interest in the two consoles and...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:19pm

The most satisfying thing about snap is that there is no loss of focus issues between the apps (i.e. clicking on the background app first to activate it then doing what you want, then switching...

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 4:17am

When I upgraded to Windows 8 on my desktop originally I only used a local account as before. I ignored Metro completely and didn't get the point of it (non-functional as barely any apps worked)....

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:36am

I am impressed with what looks to be the future MS strategy here. The OS + bing apps are a compelling and pretty much complete experience by itself. Using Bing on Xbox one the voice recognition is...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:12am

We all knew this would have to happen quickly so it's no surprise to me, and as a day one customer with faith in the platform think this is the right move to make for sustainability, particularly...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:45am

I am really confused as to what WinRT is if it has desktop style context menus, can have a taskbar and run in win32 windows. I thought RT was independent of Win32 but it feels like this isn't...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 4:09pm

I think it goes over the top to blame Terry Myerson for the Xbox.

If anything I'm very optimistic in the Windows division since he's taken the lead. You are also assuming that Terry had the...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

I'm glad to see more mention of the Bing apps. From a previous Android user who rarely liked the "killer" apps- Bing News is the total killer app. It is brilliant.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:27pm

I may be mistaken on this as I prefer ungrouping taskbar apps but doesn't the raised taskbar pin indicate that the program/app is open?
Looking at the images this would indicate that the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:01am

It looks to me that HP is trying to shift the last of their old stock. They can't sell it any other way but to make it look good to potential customers.

The timing is deigned to attract...

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 4:19am

The shared subscription is a very interesting selling point. It frustrates me that I cannot share my Xbox pass with my wife (I don't want a generic account either because our taste is too...

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 3:11am

I have a feeling the (so far super secretive) Windows Phone 8.1 is going to make 8.1 on pc look like a service pack.

Windows phone 8.1 may turn out to be very compelling and very different...

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 3:04am

This is a very interesting post and a subject that I've been thinking about recently as I'm starting to get the itch to upgrade my 920... the only problem is that stylistically I probably want an...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 2:00pm

It's so tempting to delete all the stored MP3s which occupy a large hard disk but are rarely used and a hassle to access.
I remember the same predicament when I threw out all my (very...

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 4:27am

I've found smartglass on my phone to be the most efficient IE interface (works just like a mouse).
i can't stand the limited youtube app capability for search. When i can't be bothered to...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:04pm

Good tip, downloading now.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:16am

Hi Paul, have you considered doing the show via xbox Skype? It might be an interesting experiment of its capabilities.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 1:23pm

Xbox one will reach perfection when I can tell it the exact track I want to play by voice (like games). It can't be long before that happens - the codename cortana was almost certainly decided...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 3:25am

I agree with you on the meaning of the word threshold. It either signifies the start of a marriage of OS's or the precursor of something momentous as a single product delivery offering.
The...

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:18am

So far the nearest I've come to this is using the 'play to' right click command on videos from within windows. It works well on any playable format and once its streaming all voice commands work...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 4:04pm

Microsoft really need to take note in this area, and not many have, video is a commodity like Xbox music. They need to buy out Netflix (no matter the cost) and compete with the networks and...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 5:36pm

I am incredibly impressed by Xbox. Feels like the future. The only missing ingredient I can think of is that the voice control does not extend to generalised queries or field entries.
I...

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