Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:46am

Dude, I'm turning 60 next month and play COD habitually. As for Paul's claims of abuse from Microsoft - It's the players that are the problem. I never expected it to be Microsoft's responsibility...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:45pm

"I hope the Win8 desktop never makes it to my workplace. Right now on my Win7 desktip I have 3 RDP sessions, Outlook, IE, Firefox, an SSH tool, VMWare client, Adobe Reader andWord all running. All...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:34pm

I guess that Google just wants to piss off as many Windows users as possible.


Friday, December 20, 2013 - 6:31pm

Another feature of Black is the ability to explicitly close out apps.

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:03pm

Darn. I saw this price at 6am PST while eating breakfast. Got to work and it was gone.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 5:03pm

"With Hulu, Hulu+, Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, and others out there... the Xbox Video offering just doesn't compete on really any feature, let alone price"

I've bee renting movies from Xbox...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 4:58pm

What's the point. If you're on Windows 8 use the Video app.

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 2:36pm

The Zune HD is truly the best PMP out there. Slim, lightweight and easy to use. I'll keep using mine until it no longer takes a charge or the Zune desktop software stops working. I never used it...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:17pm

Honestly, I'm not see it that way. I see better contrast and more realistic detail on the XO.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:54pm

Much ado about nothing. I can hardly tell any difference.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:56pm

2GB is plenty. My 1st generation Surface RT typically has 900MB free with my usual suite of applications loaded.

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 10:42am

Like Paul I thought this was hilarious, a jewel really. Judging by the torrent of negative comments denouncing it on the various tech sites, a sensitive boil of truth was poked.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 4:37pm

Is this only available in the 8.1 RTM bits? I'm not seeing it on my Surface RT running 8.1 Preview. Also, can it be scheduled to run?

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:28am

I'm happy to report that Silverlight is alive and well and living as a one of the best solutions out there for developing browser based LOB applications.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 3:40pm

This has nothing to do with .Net being "pushed off a cliff", unless you buy into the myth that the desktop is dead.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:15pm

Show me some evidence that Microsoft has pushed .Net off a cliff. Is it not supported in the latest version of VS? Have they stopped releasing upgrades to the .Net framework? Is it not supported...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:43pm

Microsoft is not ramming HTML down anyone's throat. HTML 5 development is an option for developing Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. Use it if you want to, otherwise there's .Net or C++

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:51am

Although I appreciate these new features in the 8.1 Mail application, but it's full of annoying bugs. For one example, after upgrading my Surface RT to 8.1 Preview all of my IMAP accounts stopped...

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:42am

"I think that Windows RT should be relegated to consumption-first devices that lack a desktop environment"

Sorry Paul, the desktop on RT is one of the jewels of the platform. I've never...

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 4:31pm

Back in the '90s I was given a guided tour of the NT build room by a friend that worked at Microsoft. On the wall was a clear plastic box half full of $20 bills. I ask him what that was for. He...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 5:17pm

No thanks, I'll stick with the stock touch cover. None of the options pictured look nearly as elegant.

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 3:05pm

When toting my Surface RT it goes into a padded sleeve from Metric USA, bought from Amazon for ~$16.


Monday, July 15, 2013 - 4:24pm

In the end your "clear and honest assessment" is still just your opinion, no different than the assessment of those who own the device and enjoy it. There are many areas where the Surface RT is a...

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 1:16pm

You're grasping at straws here Paul. I didn't buy my RT to run that software, it has become a very good replacement for my iPad and provides functionality that iOS can only dream of. As for...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:09pm

I'm an MAPDD subscriber and I don't see any indication that the Action Pack subscriptions are going away. The bar for subscribing is a little higher, you have to register as a partner, pass a...

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:10pm

"Integrated system. Microsoft says that the only way for it to achieve its goals for the Xbox One was to create it as an integrated system, with the hardware and software designed together, side-...

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