Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:02am

That's a shame. While I have little interest in an RT version, the Surface Pro is a really interesting proposition to me - lightweight, powerful enough to be my only computer, Wacom stylus input...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 9:54am

While I can't comment on the technical aspect, I doubt any of these decisions were based on the 30% sales "cut", or that developers are actively avoiding the store because of this. Typical retail...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 12:39pm

What exactly is supposed to break when you change your primary address to a different one than is set-up on your WP8 device? I haven't noticed any problems at all.

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 12:26pm

I think the value proposition here for enterprise is fairly interesting: Lumia + Nokia tablet, both of which can be managed from the same IT software, both of which have excellent Skydrive and...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 2:53pm

Paul, does IE 11 have a history now? From my time with metro IE 10, this was a glaring omission (or I never found it).

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:36am

The only sensible reason to remove built-in integration is to revamp the app for a new API that allows any app (Twitter, 500px, Facebook, Flickr, etc.) to plug into the Photos app. Kind of like...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 4:04pm

Unless you missed your focus from the start, your subject will remain sharp no matter how you crop your image.

Furthermore, while the 1020's sensor is large relative to other smartphone...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:39pm

I do love that you replaced a tower desktop computer (the least portable PC you could have) with such a portable PC as the Surface Pro.

I do feel that MS missed a serious opportunity by not...

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:08pm

The "memory effect" which you're describing applied to Nickel Cadmium batteries. NOT lithium-ion. And even then, it's debatable if the phenomenon ever really existed (see the Wikipedia page on the...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:07am

I see your point, but Windows 8's Metro side is clearly a v1.0, much like Windows Phone 7 was vs. the refinements of WP8. There's just a lot about it that doesn't work as well as it should. And...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 9:56am

Had my RT power supply die too. The guy at the Microsoft store said they had had a few more with the same problem come back. I suspect a QA issue is at fault here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:26pm

Hey Paul,

Just had a chat with MS support asking about that issue. Here's what I got in response:

"James: Thank you for waiting.
James: If you can uninstall the software form...

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:15pm

Well that's just going to encourage a ton of piracy. I'm sorry Microsoft. If I buy Office (and I did), I'm not going to re-purchase it for a new PC. That's insane. And for what? There's no way...

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 9:51am

You know what, it wouldn't be all that difficult to match and surpass Google Now with the current WP8 platform features. Having tried Google Now when it came out, my thoughts were that it was...

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 1:41pm

I have felt like throwing mine at the wall at some points. Since then however, many updates were issued, and I did a full device reset. Haven't had an issue since! That's not to say loading times...

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:46pm

I hope these lessons are translated into a Surface 2.0, not too far down the road (next fall hopefully?). There's a huge potential here, and looking at the picture of your desk makes me smile -...

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:38pm

Yup, they'll display fine. And actually, the 150% scaling that's default on the Surface Pro will probably work to your benefit here. I have it scaled that much on a 42" 720p HDTV.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:42pm

You misunderstand. The issue isn't the support of different resolutions (this has always worked). The issue is that to make the desktop usable on a 10.6" screen, the display scaling is set to 150...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:11pm

Exactly. I really don't understand how the workflow of just getting home/to work and dropping the tablet in its first-party dock wasn't one of the goals at the very outset of designing this thing...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 10:38am

Might be more bugs from Hyper-V, or perhaps your PC? I've been using Windows 8 since the preview on a 5 year old laptop, and I've never had any of the problems you've encountered. My impression of...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:59pm

I don't think that's very surprising. We're talking about a brand new OS, with extremely limited distribution, in a market segment that is still synonymous with "iPad". This was never going to be...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 4:04pm

My understanding is that ever since Windows Vista, Windows will remember your monitor and arrange it in the last used setting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:04pm

Yeah, I can't imagine why a dock solution wouldn't have been part of the original Surface design scope. In fact, I'm sure it was. Would be interesting to hear why it didn't make it into the final...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:47pm

And as a software developer, you've never had to leave your office/home to show an early build of your software, or to travel and work from a hotel?

You also realize that you can easily...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 12:38pm

I'm assuming it will work exactly the same, but will be re-labelled "Skype"

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 12:23pm

late 2013... Waiting will be tough. My laptop was due to be replaced last year (FYI, placing a dead laptop video card in the oven DOES revive it! On it's 5th life now.)

The industry is at a...

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 11:10am

My experience with Xbox Video hasn't been as positive. Due to a hatred of "MS Points", I tried to rent a video through Windows 8, with the intention to use the "Play on Xbox" feature to get it to...

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:00pm

Typical MS. Take a simple concept - play music on the TV - and make it as confusing as possible.

While we understand that there's a difference in how "Play on Xbox" and "Play To" work,...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 5:39pm

It's a good idea, but to be fair, that's exactly what happens in every day situations. Who cold boots their machine every day? For that reason alone, this problem is mostly non-existent.

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 4:03pm

I think you're unfortunately in the minority on this. Cheesy glass and transparency effects were fun when they were novel, but Aero was a resource hog for what it actually provided. I personally...

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