Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:35am

As with iOS or Win 8/RT, you don't need to shut down apps, it only lengthens the time to launch them again. I once had all of the apps in my Applications folder selected and accidentally clicked...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:51am

As one who has used an XP tablet, as well as other smaller form factor PCs (Toshiba Libretto, Sony UMPC), a 2 pound tablet is an absolute non-starter for me. I don't mind the total weight with the...

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:07am

Actually. Apple's share of retail sales (people spending their own money as opposed to corporate buys) is huge, so not only are computer buyers quite aware of what Apple's OS upgrades cost (Mac...

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:02am

You swipe up from the bottom to subscribe/unsubscribe. I don't see how to download.

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 4:28pm

I actually think that this is very encouraging, Getting rid of the fan and getting good battery life are two major steps. Perhaps the next generation will address more than 2GB of RAM, which to...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 1:48pm

Thanks. I am someone for whom podcasts are the majority of my entertainment, and I was looking for a good app for RT.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:04pm

I'm not against the OS change at all, I bought a tablet running RT (Asus Vivo Tab RT), but shouldn't any drag on sales caused by PC makers making the "wrong" devices be more than offset by Win 8's...

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 4:55pm

I'm not knocking this post, there are some very good points here. but I quite often do productivity tasks on a touch interface (iPad). I used my fantasy basketball spreadsheet at my draft this...

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 11:57am

I own a Vivo Tab RT, and the back is metal, with the exception of a plastic strip to let the WiFi antenna and NFC work. The front is gorilla glass. I have usually liked Asus' build quality and...

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 10:40pm

Really looking forward to this, I bought an RT tablet, but this music ecosystem is new to me. I would also like to see some sort of podcast support added to the OS itself, but it looks like you...

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 1:03pm

The Surface Xbox is absolutely the Surface I am waiting for, and I'm not even a huge gamer, I just far prefer the smaller form factor. My next iPad will be a mini and I am currently using a...

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 1:51pm

Makes a lot of sense. I would actually even go a bit further and have shutdown and restart visible on the screen at all times, maybe on the onscreen status bar that Paul mentioned.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:57pm

For me this is the best feature of Windows 8/RT. Moving your apps from an old Windows computer to a new one has always been a nightmare. Now you can just re-download them, no more keying in 50...

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 11:38pm

It's actually Clover Trail, but that's a minor quibble. The Clover Trail units which have been announced so far have their own set of compromises. They are limited to 2GB of RAM, for example,...

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 4:28pm

I couldn't disagree more. Windows 8 and Windows RT, for example, are in no meaningful sense "the same OS", they run different software bases. They share some common code, but so do Linux and...

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:07pm

RT tablets don't have the same issues with battery life. Full Windows 8 is putting a LOT of demands on the system, which is what accounts for the minimum of 64GB, the i5 processor, the fan, etc....

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 4:29pm

Actually, you are $100 low on the prices with covers, it should be $1029 or $1129 (or optionallly $10 higher), I also think I read that the Pro, unlike the RT tablets, doesn't include Microsoft...

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 3:02pm

I do use one of the services you mentioned, Amazon Cloud Player. I have bought my music from Amazon for years, and music that you have bought from Amazon doesn't count against your storage limit,...

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:21am

Someone calling others "idiot" shouldn't make two basic English mistakes in four short sentences. I have read Paul Thurrott's articles for years and simply can not imagine anyone considering him...

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:13am

One of the biggest improvements in Windows 8 is the upgrade experience from one machine to another. If you have bought your apps from the store, you simply re-dpwnload them, similar to the way the...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:42pm

I think that the biggest problem has been Microsoft's pretending that this is all one operating system. While I personally would have liked to have seen Windows Phone as the tablet OS (and said so...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:09pm

Ballmer eliminating a possible replacement?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 3:24pm

Excellent article. I have tried to use Android off and on since the beginning and have never been totally happy with it. The problems with it now are not so much problems with the OS, which has...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:40pm
Looks good. I would be less worried about it's never going to happen and more worried about it will happen but not until Windows 9.
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:37pm
Apple's major design decision was to go to the retina display. This forced a number of the other upgrades, from the graphics processor to the much larger battery. This directly caused a larger,...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:45pm
It definitely runs hotter than previous iPads. This is to be expected, a more powerful GPU, which is necessary for the screen upgrade, is going to generate more heat. This is true on other form...
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 11:28am
Let's look at Apple's single digit market share. This is only done, not only by not counting tablets as PCs which is dubious, but by counting all sort co countries where Apple has a 0%...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:10pm
I have always liked Windows Phone. Unfortunately it looks like I will never get to use it. I don't use a phone enough to justify the monthly fees, so I use an iPod Touch and a couple of tablets...
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 9:21pm
I am all for a 7" iPad, I love the 7" form factor. It would still cost considerably more than the Fire, though. For one thing, by all accounts, Amazon is selling the Fire at cost or below...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 8:24pm
This I think bodes very bad for Microsoft's tablet strategy. The Zune had both solid hardware and software, but got to market too late to make an impact. The decision to use Windows 8 as the...
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