Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 15:13

Don't worry, Paul: a lot of us are coming with you. It's always been your voice that we came for, and that's true of thurrott.com as well.
Good luck!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:06

I wonder if Microsoft Retail Stores will transition to using this instead of the modified Lumia 900s they've been using for POS. That would be a much more effective demonstration of their solution...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:34

I recognize the potential growth from capturing the smartphone market in developing countries, but this low-end obsession has got to slow down. Microsoft is racing to the bottom with these...

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 21:17

Off-cycle releases are just begging to create more problems than they solve. Microsoft has a well-established, regular, and understood release cycle for these kind of fixes. Google's actions here...

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 21:13

Google doesn't have enterprise clients (to speak of) that rely on regular patch releases. You can side with them all you want - they knowingly and maliciously released compromising information...

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 21:09

You're partly right - it's the solution no one wants to a problem affluent people think they have. I'd lay good money on the service being more popular if Microsoft hid their role in it.

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 14:23

It's pretty difficult to attract the "next billion" when you haven't managed to engage the "first billion" - let's hope Microsoft's strategic planning is better than its communication strategy.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 13:04

I'm looking forward to more growth on this, and I think Microsoft has made a lot of the right moves in positioning Visual Studio as a true multi-platform development tool. When developers can...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 15:04

Maybe they'll back down if a bunch of kids on the internet start yelling at them.

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 16:41

W3C defines the language specifications, not the implementation details. That latter bit is up to the rendering engine, which is up to the software author.

Standardizing browser rendering...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 16:32

Keep in mind that production of the series went from Bungie (there's valid criticism of Destiny, but technical issues are not among them) to 343. I doubt that 343 has the leverage internally to...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 13:52

The studios and publishers don't see any of the money from pre-orders - that all goes to the retailers offering the pre-order.
Publishers may get some indication of future sales from pre-...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:16

Opening up the pre-orders this far in advance is sort of problematic for them: it puts too much pressure to ship Fall 2015, which means they don't have room to delay for necessary fixes.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 17:50

Alright, I think I've been pretty patient with Microsoft and Nokia on the updates, but this is just crap.

The 1020 is in bad need of camera performance improvements - the damn thing has 1GB...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 13:25

I can confirm that this does *not* require SensorCore or higher firmware version.
Double-tap to wake is present on my AT&T-branded 820, 920, and 1020 - before Cyan was even available....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:35

Yes yes yes yes yes. A thousand times yes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:46

I use two of these services: Xbox Live and Office 365 Home already. If not for the cost of Xbox Music, I would have added it to the service stable, as well.

I don't know that I want to...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:21

I have a fairly large collection of (legally-acquired) music, and I've never found Xbox Music to be a good solution for managing it.

The old Zune software was pretty good for that, and it...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:41

I don't know if you've noticed the antagonism and disdain a lot of people have for Microsoft. Realistically, Windows Phone doesn't stand a chance when the general belief is that Microsoft products...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 14:36

Probably because they can get better performance across more target platforms by using C++, also because converting a 30-year-old codebase of that size would be prohibitively expensive in terms of...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:47

That feature works great with my Miracast-enabled laptop.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:21

Paul, I've not seen much in the way of a definitive statement on this, so I come to you. Does the 1020 have the capacity to support Miracast? If so, are there any indications of a future firmware...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 08:50

I don't know other users' experiences with this, but I wasn't able to get the update to even work from Windows 7. I ended up having to use the bootable media and treat it as a Refresh - keeping...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 09:27

You should probably correct the caption on the 7th image, the title of that game is "Machinarium" by the folks over Amanita Design.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 16:42

Looks like you missed posting the instructions at the end fo the article.

This is way better than resetting the phone just to get the firmware update!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 13:36

Paragraph 6 is basically why I keep coming back to this site, and referring friends and co-workers to it for high-quality information.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:03

It's funny you should mention that about regulatory requirements and the cost of them. Most small banks actually can't keep up anymore, even after turning over the entirety of their records...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:26

Motley Fool is a pretty influential soapbox on the investing advice, simply because they have someone to write about everything.
They've been beating the Apple drum since shares of that...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:10

I agree quite a lot with you. There are a few issues that come into play, but notably they are vocabulary - the words that trigger certain activities, discoverability - how easy and intuitive it...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:19

That would be true, if the company producing the substandard app on a single platform weren't the de facto source of the content being delivered through said app.

Amazon's neglect of...

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