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Chrome 32 vs. Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (January 15, 2014)

I uninstalled Chrome and Google Earth when I realized that Chrome was needed to make certain features of Salesforce.com work properly. IIRC, this also meant that Gmail (which we were using for...

Post-PC: HP Declares War on Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (October 12, 2013)

Microsoft's investment in Dell is probably a/the most significant change in the combination of the MS-HP and MS-Dell competitive partnerships in the past year or two. If MS had not invested in...

In Praise of Island-Style Keyboards Commented on: 1 year ago (October 6, 2013)

I know that I need to have some key travel in any keyboard that I use. I confirmed this in the local Microsoft store last December with two adjacent Surfaces, one had a Type Cover and the other...

Microsoft Strategy Update: Office on iPad and Android Tablets Commented on: 1 year ago (September 20, 2013)

Full Office needs the fine, granular control that can only be achieved with a mouse and full sized keyboard (I learned "touch typing" in high school in the days of electric typewriters). Every...

Surface Tip: Skip the Touch and Type Keyboards Commented on: 2 years ago (July 24, 2013)

I am fortunate enough to have visited the Microsoft store in Oak Brook, IL where there were two Surface RTs next to each other (this was Christmastime), one with a Touch Cover and the other with a...

Microsoft Reorg Explained Commented on: 2 years ago (July 12, 2013)

There is less here than it seems. This is "merely" a switch from seperate organizations (divisions) for products to seperate organizations for business functions. This results in more...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Touch Keyboard Commented on: 2 years ago (July 10, 2013)

After living with different keyboard custom code pages for so long, I wonder: what is underneath this feature. Is this related to Unicode? or something else?

Windows Phone is Now Number Three Commented on: 2 years ago (May 17, 2013)

Persnally, I am only interested in month to month plans, e.g. virgin mobile (Sprint), T Mobile (now or soon) and Straight Talk (WalMart rebranding Verizon and AT&T service / phones). I have...

Windows Phone Device Stats: April 2013 Commented on: 2 years ago (April 8, 2013)

Paul:

Are you sure that this is a Windows Phone device? 1280x768 is the screen form factor for the BlackBerry Z10. Knowing this, I am guessing that the upcoming Q10 - with real QWERTY...

Jensen Harris Tells the Story of the Design of Windows 8 Commented on: 2 years ago (November 22, 2012)

Paul:

I went to the nearby Microsoft store a week ago and tried typing on a surface using both the Touch (glass) Cover and the Type Cover. I took "touch typing" as a summer class before...

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