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It's Too Early to Write Off the Third Smartphone Ecosystem Commented on: 23 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

I keep going back to that BY VENDOR, Microsoft remains #3 in the segment. In the smartphone business, the only players that are "in the game" are Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. Hey, BlackBerry...

Surface Pro 3: Wear and Tear Commented on: 25 weeks ago (August 6, 2014)

Thanks for the summary. I have a Surface Pro 2 and, based upon my experience, I am not at all surprised with your results.

I consider myself careful with my devices (as is the rest of my...

Microsoft Leaks Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Details Commented on: 26 weeks ago (July 29, 2014)

Ultimately, NTP is a security issue. Many enterprise services depend upon your computer having the correct time in order to have reliable authentication. NTP makes sure all computers are synced...

Getting Windows to the Threshold Commented on: 29 weeks ago (July 10, 2014)

The term "default to" usually suggests that you can override the default.

Plan B for Windows Phone? Commented on: 29 weeks ago (July 10, 2014)

Just saying four percent does not tell the whole story. This market is dominated by Samsung and Apple and, at 4%, Microsoft/Nokia is a distant THIRD PLACE, just ahead of BlackBerry - once the...

Microsoft Works to Get Windows 8/RT Users Updated to 8.1 Commented on: 30 weeks ago (July 2, 2014)

Just not true. Millions of customers have had a positive experience with Windows 8/RT/8.1/8.1 Update 1.

Ballmer retired and servers next to Gates on the Board.

If you have...

Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates for June 2014 Commented on: 33 weeks ago (June 11, 2014)

Firmware not coming until 6/14 ...

Update 1 Becomes Mandatory on Windows 8.1 Today Commented on: 33 weeks ago (June 11, 2014)

Because there are subtle differences between the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Most (but NOT ALL) systems with Windows 8 pre-installed will run Windows 8.1. Since...

Surface Family Grows: Mini, Sure, But How About Maxi Too? Commented on: 38 weeks ago (May 8, 2014)

I love my Surface Pro 2 but I have to agree that a 13" screen would be A LOT better - though, in my mind, upping the resolution defeats the purpose. I think that a baseline of $1,000 for 4GB and...

Microsoft Office for iPad Screenshots Commented on: 43 weeks ago (March 28, 2014)

If you are not already on the iPad bandwagon, why would you want to? Office for iPad is for those who miss Office and want to use it on the iPad.

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