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Get Started with Windows Phone 8.1 App Development Commented on: 10 weeks ago (May 16, 2014)

I'm the opposite. I too am a .NET developer (and VB before then) but I am focusing on Metro apps instead of Win 32, especially the new universal metro apps.

However, I still develop web...

Google Preempts Office for Android by Releasing Apps of Its Own Commented on: 13 weeks ago (May 1, 2014)

It's highly debatable whether you get the best devices as an iOS user.

Certainly, the high-end Windows Phones (running WP8.1) are superior to any iPhone in virtually all areas, as are many...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Tip: Manage Disk Space Commented on: 15 weeks ago (April 11, 2014)

The problem with the Control Panel is that it's not optimised for touch (tablets). That's why the new Settings stuff exists.

Originally when Windows 8.0 came out, you often had to revert to...

Threshold Revealed: Microsoft Talks the Future of Windows Commented on: 17 weeks ago (April 3, 2014)

There IS still a need for a Start screen, mainly for the tablets, and especially the smaller tablets.

What I Expect (and Hope) to See at Build 2014 Commented on: 17 weeks ago (March 31, 2014)

The one item of particular interest to me is the new ability to reuse existing LOB code. Hopefully this will allow me to speed up the development of my Windows 8 business apps for my clients.

Microsoft Office for iPad Review Commented on: 17 weeks ago (March 27, 2014)

The relevance of Surface 2 and Nokia is simple - Windows RT devices are far more productive than iPads for many reasons, including the following -

1. Multi-user accounts.
2. View two...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 19 weeks ago (March 18, 2014)

Have a look on the Lenovo web site. There are 4 modes for this adaptive keyboard, and one of the modes displays just the function keys. So it should work fine for you and me (I'm a developer too...

Free Windows? Maybe Commented on: 21 weeks ago (February 28, 2014)

OSX is not free. You might perceive it to be free, but the cost is actually incorporated into the price of the Apple laptop / desktop.

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview: Universal Apps Commented on: 23 weeks ago (February 17, 2014)


I can't run Windows Phone apps on Windows RT. However, I CAN run Windows RT tablet apps on my Windows 8 desktop PC. That's like being able to run iPad apps on a Mac. And it's very...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: More Good News for PC Users Commented on: 26 weeks ago (January 25, 2014)

Excellent. This is exactly the right direction!

Personally I don't see a problem with a single UI for everything, as long as it does actually work properly for everyone and detect the...

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