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What I Expect (and Hope) to See at Build 2014 Commented on: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Now with More Integration Commented on: 1 year ago (January 22, 2014)

Try ModernMix from StarDock. This utility allows Metro apps to run windowed, and it works great.

This is no big problem for developers. They already have to deal with different screen sizes...

Nokia Lumia "Black": Beamer 1.1 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 14, 2014)

You don't need to scan a QR code.

The person wanting to share the screen (the beamer) can send a message via email or SMS to the other person anywhere in the world. When they click on that...

The Death of Integrated Experiences? Commented on: 1 year ago (December 21, 2013)

I don't think it's wishful thinking at all. I reckon that's exactly what will happen. Windows Phone allows for a certain amount of 3rd party integration, but Windows 8.1 allows a lot more through...

Further Changes Coming in Windows "Threshold" Commented on: 1 year ago (December 9, 2013)

This is not about passing off Metro apps as desktop apps.

This is about allowing users to use an app across all devices, which means developers only need to write it once and it will work...

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