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Will Holiday 2014 be Xbox 360's Swan Song? Commented on: 13 weeks ago (September 14, 2014)

It's almost certain that retail releases will diminish to a trickle over 2015 but there is one important historical difference between the 360 and previous consoles: digital downloads. This sector...

Surface Pro 3 Demand Outstrips Supply Commented on: 14 weeks ago (September 12, 2014)

It's easy to say they're only making a small amount but better to have production somewhat under demand thanmassively over. Some people might settle for a competing product but that is a lesser...

IFA 2014: Toshiba's PCs and Tablets Commented on: 15 weeks ago (September 3, 2014)

Not MS' product, so why are they to blame for Toshiba's name? It's an Intel CPU, so it's obviously going to be x86 Windows. But that has no bearing on the presence of the desktop. Windows RT on...

Today's $300 PCs Already Compete with Chromebook Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 23, 2014)

It will be interesting as the newest chip set features start filtering down to this level. An NVMe drive can be stunningly fast yet still inexpensive due to the small footprint needed by Windows 8...

Windows Weekly 376: Take Back Your Roubles Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 21, 2014)

They didn't focus enough on configurability, so it could fulfill multiple scenarios. I'm hoping they create a central UI control panel to make it easy for users to get the Windows that is right...

Samsung's Nook Tablet: An Interesting Case of What Might Have Been Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 21, 2014)

Most navigation apps (Google Maps, TeleNav) will support the local downloading of map data. You won't get niceties like real-time traffic but it will be as effective as any navigation device of a...

Surface Pro 3 Gets a Second August 2014 Firmware Update Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 20, 2014)

The UEFI drivers are typically a subset of the functionality expected within the OS. It would be like doing all of your work in Safe Mode.

While I Was Gone... Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

The more I'm asked to help people with OpenOffice and LibreOffice, the more I respect the value of MS Office. In almost every case the user, who went to Open/Libre to avoid paying, wants to be...

So What Does a $200 PC Look Like? Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

It may also be worth noting that USB under Windows 8.1 supports a vastly greater range of devices than Chrome OS. Storage devices will be supported under Chrome but things like scanners?

It's Too Early to Write Off the Third Smartphone Ecosystem Commented on: 18 weeks ago (August 15, 2014)

I'm reminded of the endless discussions of whether there could be at any given time a third successful game console. Those who were convinced there couldn't be would need to be reminded of...

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