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Microsoft China: Windows 9 is "Coming Soon" Commented on: 11 weeks ago (September 2, 2014)

First cuckoo of spring this morning. A relative emailed to ask whether he should buy a new laptop now or wait for Threshold? Answer - his old model 7 years old but upgraded to Windows 7 and...

Hello, World: Surface Pro 3 Goes International Commented on: 12 weeks ago (August 29, 2014)

Entry level price is believable but the cost of higher end models is prohibitive. Somehow Apple get away with charging for SSD storage like its still 2012 but the only rationale for the Microsoft...

Standalone Xbox One Kinect Coming in October Commented on: 12 weeks ago (August 28, 2014)

The PC version comes with its own power supply - USB 3.0 doesn't deliver enough juice which is why the xbox one uses a custom port/cable. For that reason alone better to ship as separate product...

Surface 2 at $350: Time to Buy? Commented on: 12 weeks ago (August 26, 2014)

$100 for the 32Gb to 64Gb storage upgrade remains ludicrously expensive. Add in the cost of keyboard for office etc. and the sums don't add up.

I considered buying one simply to test...

Skype is About to Get a Lot Less Annoying Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 20, 2014)

WP7.8 phones are already always "blissfully silent" for Skype. One step at a time eh Eric.

Embracing Web Apps Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

Definitely cheating - not a web app my book if uses flash or Silverlight (r.i.p.).

Web Apps should also respect the system on which they are running if they have a platform-native look -...

Coming Soon: Threshold Public Preview Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 16, 2014)

'Technology preview' sounds like something that may or may not be aimed at developers. Speaking as a developer, my biggest interest in this 8.2/9 release is the next version of WinRT - questions...

Microsoft Abruptly Kills Skype for Windows Phone 7 Commented on: 15 weeks ago (August 8, 2014)

Gun. Foot. Aim. Fire. Hard to think up a better way for Microsoft to tell users its safer to stick with Android or iOS than take a chance on Windows phone. As SvenJ already commented they could at...

Getting Windows to the Threshold Commented on: 20 weeks ago (July 1, 2014)

Whatever the name, speaking as a developer if I produce a Windows store app I need a common API and mode of use for the 500million+ or whatever Windows 8 users there will be when Threshold ships...

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 22 weeks ago (June 17, 2014)

Paul. Given that its 2014 not 2011 any rationale for using USB 2.0 rather than 3.0? Or is this a typo?

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