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Dell Venue Pro Preview Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 5, 2013)

Microsoft always needs its OEMs, and pricing its own stuff stratospherically gives those partners room to jump in themselves. Now that Dell is back in competent hands I think it is a cinch the...

Microsoft Touts the Windows 8.1 Mail Experience Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 4, 2013)

I have an email address at outlook.com (one of several with various services) & I'm running 8.1--but I'm not sure I see any sort of purpose for the "mail" program as depicted here.

Also...

Nokia Picks SuperSite as Blog Star of the Week Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 1, 2013)

Well-deserved, I might add! You run a blog site which is not afraid of ideas and dissenting opinion. You're a person who seems to cherish honesty and you have no axes to grind and you don't play...

Rethinking Ray Ozzie Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 1, 2013)

Ah, life is full of buzzwords, isn't it? "Device" is a buzzword, "service" is a buzzword. Put Ozzie and Ballmer in separate rooms and query each and prepare to marvel at the difference in their...

Windows 8.1 + SkyDrive = Smart Files Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 1, 2013)

I don't think the concept is bad at all, actually, but there are two major "gotcha's" involved that need illumination:

1) Most people's upload speeds are 1/10th their download speeds, so...

Windows Phone Surges in Europe Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 1, 2013)

Good point. Why would 50+-year-olds want an iPhone anyway? At that age and later, simplicity becomes ever more important and useful, and much more attractive. The KISS principle isn't just for...

Windows 8.1 Ad: One Experience for Everything in Your Life Commented on: 51 weeks ago (September 30, 2013)

The only reason I'm not up in arms about the start menu these days is because I've become used to the start menu provided by Classic Shell. Works seamlessly in 8.1, and the new version, 3.9.5, is...

Windows 8.1 Tip: Disable App Auto-Update Commented on: 51 weeks ago (September 28, 2013)

I've turned it off, of course, and at home I have Windows update set to "Notify me of updates but do not download and install automatically." I like to see what I'm updating when I do, but more...

Microsoft Dramatically Raises Limit on Windows 8.x/RT App Installs Commented on: 51 weeks ago (September 28, 2013)

Smart move! Hopefully, this kind of common-sense thinking won't be the exception moving forward!

Microsoft Strategy Update: Consumer Products and Services Commented on: 1 year ago (September 21, 2013)

"Why can't we run Windows Phone apps—especially games—on Windows—especially Windows RT—right now? It makes no sense."
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