Surface Pro 3: Balancing Power, Price ... And Heat? Commented on: 4 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

I have an i5, not i7, but have found using DisplayPort to drive external monitor is less taxing than using USB to connect to a monitor. Almost never hear fan. Just FYI...

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station: First Impressions Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 31, 2014)

If you use displayport to drive your video instead of a USB connection, the fan won't kick in.

Hands-on with Beats Music Commented on: 31 weeks ago (January 22, 2014)

Beats Music streaming bit rate -...

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 Commented on: 33 weeks ago (January 11, 2014)

Thank goodness MS is making a course correction. I can only hope that, like Windows 7, it turns a something that's a pain to use into something that's a joy to use.

An Early Look at "Paul Thurrott's Xbox Music" 2.0 Commented on: 36 weeks ago (December 17, 2013)

The structure and layout are very good...very useful to someone new to this service or considering it. They'd quickly see what the capabilities are and how to get to them. Real time saver.

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Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Use Desktop Wallpaper on the Start Screen Commented on: 38 weeks ago (December 8, 2013)

Very surprising how much this reduces the confusion created by jumping constantly between the desktop and modern UI.

It's an important improvement.

Better yet would be reducing the...

Transitions Commented on: 50 weeks ago (September 11, 2013)

If you're going to analyze the psychology behind the public's response, you need to include the proverbial "elephant on the coffee table". That is, the distrust and outright animosity built up...

Microsoft is Copying the Wrong Company Commented on: 51 weeks ago (September 6, 2013)

This paints a grim picture for Microsoft as there's no way they will give away windows. They are painted into a corner.

Nokia "Sirius" Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (August 26, 2013)

You're getting tech blogger myopia. I'm with Mary Jo about RT - if I can couch surf with some kind of multitasking that's better than iPad, I'll buy it. $500 doesn't bother me as long as the case/...

Zune Marketplace Begins the Long, Slow Goodbye Commented on: 1 year ago (August 17, 2013)

I have an original Zune Pass membership with 10 free songs per month. I have a Windows 7 computer. How can I get my 10 free songs per month? I don't see a way....

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