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Surface Pro 2 Details Emerge Commented on: 1 year ago (September 5, 2013)

blame HDMI & HDTV, which only supports a limited set of timings i.e. resolutions at 16x9, but not 16x10 -- With HDTV being the primary drivers of panel manufacturing these days, manufacturers...

Lumia 520/521: Meet the New Normal Commented on: 1 year ago (August 20, 2013)

I was looking at the 520 on AT&Ts site and it said that I had to purchase a GoPhone plan to buy the phone. I would like to buy it as a backup for my AT&T 920 and as a media player (as...

Microsoft Wins the High Ground in War with Google Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2013)

I can only guess that the OP meant on WinRT (the OS) that has win32 APIs, but doesn't allow access to them for 3rd parties. There are some similarities, in that MS is using the "old" way to...

The State of Windows Tablets Commented on: 2 years ago (July 16, 2013)

Other than habit from the iPad, why would you feel the need to use a tablet in portrait mode all the time? Unless I am reading something formatted as a printed page or playing a game made for...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Start Screen Commented on: 2 years ago (June 26, 2013)

Because it is, in reality, one column for each category that allows one wide, two medium, or four small tiles. If the column extends beyond the bottom of your screen, it wraps to a "new" column,...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Desktop Display Scaling Commented on: 2 years ago (June 26, 2013)

To me, "choose _one_ scaling level for _all_ my displays" sounds like the one-size fits all solution included. Wouldn't it be called "Choose a _different_ scaling level for _each_ of my displays"...

Surface RT + Outlook 2013 RT … + More? Commented on: 2 years ago (June 18, 2013)

I don't know if you need Visio specifically (for document compatibility or for specific features) but for general diagramming I am pretty happy with Graphilite on RT.

How Microsoft Can Fix Xbox One Commented on: 2 years ago (June 14, 2013)

My suggestions in addition to ones mentioned above.
1) Keep Kinect, but lower price to $449
2) Include 1 year of gold for free with purchase of console. Let people see what they are...

Microsoft Introduces New Xbox 360, Special Deals for Xbox LIVE Members Commented on: 2 years ago (June 10, 2013)

You may want to check your settings. I don't use Netflix myself, but on other services, I've noticed that sometimes the quality setting will be different for different devices on the same service...

Xbox One Privacy Concerns Debunked Commented on: 2 years ago (June 7, 2013)

My understanding is that the voice recognition is done in hardware by the Kinect. You basically tell the camera "I'm listening for these commands" and it sends a message back when one of them is...

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