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What We Learned About Windows in the WPC 2014 Opening Keynote Commented on: 1 week ago (July 14, 2014)

"But it's sobering to realize that Windows, which still controls over 90 percent of the PC market, only commands 14 percent of the wider market for personal computing devices (mobile phones +...

Windows Weekly 370: Office 365 SKU-A-Palooza Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 13, 2014)

I live in Toronto.

I can't recommend visiting.

Looking for Strategy as Microsoft Enters FY15 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 10, 2014)

""We will responsibly make the market for Windows Phone, which is our goal with the Nokia devices and services acquisition." Make the market?"

Indeed. What the f*** does this mean? Also, "...

Plan B for Windows Phone? Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 8, 2014)

They should stick with Plan A. Plan B succeeding sounds like it'd be even worse than a failed Plan A. The Nokia X phone, assuming it "succeeds," would at best place MS (as an Android hardware...

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)


What "giant step forward?" Re-introducing a UI that was around for at least a decade is, by definition, not a step "forward." A return to an old UI has to be a step backward. What...

Lumia 635 Coming to T-Mobile This Month Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 2, 2014)

Is it not ironic that Microsoft itself was the first WP hardware manufacturer to ditch this feature, which hitherto was a nice differentiator. I would have thought that it was made "optional" only...

Windows Weekly 368: Rogue Rumor Mongers Commented on: 4 weeks ago (June 29, 2014)

Paul, you were way, WAY too kind regarding the Nokia X (and now X2) phone, and you weren't particularly kind.

MJF (perhaps playing devil's advocate, although somewhat poorly) said, "well,...

Thinking About Microsoft's Brands Commented on: 4 weeks ago (June 29, 2014)

FWIW, I like the Surface name for MS's mobile devices. It is simple and elegant, and even sort of tangentially descriptive of the product; i.e. everything is pulled out of a flat touch screen....

Amazon Fire Phone Preview Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 20, 2014)

"And on Windows/Windows Phone in particular, the firm just doesn't give a shit: The apps that do exist (Kindle, Audible) are not as feature-complete as the same apps on other platforms and are...

Micromax's First Windows Phone Handsets are Heading to India in July Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 16, 2014)

"I really like the leather stitching, for example."

Don't tell Laporte. He'll go ballistic (he appeared on the verge of having a stroke when the Note 3 was briefly mentioned on WW once,...

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