Office 2016 and Office Universal Apps for Windows 10 to Deliver This Year Commented on: 5 days ago (January 23, 2015)

Although the Windows Runtime APIs are likely to be substantially enhanced compared to Windows 8.1, to allow more of Office to be delivered as Windows Runtime apps, it's unlikely that they will...

Surface RT and Surface 2 to Get Limited Windows 10 Support Commented on: 5 days ago (January 23, 2015)

I think this is a horrible miscommunication based on the two meanings of 'Windows 10'. One is the umbrella term for the next generation of Windows. The other is the specific product name of '...

Devil in the Details: January Surface Firmware Update is Bigger than Hoped Commented on: 1 week ago (January 19, 2015)

Support for Windows RT means that - support for the OS that came on it, support for that hardware. It doesn't mean that you're going to get constant updates. In fact, because the Surface RT and...

Microsoft Launches Two More Affordable Lumia Handsets Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 14, 2015)

That's the Office Hub app. It lets you see documents on your device and synchronized with OneDrive, and is the portal to the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps. If you have an Office 365...

How Microsoft Hopes to Overcome the App Gap in 2015 Commented on: 3 weeks ago (January 2, 2015)

The default for this is set (for Lumia phones, at least) to whatever uses least power on your phone. For OLED displays, no power is consumed when not emitting light so the default background is...

Microsoft Fixes Dev Preview Issues, Releases Cyan to Some Lumia Models in US, Germany Commented on: 22 weeks ago (August 28, 2014)

The problem is AT&T, and Nokia's pandering to the carriers' whim to 'customize' (read: corrupt) the OS and firmware. The Lumia 920 comes in dozens of minor variants, one for each carrier that...

Nokia Lumia 635: First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 27 weeks ago (July 18, 2014)

It doesn't have a hardware camera button because it was designed as an Android phone first/as well. That's also the reason for using the soft buttons and the 854x480 display - Android also...

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview: Universal Apps Commented on: 49 weeks ago (February 17, 2014)

"You realize that all your wonderful APIs (.NET, WPF, WinRT, etc.) all sit on top of Win32, right?"

WinRT sits on top of Win32 UI components on Windows 8.x, but not on Windows Phone. The...

Windows Phone 8.1 Feature Set Possibly Leaked Commented on: 49 weeks ago (February 14, 2014)

Microsoft's naming errors catch up with us again.

The APIs for developing 'Modern'/'Metro' apps on Windows 8.x are collectively called Windows Runtime, or WinRT for short. This was...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Very Early) Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (January 13, 2014)

The Windows Phone team has been busy *writing* the Windows Runtime UI from the ground up for compatibility with Windows 8 and 8.1, which has been, of course, a moving target. The Windows 8 team...

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