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Microsoft Consumer Services: Xbox Music Commented on: 47 weeks ago (September 30, 2014)

Count me as a huge fan of the service, although the WP app was inexplicably better in the past than now (though getting better, as you tirelessly document--thank you!). I don't understand why they...

Microsoft to Finally Open a Store in New York City Commented on: 47 weeks ago (September 30, 2014)

$2750/square foot? That is insanity.

At the Mall of America--where the Microsoft Store is directly across from the Apple Store--it's fascinating to stand for a while in the middle. It is a...

Developer Preview Users Getting New Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Build ... And Cyan! Commented on: 48 weeks ago (September 25, 2014)

I was surprised by the notification for the update on my 920 (AT&T) early this morning. Installed without issue--hooray! I even have cell phone connectivity, imagine that. :P

BLU Win HD First Impressions Commented on: 49 weeks ago (September 22, 2014)

"The rear camera is 8 megapixels with flash, a step up from the 5 megapixels on the Lumia 635."

A step up because? This keeps coming up, but more pixels =/= better.

Windows 9 Technical Preview Virtual Desktops and Notification Center Video Leaks: An Analysis Commented on: 50 weeks ago (September 15, 2014)

Not crazy about the notification center as shown. Microsoft sometimes seems determined not to learn from past mistakes--"Desktop" users don't want a mobile-ized UI. Not that there can't be middle...

Windows 9 Technical Preview Video Leaks: An Analysis Commented on: 50 weeks ago (September 12, 2014)

Hopefully they'll resolve the display scaling issues (still present in 8.1) for the Desktop, especially when using/switching between monitors with different DPIs. In other words, enable changing...

Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates for September 2014 Commented on: 50 weeks ago (September 9, 2014)

Hopefully this increases reliability with the docking station as well.

Microsoft China: Windows 9 is "Coming Soon" Commented on: 51 weeks ago (September 2, 2014)

I doubt it's the product logo. Looks more like marketing.

Xbox One Media Player Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (August 29, 2014)

Fast forward and rewind for CDs. Fast forward and rewind for CDs. Fast forward and rewind for CDs. Is it really that difficult to add this functionality? In 2014?

Some of us are more...

Standalone Xbox One Kinect Coming in October Commented on: 1 year ago (August 27, 2014)

I now use the Xbox One full-time--without ever touching a controller (I game very little, and lately only use Netflix). I tried voice control with the 360 and that was ok, but you always needed...

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