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(Re-)Embracing the PC Commented on: 38 weeks ago (December 2, 2014)

Anecdotal, but about a half dozen friends have gone for hybrid notebooks this Black Friday season and are excited about the prospect of a machine that can be a tablet when undocked from the...

Nokia Announces an Android Tablet Commented on: 40 weeks ago (November 18, 2014)

smulji, Nokia did not design and engineer a thing. Foxconn is an "OEM" that gets to use their name. Foxconn designed the tablet, makes it, and is licensing the Nokia name and Nokia software. It...

Short Takes: October 17, 2014 Commented on: 45 weeks ago (October 17, 2014)

Second quarter profit margin for Google: 21.375%. Third quarter Google profit margin: 17%. That is a large dip and trends indicate the dip is accelerating while Google is failing to find new...

With Low-Cost Rivals Surging, Samsung Stumbles Again Commented on: 46 weeks ago (October 7, 2014)

Seems like with Samsung paying out about $1 Billion to Microsoft last year in patent licensing fees, it may be wise for them to attempt to create more Windows products, support that ecosystem on...

Microsoft Seeks to Please Everyone with Windows 10 Commented on: 47 weeks ago (October 1, 2014)

Will be an interesting release. The key long term is providing APIs that will allow the Universal Apps to be adaptive as well.

Imagine MS Office as a Universal App that looks much like...

Short Takes: September 26, 2014 Commented on: 48 weeks ago (September 27, 2014)

FBI is a bit out of touch. Why wouldn't people want Big Brother watching their every move? Geesh. That said, I would agree on a complex way of breaking the encryption in the case of a true...

Satya Nadella Explains the "Mobile" in "Mobile First, Cloud First" Commented on: 49 weeks ago (September 16, 2014)

I love this new direction. Right now, MS is the only option for true cross platform usage. Google is limited and some of their apps on even iOS are not great (they broke Google Drive on iOS to...

Microsoft Seeking Respect for Internet Explorer Commented on: 1 year ago (August 18, 2014)

Been very happy with what has happened in IE over the past few years. It's gotten faster, more secure, and added some big features. It doesn't have the security issues that Chrome has with all...

Short Takes: August 1, 2014 Commented on: 1 year ago (August 1, 2014)

What's funny is that the PS4 is actually getting dominated in Sony's Japan home by the Wii U. That console's sales are up 400% in several countries due to Mario Kart 8. The trend will continue...

Microsoft Launches Larger Surface Pro 3 Commented on: 1 year ago (May 21, 2014)

I have to wonder if the thing that really killed the Mini is the price point in relation to its differentiation. The Dell Venue Pro 8 is inexpensive at 8" and Intel, while the Surface Mini is ARM...

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