Microsoft is playing the final innings for Windows XP. While most companies usually support their software for around five years, Redmond has gone plus five, and then some. Windows XP has been in the spotlight for 12 glorious years, give or take. An eternity. And in order to further convince users to upgrade and move...

The board is set, the pieces are moving. Redmond is now very close to unleashing Windows 8.1, with a mere month remaining between now and the official launch date of October 18. And the company is trying to make sure that its highly diversified user base picks the right version based on their needs. To ensure this,...

OK, this is not too good for the Redmond team.  A brand new ad for the just released Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8 has a guy – “Ben” – with the Lumia, going up against an Android phone. They both take a video of the soccer dad’s “child” playing soccer and the Nokia Lumia trounces the Android phone in this  “Meet...

Today, I plan to compare the features of Microsoft’s Surface RT and the iPad 4, which it targets. However, another question on my mind is: how much profit are Microsoft and Apple making on these tablets, respectively? We know for example that the Google and Amazon make little to no money on their tablets. Gizmodo...

When it comes to Windows RT tablets, Surface is pretty much getting most of the consumer attention right now. This is with good reason when you stop and look at the attractive design and reasonably decent price for Microsoft’s first tablet offering. That being said, there are certainly other options out there. Today...

Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Windows Phone, describes the features of Windows Phone 8 and compares it with Android and iOS in this presentation. He contrasts the “static” orientation of Android and iOS user interfaces based on apps with the more dynamic real-time orientation of Windows Phone 8. Live tiles are apps...

Can someone tell me exactly why the “premier” Windows phone 8 devices being announced are rectangular blocks with minimal curvature? The only exception I’ve seen so far are the Samsung ATIV phones. I mean they’re all going to be going up against this: and this: Even if you’re not an Apple fan, you have to admit, it’s...

Windows 8 Release Preview is finally here, and so far it seems about the same as what we saw at the Consumer Preview stage. Is that a good or bad thing? That really will depend on what you thought of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As for me, it’s a mixed thing. Windows 8 Release Preview still doesn’t feel quite finished,...

When it comes to some of the more negative backlash regarding Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I’ve heard on more than one occasion  such claims as, “If they don’t fix X, I’m switching to Mac or Linux”. Today I’m not going to talk about Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you’ve probably heard all the good and the bad by this...

Yet another verge video. This time they compare both usage points of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Touch vs a Keyboard.