The title of this app may not be the most inspired or creative one around, but it takes nothing away from the very impressive feature set Dictionary for Windows 8 has to offer. In simpler terms, this app brings it. Powered by TheFreeDictionary.com, this well designed app presents a bunch of comprehensive dictionaries...

So regarding my interview with Adam Hartung. The response to this article has been fantastic. A lot of people have emailed me saying that they absolutely agree with almost everything he has to say. Some very prominent analyst who would shock you agree as well. I wanted to address a couple of things. First , a lot of...

We hear it time and time again, Windows RT isn’t doing all that great, largely because people can buy ATOM-based Windows 8 devices for the same price. With ARM, you only get Windows Store apps and the only major positive is that you get slightly better battery life than ATOM. With Intel ATOM devices you will get...

Paul Thurrott wrote a pretty impressive piece on his Supersite giving a very compelling theory about why Windows 8 has sold poorly over the previous holiday season. In a beautifully written piece called “Explaining Windows 8 PC Sales Over the Holidays” he lays out this central theory – because of the Netbook and...

Yesterday I went to Best Buy in Sylmar with a friend of mine. She had to take back something and I wanted to look at the Microsoft Surface. Getting there, I go to the PC area (because you’d think that’s where it would be) and to my shock it wasn’t. I asked a sales person and he told me to go to where the cell phones...

Mrs. Larson-Green, As we all know, Steven Sinofsky is gone. The torch has officially been passed from Mr. Sinofsky to you, Steve Ballmer and Tami Reller. As a Microsoft Corporate Vice President, responsible for Program Management of the Windows Client, it’s probably fair to say that you are firmly in charge at this...

With Microsoft’s recent release of its new streaming music/video service, Xbox Music and Video, the streaming music world is becoming awfully crowded. While it remains to be seen how well Microsoft will do in this space, we are seeing competitor Spotify continue to ramp up its own efforts and expanding its...

I was out with my son last night when my cousin sent me a text message saying “Holy Cow – Sinofsky’s gone!”. CRAZY. The President of Microsoft’s Windows division has moved on barely 2 + weeks after the release of Microsoft’s newest and most controversial Operating System – Windows 8. In his wake, he has left Mr. Ballmer,...

Paul Thurrott wrote a very good piece on his site called “And the Biggest Barrier to Windows Phone Acceptance Is…”. In that article, he talks about some of the reasons he thinks that the Windows Phone platform is stalled. His hypothesis is summed up as the following – Windows Phone is never promoted in social ads or any...