The Surface Pro series turned the corner on the age of stationary computing for Microsoft. The migration of all the hard components from keyboard area to screen bulkhead made for some interesting innovations in the keyboard and stylus accessories.
The Surface Pro 3 made a pretty good impression on us, but the newer, lighter, stronger and faster Surface Pro 4 had the whole room at Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event wowed.
There’s also a newer, lighter, stronger and faster* Type Cover keyboard that includes a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello. That cover [...]
Jaime posted an article yesterday pointing out a few reasons why he is no longer excited about the Microsoft Surface Pro. I’m a different type of person though, and I was very excited to hear that the Surface Pro would be available on February 9th. Sure it’s a couple weeks later than originally expected due to retailer refresh cycle scheduling, but I fully intend to line up to buy one that weekend.
The reason I consider myself different from most of the other tech journalists out there is that this isn’t my only job. I have other jobs that require other [...]
I’ve been a Microsoft product user for exactly 20 years, ever since DOS 4.2 ruled the world and using a Mouse was optional. I still remember most of the DOS commands, and even though Windows 3.1 grew quick on me, there were just certain things that I could do better in the command prompt than in any other environment.
Throughout the years, I’ve been reluctant to leave Windows, even if I use a Mac. The only reason I accepted to buy my first Mac, was when I learned about how well Windows ran on it through Boot Camp. Back when I sort-of switched, it was the only way to [...]
I’ll admit that it’s been a while since Microsoft gave us two back-to-back events where nothing that was announced disappointed. Microsoft’s announcement of their new Surface Tablet, and now their announcement of Windows Phone 8 have left many of us happy with the roadmap ahead. This week’s return of Windows Phone View goes through a summary of all the details that we liked out of these two products that will see the light of day by the end of the year. Sadly, both announcements coincidentally match in the only reason we’d ever give you bad news at the end [...]
There’s no arguing Microsoft’s success in the PC industry: its primary platform is so deeply embedded in personal computing that it’s been able to leverage some arguably monopolistic powers with regards to bundled applications. And just as Windows rules the desktop, Windows Mobile once ruled the smartphone, giving Redmond an enviable position — for a time — in the world of operating systems. Yet now Microsoft finds itself in a rather unenviable position on numerous fronts, with yesterday’s Surface launch representing yet another vertical wherein the [...]