It doesn’t have a price or release date, and I’m not even a gamer, but I kind of one want one. What is happening?
Category Archives: Microsoft
In this 60 Minutes interview, Gates talks about his inventions, philanthropy work and Steve Jobs. In a world of terrible news, Gates is a shining light of hope to million across the world.
This new Nokia Lumia 920 ad is amazing.
My guess is that the Start Screen in Windows 8 becomes analogous to OS X’s Dashboard environment for most users. Of course, the fact that numerous settings can only be found and changed there, the analogy isn’t perfect in practice. Instead of putting their foot on the gas on what the company has repeatedly said [...]
MG Siegler: Microsoft is being forced to trick the web into thinking its own browser is actually that of its chief rival so that pages will render properly. You can’t make this stuff up.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt: Two and a half billion dollars. That’s how much Morgan Stanley’s Adam Holt estimates Microsoft (MSFT) may be leaving on the table by not offering a full version of its Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) on Apple’s (AAPL) iPads. But Microsoft hasn’t released Office for iPad. While the usefulness of such a suite [...]
Scott Forstall should get drunk and do one.
The hey-I-run-old-ass-apps-too version of the Microsoft Surface here. So, is it any good? Peter Bright at Ars Technica: From the tablet perspective, Surface Pro is not acceptable. It gets too hot for a hand-held device, its battery life is woefully inadequate, and it’s too thick and heavy to be comfortable to hand hold for long [...]
Every time I hear him speak, my respect for Bill Gates grows. The world needs more people like this guy.
Ouch: Look, the Surface is not as awful as I’m making it sound. But in no way is it good. And for this price, in this market, it needs to be. And really, it needs to be great because Microsoft is once again playing catchup. I’m sure the Surface will improve over time — and [...]
Sam Byford: Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft executive in charge of Windows, has left the company. Julie Larson-Green is to assume control of Windows software and hardware engineering, and CFO Tami Reller will be in charge of the Windows business. The changes are effective immediately, and no reason was given for Sinofsky’s departure. A couple of [...]
It’s time for Ballmer to go.
Apple’s stuff looks better, even inside.
The word “intuitive” doesn’t come to mind.
Marco Arment, on talking with a retail employee demoing the Surface: I gave up. It was like arguing with a Tea Partier. It sounds like Microsoft copied all but the most important part of Apple’s stores: the people.