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A New Phone – Galaxy S4, but not really by choice

I finally upgraded my phone last week, having given up my previous phone when I switched employers at the end of June. My previous phone was a Windows phone (a LG Optimus Quantum), which I really liked, but it was

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Posted in Android, Samsung, Technology, Windows Phone

Windows 8: 5 Things that Really Bug Me

I have been running Windows 8 for a while now (as many people have, given Microsoft’s approach to releasing “previews”). I started playing with it just after the //Build/ conference in 2011, and switched to running it full-time on all

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Posted in Microsoft, Usability, Windows 8

The Windows 8 Experience is here!

Check out my new blog The Windows 8 Experience¬†where I will be documenting my experiences trying to live and work with Windows 8 as my primary OS. (this blog isn’t going away – the new one is just for a

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Posted in Cool Stuff, Microsoft, Windows 8

Windows 8 Adoption: My Predictions

With Windows 8 rumoured to go RTM near mid-year, and released before year end, I thought I would hazard a few predictions about its acceptance/adoption: Apple users will hate it. Why? Because it is not from Apple, and nothing cool

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Posted in Android, Apple, Attempted Humour, Cool Stuff, Microsoft, Satire

Windows 8 is for the Right Handed?

As I have played with Windows 8 (both the Developer Preview and the Consumer Preview), I have gotten the distinct feeling that it has been developed assuming a right-handed user. For example, access the system charms works much more consistently

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Posted in Microsoft, Rant

Windows 8 tablets secret weapon: OneNote and inking | ZDNet

Windows 8 tablets secret weapon: OneNote and inking | ZDNet. This has always been my view of Microsoft’s tablet strength, and the competitors’ glaring weakness. For me, without a viable input method (and the onscreen keyboard is not a viable

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Posted in Android, Apple, Microsoft, Trends

Bing Maps WPF Control Beta with Surface 1.0

As announced on the Microsoft Surface Blog (and elsewhere, I am sure), a Bing Maps WPF Control Beta has been released. This control targets WPF4 with functionality similar to the Bing Maps Silverlight control. As a WPF4 control, with support

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Posted in Microsoft Surface
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