So much news, so many sources, so much to read, so where does one start? If you are a news junkie as I am this is the ultimate question of our times!
I know it will shock many that I am looking at the launch of Windows 10S in a different light. I am going to start with my conclusion and go from there. Windows 10S is about finding a different way to keep Windows revenue afloat while they continue to evolve into the Azure and Office… Continue reading A Cynical View of Windows 10S
Streaming Music Numbers https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/02/spotify-50-million/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29 The streaming firm clocked 40 million ‘Premium’ subscribers in September 2016, having hit the 30 million mark in March, so the growth rate has continued to be fairly consistent. Aside from its $9.99 paid plan, Spotify also offers a more limited free option that it monetizes via ads. Back in… Continue reading Small Look Behind the Numbers
I have never been a huge fan of many of the portable bluetooth keyboards being sold out there. Logitech and Microsoft both make some of the better ones, but even those felt small and crowded at times. I was just browsing on Amazon last week and a keyboard from Anker popped in my recommendations. On… Continue reading My New Favorite Bluetooth Keyboard
I wrote a little something over on the Agnostic Tech Podcast site. The bottom line is this. My thesis on Windows 10 has not changed. Microsoft is throwing crap against the wall in order to make an enterprise ready operating system by 2020. That is when support for Windows 7 will end for their big… Continue reading My Thoughts on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
These headlines have shown up in my RSS reader over the last few days. I can't argue with any of them. Since the Windows 10 launch it has been obvious the package delivered to users was not ready for prime time. I have had issues with Mail, Edge, and some awful problems with Action Center… Continue reading Windows 10, We Have A Problem….
Apple over the last decade has not been a company that is great at inventing new categories, it is great at knowing when to jump into a category. They did not invent the smartphone, but the moment teenage girls started clamoring for a Blackberry Apple knew it was their time. That time is coming again,… Continue reading Apple Smells Blood
After Lenovo’s week from hell, I have been thinking on ways for Microsoft to get their partners to make computers without the cruft that makes these machines unusable and unsafe. How about Microsoft shares store revenue with manufacturers that install a clean version of Windows for their users? If you can tell Lenovo and HP… Continue reading A Way To Get Around Slim Margins for PC and Phone OEMs?
Frank Shaw, head of communications at Microsoft, tweeted this: Home screens everywhere, unite! Msft apps/services being used/loved by people wherever they are, on all their devices pic.twitter.com/QkM4Xu2Exb — Frank X. Shaw (@fxshaw) February 12, 2015 I do see that the individual Office apps are running on an Android phone. This would be an… Continue reading Two Images That Show Off the New Microsoft
Joe Belfiore took to Twitter today to clear up some questions regarding Windows 10. First he confirmed that the task bar is there to stay in tablet mode. I can’t imagine that anyone thinks that you want a task bar on an 8 inch tablet. (Paul Thurrott has some good images over at thurrott.com) @benstoic… Continue reading Why Joe, Why?