Monthly Archives: March 2012

Strike 3 for AT&T?

In my entry on AT&T’s Unlimited Plan debacle I discussed why despite AT&T’s customer unfriendly policies I was probably going to stick with them.  Now I’m having second thoughts on that conclusion, because of AT&T’s refusal to ship Windows Phone updates … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Apps on Windows 8: Missed opportunity or a Shoe yet to drop

There is a very recent hint that Microsoft might be planning to allow Windows Phone 7 apps to run unmodified on Windows 8.  To date Microsoft has focused on encouraging developers to port their Windows Phone apps to Windows 8 by … Continue reading

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Tablets are creeping into business

Point of Sale (POS) systems (basically networked electronic cash registers) have been with us since the early 1970s.  I recall our local Burger King having a PDP-8 under the counter for running their registers back in 1973.  Around the same … Continue reading

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How many more Windows 8 shoes are left to drop?

Now that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been picked apart the question I’m asking is how many more shoes are there left to drop?  As we’ve all seen, the current Microsoft philosophy (particularly for  the Windows group) is to only … Continue reading

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To 3G or Not to 3G?

With the launch of the new 4G version of the iPad, the initial popularity of the WiFi-only Kindle Fire, and the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview I decided to do a test of the viability of living with a … Continue reading

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Hacktivism: Some things never change

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen the FBI and international law enforcement groups arrest members of the LulzSec and Anonymous groups for their computer hacking activities.  For the last five years or so these (and other) groups had been … Continue reading

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Can you use multiple “windows” with Windows 8?

Of course you can, particularly with the Desktop.  Yes when you live primarily in the Desktop then the Start Screen is more jarring then the Start Menu was.  I would likely pin more things to the Task Bar or put … Continue reading

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