Monthly Archives: October 2012

WSJ and NYT Readers for Windows 8/RT

Amongst the things I’ve anxiously been waiting to appear in the Windows Store are apps for reading the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.   Little did I realize that these were already there, though hiding in an unexpected … Continue reading

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Stop compounding Microsoft’s Windows RT mistakes

Microsoft has created lots of confusion with the introduction of Windows RT, but I think everyone who does understand the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8 is making things worse by the way they are explaining it.  Basically the difference is “Windows … Continue reading

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A Windows Phone “Plan B”

Let me start out by saying this is totally speculative on my part, I have no information that suggests what I’m about to describe exists anywhere in Microsoft’s thinking. Microsoft has a huge amount riding on the launch of Windows … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft really building its own Windows Phone?

Is Microsoft really building its own Windows Phone?  Well, building definitely.  Planning to bring to market?  I’m not so sure.  And if they do,  what does that really mean? Microsoft has always been building Windows Phones.  One of the original … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, Anti-Virus software is quite useful

Every now and then I come across an article or blog posting arguing that Anti-Virus software is near useless and shouldn’t be bothered with because it can only protect you against known threats and not emerging threats.  First of all … Continue reading

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