Tag Archives: iPad

Is Windows RT the ultimate example of using Telemetry?

I’ve long been thinking of doing a series of postings on both Microsoft and the industry’s use of telemetry and was about ready to start when I realized I’d rather put a cart before the horse.  Many have scratched their … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft making a dent in public perception?

Sometimes I see a headline akin to “Microsoft is cool again” and wonder if that could really be true.  Then I think about how Windows 8/Windows Phone 8/Surface advertising has replaced campaign ads as the reason I need to fast … Continue reading

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A scenario where the Surface shined

My wife and I are in the process of planning a vacation.  Now I’ve used an iPad to do a lot of travel planning and booking, but always found it tedious.  Sure its simple enough to go in and book … Continue reading

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Critics of the Microsoft Surface just don’t get it

The commentaries about the recently unveiled Microsoft Surface Tablet/”Ultrabook”/PC thingies is revealing.  Particularly the few from OEM executives, and the larger number from supporters of the status quo.  My summary of them: They don’t get “it”.  No not the Surface … 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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Kindle Fire is no iPad

Ever since I bought an original Sony Reader, and then when I purchased an Amazon Kindle, and then again when speculation began about the screen size of the original iPad, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of a 7″ tablet. … Continue reading

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