It's been just over a month since Matthew Miller switched from being a big screen Android and Windows Phone user. Apple's large phone exceeds his expectations.
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The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
Miracast is a signature feature of Windows 8.1 and newer Android versions. In theory, it allows you to project a presentation or HD video wirelessly from your mobile device to a large screen. How well does it work in the real world?
After halting sales on the ThinkPad 8 and selling out of the Miix, the company promises to keep producing new 8-inch Windows tablet PCs in the future.
Microsoft has put a lot of dollars and effort into Windows Phone, even going as far as to buy Finnish handset firm Nokia in order to gain traction in the smartphone space. But despite this investment Windows Phone's usage share has grown from about one percent to around two percent over the past 12 months.
Sony unveiled the smallest laptop with a good keyboard ever produced in 2009. The Vaio P wasn't without its problems due to the small size, and it was saddled with Windows Vista. This little laptop with today's hardware, Windows 8.1, and a touch screen would be rather nice.
Microsoft came under some heat from Windows customers when it released Office for iPad before a touch-friendly version for Windows. That heat should escalate with word that an Android version will also beat the much-needed Windows version.
This affordable 8-inch Atom-based (Bay Trail) Windows 8.1 tablet has a nice IPS screen and delivers all-day battery life under light usage modes. Limited screen size, internal storage and processing power will prevent it from being more than a companion device for mobile professionals though.
Windows Phone 8.1 is available as a Developer Preview and the new and improved Word Flow keyboard with shape writing is stunning. Microsoft researchers took an amazing keyboard and made it even better.
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word and Publisher are patched, some products for the last time.
[UPDATE] Windows XP and Office 2003's final Patch Tuesday will have only four updates total and only one critical each for Office and XP. The number of vulnerabilities is still undisclosed. The recent zero-day vulnerability in Word will be one of the fixed problems.
The source code for MS-DOS 1.1 and 2.0, as well as Word for Windows 1a, has been made available under strict licensing control. What was Microsoft thinking?
For the price, you get a massive 1080p HD screen, Intel Haswell processor, and choice of Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro.
WordPad, the free, simple word processor that comes with Windows, is not vulnerable to the zero day RTF bug affecting Word. Will Office 2003 be fixed? [Updated with Microsoft statement.]
Microsoft has not said whether WordPad, the free word processor included with Windows, is vulnerable to the zero day flaw announced yesterday in Microsoft Word.
Toshiba's 8-inch Encore can run legacy desktop Windows apps, although you may find them difficult to work with on such a small screen. Performance could be better, but the price is attractive and battery life impressive.
When running Dropbox, Mac OS X and Windows together, one wrong setting can quickly fill up all available disk space. Not a good thing.
Microsoft's Windows Embedded partnership with Ford seems to be unraveling. So what's next for the Softies in the connected car space?
Lenovo has a big line of tablets crossing the consumer space and the enterprise. This 8-inch tablet is a solid performer running full Windows 8.1 and packing Office.
The Liquid S2's standout features are 4K video recording and a suite of floating apps. But some more exciting apps and better large-screen usability would be welcome.
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