A former Apple executive, now a Silicon Valley VC, is the latest to argue that an Apple-branded TV is inevitable. But his argument assumes that an Apple TV would deliver cable subscriptions to your living room using the finicky CableCARD technology. That won't happen. Here's why.
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If you're an early adopter with a Windows Phone 7 device, you're probably still waiting for the March update ("NoDo") which adds bug fixes, performance improvements, and copy-and-paste support. Want to cut to the front of the line? I look at an unofficial, unsupported, do-this-at-your-own-peril standalone updater.
One of the biggest criticisms of Windows Mobile and Android devices is that device manufacturers get control over who gets OS updates. I've never had an official, on the record, response, so I asked again, and this time I got a definitive response. "We're in charge," says Microsoft.
The first wave of hands-on previews of Windows Phone 7 are out. If Microsoft is smart, they're going through those first looks with a fine-tooth comb and planning a series of updates. But can they deliver those improvements fast enough?
Last week, I was prepared to write off digital cable support in Windows Media Center. The technology appeared to be on life support on the way to being declared dead. And then, last night at CEDIA, Microsoft made a trio of announcements that revived the technology. Here's why Media Center fans finally have reason to be enthusiastic about cable support.