Oh this is tasty: On Monday, the Cowboys’ communication service to their Microsoft surface tablets wasn’t working properly. With their primary source of playbook information temporarily down, they used the next best thing and relied on printed versions of their playbook. Tangible copies can’t fail, right? They don’t, but even the printers weren’t working correctly […]
Tim Bajarin on Microsoft admitting with their actions Apple’s way is the best way: But if you look at Microsoft’s new strategy, one can’t help but see this is an acknowledgment Apple’s business model of owning the hardware, software and services is ultimately the best one that assures Microsoft’s control of their destiny. At the […]
Let’s see how things go for Microsoft with Windows 10, but right now, Windows Phone is still a fucking mess: While the app gap has always been a problem, Windows Phone is now five years old and it’s still facing new challenges. Over the past year developers haven’t flocked to Microsoft’s platform to improve its […]
Speaking of Lenovo, Ars Technica on the new ‘PC Does What?’ ad campaign to take on Apple: You’ve got to feel for the PC. While there’s no denying its practicality or gaming chops, ever since IBM dropped the first beige box of PC joy on the world over three decades ago, the PC has never […]
Lenovo won’t be selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3: Dell and HP decided to start selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet last month, but Lenovo was curiously absent. Gianfranco Lanci, president and COO at Lenovo, has revealed that the PC maker refused to sell Microsoft’s tablet. “I said no to resell their product,” Lanci told attendees […]
Sam Byford, at the Verge, on Microsoft’s limited time trade-in program: Microsoft has launched a promotion called Easy Trade Up designed to get people to switch to new Windows 10 machines. If you buy a qualifying computer from the Microsoft Store for over $599 until October 20th, the company will give you a rebate after […]
I finally got around to watching Microsoft’s Windows 10 Devices Event (nope, they’ve haven’t shaken their addiction to long names). What i saw is a company just discovering all the amazing things that that are possible when you design hardware and software together. The presenters seemed drunk giddy with excitement showing off all their products. […]
Vlad Savov on Apple, Google, and Microsoft all solving the same problems: Consider all the overlaps that have developed in recent times between the strategies of America’s three foremost tech corporations. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are getting into the connected car business that Microsoft has been in for years, while the latter’s Cortana personal […]
Horace Dediu: iOS v. Windows and Immunity to Disruption: Which reminds me. This week Microsoft just wrote off the acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone business. The growth of mobile as an alternative to desktop/laptop computing was foreseen by Microsoft a decade before the the data in the graphs above. It began in 1994 with Windows […]
The Rise and Fall of Nokia in One Chart …and they plan to design and license smartphones again in 2016 when their agreement with Microsoft expires?! LOLZ. U guys r funny. Good luck with that.
A few weeks ago I linked up to the story about Microsoft giving developers the ability to port Android and iOS apps to Windows. At Ars Technica, Sean Gallager gets into more of the nerdy details and recalls IBM and Blackberry trying similar, unsuccessful moves: Neither OS/2 nor BlackBerry 10 has made a success of […]
Just when I was duped into thinking Nadella was running things differently at Microsoft, they go and announce the 7 different editions (!!!!!!!) of Windows 10. Sigh.
At BGR.com, Brad Reed on Microsoft’s plans to let you port iOS and Android apps to Windows: Microsoft is raising the white flag when it comes to developing its own mobile app ecosystem — instead, it’s going to let developers easily bring their iOS and Android apps over to Windows 10 without having to completely […]
Dan Frommer asks the key ‘why’ questions about Windows Mobile phones from Nokia: Why should any person buy this instead of an iPhone or the preferred Android phone du jour? Why should carriers favor Windows phones over Android or Apple phones, in either their in-store sales techniques and marketing? Why should carriers or consumers favor […]