Microsoft Surface 2

There are going to be three reactions to this header: 1. Are you fucking nuts? The iPad/Samsung/Nexus/whatever-Android-tab-you-desire is a waaaayyy better tablet than the Micro$oft’s (hur hur) shitty piece of shit. 2. Why the fuck didn’t you get the Surface Pro? The Pro is REAL Windows, unlike that that crappy limited Windows RT they pass off as an OS. 3. What the fuck? Isn’t that like a $10 million table or something? Well, despite your feeling on this particular device, my Surface 2 has been my primary machine since I got it in late October. I absolutely love it. It … Read more…

Get Ready: Windows 8.1 Has Landed

For those who don’t know, Windows 8.1 officially launched yesterday and so its time to upgrade. Although I’ve been kept busy with work and other obligations, I still want to keep you in the loop with the upgrade process. First of all, yes you should get Windows 8.1. With the addition of the start button,the ability to make the start screen mirror the desktop background, and new “all apps” start screen option, i feel that 8.1 addresses the “jarring transition” of the original start screen. Combine that with the improved performance, improved file system, and better integration with online services, … Read more…

Microsoft and Google are at it again: Who’s Scroogling Who

So Microsoft and Google are fighting about YouTube again. If you don’t remember the original battle, I’ll give a synopsis. During the early days of WP7, MS shipped the phones with a YouTube “app” that really just redirected you to the mobile YouTube site, because Google prevented access to the same “metadata” that Android and iOS has, and therefore a conventional app was not possible. MS further filed an anti-trust complaint with the Euopean Union, stating that “Without proper access to YouTube, Bing and other search engines cannot stand with Google on an equal footing in returning search results with … Read more…