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Microsoft Sued for Windows 8 Live Tiles, Trollish Behavior Suspected

Love it or hate it, Windows 8 was released last week.  The biggest change Microsoft has ever made to the Windows operating system, it marks a colossal shift in how Microsoft is doing business, banking on the new OS, a…

Do I Need to Upgrade to Windows 8? [tf charts]

So as you all know I did a 3 part feature on some of the aspects of Windows 8 from a user perspective.  Personally I like it and think it’s going to be pretty good on phones and tablet devices.…

Windows 8 RTM Part III – The Windows Spin on Social

[Article first published as Windows 8 RTM Part III – The Windows Spin on Social on Blogcritics.] Over the first two parts of this Windows 8 feature I described the OS as turning my laptop into some sort of giant phone.  Today…

Windows 8 RTM Part I – Initial Impressions

[Article first published as Windows 8 RTM Part I – Initial Impressions on Blogcritics.] I started playing around with Windows 8 when I got my hands on the Developer Preview a while back.  At the time poking around in there showed me…

Microsoft’s New Mobile Phone-Style Xbox Live Contracts no Longer a Rumor

[Article first published as Microsoft’s New Mobile Phone-Style Xbox Live Contracts no Longer a Rumor on Blogcritics.] Over the years, especially in electronics, we’ve all seen changes in how companies charge users.  Fading are the days when a customer would by hard…

More Patent Wars – Motorola’s Unenforceable Injunction against Microsoft

[Article first published as Useless Patent Wars – Motorola Awarded Unenforceable Injunction against Microsoft on Blogcritics.] Every day I peruse the tech news on the interwebs to keep up with what’s going on.  There are usually a few interesting stories on some…

89. Windows 8 Hands-On: A Mobile OS that Still Has Love for the Desktop

[Article first published as Windows 8 Hands-On: A Mobile OS that Still Has Love for the Desktop on Blogcritics.] ** UPDATE: This article is on the Windows 8 Developer Preview from September 2011 – for more info on the actual release version,…

31. if you’re havin’ halo problems i feel bad for you son, i got 99 problems but a hard drive ain’t one

halo: reach back when games still came on cartridges, figuring out how exactly to play them was a no-brainer.  you put the cartridge into the slot and turn it on.  that really didn’t change at all when cartridges moved to…

25. microsoft’s mobile hail mary – windows phone 7

microsoft’s kin two in mobile device tech, the last two years have generally been the era of two companies – apple and google.  apple successfully took the “device” approach, focusing all of their efforts into the iphone line.  google focused…

19. adobe and apple and microsoft, oh my!

a lot of you that read anything about mobile tech probably know that one of the sticking points with the iphone and the newly released ipad is that these apple mobile products don’t support flash – and on that topic…

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