Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2 first thoughts. How about some first impressions of my Microsoft Band 2 that I got a week ago. (This is NOT a blow by blow review of all its functions etcetera, just some first thoughts on how I found using it.) Let’s get something sorted out first … Continue reading

Windows Technical Preview

I’m having a play with the new Windows Technical Preview / Windows 10 and find myself pleasantly impressed. I’ve installed it onto two machines, both machines around 8 years old. One a Pentium D based device, the other with an AMD Athlon processor, both of these computers originally came with … Continue reading

Microsoft price cut

It looks like Microsoft is cutting the price of Windows 8 and Office to PC makers, especially those doing small screen and touch screen devices. I assume they are deliberately targeting those devices competing against the iPad and hoping this software price reduction will be reflected in equivalent hardware price … Continue reading

WebRTC and Skype

What’s this WebRTC thing and what about the future for Skype. Quite a few people I know use Skype. Of them not one person I know has had anything positive to say about Microsoft’s takeover of Skype and its integration in with Messenger. However how much of a future does … Continue reading

Poor Microsoft

What about tablet sales and Microsoft. Comparing the last three months of 2011 to the last three months of 2012, for 2012 apparently tablet device sales have jumped up by around 75%. For that 2012 period Apple shipped just under 23 million iPads, Samsung around 8 million Galaxy tablets, Amazon … Continue reading

Dropbox.

Steve Ballmer has dismissed Dropbox as a ‘fine little start-up’ with only 100 million users. In a way I can live with that, Dropbox only having one hundred million is nothing compared to the billion Office users. However a vast number of those Dropbox users are students at schools, colleges … Continue reading