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  • This looks fun

    @figuerres:This, if I remember correctly MS looked at saving battery on mobile devices by allowing them to offload the maths to the cloud.

    Think about that for a second, the maths is so hard that it's more energy efficient to transmit the numbers over the air than crunch them on the machine.

  • Nokia selling Android phone.

    @Ian2:I think you're just not the target market of a young person in the BRIC countries...

  • Here's a bone for those who think google==evil

    , ScanIAm wrote

    Mom and pop and increasingly everyone else seems to want a big red easy button, though.  They don't care how it works as long as it works, so going this direction is a way to keep MSFT relevant to the consumer and business market.

    I take issue with this statement, this was always what they wanted.

  • Nokia World 2013 Roundup - 6 new devices

    The real kicker will be the operators will happily bundle these with Lumia mobile phones. Mr. Average Consumer may not care, but AT&T would much prefer to sell you a bundle from the same manufacturers with the same branding / style etc... throughout.

    Having said that, I really love using Windows RT - it really is the laptop your parents / wife / grandparents / kids can't mess up.

  • Here's a bone for those who think google==evil

    @GoddersUK:Samsung may decide that as the dominant Android vendor, they want a slice of the revenues from marketplace sales / advertising.

    Or they may just be uncomfortable relying on Google for so much of their revenue.

  • Nokia World 2013 Roundup - 6 new devices

    $499 for a windows tablet with LTE doesn't seem that pricey to me. It's comparable to 10" android tables with LTE.

  • I finally bought a Windows RT tablet against my better judgement

    @Dr Herbie: I don't know; aside from being a pretty handy productivity tool (my wife used hers as her sole laptop, and still calls it her laptop...) It beats the pants off an iPad when it comes to media sharing. I was sharing photos to a smart TV this weekend, the iDevices were hopeless, ages trying to find the right app, and most of them didn't work, the Surface was three clicks. Charms -> Device -> TV.

    I'd say WinRT has a good bit more functionality that iOS (in my limited experience of iOS).

  • Microsoft buying Nokia ?

    I for one, weclome our -

    wait

    I probably can't comment.

  • ReFix

    Anyone else heard of this project: http://refix.codeplex.com/

     

    I think it looks pretty handy, as it's picking up on the one part of Maven that I thought .NET could do with.

  • What would you do for MS?

    Michael Butler said:

    If I could work at Microsoft, it would have to be Steve Ballmer's job. No point trying to work my way up Wink

     

     

    I know you're being facetious, but this is kinda my problem when it comes to working in a big company. (And unlike others I would like to work in a big company because I know I work best when others are around me.) But what would I actually DO for a big company?

     

    Technically I'm a dev, I have pretty good dev skills, but that's not what I'D bring to a company, it doesn't reflect my personal strengths.

     

    As a person, I bring ideas, like for everything. You want a feature? Sure, give me ten minutes and I'll give you a list of ideas; I'll even give you rough ideas on how to implement them, and how to gradually introduce them if they're a dramatic change. I've got a bit of a reputation for being a original (that's the polite term) thinker, even when I think I'm being pretty conservative.

     

    But in what job would an organization find that skill useful? Short of CEO? It's vexing that MS haven't written asking me to lead them, but what's a guy to do?