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  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    +1

    Since he dogfoods while on the job, this is his first good opportunity to really sit down for a long time using nothing but competitor devices.

    Here! Here! And based on how well WP is doing in the marketplace this is long overdue. He clearly has no concept of what the market wants.

  • MS takes another bite at Windows App developer proceeds

    @Ian2: So in other words the Windows Developer is funding Microsoft's gift card efforts. I think Balmer's famous words were taken out of context. What he really said was "F the developers! developers! developers!". So much WTF coming out of Microsoft these days. Good thing they still have Office to fall back on.  :S

  • TFS 2015 Builds

    , spivonious wrote

    *snip*

    MS's documentation is usually top-notch

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! You're hilarious!

  • Quick thought on W10M Lumia 950.

    , cheong wrote

    Btw... Just found that anything I saved in my Lumia 920's OneNote is wiped away and replaced with the blank OneNote note when moving to Lumia 950XL.

    The file name is the same, but everything saved is gone. :'(

    Sounds like Microsoft's attention to the OOB experience is continuing to augment the app gap and all other issues surrounding W10. It's a never ending beta test... Sad.

  • Windows 10 apps gain momentum

    It won't matter much if they can't keep stepping on their own... 

  • How I would market Windows 10 Mobile

    How about as "Surface RT Pro"? (6)

    Of course Microsoft would market it as "Surface Windows 10 RT Pro with Continuum, Smaller than Tablets Device" or STTD for short which we'd all mock as STD. Winner!

    Happy Friday!

  • Windows Phone, may ye rest in peace... the clone wars are over and the droids are winning.

    Maybe Intel needs to create a CPU that combines both x86 and ARM architectures and switch between them depending on usage -- kinda like some laptops do for GPUs. When docked (or plugged into power and wireless display) it would enable the x86 part of the chip when needed but otherwise would use the ARM part of the chip. That would preclude you from running x86 apps when not docked but I think that fits the use case. I would surmise that the ARM part of the chip would always be active and thus be principle in running ARM compiled UWAs but there are many ways you can slice that up -- and hopefully give the user the option(s) to do so.

  • Swift goes open source

    Wow. That was fast.

  • Are you on Windows 10? Are you experiencing slow installs? Here's the deal...

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    I'm not sure why windows 10 is slower in this respect, but Windows has done what the OP says at least as far back as Vista.

    That's not to say Windows 10 doesn't have problems ..just that the behavior described in the OP isn't new. Based on experience though, its not surprising that something that worked fine before is worse in a new version. That's just how Windows rolls.

    It probably wasn't "doing it right" in previous versions and now they've "fixed it" -- performance be damned.

  • They killed windows phone today?

    With the app gap I really think Microsoft should address it by:

    1. Supporting Android apps on WinMo 10.
    2. Incentivize devs to write UWAs by adding back hubs and things that made WP unique and useful. That also means it needs to be super easy for devs to plug into the hubs and "light up" WP. This is much like what Google is doing with Google Now. And similar to Google Now Microsoft will need to make hubs, Contana integration, etc useful all by itself rather than continuing to play catch-up and appear as an "also-ran".
    3. Buy Xamarin and offer their tools for free. Make it easy for devs to choose to make Windows development the center of their app strategy and benefit from being able to release for iOS and Android to boot.

    In the end they need to give users what they want in a phone AND make it super easy for devs to make Windows development their first choice. With the plethora of iOS and Android devices in existence today its a difficult proposition for any mobile developer to start with Windows and UWAs over iOS or Android. Once a development strategy is entrenched it's really difficult to make a significant change.

    Unrelated: Microsoft should tell Balmer to shut the h3ll up.