Category Archives: Opinion

Steve Jobs Admits iTunes for Windows is a Sub-Standard App

  In defending recent changes to the iPhone SDK agreement, Steve Jobs made a general argument about platforms: STEVE JOBS: We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress … Continue reading

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Opinion & Review: Apple’s iPad

  I’ve been asked a zillion times today to comment on Apple’s new iPad — so it appears I must: As a Microsoft MVP I have an obvious bias — Apple does not work with outside vendors, they don’t have … Continue reading

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CodePlex Releases Third Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer – Can We Please Stop?

  CodePlex first released the Bing Wallpaper Downloader, this was quickly followed-up by BingPaper (both programs easily download daily wallpapers images directly from Bing.com).   And now CodePlex has a third program: Bing on Desktop Changer that downloads Bing images and sets them … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System

  I’ve had a few people send me a link to Rick Broida’s PC World article on "Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System" — they asked what I thought of PC-World’s article compared to my own two … Continue reading

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On the Internet You Can’t “Take it Back”

  MSDN Blogger, Tatiana Racheva, thinks you can have a "do over" on the Internet — but once you post something on the Internet . . . it’s public. If you wish to recant what you said online, you simply … Continue reading

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REVIEW: First Look at Microsoft’s New BING Search Engine

  Microsoft is about to release the third incarnation of their online search platform.  Originally called MSN Search, then Live Search . . . it’s now being rebranded as "Bing"   Bing’s technology attempts to be more than "just search" and deliver something Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases “Sloob” Instead of “Slola”

  I’ve already whined about "Why Microsoft Engineers Should Not Name Products" — Microsoft employees write brilliant software; but with names like Snarf, Phlat and Glee. . .they could obviously use some help naming their software.   Recently one of my favorite Microsoft … Continue reading

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