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  • More on Windows 8: 1) A recent Forrester survey adds to fears of poor enterprise adoption. Only 1/3 of respondents said they expect/plan to use Windows 8, compared with 2/3 who said the same about Windows 7 in '09. 2) Shipping times for the $499 Windows RT Microsoft Surface model have risen - Microsoft reportedly ordered 3M-5M Surface units for Q4. 3) Windows RT and its pre-installed apps consume 12GB of storage (12x more than iOS). [View news story]
    Thank you, nruva, for what appears to be a far less biased comment than I'm used to seeing. For ONCE, the sky does not appear to be falling. I personally think that the idea of a radically new (quite wonderful sounding actually) way of interacting with my computer that is bundled right along with a means to do it "the same old way but better" is brilliant. What's not to love?
    Oct 18 07:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Counting Out Microsoft? [View article]
    As a former iPhone user, it seems no one is commenting on the fact that the quality of iPhones seems to have declined steadily since the earlier models. My iPhone3 outlived my husband's IP 3GS by more than a year and I never had to worry about "holding it wrong" like those unfortunates who upgraded to the iP4. I could go on. I nursed my ancient and honorable iP3 right into this fall when I finally had the option of a real upgrade. Now the proud owner of a Lumina 920 and love the true integration with my PC (and the Surface RT I got for my birthday). Apple cannot continue to skate shoddy manufacturing and little or no innovation or design on the strength of its logo. Fools aplenty are out there, but sooner or later even they wake up (or at least follow the pack of those who have). We already saw what happened to Apple without Steve Jobs the first time, so it should come as no surprise to see what will happen now, and sadly this time he won't be coming back to the rescue.
    Jan 16 05:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Excessive Pessimism Presenting An Opportunity? [View article]
    PS I'll be holding onto my shares of MSFT, btw, both for the solid safe dividend AND the growth when their touch systems, Surface, and W8Phone all take off. These are great products that more than just the early adopters are going to love!
    Dec 7 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Excessive Pessimism Presenting An Opportunity? [View article]
    I for one am very much enjoying my new Surface RT, which even without the keypad cover I think is head and shoulders above the iPad, but then again I'm not a knee-jerk MS hater!
    Dec 7 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Apple Risks Revealed [View article]
    I personally know LOTS of people who've changed from iPhones to other phones. Most of them are using Android phones, some Windows. I am nursing my (*#$& iPhone 3S through the next couple of months while waiting to buy the Nokia Lumia 920 in Fly Yellow. Do you AAPL fanboys REALLY believe your own BS about brand loyalty to Apple? Anything tech is only as good as its latest product and Apple hasn't shown me anything new since the 3S.
    Sep 10 03:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Though studios remain optimistic about the continued enthusiasm of moviegoers to shell out extra money to see films in the 3D or IMAX format, they will still proceed cautiously with a new tech innovation presenting movies at a rapid-fire 48 frames per second (2X the standard rate). Warner Bros. and theater operators say they will debut the format this Dec. with the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at regular ticket prices to test audience reaction. Studios hoping for another cash cow: TWX, DIS, LGF, VIAB, SNE, DWA, CMCSA (Review: 48 fps vs. 24 fps[View news story]
    Remember about a decade ago when Japanese cartoons were triggering seizures in the children who were watching them because the images were changing too quickly? I wonder what the seizure rate will be for this new format; seems like even a few could be a real liability for the industry.
    Aug 23 10:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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