One Windows: Forget Single OS, Can We Get Some Feature Parity?

Forget One Windows for all devices, here are some features in Windows Phone that must come soon to Windows 8.

One Windows: Forget Single OS, Can We Get Some Feature Parity?

App Developer Focused On Music? Use Xbox Music API and Make Money!

Xbox Music API is now open to all third party developers. The affiliate program is interesting too, but will developers come?

App Developer Focused On Music? Use Xbox Music API and Make Money!

Windows Store and Windows Phone Store: Website Apps “Problem”

A growing number of Windows Store and Windows Phone Store apps are websites wrapped inside app wrappers. That’s not a good thing.

Windows Store and Windows Phone Store: Website Apps “Problem”

The Surface Family Evolves: Where Does It Go from Here?

The Surface Pro 3 is a great laptop replacement. What does the Surface Family of devices say about Microsoft’s plans?

The Surface Family Evolves: Where Does It Go from Here?

No cameras or computers on upcoming trip

We have an upcoming 10-day vacation to places we have never visited before and I have made the decision to not carry any cameras or computers. While this may be ok for some of you out there it is a big deal for us.

Of course, I mean “camera” and “computer” in their traditional sense of the words as in a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera or a laptop (Windows or Mac). I am going to use my Lumia 920 (and iPhone 5s to a certain extent) as my camera, and am planning to carry my iPad 2 and Dell Venue 8 Pro as my computer.

We are going with another family and they are planning to bring their DSLR, so we will see how many pictures end up having a huge difference in quality.

The surprising aspect of this is that I didn’t even think twice before making the decision about the camera. I am not 100% convinced of the PC, but I do believe it makes sense to leave it behind.

Wish me luck!

//build 2014: One Windows Vision Coming Together For Microsoft

I have resumed writing at Techie-Buzz. This past week, Microsoft’s //build/ conference gave me an opportunity to write something about the company and its moves.

At //build/, Microsoft made key announcements to get closer to realizing their vision of “One Windows”, hoping to increase developer interest in Windows.

//build 2014: One Windows Vision Coming Together For Microsoft