4 posts • joined 8 Jun 2009
Only if you're American
Just tried to fill in the survey (I actually quite like my Surface) - but you have to give it a valid US zipcode. And there was I thinking that the US had finally woken up to the fact that there was a whole planet out there beyond their borders...
Office on WinRT is *the* app
Perhaps others have made this observation, but to me it seems that having a tablet which allows me to run proper office apps (not DocsToGo or such like) is the reason that Win8 tablets will be successful.
I travel a lot, and I can *almost* do everything on an iPad (I'm management, so I only really need shiny toys to keep me amused) - but the killer is that, if I need to update a document, or change a presentation, I'm forced into the almost-but-not-quite-compatible world of Apple's Pages and Keynote apps - guaranteed to break the formatting in some subtle way that leaves me cursing in my hotel room late at night.
I will buy a Win8 tablet solely because it supports Office properly.
Re: How I'd design a smartphone...
Nice idea, but one fatal flaw: the Chinese control 96% of the world's supply of awesomium.
What were they thinking of with the new docking connector. The one thing that made me certain to buy another iPhone to replace mine was compatibility with docks. Now it seems I have the whole world of Android to choose from too.
Are they telling the truth?
Fasthosts are claiming that the problem is fixed, but I haven't had access to email all day today (Monday). Earlier this afternoon they said they'd phone me when my email was fixed, but now their technical "support" phone number just rings forever.
Does anyone know of a decent web & email hosting service? My company will be changing their provider...
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