Christ! I have an iPad!

I have been known to make the odd barbed comment about Apple devices and those who use them, so it may come as a bit of a shock to you, and indeed to me, that yesterday I quite willingly acquired an Apple iPad Mini 2. So willingly, in fact, that it took a lot of … Continue reading Christ! I have an iPad!

Satya Nadella, a fascinating man with a cunning plan

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO is a fascinating man! It is rare and refreshing to see a major tech executive who just cannot do charisma. The negative charisma he exudes when speaking at events is beyond the ability of any instrument to measure.  I hope the Samaritans put up tents outside the conference venue, and that they get in extra … Continue reading Satya Nadella, a fascinating man with a cunning plan

Microsoft delivers – OneNote and Xbox music

If you do not use OneNote, you really should! It would have been very useful when I did my DPhil, much more so than the Psion Series 5 MX I used to make notes with. The free OneNote apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone are brilliant. The OneNote 2013 desktop app which is included in Office 365 is even more so, and … Continue reading Microsoft delivers – OneNote and Xbox music

Microsoft Delivers – Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft Office is a brilliant productivity suite, and if anyone is stupid enough to disagree, I will politely ignore them. The poor devils are probably bonkers enough to think Linux on the desktop is a really wizard wheeze. When they are not typing case-sensitive commands into a terminal window they are probably drinking pongy beer … Continue reading Microsoft Delivers – Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft Delivers

A two-day blitzkrieg sees Redmond’s tanks parked on the lawns of Mountain View and Cupertino.

On Thursday and Friday two weeks ago, Microsoft delivered a substantial part of its vision of the future of computing, devices and services. A blistering assault on two fronts dealt a heavy blow to Google and Apple, leaving them reeling and thoroughly shattering the old technological world order.