Tag Archives: Microsoft

Top X Xbox E3 2017 Announcements

Top X Xbox E3 2017 Announcements

Xbox’s much-anticipated E3 briefing was worth the 90 minutes I spent watching it live. For those at the event, all video was presented on a 4k screen. Sadly I couldn’t enjoy the full power of the experience on my non-4k screen but I’m sure it was pretty sweet. Here is a curated list of my Top 10 takeaways from the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing. Read More

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Microsoft's Office 365 Adds Extra Benefits

Microsoft's Office 365 Adds Extra Benefits

Today, Microsoft Office includes many programs, including Outlook, Power Point, Access, Publisher, and more. You can get all or some of them, depending on what version of Office you purchase. Microsoft still offers one-time purchases of Office versions, but there are some distinct advantages to the subscription to Office 365. Read More

Dadvertising: Super Bowl Recap

Dadvertising: Super Bowl Recap

Last week I complained about the Similac ad that pulled a bait-and-switch on dads: “Hey, we’re all parents here! … And by parents, we mean moms.” But there were a couple of dad-centric ads this year during the Super Bowl, and for once dads weren’t portrayed as bumbling idiots. (Baby steps!) Read More

An iPad Guy Takes the Surface 2 For a Spin — And No One Gets Hurt

An iPad Guy Takes the Surface 2 For a Spin — And No One Gets Hurt

Microsoft didn’t exactly enjoy the warmest reception for its Surface RT tablet. Released just in time for the 2012 holiday season, the consumer-level Windows 8 tablet that ran the ARM-based Windows RT 8 confused buyers (what do you mean it runs only apps and not my Windows software?) and ended up costing Microsoft a $900 million write down. I though the original was innovative — especially its touch type covers — but really had no interest in picking one up, even when they were steeply discounted. I’m an iPad guy (I do have a few Android tablets but I still find that OS a little “meh”) so I’m kind of a tough sell that way. When Microsoft sent me a Surface 2 — the followup to the ill fated Surface RT — frankly, I wasn’t expecting to get a whole lot out of the experience. However, I came to appreciate the Surface 2 as a tablet I can actually get real work done on and that’s something I can’t say about the iPad. Read More