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Windows 8 – Portrait Mode App-Snapping

If you’ve used Windows 8, especially on a touchscreen device, you’ve likely come to greatly appreciate the ability to snap two (or more) apps side by side.  This is one of the OS’s best differentiators but it is missing in portrait mode.  If you turn your Windows 8 device vertically you lose the ability to snap in an additional app.  It would be highly desirable to have the ability to use the device in portrait mode to read an ebook or blog for example and have your music player snapped to the top or bottom quarter of the screen with transport controls and basic info on display.  Just a thought if Microsoft had a UserVoice for Windows itself (not Windows Phone) I’d suggest this there.

Microsoft Surface Pro will be a Major Success … but you’ll never guess why I think so

January 14, 2013 1 comment

So lots of sites are reporting on their initial impressions of the Surface Pro following a limited press hands-on event at a hotel suite in Vegas while CES was going on this week.  By a lot I mean just about every major tech blog/site.  Here’s a few I rounded up:

All of these reviews tend to be positive takes on the device.  Much is left to be seen (battery life, performance comparisons, etc.) but I think it is safe to say that this device has a chance of becoming a major success.  I base this primarily on one seemingly contradictory reason – negative comments.

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