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Five ways Surface RT beats Android tablets

Tech Republic

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, famously said, “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not gonna be pleasing to the user.” However, Surface RT was a different story. In fact, I’ve increasingly been using Surface RT more than any of my Android devices. Here are five reasons why.
1. Microsoft reimagined the OS
Windows 8 wasn’t a mature mobile OS, but the interface leverages mobile touch devices in a form that follows function. iOS and Android both took a classic icon-based desktop design, shrunk it down to smartphones, and then expanded it to run on larger tablets. Microsoft reimagined the OS to work around the device. Gestures take some practice to master, but they make navigation more intuitive. Windows 8 on a touch device gets out of your way. The actions become natural to interact with apps, to navigate through the OS, and to organize and customize the platform.
I recently talked to someone who said that when they go back to their non-touch Windows desktop, they find themselves reaching out to perform touch actions. I found the same thing when returning to Android tabs after using Surface RT. When you miss features …

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Microsoft Surface Computers = $2 Billion Loss

Filings with the SEC this week revealed that Redmond’s first foray in the computer building arena has been a financial disaster.  Oh, and they also have alienated all their OEM partners; exhibit A: Asus announced this week that they will no longer build an RT version of the Surface.


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Feb. 9, 2013: Gamers 4 Giving, Byting Back, Surface Pro Surfaces

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Gamers for Giving

Hour 1: Malwarebytes Back

  • Marcin Kleczynski founder of Malwarebytes  talks about combating new forms of malware e.g. ransomware.
  • Terry White: Leader of MacGroup Detroit  Where is Apple heading? (Meeting Sun. Feb. 10)
  • HelpBridge James Rooney, Microsoft Exec. tells about a phone app to help people struck by disaster and to help those want to help those in trouble (e.g. Snowmaggedon) Relief for those hurt by super storm.

Hour 2: Gamers 4 Giving/Rich Jaroslovsky

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