Thurrott Daily: November 11

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, iOS, Windows 10, Xbox with 0

Thurrott Daily: November 11

Happy Veteran’s Day. What else is happening today?

11/11/2015 11:12:24 AM

The iPad Pro reviews

And you may as well just brace yourself because, yes, Apple will always get a pass where Microsoft did/does not.

WSJ: “A big screen, keyboard and stylus turn Apple’s convertible tablet into a computer you’ve never seen before.” Infuriating.

USA Today: ” if I were in the market for a hybrid machine, I’d be more inclined to go for Microsoft’s Surface Book … If your preference is mainly to use such a machine as a tablet, then I’d stick with iPad.” Well-measured, but still giving Apple too much leeway, given that this device is pointless.

Mashable: “This once-fabled behemoth of a tablet is now real and, to be frank, rather remarkable … The Apple iPad Pro is the first workhorse iPad that, if you kick in for the accessories, could change your work life.” You know what else could change your worklife? Any touch-capable laptop.

I could go on. It’s just too depressing.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III races to $550 million in just three days

You may recall that Halo 5: Guardians raked in $400 in its first week in the market. Well, it was just served by Call of Duty, again, with the latest title, Black Ops III, taking in $550 in just three days.

That said, things are obviously going downhill a bit for COD: Black Ops II took in over $500 million worldwide within its first 24 hours of release in 2012.

“Microsoft’s new Windows phones aren’t an iPhone killer — they’re a PC killer”

This is the kind of histrionic headline that fanatics will swoon over. Too bad it’s total bullshit.

Why is there a Windows 10 Control Panel and a Settings window?

And this is the kind of question that power users think matters. It doesn’t, not to normal people. In the slightest.

Google is finally killing support for Chrome on Windows XP

The Google announcement:

Today, we’re announcing the end of Chrome’s support for Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, since these platforms are no longer actively supported by Microsoft and Apple. Starting April 2016, Chrome will continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive updates and security fixes.


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