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I'm Going Full Microsoft

I don’t know what happened in the past week, but something hit me, and I started to really get into Microsoft services. In order:I use OneDrive for everything, mainly because Windows Phone backs up all my photos to it, so I use it anyway.I put all my songs on the XBOX Music app thing.I’m using a lot more Metro apps than before.I’m using Bing as my default search engine.And this one might shock some people, I’m using Internet Explorer. You’re probably wondering what drugs I’m on to be using IE and Bing. First of all, I don’t do drugs. Second of all, IE is not as bad as you think. Okay, that makes it sound bad. It’s very good. And it makes text look really smooth on any device. And it’s nothing like it used to be. It’s much faster and just does things really well. So honestly, give IE a good try, as long as it’s IE 11. I can’t really speak for anything else. Oh and Bing is honestly just as good as Google. Much more cleaner. Although I’ll admit, sometimes the results aren’t as good, it’…

Why I Decided Against a Surface Pro 3

So here’s the deal-e-oh. I wanted to purchase a top of the line Windows 8 tablet. Why? Because I’m a Microsoft fanboy, and honestly, I think the Metro UI is the best touch experience out there. So when it came to researching for a tablet, immediately there was no contest. The Surface Pro 3 was first on my list for many reasons. One, it’s made by the same people who make the operating system, so it’s gotta be good, right? And two, it’s extremely well designed. But the only thing that made me hesitant was the price. For a mid-range Surface Pro 3, we’re talkin’ $1,299 for an i5 256 GB model. And that’s not including the $149 keyboard cover, which is essentially mandatory for a good Windows 8 experience. Nonetheless, I was ready. I came this close to clicking the “buy” button, when I stopped, looked at the price, and said “eh, might as well go check it out in person.” So I hopped in the AnthonyMobile and drove to Best Buy. And there it was, the same Surface Pro 3 in stock, with a keyboar…