Windows Phone is dead. Surface Pro is more like a protoytpe. Azure is even more important for them.
Martin, you did not understand the exercise. Say two nice things about three different companies.
Difficult, since my experience with one of those three has been vastly dominated by frustration with their products and disapproval for their behaviour.
I do get the point. There are these silly holy wars and all, but that does not necessarily mean that dislike has to have its roots in 'fanboy' thinking.
1. User Experience / Design
2. ability to focus / say no
1. the power of google.com
1. being (more) platform agnostic lately (e.g. Mac, browsers)
2. recent hardware / design efforts
+ Single sign on (I know, some privacy implications)
+ rock solid reliable services (especially Youtube and GMail)
+ great improvements on UI lately (especially Android)
+ SQL server on Linux
+ Visual Studio (especially the Atom derived VSC)
+ Commitment to platform agnostic development ("Hello Mono and Xamarin!")
As a daily Apple user since 1991 I see some regression in software reliability.
Thinness over simplicity. Don't get the Touch Bar yet. Suffer from kernel panics on a brand new computer - that's new for sure.
1. I got more impressed by platform vendors and services lately (Heroku, IBM Bluemix), most of my work could be done on a PC (Windows or Linux) as well.
2. Primary personal computer is my iPhone, iPad doesn't work for me.
3. I am not a watch person.
I liked the idea of this exercise so much I did my own blog entry on it:
I honestly appreciate great points in all of them.
Whenever e.g. somebody asks me for advise regarding a smartphone choice, I *will* advise iOS, Android or even Windows Mobile (in rare circumstances like close family (parents, where I exactly know if it fits) or when the person really wants it). I will advise, whatever I see fit for the person asking.
I also appreciate other people respecting my own choices, based ob what I need and / or want.
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