John Paczkowski

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No Cut and Paste for Windows Phone 7 Until Next Year

Given the bitching outcry over Apple’s (AAPL) decision to exclude cut-and-paste functionality from the first versions of iOS, it’s hard to imagine any company launching a new mobile OS would take a similar tack. Yet that’s exactly what Microsoft has done with Windows Phone 7, which will arrive at market next month without that feature.

Odd, considering Windows Mobile has supported cut and paste for so long that you’d think Microsoft would have to include it in WinPhoSev’s first-generation release.

But no.

Evidently, Microsoft (MSFT) doesn’t feel there’s an immediate need for clipboard operations in WP7–at least at launch. But it does plan to add it in the near future–“by early 2011.”

In the meantime, I imagine the editing of documents in the operating system’s Office Hub is going to be a bit lacking unless you’ve got a photographic memory.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik