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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 16:55

Late to the game--is this still working in build 9926? I don't see the "Use start menu" check box shown above. My dialog starts with the "Privacy" settings and ends with the "Customize button. I...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 18:12

I have a Surface Pro 2 that I *do* baby. I got it in February. It gets fairly light use. It doesn't get thrown into a bag or even leave the house all that often.

But I have noticed the...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:43

Great, thanks. That's what I was hoping.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 08:05

It's my understanding that this update (and Cyan for Nokia phones) will come from carriers (for those of us who haven't installed the Dev Preview 8.1). I have a 520 that has not been activated on...

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 18:08

Indeed, MS has been less than transparent. The free version of OneNote 2013 will let you create and open notebooks only on OneDrive. If you wish to create or open notebooks on your PC, you cannot...

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 18:04

Late to the game; is anyone still reading this?

If I'm using it correctly, the free version of OneNote 2013 will work only with OneDrive. You cannot create or open any OneNote notebooks on...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:25

Microsoft folks listening in, any chance there will be a bookmarklet for Chrome?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:29

Great. Thanks for the quick reply. And good job on the book and cover.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 16:06


When I go to the download page it still shows the 0.88 link. When will the 1.0 version be available?

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:04

Paul, you said

"Meanwhile, while sales of Apple's iPad lineup did grow from 61 million to 70 million units in the same timeframe, that's just a 115 percent bump in unit shipments."


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 12:37


Please do test the battery life again. A decent battery life would make this a winner.

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 16:05

Any idea what color we'll get? I didn't see anything on the product page nor in the email I got after I ordered one.

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 18:25

Great review. I'm looking forward to reviews of the larger Win 8.1 tablets like the Venue 11 Pro and hybrids such as the Lenovo offerings. Or did you already review the Lenovos?

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 17:54

On my way to purchasing. Don't have any clever ideas for title but I'll keep thinking about it.

Oh, and thanks for doing a Nook version. Amazon hasn't taken over the whole world. Yet. ;-)...

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 15:28

Paul, how much of the 32 GB/64 GB SSD on a Surface 2 is available for use. i.e., not taken up by the system and apps? I'd like to use a tablet to offload photos while on vacation and want to...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 17:12

Surprised the Haswell processor didn't make a bigger difference in battery life. I've been waiting for the Haswell's to arrive precisely because of the hyped battery life improvements.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 17:12


I believe this is happening just as you say. What I can't understand is why MS *has* to get rid of the desktop?

Even if there have been no major new desktop programs in the...

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 17:29

Well, I hope Dell has cleaned up its act. I had 2 XPS 10s in succession and both had problems. The screen on the first was bad and the second wouldn't sleep or shutdown. Needless to say, they both...

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 23:49


Wow, 600+ pages! Impressive. Did you purposely omit a Table of Contents and Index?

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 21:30

OK but I prefer a client-based program like Windows Live Mail so I never really used The change to was a non-event for me. I'm just glad I don't have to change my live....

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 21:22

"We’ve seen three new built-in apps in previous Blue builds: Alarms, Calculate, Sound Recorder, and Movie Moments."

Or four. But who's counting? ;-)

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 15:24

Paul, tell us more about the USB-cigaretter lighter adapter you use.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 15:00

And what happens to addresses? I'd be happy keeping it. I hope I'm not forced to change.

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 22:57

So what happens to my Stardock programs to enable boot to desktop and add the start menu? I guess they become obsolete. But I really do like the ability to run Metro apps in a window rather than...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 15:51

For Office Home Premium for personal use, cloud integration is fine. Using Skydrive as the default place to store documents is fine as long as there is some way to encrypt sensitive documents....

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 14:40

Thanks, Paul. I'll cross my fingers, too.

Hey, I just noticed that AutoRip has included albums I purchased as gifts as well as those I bought for myself. Seems like a little flaw in the...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 00:31

What's the easiest way to listen to my music in the Cloud Player from a WP 7 and WP 8 phone?

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 11:01

Works for WP7, also.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 16:35
I played Centipede years ago on the big stand up game machines in bars. Brings back memories.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 16:38
Amazing deal. Thanks, Paul, for reminding us it is available now. People should know that for this price O'Reilly allows purchasers to download all three formats--epub, mobi and pdf--for the...

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