Friday, September 6, 2013 - 7:03am

So when Microsoft copies Google, Google can create the term Microscrewed. Isn't Bing MS's attempt at copying Google? Apparently they can't copy Apple or Google successfully; maybe they should...

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:20am

"That 'up to 7 hours' battery life thing is while playing video. Real world battery life could be worse." I thought that playing video was quite demanding. My umpc gets hot and the fan speeds up...

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 9:37pm

Re: "Also, WTF is wrong with the way you organize favorites in IE. I have a gazillion subfolders and it is infuriating that when I click favorites it shows a fully expanded list." I can't speak...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:04pm

"If Microsoft wants to prevent the installation of crapware, they ought to give the customers what they want." Customers want low prices, which is the historical reason for crapware. The removal...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 5:58am

"Data Sense isn’t currently available via all wireless carriers." Correct me if I'm wrong, but that tells me the information comes from the carrier, not the phone. The data usage app that came...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 5:50am

Paul said "leave the wired headphones plugged in" to use the speaker. Actually all you need is a mini plug to get most stations. To improve performance on weak stations, just touch the plug. (...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 5:24am

Well, I can't see any way to enable it at Outlook.com. (Not that I would actually do that.) I briefly saw a note at the bottom of the page about Skype integration and so I clicked on "learn more...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 5:01am

This is more useful: http://www.readability.com/bookmarklets . "Read Now" allows you to use...

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 9:45pm

A likes B; B likes C; therefore A likes C. :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 1:04am

Paul said: "Google is consistently doing the wrong thing. The wrong thing morally and the wrong thing for users." Perhaps in this case, but not consistently. I wouldn't have a smart phone now...

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 12:46am

I initially tried one of the free start menu programs, but it wasn't as good as the Windows 7 built-in menu. So I tried Stardock's Start8 and Modern Mix combo ($8 at the time) and have been quite...

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:44am

Paul, I don't understand the T-shirt: "Friends don't let friends drink it arbucks." Unless it says "drink Starbucks"? (I'm not exactly sure I'd be proud of the fact that that spend my time trying...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 9:51pm

Yes. :)

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:21pm

Paul said about Vista "The sort of bad news is that Windows Vista more closely resembles Windows XP than was the original plan. That is, there's a Start menu that looks a lot like the XP Start...

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:11pm

"Windows 8.1 tick (I hope)". Not likely. There is still no Start Menu or Modern Mix functionality unless you buy them from Stardock. Even then, they are not as reliable as if they had been...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:07pm

"Multiple DOS programs can run simultaneously, each in its own fully configurable window. In many ways, Windows 95 is the best thing that ever happened to DOS.” (Today we need to buy Modern Mix...

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 5:35am

Good point. Some of us are old enough to remember when an expensive SLR was all manual with only a split focus circle and light meter in the viewfinder. Great way to learn photographic constraints...

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 4:59am

Microsoft Enhanced System Service

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 9:44pm

Typo? "Differences with iPhone version. Office Mobile for Android phones..."

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:37pm

"Windows Phone is known as the OS that doesn't have ________. " For me it was "add to reject list". MS/Nokia forgot it was also a cell phone.

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 6:32am

"AT&T, T-Mo, and Verizon." The 2009 OQO 2+ (which made it to CES but not into production) used a Gobi 3G modem that could be configured by the user for all four US carriers as well as...

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 6:18am

I found this from a Google search: "Use IE 7 to access your Router and update the firmware. Then you should be able to access router from IE 8."

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:39pm

Yea, keep it going as long as possible. If you do some day get a new one be sure to look at all the reviews of all the brands available. The newer models tend to use more solid state devices...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:17pm

Paul, I think he is saying he has to enter a PIN code to use the camera. In order to answer his question one would have to own the same phone and use a PIN, unless of course that detail was left...

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 10:05pm

"As the world’s first Windows mini-tablet" Actually Windows tablets have been around for a long time. This one came with Vista but I recently put Windows 8 on it:
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Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 4:58am

You gave an example where technology actually did advance: ball point pens vs ink wells. And I'll admit that computers are better than typewriters when it comes to expressing oneself. But when...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:18pm

"...needing to buy Ghost again..." Not only that, we now need to buy a start menu and the ability to put apps in "windows" from Stardock.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 5:52am

"I work for a K-12 school district and we have been waiting since the introduction of Windows 8 to ditch our big, fat HP laptops that get lousy battery life..." When I was in school, battery life...

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 10:10pm

Good point. But people like MJ, PT, and Leo are influenced by the "Gibsonian" view of security: "You can only be assured of privacy with unbreakable pre-internet encryption (PIE)".

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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:12am

Yea. I'd prefer a full Windows computer with a dumb phone feature. (At least the browser would be usable with Readability.)

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