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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 22:10

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)".


Friday, July 12, 2013 - 05:12

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

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 05:01

Sounds like it's the Skype Department under the Applications and Services Group. If it were really integrated, it would be a protocol within Windows.

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 21:44

"Simpler isn’t always 'better.' Simpler is only simpler." Amen.

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 21:19

Maybe you're thinking of SPOT? http://en.wikipedia....

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 22:10

Personally I've always found Windows Libraries confusing. To me a Library is a building that holds books, just like a folder holds files. So the original folder structure of Windows 95 was very...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 03:33

Even that is becoming more limited. The 90-day Windows 7 Enterprise Evaluation could actually be used w/o a reinstall for 700 days (6 rearms). The 90-day Enterprise Windows 8 evaluation has one...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 22:32

"PC limit for installed apps is going up past the current limit of 5". I don't understand this. My initial install of Windows 8 included about 15 apps. (That I did not ask for, BTW.)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 23:31

The Start Menu is both fast and complete. Folders that open only when you want them, so irrelevant stuff doesn't get in the way and has to be scrolled past. The start screen is like a core dump...

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 22:00

"Something happened and your purchase couldn't be completed. Error 0x80070032 " Why am I not surprised?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 02:01

"I have always preferred just using web based e-mail, ( as it is already 'fast and fluid'." Sounds like you've never used a decent email client like Outlook Express or Windows Mail...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 23:29

Me too! But in my case I need an extra wide pocket since I sometimes use it for my umpc which has a 5" screen, weighs over a pound, and is 1-1/4" thick. But you can't beat full Windows 8 on a 5...

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 22:34

Yes. Thanks to 3rd party programs, it's possible to get back a start menu + desktop that only shows what we want, yet makes everything else discoverable. Thanks to the 3rd parties, Windows 8 may...

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 21:32

The version for Windows 7 available on the Amazon website has this feature:" Look Up Words: Use the built-in dictionary in the Kindle for PC app to look up the definition of words without...

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 22:12

Great comment on YouTube:
Dell tablet is a freaking computer. The iPad is just a giant iPhone without the phone.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 23:26

"Office 365" may cost $10/mo but according to Paul, that is the most economical way for most office users to buy Office. You do bring up a great point...that subscriptions to anything cost an...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 05:46

I sort of agree that automatically is better IF it does what you want. But if it does what some programmer thinks most people want, that's a case of one size fits all. I'm looking forward to...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 05:32

"1. high information density (tiles don't cut it)
2. immediately accessible (hierarchy of some sort is optimum)
3. only in our face when we want it (tiles don't cut it)"


Friday, June 7, 2013 - 05:15

Strange, I have version 6.3 and when I try to use the update button it says I already have the latest. When I go to the website, it doesn't say what the version number is, but only one download...

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 22:19

For $600 you could buy two Galaxy S3 minis with Cimo cases from Amazon. The GT-i8190L uses the same 3G frequencies as AT&T in the US. (No LTE though.) My GoPhone SmartPhone plan costs $30/mo...

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 22:05

Almost tldr, but well said. Thanks.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 22:01

Change should be welcomed if and when it's an improvement for users, not just something to differentiate one company from another.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 21:54

The search charm can't find websites you've saved as an IE favorite, aka "Internet Shortcut" file type.

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 05:12

"They refuse to call it a Start button for some reason, but in Leblond’s words, Microsoft has changed the Start Tip to be the familiar Windows logo." "Start Button" is associated with the...

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 04:56

It's better than "automatically". You can select what to drag and drop over.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 23:26

"... Just choose that folder and sync them to the phone...." Sounds like what I've been doing since Windows 98. It's called Windows (File) Explorer.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 23:18

The start screen is a core dump. They only way they can restore the functionality of a an unfolding as-needed menu is to restore the start menu.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 23:06

It won't appease us at all, since it's not a start menu with folders and subfolders. Hopefully they will continue to allow 3rd party apps to provide start menu functionality. That will appease...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 23:03

"Everything...can be found..." Of course it can. The problem is it's a core dump, requiring scrolling through numerous unwanted irrelevant stuff. The old start menu has a functional unfolding...

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 05:40

"Downloading this new, improved version of Angry Birds “will not wipe your old game, including your stars and level progress." But this guy says the app he bought and wants is gone:
So I...

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