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.)

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:01am

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 - 9:44pm

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

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 9:19pm

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:10pm

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 - 3:33am

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 - 10:32pm

"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 - 11:31pm

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 - 10:00pm

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 2:01am

"I have always preferred just using web based e-mail, (hotmail.com) 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 - 11:29pm

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 - 10:34pm

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 - 9:32pm

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 - 10:12pm

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

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 11:26pm

"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 - 5:46am

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 - 5:32am

"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)"

Very...

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 5:15am

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 - 10:19pm

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 - 10:05pm

Almost tldr, but well said. Thanks.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 10:01pm

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 - 9:54pm

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

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:12am

"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 - 4:56am

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:26pm

"... 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 - 11:18pm

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 - 11:06pm

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 - 11:03pm

"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 - 5:40am

"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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