Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:32pm

@DaveNestor: Take the machine/s offline?

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:27am

Although I can't see myself using a Chromebook, based on what I've read online (not tried one yet myself) I'm not so dismissive of their value for casual home PC users. I offer a few comments on...

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:36am

The reports on this we're referring to US rather than global market. The analysts also contradicted each other - one said increase, the other said decline.

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 1:37pm

Don't know about crisis averted. In my country (UK), Lumia 520 is now down to 4th on Amazon's best-seller list for SIM-free smartphones. Both Moto G models sit above it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:07am

All this talk of opinions reminds me of this scene from The Good Wife:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:08pm

The Spotify app is excellent on other platforms but poor on WP. In the WP version, there's no discovery section, and there's no integration with A poor Spotify app is one of the main...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 5:51pm

As a non-gamer, this is what Microsoft would need to do to get me interested in Xbox and Xbox media services:

1. Scrap the requirement for Xbox live membership to access 3rd party media...

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 1:50pm

I was referring to the 13.3" Macbook Air.

The 11.6" Macbook Air is $999, so only $100 more than the 11.6" Yoga. But the Yoga has an i3, rather than i5 processor. Another competing product...

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 3:41pm

I would say there's one other major problem with iPads: lack of multi-user (or even guest user) support. But at the moment I put up with the limitations because of the quality and breadth of the...

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:36am

full Windows 8, instead of Windows RT, on an 8" device does seem odd to me as there is no way I would want to rely on such a device for work. However, as you point out, a potential...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:16pm

On Android, I understand both the OEM and the carrier can both get in the way of OS updates. Is that also true on Windows Phone, or is it just the carrier?

I don't know much about the...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 3:36pm

"What is Windows Phone missing that iOS has?"
*Breadth and quality of apps
*iOS usually the first OS to get supported by new services.
*Universal phone/tablet apps

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 2:52pm

I do hope people kick up a fuss about the lack of visual indication of sync status. Leaving it out (in particular, the live file icon badge) seems like a dreadful decision to me.

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:21pm

I can't see myself leaving spotify for xbox music anytime soon, mainly for the following reasons:

* xbox music doesn't seem to have or facebook integration.
* The spotify app...

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 6:02am

Yes, I mean something like a mophie case. I find external battery sticks inconvenient, particularly when I don't have a bag. They're yet another thing to remember to charge and to remember to...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 3:02pm

Are there any battery cases for the 925? (I have not been able to find any). I am tempted to try a Lumia for my next phone (probably 925), but availability of a battery case is a prerequisite.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:57pm

Thanks for this nice overview.

Regarding "..fully or partially disable some Metro features such as the Switcher, Charms, and even the Start screen"

Is it possible to turn off the...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 3:41pm

Slightly off topic. Can someone explain why it cost less for Microsoft to acquire Nokia's phone business ($7b) than Skype ($8.5b). I guess naively, I would have assumed it would be the other way...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 3:37pm

Is file versioning now supported for all file types or is it still limited to just MS office documents?

Absence of file-type agnostic versioning support in Skydrive (last time I checked)...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 2:25pm

"It's not a PC, and never will be"

It should stop masquerading as one then, with its phoney desktop and what not

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 9:04am

Thank you.

Could you add bookmark links (by that I mean get the TOC to appear in the PDF navigation pane)? Very difficult to navigate 600 page document without this.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 8:49am

One thing I have always been frustrated with using only Windows tools is photo management (I think Apple iPhoto, Google Picasa, and Adobe Photoshop organiser have all been superior over the years...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 4:09pm

Additional complexity/hassle of having to decide how to manage 2 versions of each photo makes me think this device is probably not for me regardless of how much better the photos are compared to...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 2:11pm

Are bluetooth keyboards (bluetooth in general) allowed to be used on planes?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 5:53pm

Why do you bother with google+ / Picasa for photo backup if you use skydrive?

Actually, would be interested in a detailed write-up of how you approach photo management, archiving, and...

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 5:48pm

A concern with skydrive becoming widely used is that it will become a massive target for criminals.

Paul - would appreciate an article on skydrive/Microsoft account security features,...

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 5:28pm

I have not used windows 8.1 yet, but I suspect I will find irritating to not have a little icon on each file/folder as a visual indicator of whether it is marked for offline access (something like...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:23pm

Have you tried recimg/slimimage?

I have not tried myself, but seems like it could do what...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 2:39pm

I have a couple of questions loosely related to this article:

1. Does Skydrive support versioning history for all file types yet? Last time I checked this was limited to Office documents...

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 2:40pm

I do wish Microsoft would add an albums feature to either Skydrive, photo gallery, or photos app. Photoshop organiser, iPhoto and Picasa all have albums feature and I think it is a great feature...

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