Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 8:50pm

You pointed out some interesting differences that I hadn't seen mentioned elsewhere. Since I only just got an Xbox360 last year, it will be some time before I get an Xbox One, but Microsoft seems...

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:43pm

It is certainly more appealing than the previous generation, but you are right, unless totally motivated by price ($100 cheaper PS4) many Xbox users won't be switching, including myself.
In...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 8:07pm

Pay? It is free on Lumia phones. Sure you pay for more features, but $3.99 is very reasonable. There are lots of good free radio stations, but with PlayMe it can learn your tastes or there are...

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:20am

I agree that no matter how well made the Kindle is, you are still pigeon-holing yourself into an ecosystem. I had the original Nook and I got rid of it because I was stuck in that system and I...

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:45pm

I noticed this behavoir but didn't realize what was happening exactly until you just explained it here. I had "closed" apps the same was as in Win8, but when I started them up again from the tile...

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:18pm

In both WP8 and W8 you can see changes for updates. However it is rather a pain, more so in W8. You have to deselect everything, then select the one you wish to view details on, click the button...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:03pm

I'm glad it is here. T-mobile provided an app for it, but it wasn't as convenient. The added benefit of Wi-Fi finder is great though. I also like the comparison between Wi-Fi and cell usage. It...

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

I'm sure they don't provide these features because it would increase support hassles. I think that is why they never created the ability to have Windowblinds work out of the box rather than have...

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 6:58pm

I use Decor8 and ModernMix but don't mind the improved Start Screen. Decor8 is almost not needed in 8.1 since it can make the desktop wallpaper the Start Screen wallpaper. Decor8 does allow a bit...

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 9:02pm

Wasn't sure where to post this, but you accidentally posted a paragraph twice around the "Help & Tips" heading.

As for the help, definitely glad its there (not that I needed it much)...

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 8:55pm

It is clear Google has a beef with Microsoft. I have used Metrotube on my WP8 and HyperTube and other YouTube apps on Windows 8 and NONE of them include advertising that the video normally would...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 9:55pm

I like Nokia Music, price and what it can do, but while it reads all my music locally that XBox Music for some reason only sees half, NM has trouble with tags. It only gets the song title form the...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:56pm

Unsure how you can say 8.1 is the biggest disaster since it fixes most of the complaints about Win8 (which isn't that bad).
True I had no issues with Vista but many did.
It is funny to...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 10:05pm

Just an FYI, Microsoft points are going away. Hopefully that will make things easier, I dislike them very much.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:10pm

You aren't forced to complete a vertical row. You can move a tile over enough to create a new group.
It may not be ideal, but it is a work-around. There would be a bit of separation, but you...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:57pm

I would agree with you. It is puzzling why more don't use the much more convenient WINKEY as often fingers are near the keyboard. It takes longer to move to the mouse and then move the mouse to...

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:31pm

Definitely like the new design. As Paul said, the current version is horrible. I hate looking for new apps and probably miss some good apps though App Stars helps some.
The redesign is much...

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:28pm

You can currently see the details much easier than you describe, but true not all apps tell you much about what changed (talking to you Netflix).
To see details without too much fuss, only...

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:24pm

I agree it is silly to have a search box there now, but apparently too many people were confused and unable to use the charms. MS has added it back for those people.
Sometimes I wish there...

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:34pm

The one that troubles me the most is used games. I can't afford new game prices. I don't see how making it more difficult to exchange them will lower new game prices. They are in effect saying...

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 9:14pm

It is true that if you install the preview, you will have to reinstall 8.1 fresh. If you only upgrade to 8.1 when released, it will work fine. The process for a fresh install is pretty easy and...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 7:54pm

The problem is with the app itself not Windows 8. I can have apps snapped or hidden and they keep playing sound even when opening the Start Screen.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:15pm

I agree that semantic zoom is implemented poorly in Windows Store (though there are many other apps, not just from MS that fail to make it a useful feature).
I'm not crazy about the wrapped...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:07pm

I had the same issue before the update. Initially after the update it failed to show any music. I closed the app and reopened it and it proceeded to update my library. Finally seems to be working...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 8:14pm

I think hit upon the main problem with RT is that there is still a desktop environment (even if you can't use it really). If RT were truly to be a tablet like an ipad, it wouldn't have dipped a...

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 7:06pm

Yes Decor8 is another great add-on. I wasn't too sure about ModernMix but I'm really enjoying it as I've using Windows 8 for nearly a year now and have found myself moving more and more towards...

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 7:02pm

I'm more for the direction Microsoft is heading, I don't think we need to go back to the past. I just agree with you that they are doing it wrong.
I disagree on the Start Menu coming back...

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:08pm

Fine words but a pity Microsoft will ignore them even if they read them. Many apps I have get updated constantly and often one developer. There is no reason MS can't update their own apps at least...

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 9:18pm

The XBox Music one bothers me more since Id on't use IM and a shame that MS does not seem quick to try to right their wrong (or they are unaware, which I would doubt).
But XP will...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:01pm

I grew up down the street in Walpole Ma and sure Dedham would have been great, but Natick isn't that far away. I live in Ohio now, been meaning to check out the one in Beechwood, just haven't got...

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