Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:28am

Since you didn't explicitly say it, I just want to point out that Data Sense is no longer carrier dependent! Or is it just that they weren't prepared to block it in the Dev Preview?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:23am

If I remember correctly, they can pull from RSS feeds so a site doesn't necessarily have to support WP- as long as they have an RSS feed, you'll get live tiles.

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 3:20pm

Totally agree. As a workaround, I will make my own tattoo style abstract image to use as my background. I don't get why they didn't do that for the demos but then I'm not sure how popular the...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:44pm

There's no way to bleep out swearing. First, you'd have to have swears detected electronically (they aren't going to hire a legion of staff to listen to games) but computers are not accurate...

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 2:04pm

The problem for MS is that Google has a near monopoly on search and can offer services for free or nearly free because they get their money through ads; whereas, MS cannot compete (at the moment)...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:43pm

I will never buy one unless they eliminate that requirement. But I don't think this is an explanation either as most people don't know that until they've gotten the machine home and fired up.

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:24pm

I'm with you, cybersaur. I also think they should overlay the start screen on top of the desktop so it doesn't feel like you're switching back and forth.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 1:24pm

I agree. They should have had the start screen tiles overlay the desktop (keeping the task bar at the bottom) and then go away when running something.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 1:20pm

I suspect they will skin the menus before actual launch. Should take about 5 secs.

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:05pm

They may be holding off on the "OneDrive" business because it looks like they are going to get sued on that one as well:...

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 3:36pm

I'm sure they will skin the context menus to fit the metro UI before final release.

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 2:19pm

Maybe it's because they will be implementing user-created hubs (folders) and it just doesn't seem necessary to pour resources into features people don't really use because they forget they're...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:50pm

I feel that this review should include a section on Xbox Live Gold membership. I'm guessing it's exactly like the 360 where you can't do anything other than play games locally without it? This...

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:50am

What they ought to do is give away free touch/ type covers with any Surface.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:55pm

Post on the suggestion site to keep the Back button:...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 3:17pm

The problem with these projections is that they cannot foresee marketing strategies or game changing features/ hardware.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 2:54pm

Google has no problem hurting their own users but they won't ignore massive ad revenue. And hopefully we can count on anti-trust regulators to step in.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:30pm

Yeah I don't get this call to sell off Bing. Bing is INTEGRAL to both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And with Google's animosity (and Yahoo's as soon as their contract w/ Bing expires) toward MS...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:08pm

I agree- who cares if your phone is a couple ounces heavier and a few millimeters thicker? How is this such a problem? I like that it feels sturdy and I don't feel the need to put it in a case...

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 1:35pm

No, no, no do not allow 3rd parties to alter these OS's. They will just ruin the experience! Every time I buy a new PC I have to spend all this time removing all their crapware that bogs down...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:42am

Well, those Acer tablets are RT models so of course they can get a thinner design with those chips. With Intel you don't get a whole lot of wiggle room in that department.

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:55am

In settings you can choose whether or not to sync mail, contacts, and calendar for each account that you set up.

Even if you do sync the contacts for both, the phone should automatically...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:51am

Linked accounts have already been eliminated so you have to sign out and then back in again. Which is infuriating and why we need the capability to merge accounts.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 3:13pm

I don't see why you would want to use this camera for Instagram- that service is all about making your photos look crappier.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:45pm

So have they made any changes to the auto-fill when rearranging tiles? I have to say that it looks really ugly when you have certain numbers of tiles in a group. For example, you might end up...

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:43pm

You've always been able to launch apps by saying "open [app name]" but I've not seen what you describe.

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:38pm

What am I supposed to do with my account that was set up with a Yahoo address? What about that SkyDrive account?

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:47pm

I'm sure you don't allow links in comments but I recommend checking out this MS Engineer's defense of the Xbox One as there are some interesting points there. Of course, some of them depend upon...

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:44pm

My take on the Xbox Live Gold model is that all the blame for that rests on gamers who never should have tolerated the extra fees. It should never have been successful in the first place and it...

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 1:05pm

The folks over at WMPU are calling this fake. If you look at the "new" calendar tile you'll see it's identical to that of the 3rd party app Cronos Calendar.

I'm also unconvinced by the app...

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