Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 16:13

It will be interesting how your preview, then review, progresses. The 6 Plus looks very desirable.

I went from a iPhone 4S to a Lumia 1520. Love the 1520 though I have always wished the...

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:18

Thanks, Paul. This post helped clear up a few key issues for me. For example, that the CHARMS bar would still exist for touch-based devices.

As an everyday user of Win8.1 - on a desktop and...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:38

What is the difference btw. the new Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse and the Arc Touch Mouse SE (which is Bluetooth)?

I have the SE version and it is Bluetooth.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:36

I know we are in a brave new world where Microsoft is "mobile first, cloud first." But I keep thinking that I will not keep my Windows Phone/tablets and go back to the iPhone/iPad I used to use...

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 16:10

Web apps make sense to me. However, it most cases, I have liked the Native app better in terms of features and functionality. I assume that it is likely due to effort (and current develop skill...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:34

"But, as long as Microsoft configures Metro as a UI *option* for Windows that can be completely ignored if a user so wants, I'll be content."

I agree with this and cannot fathom why MS did...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 16:25

As usual MS responds to bad press by going too far and not sticking to their original design ideas. Doesn't makes sense for desktop but I use if everyday on my Win8 tablet.

You swipe up on...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:23

I agree - poor for non-touch but makes sense for touch. I use Win8 tablets daily and found I really like the Charms bar over. (I am now used to using the Charms on my non-touch desktop, either by...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:18

The Charms are dead. Long live the Charmsv2???

I use Win8 tablets everyday and I found very Charms UI very useful. As long as the new UI is better/easier/faster then I will be okay....

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 19:28

I glad there is a fitbit app; I may get a fitbit force now. I was also happy to see that NetAtmo has a WeatherStation app.

Now I am hoping Sonos releases a WP8.1 app.

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:50

Following this guide worked on my 1520. Still downloading my apps (I have many). Looks like I have to re-pin a number of apps to Start.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:51

RE: Support All Devices: "This is still controversial in some circles, though I've argued that it's time to let go of the past."

Not sure why this being a discussion topic is considered "...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:28

Wow I see my one TB!

I am in the USA.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 13:37

I put my shopping list into OneNote and have medium-size tile on the 1st screen page. Use it every week during shopping expeditions.

I have a wide title that has a digital clock. This was...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 18:21

I second that notion re: syncing issues. I have had so many issues with syncing when using SkyDrivePro and OneDrive for Business that I have been using OneDrive only.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 17:15

Updated my Lumia 520 successfully. Require 2 rounds of updates but went smooth. Took about an hour in total.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 17:40

Exactly what happened to me : 5 updates (download/install/reboot) then the "Update" appeared in Windows Update (download/install/reboot), then another update (download/install/reboot).


Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:54

"Wen you access the app in the store on a different Microsoft platform, you're told you already own it and you don't need to pay again." Nice. I have been waiting for this.

And having...

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 20:58

I got the Power Cover for my Surface Pro. I still really like my Surface Pro. I would like to upgrade to Surface Pro 2 but I awaiting for SP3 or something else.

So I made the decision that...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 16:13

I agree that the sky is not falling. (not to long ago I would have joked "the sky [drive] is not falling"...)

But there still is the thought - regardless of when the iPad vs. Win8 tablets...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:50

IE11 on Windows 8.1 (modern) is a great experience. Having the URL on the bottom make sense. Manipulating the tabs, favorites, frequent sites, swiping to go back, work really well. I have an iPad...

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 19:58

Not too impressed. At least after a few hours of use on WP8 and web browser. Though it does seem to work very well on Sonos (the Windows desktop app).

The "onboarding" (genre/artist...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 17:58

"The truth is, very few people have actually spent any time using a multi-touch Windows tablet running Windows 8.x, and the jury is still out on whether such an experience is desirable, let alone...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 19:06

Just today, I noticed that I use only a few extensions and I would not really missed them.

I use Chrome and IE (and Firefox) everyday. Don't really see much difference for my purposes. On...

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 14:40

I use Windows 8.1, Windows RT, and just got a Windows Phone (not planned as I had no problems with my iPhone but I like it). However, I am amazed that my friends, family, work associates, and...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 20:49

"Windowed Metro apps on desktop is interesting, but desktop users have no need of Metro apps. ( so returning the Start Menu becomes essential)"
>>> I use Metro apps on my desktop...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 20:34

I find using the start screen fine. On the desktop with a scroll mouse the start screen works very well. However, I did not know about the Desktop app on taskbar tip. Thanks.

But I can see...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 17:27

Buck up Amazon!

I have spent so much money on Amazon and I use mostly MS devices including a new Windows Phone. Hey Amazon I won't buy a Kindle device. I don't want another iOS device. But...

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 12:39

The article reviews to the golden age of choice; not moving between the choices. And it seems to be focused on the end user not the developer.

When MS was dominate there were fewer easy-to-...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 19:27

To me it relates to the "no comprises" schtick that Microsoft throws around during their Surface presentations. If you are going to charge $200 for an accessory, make it killer. If you are going...

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