Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 23:05

I have no xbm pass and I'm in Windows 10 right now. Been downloading a bunch of the free albums successfully. I couldn't do it on my Windows phone, though. A few of those box sets are very...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 00:06

Still waiting for something very very simple: a keyboard shortcut to show/hide desktop icons. I know they can do it!

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 00:02

I'll tell you what Windows really needs ... a keyboard shortcut to show/hide desktop icons.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:06

What laptops available today support multi-touch on the trackpad? Does the Yoga 2 Pro? I am looking to buy a laptop before the end of the year, and will of course be upgrading to Windows 10 next...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 20:54

The animations need work, and animated transitions of all kinds should be smooth, quick, and simple, not slow and show-offish. But having animations is a wonderful touch for those who appreciate...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 23:31

You need WMP to add album art? That's just funny. They need Xbox Music+video for desktop, and it needs to replace every other MS media player.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:52

Great news. Still waiting on Zune HD-style live tile "now playing" animation (which *was* there in WP 7, by the way).

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:51

Got update 1 a few days ago, and I think the folders are awesome. I like that they are resizable just like the app tiles, and the simple animations are very nicely done. It's really changing the...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:43

"Universally loathed" is ridiculous. Bringing back the Start menu may be the only insane thing I can see happening.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 14:25

This is cool. I see a future without wireless carrier calling and SMS.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 14:10

OK, so this may not be a big productivity booster, but it's still pretty awesome. It's these small customizations that people love.

Having the "background" image show *thru* the tiles is...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 17:06

Kind of like Windows 3.11.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 15:49

"It's often hard to find a new app on the Apps screen, and that's especially true if you have a lot of apps or if the color scheme you've chosen makes the highlight too subtle. For example, the...

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 15:23

Because I almost always use dektop apps maximized, showing modern apps on the taskbar and the taskbar in modern apps will, for me, make using modern apps almost indistinguishable from using...

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 11:16

My dad just (as in, yesterday) upgraded from XP to a shiny new HP all-in-one straight from the Microsoft Store in San Diego. Windows 8.1 is all new to him, and this will be the first resource I...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 17:09

P.S., I noticed that Mozilla's term for Metro is "Windows 8 Touch." That's better than Modern or Store.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 17:07

I'm not technical enough to know if this is just an x86 app running full screen to masquerade as a modern app, but I do know that unlike Chrome for Win 8, this actually looks *different* than the...

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 17:16

Did MS acquire the app dev part of Nokia, too? Will Here and Bing maps always exist side by side? I was never really clear on that.

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 17:15

I'm glad it offers turn-by-turn directions for GPS tablets, and transit info all in one. I like these apps a lot, but I cannot understand why Maps, Drive, and Transit are separate apps on the...

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 17:06

It gives you the street name when you get a little closer. Basically it's saying, Okay, you have a turn coming up. Then a little later it'll say "turn right onto Juniper Street."

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:35

Just noticed from this screenshot: it looks like the new official term for Metro/Modern apps is Store apps. Still not great.

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:32

Hey, I just want the time displayed on the Start Screen (or at least on the Calendar tile).

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:30

Then again, iOS wasn't running on the Mac. But I hear what you're saying. I would also like to see desktop apps shown individually in the new app switcher. (PS, that "desktop switcher" is called "...

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:24

Agree one hundred percent. Just from a UX standpoint, "folder" tiles should have been an option from the beginning. It would be nice if they expanded on the start screen when you clicked on them,...

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:35

Two things I would really like to see are an Xbox Music/Video Windows desktop client (yeah right) and the ability to play Smart DJ radio mixes for free on the phone client--like Pandora. Also, I'd...

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:28

I'll take your old Surface ;-)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 19:32

Same here. I'm running 8.1 Pro Preview on a laptop.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 17:02

I use a Lumia 521 and it really is an awesome little phone for the price. Considering the $150 I paid for it, the only drawback that I have run into is the limited internal storage of 8gb. Of...

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 01:14

I have really been enjoying the updates in 8.1, especially to the Start Screen. Even small things like being able to use your desktop wallpaper for the Start Screen seem like obvious and pleasant...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 21:15

Oh yes, I forgot gaming achievements.

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