Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:11pm

WPCentral reported that there are also independent volume controls for headphones and Bluetooth audio.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:23pm

And does it retain the album artwork from tracks? The Xbox Music app on WP 8 re-introduces one of the much hated issues of discarding the artwork from the actual track and replacing it with the "...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:22am

Because less than 9" is a nice, simple, definition. Go bigger than that and they need a more complex definition that includes tablets but excludes higher-end PCs and laptops. Microsoft have so far...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:12pm

The black screen issue was reported elsewhere. Microsoft have apparently acknowledged it and said the work around is indeed to power cycle it by holding the power button for 10 seconds. See...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:52pm

> I'm curious why the taskbar pinning feature is being added first.

Presumably because it would allow the haters of the start screen to minimise their usage of it. Once you've got the...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:10pm

I'm an IE user on Windows 7. I'm afraid a very similar issue applies. Web pages rendered by IE10 and IE11 on Windows 7 use Windows 8 look-and-feel controls, disregarding consistency of look issues...

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 1:31pm

It's going to be totally intolerable at my 4 Mbps connection. A first class disk delivery is likely to turn up faster. Even at 10 Mbps, which is more the norm in the UK, it doesn't seem attractive...

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 12:14pm

I'd like to know the physical dimensions of the console itself and the kinect sensor. I want to know if the bigger box will fit into the space under my telly currently occupied by my 360.

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:28pm

Hang on, when looking at the trend of the Xbox and PlayStation numbers, you also have to consider what else was available at the time. The original PlayStation was competing with other players who...

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 6:17am

For those people that still use it, the command line is the most powerful interface available. Unconstrained by wider user requirements of being intuitive, discoverable or easy to use it is ultra-...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 6:13am

I just don't buy the argument that the desktop will ultimately disappear from the whole of Windows. It all depends on the type of device being used and, so, its primary function.

Tablets...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:33am

Of course there are some very good third party YouTube apps for Windows Phone that have all of the functionality and usability that Microsoft's "official" app went for. MetroTube is my personal...

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 5:50am

"The most popular Windows desktop application, by far, is Google Chrome." How has this been measured? By downloads or by usage? By downloads wouldn't be surprising, especially as Internet Explorer...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:28pm

It seems to me that the explanation is fairly obvious: they want it to be released to everyone at the same time. So it should be available on the same day whether you get it by buying a new PC,...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:17pm

What is the long list of email service providers who support EAS that make it a, "de facto industry standard"? While EAS may well be superior, IMAP is the protocol that you can pretty much...

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 3:35pm

I'm intrigued, Paul. As I read it you're saying this device is awful in comparison to a table that can run full Windows 8, which has been your theme on Windows RT for a while. But that's hardly...

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 3:32pm

In fact exactly that design pattern is now in use on the mobile version of the Supersite.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:17pm

The root problem in Microsoft's music platform seems to be the basic inability to correctly match a track from its meta-data - ie track name, album name, artist name, etc. With Xbox Music on both...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 6:07pm

I think I'm wrong: "Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold."

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 5:43pm

My reading is that the changes are only for disk based games - which was what all the fuss was about. Downloadable games have always been assigned to your account, so presumably the family sharing...

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:03pm

I use linked accounts because I have a Microsoft ID (or whatever it's called at the moment) for work for things like MSDN accounts, and I have a personal Microsoft ID for personal calendar, Xbox,...

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 6:52pm

It bothers me that Microsoft may have got it right on the used game thing and Sony are not doing something similar so they can score short-term marketing points. Publishers have been saying for...

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:48pm

Do AdDuplex give a number for the total usage? The percentages are interesting but I don't think it allows the trends to have any real meaning. For example, Windows Phone 8 usage now exceeds...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:58pm

Bizarrely, the main thing I've taken away from the presentation is how much extra space under my TV this thing looks like it will take up. The One looks quite a bit bigger than the 360 AND I've...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:41pm

I'm not so sure this is such great news. The key thing I see in these numbers is the collapse in market share of not just Blackberry, but Blackberry and Symbian. Symbian was inevitable. But...

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 5:30pm

The, "Distribution of the updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone," part renders any further debate about updates irrelevant...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:55am

Um, this product exists. OK, it's not called Windows NT, it's called Windows 7. The power users, IT pros, and developers audience you have in mind don't need a name change as they are the people...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 5:06pm

From my own experience the technology isn't there yet for files of any size. The "fast" bit of "fast, reliable" isn't true because my broadband speed just isn't fast enough. To get relatively...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:31pm

"A new tuning for the tabs makes it easier to close many tabs more quickly with the mouse." Is this documented somewhere? I'm intrigued but I'm not seeing an obvious change.

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

Now all they need to do is let the Nokia map apps do the deep integration with the people, Bing search, etc, apps.

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