Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:54

Does anybody know how the Surface Edition differs from the one reviewed here?

There are at least 3 types of the Arc Touch Mouse:

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Uses USB...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:45

What about end-to-end encryption? MS urges us to use OneDrive which does not support EFS or an alternative.

Does FileHistory finally support EFS? In Win81 it gives the "funny" error message...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 15:29

I find background pictures and patterns distracting. I would love to have a black/dark Windows theme, complete with File Explorer.

In Win 8.1 if one changes the desktop background to solid...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 15:15

What is special with the Surface Edition of the Arc Bluetooth (dongle-less) Mouse? It is 20€ more expensive in Germany.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 14:21

Still no end-to-end encryption for OneDrive :-(

Private files should only be stored in the cloud when encrypted on the client with a key controlled the user only.
Transport encryption...

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 06:22

For an in depth discussion of high-resolution aspects on Windows see Anandtech "Scaling Windows - The DPI Arms Race"

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:33

Large OneNote tiles now show the page name. Before this one could not distinguish between different pages pinned to the start screen.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 06:41

Still no end-to-end encryption :-(

Private files should only be stored in the cloud when encrypted on the client with a key controlled by the user only. Transport encryption and encryption...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 00:14

The MS post does not say if we will get client-side encryption. Private files should only be stored in the cloud when encrypted on the client with a key controlled by the user only. Transport...

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 15:52

The Apps view offers another view (which is difficult to detect). In Apps view click on the minus at the bottom right an a view with an A, B, C selection and group headers only gets displayed See...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 05:47

My biggest Problem with Win 8.1 is that it does not (in contrast to Win7 and Win8) include a solution for a complete file based backup.
@Paul: I suggust you write an article about this

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 06:07

On my machines with Win81 RTM 3 updates were installed on 17 Oct 13:
"Update for Windows 8.1 for x64..."
KB2884846, KB2883200, KB2895219.

Are these the Windows 8.1 GA Rollup A...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 15:13

On one of my machines I had installation rollbacks too. There was an error log somewhere under $windows.~bt\Sources\Panther.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 01:00

I know many asked for this shutdown button. I never missed it. For what situations is it helpful?

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:31

An easier way to reach the "Page Flip menu" / slider that Paul mentions is to swipe from bottom up in reading mode.

For me personally the readability is better on the old Paperwhite. Maybe...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 23:54

Notifications for new email obscure the search box. Is there any workaround besides switching notifications off?

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 03:59

I assume "No more upgrade versions" only is about pricing and the full Win81 version will still allow to "carry everything" (including desktop applications) from Win7 to Win81.

[edit] I...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:42

So, at least a builtin disk imaging tool still does exist in Win8.1.
But with Windows 7 Backup gone I still do not see a usable backup strategy for Win81 with builtin tools.


Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:23

Maybe you can cover "How to pin a OneNote notebook to the start screen?".

For a part of the solution see my answer here:


Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:07

Does anybody understand the rationale behind the reminder choices offered? If find the choices annoyingly limited.

Set reminder
5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour,...

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 05:22

When moving to Office 365 I found it difficult to stop my Windows Phone syncing its calendar and contacts with Hotmail. Here is how I finally did it.


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