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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is Updated for Developer Program Members Commented on: 1 week ago (August 20, 2014)

IE11 is much smoother. Dramatically faster loading too.

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 3 weeks ago (August 7, 2014)

I like how the Start experience is being re-developed and how they are thinking about it. The idea that you can maximize the Start Menu to be a Start Screen, if that is how you want the start...

Windows Phone 8 Tips: The Ultimate Compendium Commented on: 4 weeks ago (August 1, 2014)

Is there an API to change "Map (Home/Work) Address" in a person's Contact page to "Drive to (Home/Work) Address"?

far too many clicks to get to Here Drive+ from a contact's address as it is...

Tools of the Trade: USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

Thanks, Paul. I just ordered one for my business. I'll get another type of adapter for the infrequent IDE drives I encounter. The "wall wart" power adapter looks like it will be more durable in my...

AT&T Rolls Out Windows Phone 8.1 to Nokia Lumia 1520 Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

the newest Nokia Software Recovery Tool (1.4.3) has "bux fixes and small updates to common features" in it's changelog. Funny.

Seriously, Microsoft received so much telemetry data from this...

Rethinking "Paul Thurrott's Xbox Music" Commented on: 38 weeks ago (December 5, 2013)

Makes me think I should repurchase all of my music on Xbox Music to make matching work. I've got too many older CD albums from E-music, Zune, iTunes that just won't match.

Love the new...

Nokia Music Becomes Nokia MixRadio Commented on: 40 weeks ago (November 21, 2013)

The interface of the mobile version is very usable in that the My Music tile is one small swipe away. The analogous tile in the W8.1 version in three screens away (Panorama View). Keeping the...

Windows Phone 8 Update 3: App Shutdown Commented on: 45 weeks ago (October 15, 2013)

Re: killing the Back button: I wonder, what will happen with a phone like my Nokia Lumia 810, which has a hardware back button?

Microsoft Reimagines Xbox One Friends as a More Social Experience Commented on: 45 weeks ago (October 15, 2013)

A few Friends app now allows up to 1,000 friends,

should be "A new Friends app..."

Microsoft Announces Skype for Outlook.com Commented on: 1 year ago (August 20, 2013)

Can you uninstall Desktop/Metro Skype and just use it from the browser? There is a Chrome plugin, FYI.

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