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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Hands-on with Build 16596 Commented on: 29 weeks ago (February 3, 2014)

Hopefully this update fixes SkyDrive syncing. Mine has been inexplicably broken ever since the 8.1 update.

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 1 year ago (August 29, 2013)

I too had a hard time trying to find a mouse, and I agree that most of Microsoft's "ergonomic" designs aren't actually very ergonomic. Finally I discovered the Evoluent "VerticalMouse"--the trick...

Lenovo Takes on MacBook Air with ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Commented on: 1 year ago (May 17, 2013)

The X1 Carbon Touch looks fantastic, but I can't see myself buying a laptop/tablet/convertible running Windows 8 that doesn't use the Haswell processor. Hopefully they release a Haswell version of...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 2: Boot to the Desktop Commented on: 1 year ago (December 21, 2012)

How about this for a compromise we can all live with: have Windows boot up in the same mode where it left off. Arguably this offers the most continuity -- if you were on the start screen when you...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 1: App Bar Commented on: 1 year ago (December 21, 2012)

Technically speaking, the app bar is not part of the OS so it can't really be "fixed" by Microsoft per se. It's part of the XAML template created by Visual Studio when starting new projects....

Software Pick of the Week: Eraser Commented on: 3 years ago (January 21, 2011) The command-line tool CIPHER (included with Windows since Windows 2000) does most of this when the /W option is specified. My standard routine when setting up a new machine is add CIPHER /W to my...
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