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New Coke? Commented on: 48 weeks ago (May 13, 2013)

Really? If that was the case, then Windows 7 must be one big giant u-turn. Remember the big deal over UAC compared to Vista and the "massive" u-turn over whether changing the setting should...

Windows 8 Tip: Shut Down Metro-Style Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (January 23, 2013)

"Memorizing a bunch of obtuse key combinations does not count as first-class keyboard support"

So all previous versions of Windows regarded keyboard as an afterthought as well? You do know...

Fact Check: Windows 8 Pricing Identical to That for Windows 7 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 21, 2013)

Paul is right - the price Windows 8 is moving to is exactly the same as Windows 7.

However, I'm not sure we can simply dismiss all the outrage yet, because is there a case for arguing that...

Office 2013: Pricing and Packaging Commented on: 1 year ago (January 14, 2013)

They do offer Excel and Word separately and have done for decades.

Skype 6.1 for Windows Adds Outlook Integration Commented on: 1 year ago (January 11, 2013)


I don't think it's a beta version - certainly their blog doesn't make any mention of it being a beta like they usually do -...

Windows 8 Tip: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Skip Metro Suite Commented on: 1 year ago (January 7, 2013)

Ronceit - Microsoft has ALWAYS removed features from prior versions of Windows when they're not necessary. Stop crying.

"a built-in powerful email client" - you do realise it was dropped...

Apple iTunes 11 Commented on: 1 year ago (November 30, 2012)

As far as I'm aware, the install package doesn't include QuickTime and hasn't done for a few versions now. I have a recently-bought laptop (Windows 7 64-bit upgraded to Windows 8 64-bit) and I... Improves, Adds an Android App Commented on: 1 year ago (November 28, 2012)

Downloaded the app, it's exactly the same as the Hotmail one, albeit with a slightly higher version number.

The app really needs a complete overhaul.

That said, they...

Even with Windows 8, Some Things Never Change Commented on: 2 years ago (March 20, 2012) This is one of the things that really annoy me, as it's been there since Windows 95. Quite why, in this day and age, Microsoft don't change the message so that it actually identifies which...
Use Hotmail Features Without Changing Your Email Address Commented on: 3 years ago (November 2, 2010) The unified inbox is still there in Windows Live Mail, actually. It's under "Storage Folders". If you get seperate accounts listed, then you're not using POP3 (using IMAP or HTTP), which was the...
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