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Modern and Desktop Windows Versions of Skype Updated Commented on: 1 week ago (April 8, 2014)

That desktop version with the space-wasting chat history redesign has been out for some weeks, along with the "normal" version of 6.14 and the 6.14 variant that mercifully leaves you with the...

Windows 8.1 Tip: Restart an App Commented on: 25 weeks ago (October 19, 2013)

I was all ready to sigh about this new "feature"--since, I, for one, needless or not, like to be able to close apps when I want without using Task Manager--when I went looking in Help (in 8.1) for...

Windows 8.1 “Blue” Public Preview to Arrive in June Commented on: 49 weeks ago (May 8, 2013)

For me, the biggest news is the apparent delivery of this update via the Windows Store.

Why do that?

It would seem like a setup to charge people for 8.1, even though that would be a...

Maybe They Should Just Call It Windows 7.8 Commented on: 51 weeks ago (April 21, 2013)

From everything that I've read on their forums, that is the case. That the program isn't a resident process visible in Task Manager like Start8 is a major clue.

Skype Switcher Tip: Use Compact View Commented on: 1 year ago (January 10, 2013)

If you have no complaints about Skype, I really don't see how you can be much of a user of it.

I'll just pick three big ones that come to mind.

1) A couple years ago after a lengthy...

Google's Biggest Chrome Success? Updating 200 Million Users in 6 Hours Commented on: 2 years ago (December 24, 2011) I thought there were good reasons not to install programs into a user profile, and none of those reasons would "delight" the user. It's interesting that Google gets away with not...
Just Say No: Practice Restraint During TouchPad Fire Sale Commented on: 2 years ago (August 21, 2011) HP is saying WebOS is not dead: http://developer....
Drop Dropbox? Why Would You Even Use Dropbox? Commented on: 2 years ago (July 5, 2011) Yes, Dropbox has the idiotic single Dropbox limitation, which the workaround for (junctions) is horrible and for nerds only, but Mesh doesn't have bandwidth controls, seems to constantly be...
FOA Reviews Are In: The iPad Is 'A Winner' Commented on: 4 years ago (April 1, 2010) Paul, Pogue has to make his articles engaging. They, along with his videos, are creative jewels. Unlike you, he doesn't have unlimited space and so can't drone on. He writes for the masses to be able...
Windows 7 SP1 Still On Track for Q4 2010 Commented on: 4 years ago (March 9, 2010) Q4 is inexcusable. W7 was finished by mid-July. Making us wait until potentially the end of the year for SP1? No.
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