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Windows 8: A Six-Month Report Card Commented on: 1 year ago (May 1, 2013)

"I'd genuinely love to know what you guys are doing that keeps throwing you back to the start screen all the time..."

How can I perform a search without going into the Start screen?


Blue’s Clues: New Search Experience Commented on: 1 year ago (April 2, 2013)

Does the new search pane open to the side of the desktop?
If so, can files be dragged from the search pane to a Desktop window?
This would be a step in the right direction for Desktop...

Microsoft Prepping Outlook 2013 for Windows RT Commented on: 1 year ago (January 25, 2013)

"Hopefully, it ends with Microsoft opening up Windows Store—which currently only offers Metro-style mobile apps for download—to desktop applications too."

Would Microsoft charge 30% on top...

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

What happens if you are playing a Metro game that involves a lot of swipes, (something like Fruit Ninja) how do you avoid accidently closing the app while randomly swiping the screen?


In Praise of the Windows Padfone Commented on: 1 year ago (January 20, 2013)

I don't get it. Does the laptop still work if you take the phone out? How is this better than a separate laptop and phone? What do you do if you want to use them separately? What happens if you...

Fact Check: Windows 8 Pricing Identical to That for Windows 7 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 19, 2013)

Exactly right. We can't compare the sales of Windows 8 to those of Windows 7. If Windows 7 was priced at $14.99 for the first 3 months, it would have sold ten times as many licences.

Windows 8 Tip: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Skip Metro Suite Commented on: 1 year ago (January 6, 2013)

I wouldn't describe a UI that is used by over 90% of computer users as "obsolete". It's only obsolete when we stop using it. That is unlikely to happen any time soon.
Why does it matter if...

Explaining Windows 8 PC Sales Over the Holidays Commented on: 1 year ago (January 6, 2013)

It's not just Netbooks that are cheap.
A HP laptop with a 15.6" display, i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and DVD burner, running Windows 8 costs A$399.
The basic Surface tablet with...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 4: Evolve Metro for Pro Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (December 25, 2012)

I don't understand why anyone would bother to develop a Metro app.

Why develop a Metro app that can only be used by Windows 8 users? (currently about 5% of all Windows users). When you...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 3: Start Screen Commented on: 1 year ago (December 23, 2012)

Did you read the third paragraph of this article?
None of these changes will stop you using Windows 8 the way you like. They just give other users a choice to use it in a different way.

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