Paul Thurrott's Xbox Music 2.0 (Pre-Release 0.3) Commented on: 48 weeks ago (January 16, 2014)

One of the nicer features of the Zune software and Xbox Music on Windows 8 was the graphics presented during playback. It seems that this feature was lost in the upgrade to 8.1. Is there something...

Lumia 1520: Is That a Phablet in Your Pocket, Or ... Commented on: 1 year ago (November 20, 2013)

If you consider it a small tablet that makes phone calls, it might make more sense. I've never been a big proponent of Bluetooth headsets (Having lived in Manhattan in the days when people walking...

Windows 8.1 Book: Install 0.2 Commented on: 1 year ago (November 3, 2013)

With regards to upgrading and keeping your local account, one should note that Skydrive will not work without a Microsoft ID. This is a fairly serious downgrade of the upgrade, as the tighter...

Windows 8.1 Upgrade Guide: Electronic Upgrade Options Commented on: 1 year ago (October 20, 2013)

If you were using Local Accounts, at least your account is now a Microsoft Account and you need to use your Microsoft ID password. You can change it back, if you ignore the dire warnings. You may...

Windows 8.1 Upgrade: Step-By-Step Commented on: 1 year ago (October 20, 2013)

So why is it suddenly mandatory to use a Microsoft ID to install an upgrade? Does anyone else think that maybe Microsoft is Scroogling us?

Fall 2013 Windows Tablet Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (September 12, 2013)

Do any of these tablets have two USB ports?

Windows 8.1 Review Commented on: 1 year ago (September 9, 2013)

"Hands-on with Windows 8.1: Xbox Music App" was a fairly harsh review. Are there improvements in RTM that did not make the preview for your opinion to change? or have you simply grown accustomed...

Microsoft Announces Skype for Outlook.com Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2013)

Has anyone told the folks at Skype that they were bought? Shouldn't the tool work best on the platforms of the parent company?
Perhaps they can create a whack-a-mole type Xbox game, that...

Zune Marketplace Begins the Long, Slow Goodbye Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2013)

Oddly, Zune is the reason I am invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. After purchasing our oldest an iPod, it took about two months of music purchases to realize that was an untenable financial...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: System Recovery Commented on: 1 year ago (July 17, 2013)

SQL Server Express and Visual Studio both take significant time (hours) to reinstall and bring up to date with patches.

From experience, I can say that restoring from a system image is...

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