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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Detailed by Microsoft Commented on: 12 weeks ago (August 7, 2014)

Because an app needs to written or updated to actually do anything with it. It is a set of functions for programmers to use, not a new interface available to the user. For example, VLC could be...

A Charmless "Threshold" with Virtual Desktops? Commented on: 12 weeks ago (August 7, 2014)

It comes down to the central complaint of Windows 8 for existing users: having touch features jammed into the desktop space with no configurability options. If Windows 8 had been released with a '...

Windows 8.1 Update 2 is Shipping This Month Commented on: 12 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

I believe that is the intention, and why it isn't being tossed out quickly for adoption. Unlike third party menu options, they have to make something that is fully configurable to various...

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station: First Impressions Commented on: 13 weeks ago (July 31, 2014)

I really, really, really doubt it. First, it would be an incredibly major feature to keep under wraps. Second, what would be the point for an item like the Surface? The next generation of USB 3,...

Microsoft Muddies the One Windows Waters Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

Is it Bluetooth? If yes, it will work. That means it will cost more than the cheapest wireless keyboards but greater functionality in a communications system carries a price.

Tools of the Trade: USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

It's been quite a while since anyone brought me a system with an PATA drive for recovery or migration, so my elderly USB 2.0 adapter should cover that area. I definitely want a USB 3.0 adapter for...

TechEd is Dead, Long Live TechEd Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 22, 2014)

I miss WinHEC.

Amazon Kindle Unlimited Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 19, 2014)

One issue from an independent author's perspective: To have your book on Kindle Unlimited you have to publish it exclusively through Kindle Digital Publishing for the ebook version. No Nook, no...

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 17 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)

No, the Start menu first appeared in Windows 95. Before that you dealt with Program Manager, which the Windows 8 Start screen struck many long time users as a zippier version of the same thing....

Games with Gold: July 2014 Commented on: 17 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)

Did you see 'The Dark Knight?' The premise of the game is drawn directly from the early part of the movie.

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