It’s Official: Windows 8.1 “Blue” will be Free Commented on: 1 year ago (May 14, 2013)

Hardly misleading - a free upgrade to product A (Win 8/RT) does not imply that owners of product B (Win 7, Vista, XP) should expect to receive a free upgrade from B to A.
Put simply, 8.1 is...

No iTunes Mobile App for Windows 8/RT? Good! Commented on: 1 year ago (May 12, 2013)

iTunes was the thing that made me decide to walk away from the apple ecosystem a few years back and go totally Windows. I just couldn't take the pain of iTunes any longer.
HTC8x, surface RT...

145,000 Windows Phone Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (May 12, 2013)

Recommending a beer app, why it's tantamount to child abuse - Thurrott is effectively promoting Heroin addiction in babies!

Without any exaggeration, this is the worst thing to happen in...

(Re)Start Me Up: The Great Windows 8 Debate Commented on: 1 year ago (May 11, 2013)

Am I the only one that thinks that arguing about an OS element like this is weird? I "pass through" the OS to get to the applications that I use rather than obsess about minor details.

Windows 8/RT App Update: Mail Commented on: 1 year ago (March 25, 2013)

A wacky idea, but put POP3 in, customers want it and the best way to sell stuff is to sell stuff customers want rather than tell customers to change to what MS wants.

Zero Data: Thoughts About Sync, Storage, and Backup Commented on: 1 year ago (January 29, 2013)

As a matter of interest, have you worked out the cost of your multiple cloud storage services over 4 years v the cost of a big HDD or two over the same period?

I'm not saying that offsite...

Microsoft Prepping Outlook 2013 for Windows RT Commented on: 1 year ago (January 26, 2013)

The logical path would be to sell it via the store, as an interim release, and follow it up with a full metro version when it is ready.

Xbox Music Feature Focus: Playlists Commented on: 1 year ago (January 19, 2013)

The whole Xbox music thing has to go, it is nowhere near ready for prime time - maybe bring it back in Win 10 because it is that far from ready. You do not introduce a new product that is less...

Xbox Music Book: A Small Update, Some Thoughts on Music Match Commented on: 1 year ago (January 19, 2013)

I've stopped using the XBox stuff on my Win 8 PC and Surface RT, all I want is the damn thing to play my music easily and the Xbox apps make it a painful experience, now I'm just looking for a...

Zero Data: The Hardest Part is Saying Goodbye Commented on: 1 year ago (January 14, 2013)

Why not cut up the smaller HDDs with an angle grinder and then burn the bits? the ones big enough to be useful, you'll have to go through the secure format.

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