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Windows 8.1 Ad: One Experience for Everything in Your Life Commented on: 1 year ago (September 30, 2013)

The only reason I'm not up in arms about the start menu these days is because I've become used to the start menu provided by Classic Shell. Works seamlessly in 8.1, and the new version, 3.9.5, is...

Windows 8.1 Tip: Disable App Auto-Update Commented on: 1 year ago (September 28, 2013)

I've turned it off, of course, and at home I have Windows update set to "Notify me of updates but do not download and install automatically." I like to see what I'm updating when I do, but more...

Microsoft Dramatically Raises Limit on Windows 8.x/RT App Installs Commented on: 1 year ago (September 28, 2013)

Smart move! Hopefully, this kind of common-sense thinking won't be the exception moving forward!

Microsoft Strategy Update: Consumer Products and Services Commented on: 1 year ago (September 21, 2013)

"Why can't we run Windows Phone apps—especially games—on Windows—especially Windows RT—right now? It makes no sense."
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It strikes me that Microsoft's version of "the...

Microsoft Strategy Update: Windows RT and Windows Phone Commented on: 1 year ago (September 21, 2013)

"Hardware makers will sell over 1 billion smart phones this year, three times the market for PCs. And these firms will sell hundreds of millions of tablets this year as well, a market that could...

Windows 8.1 Pricing Revealed Commented on: 1 year ago (September 18, 2013)

I believe that Microsoft offered Windows 8.0 for $39.99 as direct-from-Microsoft download--for close to 120 days, or thereabouts?

I paid $39.99 for my upgrade-from-Win7 copy of 8.0 in...

Is Free iWork for iOS a Threat to Office? Commented on: 1 year ago (September 13, 2013)

iWork has never been a competitor to Office, even though the iw programs were originally launched to do just that. Mobile devices will never unseat the desktop for being the premiere Office...

Brilliant New Windows Phone Video Takes on Lapsed iPhone Innovation Commented on: 1 year ago (September 13, 2013)

hilarious!...;) (And a true story.)

Windows 8.1 Tip: Find Your Installed Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (September 12, 2013)

@ those above who can't figure out how to find the programs they install...

With 8.1 you can use a program like Classic Shell's start-button & menu on the desktop--and, gee, wouldn't...

Transitions Commented on: 1 year ago (September 12, 2013)

A toast to smart, incredibly brainy people who were actively using Amigas from ~1986 until ~1995--When C= went bankrupt because of mismanagement--because of C='s Mehdi Ali and his crowd (I...

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