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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Arrives Commented on: 29 weeks ago (April 8, 2014)

The update didn't show up for me (here in Canada) until around 3pm. The changes are subtle but useful. I'm optimistic for Windows 9.

VLC Media Player Beta for Windows 8 Commented on: 33 weeks ago (March 13, 2014)

Indexing does seem to be a problem right now. I have 50,000 songs, and VLC becomes unresponsive for so long that I kill it. But I'm not stressed out. It's a beta, and I expect problems.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Modern App Taskbar Previews Commented on: 33 weeks ago (March 8, 2014)

Some nice touches. Now, if 2 Modern apps are snapped together, I assume each will have a taskbar icon. Can I assume that clicking on one will bring up both, snapped side by side?

Oh, you'll...

PlayStation 4 at 6 Million: What?! Commented on: 34 weeks ago (March 4, 2014)

I see it as a "death by a thousand cuts" sort of phenomenon. If 2 consoles are so closely matched, then just a whiff of any one of the issues you mentioned can tip the balance. And I wonder if the...

Nokia Provides a Few Crumbs for Windows, Windows Phone Users Commented on: 35 weeks ago (February 24, 2014)

Nokia still has time to release a SteamBox. In bright yellow.

Xbox Music: Add Music from Xbox Music Store to Your Collection Commented on: 46 weeks ago (December 10, 2013)

I think this task-oriented approach to Xbox Music makes a lot of sense, Paul, not only for you, but also for the reader. Understanding how a feature works (or doesn't work) across the ecosystem is...

Xbox One: Xbox Video Commented on: 47 weeks ago (December 2, 2013)

MS has recently been very good at updating their components. In fact, there might be hope for the Photos app.

But MS never seems to *fully* understand their mistakes. I wonder if a new CEO...

Microsoft to Take Windows to the "Threshold" Commented on: 47 weeks ago (December 2, 2013)

The Windows 8.x desktop is full-featured. It has more features than Windows 7.

Control Panel is still there, and easily available. You can right-click the start button, or you can click...

Great New Scroogled Ad with the Pawn Stars Commented on: 48 weeks ago (November 27, 2013)

The Apple ads weren't "spot on." The Windows stability and security flaws they targeted were old history -- certainly common in Win95/98, but not in XP, especially after SP2. Those ads were...

Xbox One: Game Downloads Commented on: 48 weeks ago (November 25, 2013)

Take a deep breath. None of this is worth getting so worked up about.

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