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Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Start Screen Commented on: 1 year ago (June 26, 2013)

Because it is, in reality, one column for each category that allows one wide, two medium, or four small tiles. If the column extends beyond the bottom of your screen, it wraps to a "new" column,...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Desktop Display Scaling Commented on: 1 year ago (June 26, 2013)

To me, "choose _one_ scaling level for _all_ my displays" sounds like the one-size fits all solution included. Wouldn't it be called "Choose a _different_ scaling level for _each_ of my displays"...

Surface RT + Outlook 2013 RT … + More? Commented on: 1 year ago (June 18, 2013)

I don't know if you need Visio specifically (for document compatibility or for specific features) but for general diagramming I am pretty happy with Graphilite on RT.

How Microsoft Can Fix Xbox One Commented on: 1 year ago (June 14, 2013)

My suggestions in addition to ones mentioned above.
1) Keep Kinect, but lower price to $449
2) Include 1 year of gold for free with purchase of console. Let people see what they are...

Microsoft Introduces New Xbox 360, Special Deals for Xbox LIVE Members Commented on: 1 year ago (June 10, 2013)

You may want to check your settings. I don't use Netflix myself, but on other services, I've noticed that sometimes the quality setting will be different for different devices on the same service...

Xbox One Privacy Concerns Debunked Commented on: 1 year ago (June 7, 2013)

My understanding is that the voice recognition is done in hardware by the Kinect. You basically tell the camera "I'm listening for these commands" and it sends a message back when one of them is...

Rumor: Microsoft’s Secret Plan for Surface Domination Commented on: 1 year ago (May 24, 2013)

I'm pretty sure every tablet other than the iPad is a 16:9 ratio, so I don't think the market agrees with your "fix the screen for portrait viewing" as a concern. I know I would much rather have a...

Xbox One Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (May 22, 2013)

By "integrated" battery compartment, they just mean it's flat against the back of the controller instead of humping out. It's still a door with a pair of AAs inside, and presumably there will be a...

Thoughts About the Nokia Lumia Event in May Commented on: 1 year ago (April 29, 2013)

SnapView is a 75:25 split -- it makes the larger of the two a 4:3 rectangle. This one seems more like a 60:40 split, with the larger side being a square. Still, fun speculation.

Naming the Books Commented on: 1 year ago (April 10, 2013)

I personally like the format of:
(Paul) Thurrott's (Pocket/Field) Guide to X.

I think having the brand name first is best, followed by either "Field Guide" (for large books) or "...

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