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Samsung decides some systems do not need Windows Update turned on Commented on: 1 week ago (June 24, 2015)

HOLY CRAP really? They are killing defender antivirus definitions, security updates, flash exploit patch. This needs to be broadcast far and wide.

Windows Phone Gets OneDrive Update for Cortana Image Searches Commented on: 2 weeks ago (June 19, 2015)

You only need the PIN if you're on an untrusted or new device/browser. The photos app itself is on your trusted device, and protected by your login PIN there (plus all the protection of device...

How the Windows 10 Upgrade Will Handle 3rd Party Antivirus Commented on: 3 weeks ago (June 9, 2015)

sounds like a beautiful, sensible plan. I can't wait for the firestorm

Windows 10 Reset gets verbose and risky in build 10130 Commented on: 5 weeks ago (May 29, 2015)

I agree, seems very risky to me as well. It even would erase the recovery partition. That's great if you want to really reset the entire physical computer but that needs to be an advanced option...

Tip: Making Your Microsoft Band Battery Last Longer During Extended Fitness Activities Commented on: 5 weeks ago (May 26, 2015)

I didn't realize you could turn the display off during a tracking event. When I did that on a big 6-mile hike (roughly 3.5 hours) last weekend, it lasted great and only used a small bit of power...

Hands On: Windows 10 build 10122 in Tablet Mode on HP Stream 7 Commented on: 6 weeks ago (May 22, 2015)

Nope! Tablet "mode" is absolutely neutered. I keep asking Panos why he let them kill his Surface. No one would enjoy using a tablet with Windows 10.

Windows 10 build 10122 available for Fast Ring Insiders Commented on: 6 weeks ago (May 20, 2015)

"So emblazoned by Gabe's comment I will make the shift to Windows 10 full time with this build and let you know how that goes."

You have guts. I'm installing and will see. I have been more...

Surface 3 Not Quite Ready for Windows 10 Commented on: 7 weeks ago (May 13, 2015)

My experience with Windows 10 on any Surface is less than acceptable, and only poised to get worse. Opening your all apps list requires open start (bottom left), open burger (top left), then all...

Microsoft Health App Gets Big Update, Auto-sleep Function Not Working Yet Commented on: 9 weeks ago (April 29, 2015)

A friend if mine claims to have already received this update that he says removes the sleep icon from the band entirely. No changes on mine yet.

Permanent Fix for the Bluetooth Activity Bug for the Microsoft Band Commented on: 10 weeks ago (April 24, 2015)

I don't yearn for a battery indicator all that much, because this device last so long and predictably I'm never really needful to have a always-on view of battery, especially when I can tap the...

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