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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Modern Mouse Improvements Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 6, 2014)

That shows you a meter, but not the percentage. The meter is small enough that really the best you can guess from that is roughly 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. It's often useful to have a more...

Windows Phone Turned the Corner in 2013 Commented on: 17 weeks ago (December 18, 2013)

Regarding apps, I agree that overall numbers are a silly game to play. There's really only two things that matter here. First is availability of the "top tier" apps, something which is mostly...

Xbox One: Voice Control Commented on: 20 weeks ago (November 26, 2013)

Any improvements to voice recognition would be welcome, but really, the big issue on the Xbox 360 is with "false positives". Can't tell you how many times we'll be watching Netflix, Hulu+ or some...

Windows Phone 8.1 Rumors Emerge Commented on: 27 weeks ago (October 9, 2013)

I don't buy the back button removal. Not that I don't think it very likely that they'll remove both that and the search button at some point, but right now the removal will break apps which isn't...

Bing Reborn Commented on: 30 weeks ago (September 17, 2013)

@thalter LINQ is not a brand name. Metro would have been fine... the company threatening to sue was in an unrelated business and so the suit, if they'd filed one, would have failed. We can only...

Windows 8.1 Tip: Find Your Installed Apps Commented on: 31 weeks ago (September 12, 2013)

I can't agree with you Paul. This is the behavior that should have been there from day one. It's not just a problem with legacy apps, though that illustrated the problem to a degree you'd never...

Surface Pro 2 Details Emerge Commented on: 32 weeks ago (September 4, 2013)

I use the current Surface Pro for development (WinRT, WP and WPF mostly) and it does a superb job. Because the fonts are scaled larger you get less information displayed in your IDE/editor, but...

Microsoft Wins the High Ground in War with Google Commented on: 34 weeks ago (August 19, 2013)

alfawan, Microsoft may be pushing HTML5 and JavaScript on Win8, but not at the expense of other languages. You can write Win8 apps in a wide variety of languages, including native C++. All of the...

Xbox One Game Licensing Explained Commented on: 45 weeks ago (June 7, 2013)

"Ignoring for a moment that all video game consoles must of course use DRM to protect game makers from privacy"

There's a typo. I believe you meant "piracy". I could argue about whether or...

Coming in Blue: Boot to Desktop, Start Button, and More! Commented on: 46 weeks ago (May 29, 2013)

"I'm just glad I'll be able to disable the start button. It adds nothing... the hot-corner is every bit as easy a target and is perfectly usable via mouse (while touch screens and keyboards give...

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