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Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Sync Settings with Your PCs and Tablets Commented on: 1 day ago (April 19, 2014)

My battery was draining like a mofo (and that's putting it mildly) on my 520 after installing 8.1, even after a hard reset. Turns out that IE sync was the culprit, turning it off is like the...

Updates to Windows 8.1 are a Step Forward, Not a Retreat Commented on: 2 weeks ago (April 5, 2014)

I'm ok with these steps. If phasing out the desktop like a legacy system, dismissing Metro as a failure, keeping the current Frankenstein situation, or maintaining two seperate RT/"pro" versions...

Universal Apps to Bind Windows, Phone and Xbox One Commented on: 2 weeks ago (April 3, 2014)

At first, I thought that "universal app" was a cop out, because of the lack of a true universal run-time (I think?), but it makes perfect sense if you just download an app you purchased from the...

Xbox One to Get New Features, (Eventually) Expand into New Markets Commented on: 4 weeks ago (March 18, 2014)

I'm reluctantly going to have to agree with Microsoft on their launch decision. Looking at Mozilla's strategy to abandon Metro, Microsoft's choice to abandon several markets (including the one I...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 + ModernMix? Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 6, 2014)

Some videos of the leaked build show a taskbar that stays on-screen and turns black when a full-screen metro app is launched from the desktop and disappears when the app gains focus. What's the...

SkyDrive Becomes OneDrive Commented on: 11 weeks ago (January 27, 2014)

A senseless and frivolous lawsuit because a licensing deal could have easily been struck and Microsoft decided to give up and roll over without a fight? Or because of the "sky" bit? Because that...

Windows Phone Surges in Europe Commented on: 28 weeks ago (October 1, 2013)

I wonder if MS effectively killing the Nokia brand will have a strong negative effect on sales in Europe, just when they are starting to pick up. Quite frankly, this wouldn't surprise me. At all....

Windows 8.1 Tip: Configure Smart Search Commented on: 29 weeks ago (September 28, 2013)

So, is any of this Smart Search stuff going to work outside the US or will this turn search in Windows into something like search on Windows Phone, a feature you only activate by accident because...

Paul Thurrott’s Windows Phone 8 Version 1.01 Commented on: 36 weeks ago (August 7, 2013)

I was trying to change the search engine in mobile IE, but the option to change the default search engine doesn't exist, at least not where your book says it should be. I'm on a Samsung Ativ S...

Nokia: Optimistic About the Future, Realistic About Microsoft Commented on: 38 weeks ago (July 27, 2013)

I personally don't care much about apps, even on my iPad. But wouldn't it be nice if WP and W8 apps were one and the same, increasing the market share for that platform, making it a more...

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