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Microsoft Extends Anti-Malware Support for Windows XP Commented on: 39 weeks ago (January 16, 2014)

I too have one XP machine I'm keeping. It drives a film scanner there are no driver updates for. That machine is unconnected to any network. Files are transferred through sneakernet. That's...

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 Commented on: 40 weeks ago (January 13, 2014)

"The history of the failure of war can almost be summed up in two words: too late.
* Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy.
* Too late in realizing the...

Windows 8.1 Pricing Revealed Commented on: 1 year ago (September 18, 2013)

You're being punished for not having bought 8.0.

Windows 8.1 Review Commented on: 1 year ago (September 9, 2013)

Do a manual activation with MS on the phone. Once you explain how that copy came to be activated so many times they'll reset the counter for you.

Microsoft Prepping a Surface Docking Station Commented on: 1 year ago (September 6, 2013)

To quote Spock, "no deity was involved". ;-)

Microsoft Provides Guidance for Developers Targeting Windows 8.1 Commented on: 1 year ago (August 27, 2013)

I suspect it's not as done as they'd like us to believe. Otherwise with withhold it from MSDN subscribers and the like? We're the ones that will talk it up. It's as if they look for ways to...

Windows 8/RT App Pick: Amazon Kindle 2.0 Commented on: 1 year ago (June 16, 2013)

Alas, you also can't view mobi content not purchased through Amazon, so that O'Reilly book you bought directly can't be viewed. That isn't true of Kindle devices, or the iOS and Android apps....

Microsoft Provides a “First Look” at Windows 8.1 Commented on: 1 year ago (May 30, 2013)

"New Windows Store app installs no longer add a tile to the Start screen: Instead, you can find new apps in All Apps, where they are marked as new."

Unlike most Win32 apps, Metro apps...

Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates for May 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (May 14, 2013)

Bummer about your screen. I had a sickening feeling as I saw mine slide off the car trunk onto the concrete. It landed on the corner and I was sure it was done for. Barely a scratch on the frame...

Another Nokia Tease: More Than Your Eyes Can See Commented on: 1 year ago (May 13, 2013)

I'm getting a new phone in September and I've been hoping for a new Lumia device - a "bettered" 920. A 41 megapixel camera will make it a pass for me though. What I want is a good 5 MP camera....

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