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Calling BS: Windows Phone 8 Handset Asks for Installation Disc Commented on: 5 days ago (June 26, 2015)

You couldn't pay me to use Windows Phone, but Apple partisans are hardly the ones to be laughing at perceived shortcomings of other platforms. How about they fix the sleep wake issue that my late...

Oracle Java install drops Ask Toolbar but picks up Yahoo! Commented on: 5 days ago (June 26, 2015)

"takes effect next month"? Guess it's already here -- I built a new PC yesterday & was surprised to see the Yahoo! search there.

i agree with Waethorn. Oracle's a terrible company and...

POLL RESULTS: Is 29 July a realistic Windows 10 release date? Commented on: 2 weeks ago (June 15, 2015)

after running build 10130 on 3 devices (tablet, 2 PCs), I'm skeptical it will be ready. I still have a lot of issues with the Start Menu, Explorer crashing & restarting, Internet Explorer...

This is Why Microsoft Wants Acompli Commented on: 30 weeks ago (November 28, 2014)

there's still a lot they need to do to make Outlook.com competitive with Google. Like the calendar app, for instance: if I put in an appointment on Google's calendar, it prompts me as I'm typing...

It's Too Early to Write Off the Third Smartphone Ecosystem Commented on: 45 weeks ago (August 15, 2014)

you knock the speculation of others that it's dying, but you're speculating when you say people avoided Nokia phones because of the sale. I question how much of an impact that has on buyers....

Microsoft Further Unifies Windows and Windows Phone Development Commented on: 49 weeks ago (July 21, 2014)

Paul, I know you love Windows Phone. I have never used it, but am looking at buying an unlocked phone for travels throughout Europe, and Windows Phone is on my radar because of the low cost of...

Outlook.com, OneDrive Gain Encryption Protection Commented on: 1 year ago (July 1, 2014)

that's how i read it -- only xfrs, not encrypted at rest. Even so, I won't store anything in the cloud if i can't control the key. I don't trust any cloud provider.

Google Chrome Goes 64-Bit on Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (June 4, 2014)

taken a look at Microsoft's privacy policy lately?

http://...

Skype for Modern Windows Updated for Keyboard, Mouse Commented on: 1 year ago (May 8, 2014)

I haven't tried the Metro version, but I have to use a corporate Skype account daily. I switch among several PCs, and one of the things that drives me nuts is the delay in populating it with...

Modern and Desktop Windows Versions of Skype Updated Commented on: 1 year ago (April 12, 2014)

you're right. I downloaded directly from Skype when this blurb was posted & I got 6.14.64.104, which had the new design. And of course after 'update 1' trashed my PC and I had to rebuild, I...

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