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Microsoft Further Unifies Windows and Windows Phone Development Commented on: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years ago (June 4, 2014)

taken a look at Microsoft's privacy policy lately?

http://...

Skype for Modern Windows Updated for Keyboard, Mouse Commented on: 2 years 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: 2 years 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...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Hits RTM Commented on: 2 years ago (March 5, 2014)

I agree. I like Win8.1 with Start8, but I have no use for any of the Metro apps.

There's a reason the desktop metaphor works so well -- it's because it allows for multi-tasking with very...

Windows 8.1 + Microsoft Account Commented on: 2 years ago (March 4, 2014)

That's a pretty broad brush. There are plenty of using legit versions who don't want to use a Microsoft account for privacy reasons.

The only reason Microsoft aren't currently compiling...

Free Windows? Maybe Commented on: 2 years ago (February 28, 2014)

My company is mostly remote workers, so we use the paid corporate version of Skype, and it still has ads -- big ones! I can't imagine how obnoxious a free offering might be. Not to mention the...

Is This Really Why Microsoft Made Windows 8? Commented on: 2 years ago (February 21, 2014)

That is quite a bit of a history rewrite. Everyone I work with dislikes dealing with Win2K 12/R2 because of the lack of a Start Menu. We might end up buying Start8 for all of them.

I...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Very Early) Preview Commented on: 2 years ago (January 8, 2014)

I hope they'll switch Skydrive back to working as a standalone desktop app. I'm not interested in using a Microsoft login and being tracked. I don't care if they say they aren't doing it now,...

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