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How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone Commented on: 1 week ago (August 19, 2014)

I'm glad you mentioned Windows 95. I recently read "The Windows® 95 User Interface: A Case Study in Usability Engineering" (available on the web). What is still very relevant is the extent to...

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 8 weeks ago (July 5, 2014)

The analogy with Vista is simply the negative perception which will hopefully be replaced with a positive one when Threshold is released (as happened with Windows 7). And by the way Vista "failed...

Windows Team Sets Schedule to Ludicrous Speed Commented on: 18 weeks ago (April 24, 2014)

I agree that there's no pleasing everybody, BUT ignoring feedback is a bad thing. It's a skill to be able to accept feedback and parse what is good to take away from it and let go of the rest....

A Second Look: Samsung Galaxy S5 Commented on: 18 weeks ago (April 21, 2014)

Paul thanks for the "second look" at the S5. I agree that the real "pluses" are the removable back cover, battery and micro SD slot. A simple solution for the USB slot cover issue is a wireless...

Samsung Galaxy S5 First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 20 weeks ago (April 11, 2014)

Paul, thanks for the first impressions of the S5. As others have mentioned the SD card support and removable battery are big pluses for some people. The battery life is also good according to a...

More Improvements to Outlook.com Commented on: 1 year ago (April 18, 2013)

Exactly so. I use an alias in the same way, ie to provide additional security. What is the advantage of being able to login with an alias that has motivated MS to enable it?

Office 2013: Pricing and Packaging Commented on: 1 year ago (January 24, 2013)

Along these lines Microsoft has been offering Office Starter Edition - just Word and Excel - for free (well, ad supported). Has that been discontinued?

Windows Phone 8 App Pick: LastPass Commented on: 1 year ago (January 17, 2013)

I use LastPass Premium on my desktops and android phone and consider it essential. One of its strengths is two factor authentication (TFA). Be aware though that TFA is not practical on a phone...

Jensen Harris Tells the Story of the Design of Windows 8 Commented on: 1 year ago (November 22, 2012)

I have only one issue with Windows 8 and that's Microsoft's unwillingness to allow users to choose between booting the "Metro" start screen or go straight to the desktop with the Start button/menu...

Welcome to the New SuperSite! Commented on: 1 year ago (November 13, 2012)

Congrats on the new site Paul and thanks for always trying to tell it like it is.

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