Get Windows Phone 8.1 as Soon as Possible Commented on: 2 weeks ago (April 9, 2014)

The current Xbox Music app for Windows Phone does require you to have an active Xbox Music Pass to use the app, but it's also not the default music player for the OS.

I'm assuming the Xbox...

Microsoft Finally Announces Windows 8.1 Update 1 Commented on: 8 weeks ago (February 23, 2014)

Now they just need a better name than Windows 8.1 Update 1, which is terrible and harkens back to the bad old days overly verbose Microsoft product names. Why not just call it Windows 8.2?

OneNote for Windows 8.1 Updated For OneDrive Commented on: 8 weeks ago (February 22, 2014)

As Paul noted in his "Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Hands-on with Build 16610" piece, the OneDrive branding in Windows will be included with the 8.1 Update 1 release.

SkyDrive Becomes OneDrive Commented on: 12 weeks ago (January 27, 2014)

They recently applied for a trademark for the term "Mod", so smart money is on that becoming the officially-blessed way to refer to what we are for now generally still calling Metro.

Some Thoughts About the Nokia Lumia 525 Commented on: 20 weeks ago (December 1, 2013)

Does anybody know if it's possible to activate these on a Verizon account without having a data plan? I used to have a Kin One and they let you use that without a data plan, but most smartphones...

Gamer Changers? Commented on: 22 weeks ago (November 15, 2013)

I like how you totally omit the Wii since it's 100+ million sales don't support your thesis.

Windows 8.1 OEM Media Commented on: 26 weeks ago (October 22, 2013)

Yeah, the total cost of ownership of a random laptop plus a full Windows 8 Pro license (if, somehow, you got it without an OS or failed to buy Windows 8 when it was $40) is still less than half of...

Bing Reborn Commented on: 31 weeks ago (September 17, 2013)

Remember when Firefox used to be called Firebird?

Microsoft is Copying the Wrong Company Commented on: 32 weeks ago (September 6, 2013)

Chrome OS has an open-source Chromium OS project upon which is is based, just like the Chrome browser. Not to be snippy, but you could have done approximately five seconds of research to find that...

Windows 8/RT App Update: Xbox Music (June 2013) Commented on: 43 weeks ago (June 23, 2013)

I still think the Zune desktop app is the best media library application for Windows, but each update to the Xbox Music app the margin gets slimmer. Hopefully the Win 8.1 version will continue...

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