I think the name pookie lets us know that.
There is a lot of great legacy music/sound editing software that is no longer made and doesn't work on anything above XP
Zeem Frostmaw says:
'Scroogle'... it's remarkable that Microsoft actually managed to find a word for something more cringeworthy than Xbone.
Naresh Patel says:
Xolo brand good all handset quality also better than Samsung
Definitely bad. This is the reason i hate targeted advertising. When it becomes political it results in different ads being targeted at different demographics to tell them what they want to hear. People become close minded and aren't willing to hear what the other side is saying.
We've all know that most election promises are made under the principle of 'say whatever will get you elected', which results in most promises being broken. This just allows them to make more empty promises that are specifically targeted at the relevant demographics, even make opposing promises to different groups (eg. Tell the wealthy they'll cut funding from healthcare, but promise improved healthcare to the poor). No, this is very bad. If a policy of a political group is to be advertised, it should be advertised to all, regardless of whether some of the audience wont like it.
You can press and hold on the "now playing" menu entry on the main panorama within Podcast Lounge to reveal a menu that will do the same thing. #protip :o)
Skyway Avenue says:
If he doesn't want a PS4 he shouldn't get one.
You can opt-out, read for once.
Loved this commercial. But now when we have the apps we want the games as well.
That these apps are still needed makes me sad. My old symbian phones could mount windows shares, but WP can't... come on Microsoft, what is wrong with you? Crossing fingers for WP8.1...
StartIsBack can disable taskbar transparency
It's sufficient, but could be better. If Rudy does a better job than MS, then that'll be telling.
That is the first thing I thought...
Why don't they just pop up a window on first boot after the update and ask if you want to either boot to desktop or the start screen.
Super simple and wouldn't require people wanting to change back to search like crazy to find out where the option is burried (taskbar properties on desktop).
Why are so many people allegedly so completely inept with mouse and keyboard? NONE of my computer have touch screens. I've not had a single issue with mouse & keyboard. I'm as fast and efficient with keyboard & mouse as anyone I've seen using touch with Windows 8. What is the big deal?
At this point, MS might be better off abandoning the idea of a "chromeless" user interface. 8.1 update makes a lot of things less consistent. You now have an unpredictable mashup of visible and hidden UI elements. They might be better served by making a new, completely redesigned, always visible taskbar that spans both desktop and metro. If need be, they could allow users to autohide this universal taskbar. This update makes it very obvious that MS has to issue a *major* rehaul to the UI in "Windows 9". Only good thing I'll say is that it does feel faster.
Yup, same here!
I can promise you that I'm faster dragging to close (on the EXTREMELY rare instances I force-close an app) than anyone is hitting that tiny "x". I guarantee it.
Since my gamertag ≠ my emails I might be ok with opting into that.
Is 6tag not loading on WiFi for anyone else?
Sadly I just uninstalled it. My HTC 8X had always been rock solid. Perhaps it's a coincidence, but my phone has randomly rebooted 2 or 3 times per day since I installed it.
Jair Bautista says:
No es compatible con mi Lumia 800 win 7.8 :(
You are INCORRECT. My default has ALWAYS been to boot to Metro. I have NOTHING on my desktop. After installing the 9355 update it booted to desktop. So, yes, Microsoft shoved the desktop back down my throat because of all the fools who couldn't handle Metro. I changed this back immediately after completing the update.
Oh yes, I forgot about being able to load apps on the SD card. It should make my Nokia 822 even better. Has anyone tried using a 64Gb card in one yet?
OneDrive is not good enough client?
Poirots Progeny says:
In truth i feel that i should not receive any ads at all - i have paid the service subscription, after all.
It probably is just me, but i would pay extra not to get any ads - it is not a matter about being targeted for me or whatever. I make my own decisions, and i may end up paying more because i miss a deal - well that is why i worked so hard!
As for political ads - again, i prefer to do my own research; usually far more extensive than being linked to a candidates web page (where one can read the edited guff)
Just my opinion though, and i am not in America (at the mo) so one imagines this is not something that will likely affect me anyway.
Precisely what I was going to post. Companies (not just Google) do this all the time to sell products. The debate, more or less, on that front is gone; most people are okay with advertisers using small amounts of metadata to determine products they need/want. That being said, I take two issues with this:
1.) I don't think there should be advertising on gaming consoles, especially when you have to pay-to-play. Glad I moved to PC gaming a few years back (this way, the only ads I see (through Steam) are for--no way!--Games...and the occasional software release.)
2.) I could see this particular situation only furthering the polarization in our country (the US) by reinforcing points of view--whether they're wrong or right, based in fact or not. With that bit being said though, the polarization in the U.S. has been driven primarily (in my opinion) by the ability the internet has given us to filter out information and opinions we don't want to see or hear because of cognitive dissonance. I don't see this really changing any time soon, with or without people being catered to political ads on their consoles. But I also guess in this age it isn't so much about swaying as it is ramping up your base.
Edit 2: On a related note to the second point, this is also a little disgusting because one tactic of political advertising is to over-saturate the air-waves with negative ads (or just ads in general) as it helps lower turn-out rates. Depends on how it's done.
Edit: When I say small amounts of data, it obviously differs from company to company. Google uses far more metadata in their targeted ad systems than, say, Microsoft does through theirs. From my understanding at least.
Sad, all schools around here are Mac and Google
It was mouse-friendly before. You're just inept.
I use a keyboard and mouse. I LOVED the way Windows 8 worked BEFORE this update. Microsoft--and all you people who puked these ideas all over them--are to blame for screwing up Metro. I wish I could beat every last one of you.
+1 as long as you can opt out, then I have no issue with it. If people want to share their info it is their right, but there should always be an option to not allow MS to share your data.
I'm a school IT admin, we've used various models from HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung and Dell - it doesn't matter, most students don't care for machines they don't pay for themselves and manage to find the weak spots in any so-called ruggedised design. Students also dont like the look of these things, we've actually found they take better care of machines that look 'cooler' such as the Lenovo t430u ultrabook...
That is a great feature!
Moliplayer does! It works like a charm!
Their lazy and cheap I guess.
I may be one the few but whenever I get a chance, I use the voice commands to text, search the internet, and call contacts. I will be looking forward to the new features of "Cortana" the most.
No, they don't use resources (with extremely few exceptions). Microsoft uses the same memory & processor scheme that is used on Windows Phone to handle programs that aren't "active".
So far, I hate most of what this update has done to ruin Windows 8.
You're probably just trying to Rick Roll everyone.
Its not really that its hard. Its just people unwilling to learn things. I will say though, having these apps take up your entire screen and not being able to move them freely is pretty meh
First, why on earth are you even BOTHERING to close the Metro apps? Like Windows Phone, the OS manages that quite well. Having said that, I find that TeamViewer works very well as a remote agent and I have no issue dragging to close, even on Windows Phone.
If you only listen to pop music or other mainstream genres, Spotify is great. But there are people out there, still downloading music that's not on Spotify yet, or ever will be.
6snap updated too
I can't spell today. WTH.
I'm right there with ya, Mark. I've undone probably 75% of the wreckage. I'm betting I'll have to find registry entries to undo the rest of it.
Even though I'm using one drive these days, its good to have access to dropbox files from 2010 haha. Can't wait to a similar client for one drive is released
Thoroughly upsetting. The political arena has become a hotbed of unjustified statements and untruths designed to coerce and confuse the public. Microsoft needs to stay out of politics and concentrate on that which the company was originally designed for. I don't approve of corporate America attempting to control our nations laws.
This is a catastrophically bad idea. Make it Opt-In only, and its just a bad idea.
Micah Dawson says:
Go Rudy! Go! Go! I downloaded it simply to support Rudy. Onedrive is my go to.
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