Monthly Archives: July 2013

SkyDrive – Still No Proper Support For Tags

Yesterday, Microsoft added some functions to SkyDrive – its online storage service. The additions are described in this blog post by Omar Shahine, a Group Program Manager at  SkyDrive. Now, some of the additions are worthwhile, but I am still … Continue reading

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I’m Clearly Missing Something…

I don’t understand what all the fuss is about over news aggregator services, such as the (now-defunct) Google Reader. For years now, I’ve simply used the “Feeds” feature in my Internet Explorer to aggregate my own personalised collection of web … Continue reading

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There’s the Demo, Then There’s the Reality…

A new input device for your computer is available. I don’t think we’ve quite got to Minority Report fluidity yet… http://bcove.me/bydxiwxr (hat tip to Ars Technica)

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Microsoft’s SkyDrive – Room for Improvement

OneDrive (previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders) is the online storage service offered by Microsoft. It’s been around since 2007, and has been through a number of iterations. It really started to come into its own with the … Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder

The moon has stirred the imagination of humans for millennia. It still does. Here’s a view of the rising moon captured by Mark Gee. Worth watching.   Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo. (hat tip to Jerry Coyne)

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Watch Anytime, Anywhere…

I notice that some DVDs are now advertised as including a digital copy of the film, intended for playback on PCs, Smartphones and Tablets. I seem to recall that at one time, the digital copy was physically present on the … Continue reading

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Xbox Music App and Libraries

Here’s another episode in my look at Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Preview. This time I’m looking at the Xbox Music App. I’ve found an inconsistency with how the App handles Libraries. I now have two systems on which I am running … Continue reading

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