Tag Archives: Windows 10

Falling Short

I watched the live stream of the Microsoft keynote at IFA 2017 today, or at least I tried to. It was supposed to start at 14:00 CET, but for the first 18 minutes, there was no live stream, only music … Continue reading

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Curse You, Microsoft!

Another day, another rant at Microsoft… Christmas is coming, so the Christmas Card production line has started here at the Witte Wand. We’ve got about 100 cards to send out to friends and family each year, and I use mailing … Continue reading

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Groove Music – Amnesia in Action

Microsoft has released a new version of its Groove Music app (version 3.6.1210.0) for Windows 10. They’ve also introduced yet another bug into it, a showstopper, as far as I’m concerned. Groove keeps losing my entire album collection, and trying … Continue reading

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Windows 10

So, the great day is here; Windows 10 has been unleashed. Microsoft is in full Dr. Pangloss mode at the moment, trumpeting that Windows 10 is the best of all possible worlds. Forgive my cynicism, but from what I have … Continue reading

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Media in Windows 10 – Stepping Backwards?

Just a couple of days to go before the launch of Windows 10, and Microsoft has blogged about the built-in apps present in the new operating system. Microsoft describes the apps as “great”. I think many of us would beg … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Looms…

We are just three weeks away from Microsoft launching Windows 10 on the 29th July. The tech media has plenty of articles discussing the pros and cons, and now the “should I upgrade to Windows 10” articles are starting to … Continue reading

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Reading Between The Lines

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has published a blog post today that has caused a slight disturbance amongst the company’s fans: Your Windows 10 PC will love all the devices you own. The reason for their discomfiture is that Microsoft is intent … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Technical Previews

Over the past few months, I’ve been playing with Microsoft’s technical previews of their forthcoming Windows 10 operating system. It’s the version of Windows that is supposed to marry the best features of Windows 7 (which was designed for traditional … Continue reading

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Metro – Murdered By Microsoft?

When Microsoft introduced Windows Phone, precisely five years ago, the major differentiator from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android was the user experience. Microsoft called the design language: Metro; that is until Metro AG threatened Microsoft with legal action for using … Continue reading

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Build 9879 Of Windows 10 Has Removed “Smart Files”

Microsoft has just released a new interim build of their forthcoming Windows 10 operating system: build 9879, and blogged about the changes here. I notice that Gabe Aul (leader of the Data & Fundamentals Team in the Operating Systems Group) … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Naturally, I couldn’t resist taking a look at Microsoft’s Technical Preview of Windows 10. I signed up to the Windows Insider Program and downloaded a copy of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. I’ve installed it on my Desktop PC (homebuild) … Continue reading

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