Tag Archives: Windows 8.1

Xbox Music App – Metadata Madness

I’m doing the old one-step-forwards-two-steps-back shuffle with Microsoft again. This time it’s the latest version of the Xbox Music App that is raising my frustration levels. Windows 8.1 has arrived with a new version of the Xbox Music App (version … Continue reading

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The Xbox Music App Is Lying To Me

Last month, I mentioned that I was having difficulty with the Xbox Music App installed on one of my systems. It does not see my music collection, and claims that there’s no music on the PC. A couple of days … Continue reading

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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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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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Windows 8.1 Photo App

I’ve been looking a bit more at the Photo App that is currently available as part of the Windows 8.1 Preview. As I mentioned in my last post, Barb Bowman has already mentioned two major strikes against it: The Photos … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 Preview – Part II

I’ve now installed the Windows 8.1 Preview on my Desktop PC; I went with the safe and boring option 2. With the caveat that this is not the final version of Windows 8.1, I’ve noticed some good things and bad … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 Preview

Microsoft has released a pre-release version of its next Windows operating system: Windows 8.1. Being a pre-release, it is of course not finished, and comes with all sorts of health warnings. Despite this, I, like thousands of others, am keen … Continue reading

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