Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 18:21 UTC
Windows "We are pleased to be releasing a set of improvements to Windows 8 in broad areas of performance, power management and battery efficiency, media playback, and compatibility. These improvements are available starting today via Windows Update. We wanted to briefly talk about our improvements to the engineering system and in particular the speed at which we were able to deliver these updates to you." Good stuff. They're also updating the core Metro applications to make them less useless.
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It's depressing...
by ronaldst on Tue 9th Oct 2012 20:32 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

I have a feeling no one on the Windows Team know what to do with Metro app.

The mail app is pretty horrible. Where's the Universal inbox.

The map app still can't find my location (if my iPod Touch can find me then MS' app can also).

They need to separate the fvcking stores from the video and music apps. I don't give a sh*t about Zune Pass.

Most Windows 8 apps haven't reach parity with their Mango/360 equivalents.


MS is shooting themselves in the foot. If MS wants to introduce a major shift then they need to make it as smooth as possible.

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RE: It's depressing...
by kaiwai on Wed 10th Oct 2012 04:36 in reply to "It's depressing..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a feeling no one on the Windows Team know what to do with Metro app.

The mail app is pretty horrible. Where's the Universal inbox.

The map app still can't find my location (if my iPod Touch can find me then MS' app can also).

They need to separate the fvcking stores from the video and music apps. I don't give a sh*t about Zune Pass.

Most Windows 8 apps haven't reach parity with their Mango/360 equivalents.


MS is shooting themselves in the foot. If MS wants to introduce a major shift then they need to make it as smooth as possible.


Groan - and Microsoft, through the power of software, can make a GPS chip suddenly appear in your computer to provide said functionality.

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RE[2]: It's depressing...
by Underphil on Wed 10th Oct 2012 12:30 in reply to "RE: It's depressing..."
Underphil Member since:
2012-01-13

I don't believe the current iPod touch devices have GPS functionality, do they?

Don't they use the IP address to get something resembling a location (at least the area of a country you're in)?

Edited 2012-10-10 12:31 UTC

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