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  • "I chucked IE long ago, and I advise everyone to do the same"

    With tracking protection on, which is my default mode for browsing. The site's display is totally messed up.

  • Your overall reaction to Win8 CP?

    @magicalclick: most of these issues seem to be app related and hopefully will be addressed via the expected updates.

    I agree with some of the Mail Horrors. I hooked my tablet up to the work's Exchange server, but had to change my password today and can't for the life of me figure out how to go in and update the password on my tablet.

    My main issue at the minute is the lack of Xbox Live support in the UK and the poor support for Pictures stored on my Western Digital MyBook NAS.

    Other than that, I'm enjoying the new experience, but hope for frequent app updates as some of them like People and Messaging seem a little half-baked.


  • Why it works and doesn't work? Win8 Scroll.

    I'd have hoped it would be an OS level feature and not something that would need baking into every app. Still early days, hopefully this will be addressed in an update soon.

  • Who's brave enough...

    I'll be installing it onto my Win 7 partition tonight. I'll let you know how I get on.

  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview Download

    Installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my laptop, slate and desktop PC. So far, enjoying the experience on all three devices. Much slicker than the developer preview. Disappointed by the lack of Xbox Live support in the UK. Very annoying. Hope that comes soon. What Apps there are, are pretty good. Although I think the UI for the people hub needs some more work. All in all, it's a good release by Microsoft, hopefully they'll keep the apps and updates coming fairly fast over the next few weeks.

  • Spec me a Windows 8 Tablet

    Another vote for the Samsung Series 7 Slate, been running the preview on it since Jan and love it. Bit expensive and a little too heavy, but is great for testing touch scenarios in apps as well as debugging through Visual Studio.


  • Need Console Program help

    Ugh. underscores as parameter prefixes. never seen that before. ugly as sin.

    Might I suggest you look at DateTime and TimeSpan classes as an alternative.

    I'd also watch out for those semi-colons on the end of if statements

  • Charity Apps "ChApps"

    I get Application not found. We can't find that application in this Marketplace.

    Is this a regional thing?

  • NOKIA Lumia 800 & 710

    The 800 looks nice, but for my next phone I really want a front-facing camera. I'll stick with my HTC HD 7 for now and see what comes early next year.

  • WP7 phones

    I've had an HTC HD7 since launch last year. It's been a good servant. The only thing I don't like on it is the camera, so I'll probably be swapping it for a new Nokia later this year.