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  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    Some good news for Traditional Chinese users, WP8.1 finally have Quick input method.

    SMS + Call Blocker still won't load, don't know if it'll get fixed after Extras + Info update.

    Still  exploring the options offered in settings.

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    Btw, the first thing after update that I like is that, you can swipe down from the top of screen to show the button that enable/disable screen rotation (along with other buttons that controls Wifi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode and All Settings). That's handy when I used my reader Apps.

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    @magicalclick:I think we used to "long press" the back button and kill the task now. I like it that way more than pressing back.

    Btw, I'd like the IE to use "Back" button in history more than what it's doing now, hope that it can somehow override the default action. (I see UC brower doing this, so it could be done if they want)

  • Cortana, where are you?

    The update takes roughly 15 minutes to complete, that's quite fast. Just that the data migration takes another 15 minutes. :(

    EDIT: Oops, that seems to be just the prerequisite update. The actual update won't be downloaded unless I have WiFi connection. Too bad for that. (I have unlimited 4G data plan anyway, so the "you need to connect to WiFi before continure to download the update" thing is quite a non-sense to me. It may make sense when it's major deployment because that'll clog the network, but as development release I'd imagine not many people will have access to it)

    EDIT2: The actual update took around half hours, now I'm busy updating my Apps.

    EDIT3: After the update, I found that I can only connect the web through WiFi connection. After tweaking the settings a bit, I found that setting the network to from 4G to 3G fix that. So there's something still need to work on.

    EDIT4: Seem after turn to 3G once and connected, I can turn back to 4G again. Could be because some settings only can be fetch through 3G mode (like call forwarding settings etc.)? Just a note for anyone encountered the same problem.

  • The IPC barrier has been broken

    Finally Modern Apps can call DLLs for Desktop applications. (Currently only sideloaded Apps can do so, though)

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wsdevsol/archive/2014/04/14/cheat-sheet-for-using-brokered-windows-runtime-components-for-side-loaded-windows-store-apps.aspx

    It's nice to see it happens.

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    Read a marginally related post by Scott Hanselman, you'll find that Opensource does not necessary means the problem is solved.

    And WinXP is a too valuable target for hackers that, without proper supervision, they may insert weak algorithm that may cost millions of users later.

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    , androidi wrote

    Maybe there could be some sort of model that's not fully closed or open.

    For example, lets say I find a bug that's making life a misery to me (there seems to always be 1-3 of those per RTM). Then lets say I submitted this bug and MS decided it was not worth fixing because not enough people reported it or fixing it was high risk.

    Currently the MVPs can apply for access to partial source of Windows. Just that if they found a bug there, they'd still be required to file a bug report to Microsoft and go a full roundtrip to have someone fix the bug on their behalf. (They can't afford to get the fix out without adequate QA)

  • So some team do read UserVoice afterall

    Blog post about improvements on .NET based on suggestions made on UserVoice.

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    , spivonious wrote

    I think it would be neat, especially if they released it with a license that let you modify the code. I wonder how many XP distros would crop up.

    Note that even when Microsoft NOT opensourced it, there's already loads of "Ghost XP" versions (of course pirated copies) being distributed in China.

  • Microsoft should open-source Windows XP

    Microsoft never opensource DOS or Win9X, so there's no reason they would suddenly decide it's okay to opensource WinXP, especially when Microsoft have invested billons of money on it.