Windows 10 Hands On – The Start Menu is Back, Start Screen Evolves

Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows 8 and its free update Windows 8.1 certainly upset a lot of traditional Windows fans. Aiming for the tablet world when the iPad was becoming a dominant force to be reckoned with, the Windows team made drastic changes to Windows 7 to adapt to this new world of touchscreen interactivity. In doing so, Microsoft instead alienated a lot of its users with some pretty bizarre design changes that released to the world as Windows 8.

I for one accepted Windows 8 into my life with little resistance and actually liked much of the new ‘desktop’ additions, but even I as a techie could see that there was a growing number of individuals who just couldn’t or indeed wouldn’t adapt to the changes.

Windows 10 will be released by the end of 2015 for free to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users (if you upgrade within the first year) and with this new operating system – a much more refined approach to what a modern computer interface should be.


Beneath A Steel Sky Enhanced Soundtrack Version 1.2.1 Released – Missing Track

Beneath A Steel Sky
A big thank you to Matthias, who noticed that version 1.2 of my enhanced soundtrack for Beneath A Steel Sky was lacking one of the music files (409.flac).


How To #3 – Automatically Update Apps on iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

iOS 7
One of the best features of iOS 7 is the ability to have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch automatically update any apps that release new features, design changes or simply fixes a few bugs. This is not enabled by default, so you will need to manually turn on this feature to take advantage of background updating.


Inherit the Earth Soundtrack Version 1.1 Released – FLAC Lossless

Inherit the Earth
Today I have released my Inherit the Earth Soundtrack (version 1.1). As usual, my soundtracks are intended for use with the ScummVM software so you can relive the wonders of classic point and click adventure games with my version of the music. Thanks to the original publishers for allowing a ‘fan made’ edition to be released.


Beneath A Steel Sky Enhanced Soundtrack v1.2 Released – FLAC Lossless Audio

Beneath A Steel Sky
FLAC lossless audio has been a requested feature of my ScummVM Music Enhancement Project for many years and I am happy to announce that my Beneath A Steel Sky enhanced soundtrack now includes this as an option for download.