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31
Jan
2015

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.

29
Mar
2014

Game & Gadget Podcast #4 – Xbox One and PS4 Impressions 4 Months On

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In the latest Game & Gadget Podcast we discuss the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles 4 months after the launches, covering the interface, games and features of the two.

Joining me are Ken Barnes – Editor at PureXbox.com and Marty Greenwell – writer, editor and podcast host at ConsoleMonster.com.

12
Mar
2014

5 Features You Will Love About Windows 8.1 Update 1 with a Keyboard and Mouse

Windows 8.1 Update 1
In April of this year, Microsoft will release an update to Windows 8.1 (remember Windows 8.1 was a free update to Windows 8!) with a number of minor yet incredibly useful features that will improve your experience of the operating system when using a mouse and keyboard.

Windows 8 has been criticised by many users for ignoring traditional computers and going ‘all in’ with touchscreen interactions. Although I don’t agree with this viewpoint, I can certainly see the need for improvement.

2
Dec
2013

Monster Cast #S04x04 – Xbox One and PS4 Debate – Console Monster [Podcast]

Console Monster Podcast
In the latest Monster Cast podcast for Console Monster, I feature as a guest along with host Marty Greenwell and other guests Rob Rymond and Anthony Barker – discussing the releases of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

19
Aug
2013

Game & Gadget Podcast #3 – Microsoft, Blackberry, Apple & Even Ducktales

Game & Gadget Podcast
In the latest Game & Gadget Podcast, we discuss Sky’s £9.99 NOW TV Box, Microsoft, Blackberry, Apple & even Ducktales Remastered…