Have it your way

In response to the outcry over the removal of the Start menu in the recent Windows 8 previews, Microsoft has announced that they are restoring a key piece of classic functionality before the final release of the highly anticipated operating system this fall. “We’re listening to our customers.” said Richard Astley, Vice-president of the Consumer …

Create a group using Windows Live Messenger

Messenger certainly has grown into one hell of a social networking desktop client. When properly configured and linked to your various profiles, it allows you to control almost every aspect of your social experience in one convenient interface. In this post, I’ll discuss how to quickly create a small Windows Live Group from Messenger. First, …

Remote control

I love a good hack, especially when I can accomplish it with some help from my Windows Live tools. You may find yourself somewhere that blocks access to BitTorrent. I’ll show you how to download and retrieve your torrents anywhere easily. Disclaimer: I have to give props to The How-to Geek for the idea (although, …

Viva la lists!

Here’s a quick tip for my fellow Spaces ex-pats out there. Remember lists? They were these really nifty containers for interesting links that you could display on your space’s main page. There were 4 list templates, tailored for specific types of content: But in truth, you could use any of them to house links to …