The Big Story:
Microsoft debuts the Xbox One
Let your Microsoft flag fly
There have been rumors of live going with family accounts for the same price as today’s normal accounts, which would remedy this situation.
2 days ago on Xbox One doesn't need always-on internet connection, supports used games (update)
Maybe things got a bit delayed on that end due to the changing of the Skype back end. I would have expected Skype and Messenger to become one and for it to be a non issue.
10 days ago on Outlook.com gets Google Talk support, rolling out worldwide this week
For stuff like calculator and notepad (that are typically buried a few levels deep in the start menu) I have gotten used to just typing calc and enter, even back in the XP days
15 days ago on Acer CEO optimistic about Windows 8.1, claims Microsoft is back 'down to Earth'