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+ - Microsoft insecure credit card handling?

An anonymous reader writes: Attempt to purchase something via the microsoftstore.com website. Make this fail (insufficient funds in a debit account, etc). First off, note that Microsoft saves the credit card details without asking. Delete the credit card from the Microsoft account. Go back to the microsoftstore.com account and NOTE THAT THE CREDIT CARD IS STILL THERE (resubmit the request from the original cart). Go back to the Microsoft account and note that the card is not listed...yet it is clearly still resident in Microsoft's database somewhere... Does microsoft actually ever delete a credit card when asked? Hmm.

Comment: Re:TuxPaint (Score 1) 338 338

I have a 6 and a 3 year old and I will second this recommendation. Both of my kids used this a lot. It is pretty good training on how to use a mouse and it is creative. I pretty much limit their usage it to this and letting the older one go on the PBS Kids webpage though you might not like that as much if you are strict on TV.

Comment: Re:Selll your stock. (Score 1) 398 398

It looks like a stopwatch? There is absolutely nothing sexy about a stopwatch. The sex appeal of cigarettes is well documented.

It is all a matter of taste. I didn't own an i-Pod until the touch came out. I found the original interface too simple and I could never stomach using iTunes. However I have to recognize that my tastes are not the same as that the general population. Examining all the things i love that becomes painfully obvious.

There is an elegance in simplicity, I just don't always like it. ;-)

Comment: Re:Selll your stock. (Score 1) 398 398

Did yours have any children that would claim their thoughts as their own?

If you define a smart phone by the ability to surf the web then you are absolutely correct. But if you talk about making a phone that makes it so that you don't have to surf the web then you are totally wrong. The iPhone is the device for people who don't surd the web, they use apps. There was no viable peer of that at the time of release.

And no, all of my parents children died. It is quite tragic you insensitive clod!

Comment: Re:Selll your stock. (Score 1) 398 398

A Microsoft store in Belle Square is purely a bad ploy on Microsofts part, especially with so many people in the area employed by the company and getting those same products at a fraction of the price.

The only people who are still taking a side in the Microsoft / Apple debate are people who don't understand that they are barely even direct competitors any more. I know a lot of people who run Windows 7 on their Macbooks. One thing they have in common is that they are both finding themselves late entrants into the 7inch tablet market.

There is no doubting that Apple has been successful, They will continue to bring money in for the foreseeable future, but I don't think you are going to be seeing any more years of 76% share price increase.

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