An Australian software development company specializing in Surface applications took the spotlight of the Microsoft TechEd Australia 2011 developer keynote today with a pretty compelling “seamless computing” demo utilization the whole deck of Microsoft platforms including Windows Phone 7, Surface, Windows 7, Kinect and Silverlight. The demo features a scenario where an architect is working on a house design project and needs to find a replacement part for a door handle that is no longer available
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nsquared demos “seamless computing” prototype at TechEd Australia 2011
I don’t normally pay too much attention to what applications appear on my Facebook news feed but recently “ Socialite ” caught my eye for no other reason than an interesting icon. Digging deeper, this otherwise generic application placeholder reveals an intriguing connection to Windows 8
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Socialite: Microsoft’s social client for Windows 8?
Over the weekend, Bing released three new 30-second “decide with your friends” ads with the focus on the Social Search partnership for Facebook Likes. Although this isn’t the first time Facebook has been featured in Bing ads, these are however much more appealing than ones featured back in May .
Microsoft’s Metro-inspired websites are getting better and better. The latest is “ What’s your inbox like “, a marketing promotional website for Windows Live Hotmail and sports one of the best “native” implementations of the Metro tiles I’ve seen in HTML5, JS and CSS yet. The tile shadows are a nice touch reminiscent of the upcoming XBOX 360 dashboard update
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Short: A taste of HTML5 Metro tiles
It’s hard to believe the latest installment of one of the best selling PC game series is a free downloadable.
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Age of Empires Online: whole bunch of fun for free
Even though it’s a couple hours ahead of its official release schedule, the latest Age of Empires game is now available for download and play on Windows. The best part is, it’s a free game with plenty of content without paying a single dime so there’s no reason not to try it.
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Short: Age of Empires Online now available
Microsoft lands Windows Phone 7 partners. Dell, Asus, LG, HTC and Samsung are expected to bring out smart phones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 , which Microsoft hopes will propel it into the top echelon of phone OS providers