The Windows Phone team today announced on its blog that they public a beta version of the Facebook Windows Phone app to test with users new features (and a new user interface) before rolling it out to the general public.
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[tl;dr] Facebook for Windows Phone breaks out of its Metro shell
I think it’s fair to say opinion is still divided on the new Windows 8 logo, or at least Microsoft’s version. As I briefly noted in an update to my original post , it turns out the logo the prestigious design studio Pentagram proposed to Microsoft is actually different enough that I think it warrants some extra attention. As they say, design is in the details
It looks like if you can’t make your mind up about building a Windows 8 Metro-style application using either C# or HTML5, Skype seems to think you should just hire to build for both and let them fight it out. In either case, Skype seems to be readying a Windows 8 app for launch day.
Skype hiring both C# and HTML5 devs for Windows 8 Metro app
As first reported by WPCentral , An interesting homebrew app came out of the Chinese Windows Phone community recently that enables pro users to finally take screenshots in most areas of the OS. Although Microsoft has their reasons to not provide a native method to take screenshots as it is possible with iPhones which has led to a monopoly of mobile auto correct-based memes , the homebrew tool now levels the playing field for Windows Phone 7.5 users too. Contrary to the initial report that this requires an interop-unlocked phone, that is not the case
Microsoft describes Windows 8 as “Windows re-imagined”. I would add to that, “with Metro”. From the lock-screen to the boot-time recovery manager, the next version of Windows has embraced the Microsoft Metro design language to the core
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A brief analysis of Metro on Windows 8
Hundreds of millions of people rely on the Windows 7 UI and existing Windows apps and devices every day, and would value (and expect) us to bring forward aspects of that experience to their next PCs. In this light, the …. So if you aren't happy you'll push back the release date ?
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Designing for Metro style and the desktop – Building Windows 8 …
The flood gates of Windows 8 are slowly opening and the latest bit of news to trickle out of Microsoft’s freshly pressed “Building Windows 8″ blog is a brief look at some improved file management features .
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Dissecting the Windows 8 file management video
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
Cross posted from MetroTwit.com.