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Windows 8.1 released: How to download for free, and a guide to the …
Next week, on October 18, Microsoft will release Windows 8.1, a fairly large update that Microsoft hopes will finally give it relevance in the tablet space, and at the same time make Windows 8 less abhorrent for desktop and laptop users. … From an early date , Microsoft was talking up how Windows 8′s Metro apps were almost compatible with Windows Phone 7 — and then, a little later, Microsoft made a lot of noise about how Windows Phone 8 would use the same ..
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 …