Since Metro-style applications for Windows 8 should all have a touch-first experience , Microsoft has recently released a brief but useful “Windows 8 Touch Guidance” documentation on how developers should think about touch in their applications.
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Microsoft offers touch guidance to Windows 8 Metro-app developers
You know it’s Australian because it’s got kangaroos. Bing Australia made a quiet announcement today that they’re officially out of beta. In the strictest sense, it means they’ve removed the “beta” tag from the logo and enabled a small set of value-add services to the previously barebones local search engine.
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Bing Australia drops out of beta, still crippled
Although Microsoft is no stranger to banner ads, they appear to have taken quite the bold step to start building publicity for the Internet Explorer 9 beta (emphasis on the beta) launch event next week dubbed “ Beauty of the web ” as I spotted this ad on TechCrunch today.
Microsoft begins the hype for Internet Explorer 9
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Although Microsoft is not talking about third party applications or the marketplace on the Windows Phone 7 Series here this week at Mobile World Congress 2010, a promotional interactive banner at the event is indicating that there will be one unified “Marketplace” for applications, games and music.
Tom Warren and I just got out of a short but sweet private demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series in a series of dungeon-like rooms here at Mobile World Congress 2010. Suffice to say the Zune HD-like user experience looks even better upfront and personal
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Windows Phone 7 Series live demonstration
Today is Windows phone day. Join Tom Warren and I as we bring you the Microsoft Press Conference live from Mobile World Congress 2010 where Microsoft is expected to make several announcements relating to its mobile strategy including but not limited to Windows Mobile 7. If you’d like to follow along the webcast, the video stream can be found on the Microsoft PressPass site .
Live from Microsoft Press Conference @ MWC 2010