Review Category : windows 8

Microsoft today released a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to make their website render beautifully on Internet Explorer  and other leading browsers. Microsoft partnered with BrowserStack which allows developers to test their website for IE from any browser on any platform. You can now use BrowserStack via modern.IE for free upto three months this year. Visit Modern.ie for more details. Read more about it in the link below. Source: Windows Team Blog ...

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iStoryBooks app is now available in Windows Store for free. Description: FREE STORY BOOKS WITH FUN PICTURES, TEXT & AUDIO FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES. Free Interactive Childrens Books for the new generation! Free books that read itself to your little ones! Yes the books include text and audio. We publish a new book every 2 weeks. Kids can enjoy these books on their own or you can read to them. When we publish new books they will appear automatically in the App. All books we publish are picture books with audio. We welcome your valuable comments and suggests. Please post your comments and suggestions, play games, puzzles and download coloring pages at facebook.com/iStoryBooks. Type of books include childrens books, story books, bedtime stories, classic stories, folk stories, toddler books, preschool books, nursery school books, kindergarten books, fairy tales and picture books with accompanying audio of the text in each page. ...

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Acer President Jim Wong said in an interview to Bloomberg at the company headquarters that Google Chrome-based PCs accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer’s U.S. shipments since being released there in November. He also told that Windows 8 is not successful which is evident from the decreased PC sales. “Windows 8 itself is still not successful,” said Wong, whose company posted a 28 percent drop in fourth-quarter shipments from a year earlier. “The whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful or not.” “You saw that all the marketing and promotions were not as broad as Windows 8, so to reach this success is encouraging,” I really don’t understand the Chromebook market because for the same price as a Chromebook, you can buy a Windows 7/Windows 8 based PC. What do you think? Read ...

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VMware has released their View Client app preview for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: This is a preview of the VMware View Client for Windows Store. This application allows you to connect to a VMware View virtual desktop from your Windows RT device. VMware View Client for Windows Store makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop from your Windows RT system over RDP. Connect on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN). Features: •On-the-go access – Work on your Windows-based VMware View virtual desktop right from your Windows RT tablet, laptop or computer. •Best of both worlds – Feel right at home with support for gestures for quick and easy navigation around your desktop. Need to do something more complex? Call up the touch pointer for better mouse tap •Secure from any location – At your desk or away from the ...

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DuckDuckGo search app is now available in Windows Store for free. This app allows you to do web searches, Water Cooler stories, etc,. Description: We believe in better search and real privacy at the same time. That’s why: • We don’t track you. • We have tons of goodies. • We drop the clutter. • We don’t filter bubble you. Goodies are special queries give you instant answers. They’re great on the go since you have to visit less sites or apps to get what you want. In fact, in this app, you get everything you can get from our Web site plus: • Auto-suggestion of topics when searching • Auto-suggestion of phone apps when searching • Access to your recent searches • Water Cooler stories Water Cooler is a stream of interesting stories you won’t find in the news apps. All of the stories come from special feeds like ...

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In an interview to CNBC, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates commented about Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface sales that they are doing well. He discussed about his work at Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, how they tackle various diseases, etc,. He was also speaking on Internet wave bringing revolution in education and so. When asked about whether he will return to Microsoft, he said the obvious answer ‘No’. Watch the video above. Source: CNBC  ...

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CNN has released their official news app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: CNN connects you to the world, wherever you are. Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news and video. Lead the conversation by sharing today’s news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you. • Get breaking news and follow stories as they develop.• Go beyond the surface with international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories and more. • Contribute your story or opinion to CNN iReport by uploading photos and video directly from your app. Follow other iReporters and see stories from their point of view.• Read the top headlines on the go with the CNN Live Tile.• Choose the font size that most appeals to you.Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? E-mail us at WindowsTablet@cnn.com. We are ...

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Microsoft Dynamics team has released their Business Analyzer app for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. Description: Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer displays business intelligence information for your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution. Features: Connect to SQL Reporting Services to display Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 FP1 reports. Interact with reports using a variety of report actions, such as copy, edit, view and refresh. Open Microsoft Lync Windows 8 edition from a report to initiate a conversation with someone about the report. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft today detailed the pricing details for the Windows 8 upgrade editions that will begin in February. Currently, Windows 8 promotional offer will be available until January 31st 2013, using which you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99. After that, following pricing will be followed. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.). The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.). The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.). The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.). Source: Windows Team Blog ...

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My Media Center app (formerly Ceton Companion) allows you to manage and control your Media Center experience from your Windows 8 device. You can manage recorded TV, scheduled recordings, movies, universal search, remote control, and much more. Full Feature List: ★ Universal search across all of your content ★ Manage Recorded TV ★ Start Playback of Recorded TV on HTPC or Extender ★ Manage Scheduled Recordings ★ Manage Series Recordings ★ Browse Program Grid Guide ★ Tune channel on HTPC or Extender ★ Use On Screen Remote Control to control HTPC or Extender ★ Automatically generate local movie metadata & cover art ★ Browser recorded & local movies in a beautiful gallery ★ Start playback of movies on HTPC or Extender ★ Browse list of movies on television tonight with cover art ★ Easily browse upcoming Premieres in one nice list ★ Browse recent activity on your HTPC ★ Live ...

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Microsoft removed the Start button from Windows 8 for the good, but still many people want it back. Since Microsoft is not providing any solution to bring back the old Start menu, 3rd party software like Pokki and Stardock are taking advantage of that. Today Stardock’s Start8 got updated to v1.1 with many improvements and features such as multi-monitor support for the Start button, custom places support, additional languages, and more. Stardock also announced that over 3 million people have downloaded their Start8 software since launch. Here are some of the new features added in the new release: •Added drag & drop including rearranging items in the all programs tree. •Added rename support in the tree •Added feature : Folders pinned to the startmenu allow you to view the first X items as a jumplist •Added opening Winkey+X menu option instead of start menu •Added feature : Custom places locations. ...

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Microsoft Studios announced the new Play Service that enables you to play arcade games made for Xbox LIVE on any Windows 8/RT compatible device. Most of the games are already available in Windows Store and Microsoft has just listed them under this new ‘Play’ brand. Get your game on with this amazing line-up of titles from Microsoft Studios. Our games have something for everyone, from casual puzzlers and high energy racing to immersive adventure and non-stop arcade. For Xbox fans you’ll also find your favorite features like leaderboards, multiplayer modes, connecting with friends, and more. All Microsoft Studios titles let you try before you buy; check them out today! Microsoft Studios titles are available for Windows 8 and Windows RT via the Windows Store. Full List of New PLAY Releases:  Toy Soldiers (not available on Windows RT) 4 Elements: Special Edition Hydro Thunder Hurricane Rocket Riot 3D Reckless Racing Ultimate Microsoft Solitaire Collection ...

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Microsoft has announced Windows Startup Challenge. a joint effort between Startup Weekend, DEMO and Microsoft Windows. The top 5 teams winning this challenge will receive a promo package which includes banners, marketing and PR support from Microsoft. Also the top team will get the opportunity to launch their app at DEMO Mobile stage in front of top tier seed investors, VCs, and tech press. If you are just starting out as a Windows Store app developer, this challenge will test your ability to prototype a business idea and bring your app to life. The winning team will receive a spot at DEMO Mobile to launch their app on April 17th in San Francisco. The challenge has two stages: Windows Store app prototype Submit a 2-minute video (or a presentation) that shows a prototype of your app. Deadline: January 29th App design and development If your entry is selected, work with ...

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If you are running any of the preview versions of Windows 8, its time to upgrade. Microsoft released Windows 8 first as a Developer preview, followed by Consumer Preview and then Release Preview. All these versions will expire today (Jan-15th), after which you need to upgrade final versions of Windows 8.  You receive the following message on the Activate Windows screen in Control Panel: The license for this pre-released version of Windows has expired. You’ll need to enter a new product key to activate Windows. Until you activate, Windows will restart every 1 hour, so you should back up your data. Install the latest version of Windows •You receive the following message on the Windows Activation screen: This pre-release version of Windows has expired. Your computer will restart every 2 hours and you might lose any unsaved data. •You receive the following message on the Personalize pane in Control Panel: You need to Activate ...

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UBS analyst Brent Thrill estimates that Microsoft sold 1 million Surface RT tablets in the last quarter. He halved his previous Surface sales estimate of 2 million units. He says that people prefer iPads over Microsoft Surface and also lack of enough distribution affected Surface sales. Microsoft is selling Surface through its physical retail store and its online store alone. Thrill was also cautiously optimistic about the upcoming Intel based Surface Pro devices which will attract enterprise over iPads. via: SAI ...

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The Xbox Music app is not exactly the best advert for Windows 8, being slow, laggy and low on features. Microsoft has now unveiled version 1.1.144.0 of Xbox Music, which improves access to streaming free music and the transition from a trial subscription to a paid Xbox Music Pass as well as a fix to minimize occasional playback concerns and additional bug fixes which were very prominent in the app before the update.  As well as the obvious fixes, the performance of the Xbox Music app appears to be smoother and more efficient after the update.  To force an update check on the app, launch the Windows Store, then go to settings, then under App Updates you can manually check for the new version of Xbox music. Via: wpcentral.com image via: cdn.redmondpie.com ...

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